Stella Stevens: The Sixties Star Compared to Marilyn

Actress Stella Stevens, who has died aged 82, was briefly touted as ‘the New Marilyn’ in the early days of her career. At twenty, divorced with a young son, she got her first break playing Cherie in a college production of Bus Stop, and went on to star in The Nutty Professor, The Ballad of Cable Hogue, and The Poseidon Adventure. You can read my tribute to Stella here.