In Stella Stevens’ relationship with son Andrew, she had used her at 15 & the Playboy shooting in a custody battle against her

ACTRESS Stella Stevens, a superstar in the 1960s and ’70s who lit up cinema screens with her alluring physique and radiant demeanor, died on Friday at the age of 84.

The Golden Globe-winning actress died in Los Angeles in hospice after a battle with Alzheimer’s, her son has revealed.

Actress Stella Stevens, a star in the 1960s and'70s, died Friday at the age of 84

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Actress Stella Stevens, a star in the 1960s and ’70s, died Friday at the age of 84Photo credit: Getty
Stella Stevens and her son Andrew in Beverly Hills in 1981

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Stella Stevens and her son Andrew in Beverly Hills in 1981Photo credit: Getty
Stella Stevens starred alongside Elvis Presley in the film Girls! Girl! Girl!

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Stella Stevens starred alongside Elvis Presley in the film Girls! Girl! Girl!Photo credit: Rex

According to her son, actor-producer-director Andrew Stevens, his mother was in hospice “for quite a while with stage seven Alzheimer’s.”

Stevens was discovered in Memphis by 20th Century Fox and her voluptuous figure and cheerfulness made her an instant star in Hollywood.

She shone brightly in light comedies like The Nutty Professor, The Poseidon Adventure, Girls! Girl! Girls!, and The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, among others.

However, in the mid-’60s, Stevens was released from her contract with 20th Century Fox.

Nutty Professor & Poseidon Adventure actress dies aged 84
Meet Stella Stevens' son, Andrew Stevens

The blonde, blue-eyed actress turned to Playboy and appeared in the magazine three times.

Stevens spoke candidly about how she regretted the nude photo shoot after the films were used against her in her year-long custody battle with ex-husband Noble Herman Stephens.

Stevens married Stephens at the tender age of 15.

Their son Andrew was born in 1955 when Stevens was 16, and a year later their marriage ended in divorce.

Stevens explained how she turned to Playboy to support her son.

“I did my best with the tools I had and the opportunities I was given,” she was once quoted as saying, according to Deadline.

“By the time I was 17, I was a divorced mom with a toddler and playboy did as much harm as it helped. But despite this bumpy start, I did well.”

Although Playboy didn’t curtail her film career after Paramount signed her and cast her in 1959’s Li’l Abner as the Appassionata Von Climax’s mistress.

In 1960, she played a deaf-mute character in an episode of Bonanza and the following year played Jeffrey Hunter’s nymphomaniac wife in the heist film Man-Trap.

Steves directed, wrote and produced films and directed her son Andrew in the 1989 film The Ranch.

One of her last roles was in 2005’s Popstar, which her son executive produced.

She is survived by her son Andrew and three grandchildren, Amelia, Aubrey and Samuel.

Her almost 40-year-old partner Bob Kulick, a successful rock guitarist, died in 2020.

Stevens (black) with her late partner Bob Kulick, their son Andrew and their date in 1985

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Stevens (black) with her late partner Bob Kulick, their son Andrew and their date in 1985Photo credit: Getty
Stella Stevens died in Los Angeles in hospice after a battle with Alzheimer's

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Stella Stevens died in Los Angeles in hospice after a battle with Alzheimer’sPhoto credit: Getty

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CELINE CASTRONUOVO

CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: celine@dailynationtoday.com.

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