Saturday, 1 October 2016
What else do I need?
Many happy returns to Miss Stella Stevens, "star" of such "classics" as A Town Called Bastard, Monster in the Closet, Dangerous Curves , Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women [I'm not making this up, you know!], Megaconda and... The Poseidon Adventure! She's 80 years old today.
Never one to take herself too seriously, Miss Stevens has appeared in just about every tacky American "cult TV" series, including The Love Boat, Murder She Wrote, Fantasy Island, Flamingo Road, The Father Dowling Mysteries, Hart To Hart and Magnum PI, and was landed with such esoteric character names as "Lute-Mae Sanders", "'Mama Jo' Max", "Muffy Fuller", "'Lolly' Zachary van der Post" and "Appassionata Von Climax". But it is for her role as the sassy tart-with-a-heart "Linda Rogo" in that aforementioned blockbuster, possibly the campiest disaster movie ever made, that we remember her most.
Yes! A Linda Rogo doll! I want one...
To celebrate the lady's milestone birthday, here - interspersed with actual scenes from the film - is Linda's show-stopper from what would appear to be a rather camp musical version of Poseidon!. It's her clarion call: "Just Panties - What Else Do I Need?":
Words to live by...
Stella Stevens (born Estelle Eggleston, 1st October 1936)