Edy Williams

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Edy Williams
Edy Williams at the 62nd Academy Awards.jpg
1990, Edy Williams at the 62nd Academy Awards
BornEdwina Beth Williams
(1942-07-09) July 9, 1942 (age 71)
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Other namesEdie Williams
Edythe Williams
Years active1962–1995
Spouse(s)Russ Meyer (m. 1970–75)
Website
http://www.edywilliams.com
 
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Edy Williams
Edy Williams at the 62nd Academy Awards.jpg
1990, Edy Williams at the 62nd Academy Awards
BornEdwina Beth Williams
(1942-07-09) July 9, 1942 (age 71)
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Other namesEdie Williams
Edythe Williams
Years active1962–1995
Spouse(s)Russ Meyer (m. 1970–75)
Website
http://www.edywilliams.com

Edwina Beth "Edy" Williams (born July 9, 1942) is an American television and film actress.

Early years[edit]

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah and raised in Oregon and Southern California, Williams began her career as a model and beauty pageant contestant. After winning several local pageants, Williams was signed as a contract player by 20th Century Fox.[1]

Career[edit]

Throughout the 1960s, Williams appeared in several television series and films including roles in The Beverly Hillbillies, Batman, Adam-12, Lost in Space, The Naked Kiss, and the Sonny & Cher film, Good Times. In 1970, she appeared as Ashley St. Ives in Russ Meyer's first mainstream film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, followed by his second mainstream film The Seven Minutes (1971). Meyer and Williams married in 1970, shortly after the release of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.

In March 1973, she was photographed for Playboy in a full color photo spread by then-husband Russ Meyer.[2] After her divorce from Meyer in 1977, Williams continued acting, mainly appearing in films, many of which involved nudity.

In 1982, she appeared on an episode of The People's Court as a defendant in a case titled "The Star Who Wouldn't Pay". She was sued for payment for publicity work the plaintiff had done for her. She counter-sued for half of the retainer she'd paid him.[3] After this, she was sporadically active in films during the 1980s and early 1990s.

Since the 1990s, she has traditionally appeared at both the Academy Awards and the Cannes Film Festival in revealing and flamboyant outfits.[4]

Selected filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1962The Twilight ZoneChorus GirlEpisode: "The Dummy"
Uncredited
1963For Love or MoneyEdyUncredited
1964Man's Favorite Sport?Second GirlUncredited
1964The Brass BottleSlave GirlUncredited
1964A House Is Not a HomeCall Girl
1964The Naked KissHatrackAlternative title: The Iron Kiss
1965HarlowMail Room GirlUncredited
1966Run for Your LifeWatusi DancerEpisode: "Carnival Ends at Midnight"
1966Nevada SmithSaloon GirlUncredited
1966Paradise, Hawaiian StyleBrunette girlUncredited
1966BatmanHostess/Rae3 episodes (37, 49 and 50)
1967Good TimesMordicus' GirlAlternative title: Sonny & Chér in Good Times
1967Lost in SpaceNonEpisode: "Two Weeks in Space"
1968I Sailed to Tahiti with an All Girl CrewMarilyn
1968The Secret Life of an American WifeSusie Steinberg
1969Where It's AtPhyllis Horrigan
1970Beyond the Valley of the DollsAshley St. Ives
1971The Seven MinutesFaye Osborn
1973Adam-12Tammy WarrenEpisode: "Venice Division"
1975Dr. MinxDr. Carol Evans
1977The Happy Hooker Goes to WashingtonProfessor Simmons
1980Willie and PhilAshleyAlternative title: Paul Mazurksy's Willie & Phil
1983Chained HeatPaula
1984Hollywood Hot TubsDesiree
1984Bad MannersMrs. SlattAlternative title: Growing Pains
1985HellholeVera
1987MankillersSgt. RobertsAlternative title: 12 Wild Women
1987Sledge Hammer!Dream GirlEpisode: "They Call Me Mr. Trunk"
1988Rented LipsHeather Darling

1988 "Nudity Required"

1989Dr. AlienBuckmeisterAlternative titles: I Was a Teenage Sex Maniac
I Was a Teenage Sex Mutant
1991Bad Girls from MarsEmanuelle
1995Snatch Masters 6Herself

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edy Williams Official Website Biography
  2. ^ Meyer, Russ (March 1973). Playboy 20 (3) (U.S.: Playboy Enterprises, Inc.). pp. 135–41. 
  3. ^ Edy Williams. The People's Court, "The Star Who Wouldn't Pay" (Internet). U.S.: In2TV. 
  4. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Edy Williams Biography". Retrieved 2007-12-28. 

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