Beverly Aadland

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Beverly Aadland
Beverly Elaine Aadland.jpg
Born Beverly Elaine Aadland
(1942-09-16)September 16, 1942
Hollywood, California, USA
Died January 5, 2010(2010-01-05) (aged 67)
Lancaster, California, USA
Occupation Actress
Years active 1951–59
Spouse(s) Maurice Jose de Leon (m. 196164) (divorced)
Joseph E. McDonald (m. 196769) (divorced)
Ronald Fisher (m. 1969–2010) (her death) one daughter

Beverly Elaine Aadland (September 16, 1942 – January 5, 2010)[1] was an American film actress.

She appeared in films including South Pacific. As a teenager, she co-starred in the Errol Flynn film Cuban Rebel Girls, and later entered a relationship with him. She and Flynn were considered for the lead roles in Stanley Kubrick's Lolita, but after allegations of statutory rape were made against Flynn due to her age, the parts went to Sue Lyon and James Mason instead.[2]


Beverly Elaine Aadland (aka Woodsey, Little Wood Nymph and SC) was 17 at the time she was with actor Errol Flynn when he died of a heart attack on October 14, 1959 in Vancouver, British Columbia at the age of 50.[3] In 1961, Aadland's mother, Florence Aadland, alleged in the book The Big Love that actor Flynn had a sexual relationship with her daughter starting at age 15, yet there's also speculation he was led to believe she was 18.[4][5] The book was later made into a play starring Tracey Ullman.[6][7] Beverly Aadland gave an account of her relationship with Flynn in People in 1988, confirming that she had had a sexual relationship with Flynn in her teens.[8] Her relationship with Flynn was the subject of the 2013 movie The Last of Robin Hood. Aadland was played by Dakota Fanning.[9]

Personal life[edit]

In 1960 William Stanciu, her then boyfriend, died in her apartment after being shot. It was ruled an accident, though Aadland's story shifted frequently.[10]

Aadland was married and divorced twice before she married Ronald Fisher in the late 1960s. The couple had a daughter.[10]

Beverly Fisher née Aadland died on January 5, 2010 at the Lancaster Community Hospital from complications of diabetes and congestive heart failure.[10]



  1. ^ Los Angeles Times Obituary, Accessed 10 January 2010.
  2. ^ The dame in the kimono: hollywood, censorship, and the production code By Leonard J. Leff, Jerold Simmons
  3. ^ Obituary Los Angeles Times, 10 January 2010.
  4. ^ Smith, Jack (1985-12-30). "A few more literary favorites among the best of the firsts and the best of the lasts". Los Angeles Times. 
  5. ^ Aadland, Florence; Tedd Thomey (1986). The Big Love (reprint ed.). Grand Central Pub. ISBN 0-446-30159-0. 
  6. ^ Rich, Frank (1991-03-04). "Review/Theater; Tracey Ullman by Herself in 'The Big Love'". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  7. ^ Simon, John (1991-03-18). "Two from the Heart, Two from Hunger". New York Magazine. pp. 76–7. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  8. ^ Aadland, Beverly (17 October 1988). "Errol Flynn's Pretty Baby". People. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  9. ^ The Last of Robin Hood Wrestles with a Star's Underage Love Village Voice August 27, 2014
  10. ^ a b c Lin II, Rong-Gong (January 10, 2010). "Beverly E. Fisher dies at 67; Errol Flynn's final girlfriend". Los Angeles Times. 

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