Beverly Adams

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Beverly Adams
Beverly-adams-trailer.jpg
Beverly Adams in trailer for "How to Stuff a Wild Bikini" (1965)
Born (1945-11-07) November 7, 1945 (age 68)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Other names Beverly Sassoon
Occupation Actress/Author
Years active 1964–present
Spouse(s) Vidal Sassoon (m. 1966–80)

Beverly Adams (born November 7, 1945) is a Canadian-born actress and author.

Early life and career[edit]

Adams was born in Edmonton, Alberta to a Canadian mother and a U.S. Air Force father (who once played minor league baseball) and was raised Roman Catholic. As a child, Adams moved to Burbank, California where, as a teen, she competed in and won beauty contests before becoming an actress.[1][2] During her career, Adams appeared in various guest roles in television series of the 1960s. She also appeared in several films, most notably as the klutzy, redheaded Cassandra in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini and the recurring role of Lovey Kravezit in the Matt Helm movies starring Dean Martin.

After marrying hairstylist Vidal Sassoon in 1966, Adams retired from acting to raise the couple's four children. During her retirement from acting, Adams (going by her married name of Beverly Sassoon) published several books and served as a spokeswoman for Vidal Sassoon, Inc. In 1980, the couple divorced and Adams returned to acting. She also launched her own line of pet care products, Beverly Sassoon Pet Care System.[3]

They had four children, including or in addition to one adopted son:[4] daughter Catya (1968–2002), an actress who died from a drug-induced heart attack; son Elan BenVidal (b. January 17, 1970);[5][6] son David (b. circa 1972);[7] and daughter Eden Sassoon (born circa 1973).[7] Some sources additionally cite son Oley Sassone, a music-video director who spells his last name slightly differently,[8][9] but this appears to be uncertain.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1963 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Gloria Episode: "Wally's Pen Pal"
1964 Channing The 1st Coed Episode: "My Son, the All-American"
1964 Dr. Kildare Various roles 2 episodes
1964 The New Interns Uncredited
1964 Roustabout Cora Uncredited
1964–1965 Burke's Law Various roles 3 episodes
1965 Girl Happy Girl #2 Uncredited
1965 Bewitched Dora "D. D." Danger O'Riley Episode: "George the Warlock"
1965 How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Cassandra
1965 Gidget Treasure Episode: "In God, and Nobody Else, We Trust"
1965 Winter A-Go-Go Jo Ann Wallace
1965 Camp Runamuck Pretty woman Episode: "The New Swimming Pool"
1966 The Silencers Lovey Kravezit
1966 Birds Do It Claudine Wald
1966 Se Tutte le Donne del Mondo Karin Alternative title: If All the Women in the World
1966 Murderers' Row Lovey Kravezit
1967 Devil's Angels Lynn
1967 The Ambushers Lovey Kravezit
1967 Torture Garden Carla Hayes
1968 Hammerhead Ivory
1980 Quincy, M.E. Dr. Jerri McCracken Episode: "New Blood"
1982 CHiPs Episode: "Head Over Heels"
1983-1984 No Place Like Home Lorraine Codd 6 episodes
1992 Silk Stalkings Anna Alexis Episode: "Baser Instincts"
1996 Mind Games Board Member #1
1996 The Guilt Vivian Cornell Episode: "Dean's Office"
1997–1999 Profiler Various roles 2 episodes

Awards nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
1967 Laurel Awards Female New Face Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ People: "He's Hung Up His Scissors, but Vidal and Beverly Sassoon Are on Beauty's Cutting Edge" by Barbara Wilkins March 29, 1976
  2. ^ "Beverly Adams". northernstars.ca. Retrieved 2008-11-27. [dead link]
  3. ^ Lisanti, Tom; O'Neill, Eileen; Paul, Louis (2002). Film Fatales: Women in Espionage Films and Television, 1962-1973. McFarland. p. 36. ISBN 0-7864-1194-5. 
  4. ^ "Slowing Down Not My Style". thisisbath. September 4, 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Mary Marshall Engaged to Wed W.E. O'Connell; Son to Mrs. Vidal Sassoon". The New York Times. January 19, 1970. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ Bowers, Katherine (October 2008). "Sassoon's Heir Apparent". W. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Taylor, Angela (November 13, 1976). "New Sassoon Style Is Over the Counter". The New York Times. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ Ito, Robert (March 2005). "Fantastic Faux!". Los Angeles. p. 110. 
  9. ^ "Sassone, Oley; List of alternative name: Sassone, Francis G.". British Film Institute. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 

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