Edy Williams
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1942
Birth Place:
Salt Lake City, UT


Voluptuous "B"-movie actress Edy Williams started out with small, decorative roles in such films as The Naked Kiss (1964) and A House is Not a Home (1964), and such TV series as Batman and The Beverly Hillbillies. Her career really took off in the mid-1960s, when she became the protégé and briefly the wife, of nudie-movie king Russ Meyer. When Meyer briefly became the darling of the intelligentsia, he took Williams along for the ride, giving her starring roles in his major-studio releases Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) and The Seven Minutes (1971). Williams didn't seem to have any pretensions about her thespic abilities; she flaunted and revelled in her sexpot status, going so far as to pose for publicity photos in the freezer of a butcher shop. She was only sporadically active in films in the 1980s and 1990s, but as she enters her sixth decade, Edy Williams is assured yearly newspaper space for her flamboyant, outrageously outfitted appearances at the annual Cannes Film Festival and Academy Awards ceremonies. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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