B-move actress, Yvette Vickers is primarily known for two roles in schlocky horror films of the late 1950’s, Attack of the 50 Foot Woman and Attack of the Giant Leeches. She enjoyed a much longer run on television as a guest star on numerous TV series between the 1950’s and 1970’s, after which she largely disappeared. As a model, Yvette was photographed by director Russ Meyer and became the July 1959 Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine. Her centerfold is a thing of beauty! Those were the days when Hefner’s bunnies mostly showed a bit of side boob and lots of butt. Yvette’s centerfold shows her belly down on a couch with no pants on, revealing her spectacular bottom, and gazing at the viewer with a true come-hither expression on her rather pixieish face. Seek it out on the web and like me, you too will really envy the lucky guys who got to snack on this babe. Her other cheesecake photos are beyond awesome too and I encourage you to seek them out.
Sadly, Yvette Vickers made belated headlines this week when it was reported that her mummified body had been discovered last week by a nosy neighbor who had become concerned over her extended absence, noting that her yellowing mail was nestled within cobwebs outside her decades old Los Angeles home. The county coroner was uncertain over how long Ms. Vickers had actually been dead, perhaps weeks, months or even a year.
Although Yvette inadvertently made a final splash in becoming yet another tragic Hollywood story for the media and fans to ponder, as an actress, singer and pin-up queen, she is definitely worth remembering. The Catacombs extends its heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and fans.