Stella Stevens Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Estelle Eggleston was born as on 1 October 1938, in Yazoo City, Mississippi USA, to Dovey Estelle, a nurse, and Thomas Ellett Eggleston, an insurance salesman. As Stella Stevens, she is an actress, best known for her roles in the films “Girls! Girls! Girls!”, “The Nutty Professor”, “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”, “Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows” and “The Poseidon Adventure”.

A noted actress, how loaded is Stella Stevens? Sources state that Stevens has acquired a wealth of over $10 million, as of early 2017, earned during her acting career which began in the late ‘50s.

Stella Stevens Net Worth $10 Million

Stevens’ family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, when she was four years old, where she attended Memphis Tech High School and later Memphis State College.

She made her film debut in 1959 with a small part in the musical “Say One for Me”, but winning a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress. Later that year she was cast as Appassionata Von Climax in the musical Li’l Abner, which enabled her to sign a contract with Paramount, paving her way to Hollywood stardom and a sizable net worth.

In 1962 she landed the role of Robin Gantner in the musical comedy film “Girls! Girls! Girls!”, alongside the legendary Elvis Presley. A year later she appeared as Stella Purdy in the comedy film “The Nutty Professor”, and as the would-be “Miss Montana” beauty queen in another comedy, “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”. These performances put her on the map, considerably adding to her net worth.

Opportunities continued to come Stevens’ way. In 1964 she signed with Columbia Records, and went on to land roles in the 1965 films “Synanon” and “The Secret of My Success”. The following year she had the leading role of government agent Gail Hendricks in the spy spoof “The Silencers”, co-starring with Dean Martin, then in 1968 she portrayed Sister George in the comedy “Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows”.

She also appeared in several television series during this time, including “Bonanza”, “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”, “General Electric Theater”, “Ben Casey”, and the soap opera “General Hospital”. By the end of the ’60s, Stevens enjoyed an astonishing popularity with audiences, and of course her wealth was boosted.

Aside from acting, this decade brought her much success in modeling as well. She was Playboy magazine’s Playmate of the Month, was twice featured in Playboy pictorials and was included in the magazine’s 100 Sexiest Stars of the 20th Century, becoming one of the most photographed women in the world, which did her net worth no harm at all.

In the early ’70s, Stevens starred as Hildy in the Western “The Ballad of Cable Hogue”, and as Linda Rogo in the disaster film “The Poseidon Adventure”. Around this time, she started to work regularly in television series and films too, appearing in series such as “Banacek”, “Police Story”, “The Love Boat” and “Hart to Hart”.

Her television resume continued to grow in the next decade, as did her net worth, appearing in series including “Newhart”, “Highway to Heaven”, “Murder, She Wrote” and “Father Dowling Mysteries”, as well as landing a recurring role as Lute-Mae Sanders in the soap opera “Flamingo Road”, and as Phyllis Blake in “Santa Barbara”.

Around this time, she produced and directed a documentary called “The American Heroine”, as well as the comedy/romance film “The Ranch”. Stevens went on with her television work during the ’90s as well, appearing in series such as “The Commish”, “Burke’s Law”, “Silk Stalkings” and “General Hospital”, and in the popular mini-series “In Cold Blood”. Although her film career may have slowed during these three decades, she appeared in numerous movies in each of them, and tackling projects in a variety of genres considerably added to Stevens’ wealth.

Her most recent film appearances were in the 2005 films “Glass Trap”, “Hell to Pay” and “Popstar”, and her most recent television involvement was in the series “Twenty Good Years” in 2006.

During her career, Stevens has also appeared in various stage productions, such as that of “Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple”. Additionally, she has released a novel called “Razzle Dazzle”, co-written with William Hegner.

In her private life, from 1954 to 1957 Stevens was married to Noble Herman Stephens, with whom she has one child. Since 1983, she has been in partnership with rock guitarist Bob Kulick.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 1, 1938
Birth place: Yazoo City, Mississippi, U.S.
Height:5' 7" (1.7 m)
Weight:53.52
Profession:Actress, Film producer, director, writer
Education:Memphis Tech High School, Memphis State College
Nationality:American
Partner:Bob Kulick (1983–)
Spouse:Noble Herman Stephens (m. 1954–1957)
Children:Andrew Stevens
Parents:Dovey Estelle, Thomas Ellett Eggleston
Awards:Reel Cowboys Silver Spur Award for her contributions to the Western genre (2005), Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress (1960), Golden Laurel Award (1962)
Movies:Girls! Girls! Girls!, The Nutty Professor (1963), The Secret of My Success (1965), Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (1968), The Poseidon Adventure (1972), The Ranch (1989), The American Heroine (1979)
TV shows:Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1960), General Electric Theater (1960 (1960), 1961), Ben Casey (1964), Flamingo Road (1981–82), General Hospital (1996 (1996), 1999)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1She was considered for the role of the mythic being Ardra in the Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) episode "Devil's Due".
2In 2005, she was awarded the Reel Cowboys Silver Spur Award for her notable contribution to the Western genre.
3Thomas Burnett Swann dedicated two of his novels to her: "Lady of the Bees" and "Will-O-the-Wisp".
4Has appeared with her son Andrew Stevens in four films: Las Vegas Lady (1975), Down the Drain (1990), The Terror Within II (1991) and Illicit Dreams (1994).
5Did not want to appear in the film Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962) and was nearly suspended by Paramount. Her protests hurt her relationship with the studio. She has stated several times that she refuses to watch this film.
6In 1981, she produced and directed a documentary profiling a variety of women from many walks of life, entitled The American Heroine (1979). Her film crew was comprised largely of film students from the University of Texas at Arlington. They had first worked with Stella in 1979 when she traveled to Texas to act for them, free of charge, in a short class film they were making, entitled "Lewis", directed by film student Tim Hatcher.
7In 1983, she began a long-term relationship with rock guitarist Bob Kulick; they share her home in Beverly Hills, California.
8Nude model, actress and adult film star Kitten Natividad worked for Stevens as a maid during the mid-1960s before herself breaking into the movies.
9Ex-mother-in-law of Kate Jackson.
10In July 2004, she was a guest at the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, North Carolina, along with Andrew Prine, Heather Lowe, Lane Bradbury, Sonny Shroyer and Jeremy Slate.
11Recently she was voted one of the 100 sexiest women of the century; she was number 27.
12She was discovered modeling in the tea room of Goldsmith's Department Store in Memphis, Tennessee, where a press-agent from United Artists told her if she could get to New York while he was there, he could introduce her to the executives at 20th Century Fox.
13Voluptuous figure reported to be a perfect 36C-24-36 as a starlet (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).
14Some sources list her birthplace as Hot Coffee, Mississippi.
15Mother of Andrew Stevens.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Deep sultry voice
2Voluptuous figure
3Sparkling blue eyes
4Platinum blonde hair


Quotes

#Quote
1It's been my heart's desire to direct since I started doing movies. I directed two films in the '70s and '80s. One was a feature-length documentary. But I've still not made my debut with a big film. I'm working on doing that now... So why has it taken me so long? Because it was hard as a "sexpot", as I was labeled in the '60s and '70s, to have people take me seriously as a producer or director. They would rather see me without my clothes on.
2I did the best I could with the tools I had and the opportunities given me. My life was screwed up early by getting pregnant at 15 and married, then a baby at 16, then divorced at 17. But in spite of that start, I've done all right.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - FemaleSay One for Me (1959)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1962Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female New Personality8th place.


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Cold Blood1996TV Mini-SeriesHotel Keeper
Silk Stalkings1996TV SeriesMrs. Morton
Arli$$1996TV Series
Invisible Mom1996VideoMrs. Herbert Pringle
Renegade1996TV SeriesAmanda Sixkiller
Subliminal Seduction1996TV MovieMrs. Beecham
Star Hunter1996VideoMrs. March
Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure1995VideoFran Sibley
Phantasmagoria1995Video GameLou Ann
Virtual Combat1995VideoMary
The Granny1995VideoGranny
Dave's World1995TV SeriesDave's Mother
Marker1995TV SeriesEmma
Highlander1995TV SeriesMargaret Lang
Illicit Dreams1994Cicily
Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women1994TV MovieLawanda
Molly & Gina1994Mrs. Sweeny
Burke's Law1994TV Series
Point of Seduction III: Body Chemistry1994VideoFrannie Sibley
Hard Drive1994Susan
Eye of the Stranger1993Doc
Little Devils: The Birth1993Mrs. Clara Madison
South Beach1993Nancy
The Commish1993TV SeriesDonna DeVries
Dangerous Curves1992TV SeriesMuffy Fuller
Exiled in America1992Sonny Moore
The Nutt House1992Mrs. Robinson
In the Heat of the Night1991TV SeriesGeorgia Farren
Mom1991Beverly Hills
Last Call1991Betty
The Terror Within II1991Kara
Santa Barbara1989-1990TV SeriesPhyllis Blake
Dream On1990TV SeriesLyla Murphy
Down the Drain1990Sophia
Jake Spanner, Private Eye1989TV MovieSandra Summers
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1988TV SeriesGeorgia Brooks
Adventures Beyond Belief1988TV SeriesMrs. Loretta Kemble / Mrs. Loretta Kimble
Man Against the Mob1988TV MovieJoey Day
Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery1987TV MovieKatherine 'Kate' St. Urban
Tales from the Hollywood Hills: A Table at Ciro's1987TV MovieMimi Carteret
The History of White People in America: Volume II1986TV Movie
Monster in the Closet1986Margo
Magnum, P.I.1986TV SeriesLoretta 'Lolly' Zachary van der Post
A Masterpiece of Murder1986TV MovieDella Vance / Deb Potts
The Longshot1986Nicki Dixon
Murder, She Wrote1985TV SeriesSally Mestin
Night Court1984TV SeriesIrene Danbury
Highway to Heaven1984TV SeriesStella
Hotel1984TV SeriesRita DeLaine
No Man's Land1984TV MovieNellie Wilder
Amazons1984TV MovieKathryn Lundquist
Fantasy Island1983TV SeriesMarion Sommers / Maatira
Newhart1983TV SeriesErica Chase
Women of San Quentin1983TV MovieLt. Janet Alexander
The Love Boat1977-1983TV SeriesToni Cooper / Kathy Costello / Leonara Klopman
Chained Heat1983Captain Taylor
Ladies Night1983Shelly
Matt Houston1983TV SeriesClover McKenna
Wacko1982Mrs. Doctor Graves
Flamingo Road1980-1982TV SeriesLute-Mae Sanders
Twirl1981TV MovieCarolyn Moore
Children of Divorce1980TV MovieSherry Malik
Make Me an Offer1980TV MovieDeidre Price
Friendships, Secrets and Lies1979TV MovieEdyth
Hart to Hart1979TV SeriesDr. Fleming
Supertrain1979TV SeriesLucy
The French Atlantic Affair1979TV Mini-SeriesLouise Crawford
The Jordan Chance1978TV MovieVerna Stewart
The Eddie Capra Mysteries1978TV Series
The Manitou1978Amelia Crusoe
Cruise Into Terror1978TV MovieMarilyn Magnesun
Mister Deathman1977Liz
The Oregon Trail1977TV SeriesHannah Morgan
The Night They Took Miss Beautiful1977TV MovieKate Malloy
Murder in Peyton Place1977TV MovieStella Chernak
Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging1977TV MovieMartha McVea
Nickelodeon1976Marty Reeves
Wanted: The Sundance Woman1976TV MovieLola Wilkins
Kiss Me, Kill Me1976TV MovieStella Stafford
Wonder Woman1975TV SeriesMarcia
Police Story1975TV SeriesMargaret Case
Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold1975Bianca Javin / Dragon Lady
Las Vegas Lady1975Lucky
The Day the Earth Moved1974TV MovieKate Barker
Honky Tonk1974TV MovieGold Dust
Arnold1973Karen
Linda1973TV MovieLinda Reston
Banacek1973TV SeriesJill Hammond
Climb an Angry Mountain1972TV MovieSheila Chilko
The Poseidon Adventure1972Linda Rogo
Hec Ramsey1972TV SeriesIvy Turnwright
Circle of Fear1972TV SeriesJoanna Brent
Slaughter1972Ann
Stand Up and Be Counted1972Yvonne Kellerman
In Broad Daylight1971TV MovieElizabeth Chappel
A Town Called Hell1971Alvira
The Ballad of Cable Hogue1970Hildy
The Mad Room1969Ellen Hardy
Where Angels Go Trouble Follows!1968Sister George
Sol Madrid1968Stacey Woodward
How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life1968Carol Corman
Rage1966Perla
The Silencers1966Gail Hendricks
The Secret of My Success1965Violet Lawson
Synanon1965Joaney Adamic
Ben Casey1964TV SeriesJane Hancock
Vacation Playhouse1964TV SeriesLaura Jericho
Advance to the Rear1964Martha Lou Williams
The Nutty Professor1963Stella Purdy
The Courtship of Eddie's Father1963Dollye Daly
Girls! Girls! Girls!1962Robin Gantner
Frontier Circus1962TV SeriesKaty Cogswell
Follow the Sun1961TV SeriesLinda Laurence
Too Late Blues1961Jess Polanski
General Electric Theater1960-1961TV SeriesMay Alberti / Laura Jericho
Man-Trap1961Nina Jameson
Riverboat1960TV SeriesLisa Walters
Bonanza1960TV SeriesAnn 'Annie' Croft
Hawaiian Eye1960TV SeriesCarol Judd
Johnny Ringo1960TV SeriesSuzanne Crale
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1960TV SeriesJudy
Li'l Abner1959Appassionata Von Climax
The Blue Angel1959Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Say One for Me1959Chorine
Dante's Inferno: Abandon All Hope2010Documentary shortSpeaker: 8th Circle - The Thieves
Megaconda2010VideoMary Jane
Twenty Good Years2006TV SeriesMartha
Popstar2005Henrietta
Hell to Pay2005Mary Potter
Glass Trap2005Joan Highsmith
Blessed2004Betty
The Long Ride Home2003Fiona Champyon
Size 'Em Up2001ShortStella
Strip Mall2001TV SeriesDoreen Krudup
By Dawn's Early Light2000TV MovieEli
General Hospital1996-1999TV SeriesJake
Viper1998TV SeriesLorraine
The Christmas List1997TV MovieNatalie Parris
Nash Bridges1997TV SeriesSuzie Dupree
The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!1997TV MovieJosephine 'Mama Jo' Max
Bikini Hotel1997Gail Regent

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ballad of Cable Hogue1970performer: "Butterfly Mornin's"
The Last Shot You Hear1969performer: "Only Yesterday" / writer: "Only Yesterday"
The Courtship of Eddie's Father1963performer: "Carnival of Venice"
Girls! Girls! Girls!1962performer: "Never Let Me Go", "The Nearness Of You", "Baby, Baby, Baby"
Li'l Abner1959performer: "What's Good for General Bullmoose"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ranch1989
The American Heroine1979Documentary

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The American Heroine1979Documentary producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Frankenpimp's Revenge: The Romeo and Juliet Massacrespecial thanks filming

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1960's2009Video documentaryHerself
Western Legenden - Made in Hollywood2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1950s: The Golden Era of the Musical2009Video documentaryHerself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Poseidon Adventure: The Cast Looks Back2006Video shortHerself
The Poseidon Adventure: The Heroes of the Poseidon2006Video shortHerself
The Towering Inferno: The Writer, Stirling Silliphant2006Video shortHerself
Living in TV Land2006TV Series documentaryHerself
The John Kerwin Show2006TV SeriesHerself
Jerry Lewis - König der Komödianten2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Ladiest Damn'd Lady: An Afternoon with Stella Stevens2006Video documentary shortHerself
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Cult Culture: The Poseidon Adventure2003TV Movie documentaryNarrator
E! True Hollywood Story2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Jim Brown: All American2002TV Movie documentaryHerself (Actor)
Backstory2000-2001TV Series documentaryHerself
The Magic of Thailand2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
Reel to Reel1998TV MovieHerself
The International Magic Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Cohost
Playboy Playmates: The Early Years1992Video documentaryHerself
Vicki!1992TV SeriesHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesHerself
Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny1982TV MovieHerself
Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Look at the Fall Season: It's Still Free and Worth It!1981TV Special
Hour Magazine1981TV SeriesHerself
The Alan Thicke Show1981TV SeriesHerself
Bob Hope's All-Star Look at TV's Prime Time Wars1980Herself
The Merv Griffin Show1974-1980TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Squares1977-1980TV SeriesHerself
Nashville Remembers Elvis on His Birthday1980TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Return of the Movie Movie1972Documentary shortLinda Rogo (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1965-1971TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The Irv Kupcinet Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1968TV SeriesHerself
Bing Crosby Special: Making Movies1968TV MovieHerself / Schoolmarm Constant Pleasure
The Bing Crosby Show1968TV MovieHerself
The Bob Hope Show1964TV SeriesHerself
The Bob Hope Thanksgiving Special1964TV SpecialHerself
Freedom Spectacular1964TV MovieHerself
The 36th Annual Academy Awards1964TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Here's Hollywood1960-1962TV SeriesHerself
The 32nd Annual Academy Awards1960TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2010TV Series documentaryAmelia Crusoe
Elvis: #1 Hit Performances2007VideoHerself
Jerry Lewis at Work2004Video documentary shortHerself
The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part II: 1962-19692002Video documentaryHerself
Chump Change2000Linda Rogo (uncredited)
The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Lionpower from MGM1967ShortStacey (uncredited)

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