Neile Adams

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Neile Adams
Neile Adams 1960.JPG
Adams in 1960
Born Ruby Neilam Salvador Adams
(1932-07-10) July 10, 1932 (age 82)
Manila, Philippines
Occupation Actress
Years active 1952–1991
Spouse(s) Steve McQueen (1956–1972, divorced)
Alvin Toffel (his death)

Ruby Neilam Salvador "Neile" Adams (born July 10, 1932) is an actress, singer and dancer who made more than twenty appearances in films and television series between 1952 and 1991.


Adams was born out of wedlock in Manila, in the Philippines. Her mother, Carmen Salvador, was of German and Philippine descent,[1][2] and her father, Jose Arrastia, was of Spanish and Filipino ancestry.[3] Neile's mother, a dancer, was the sister of basketball player and actor Lou Salvador, Sr.[4] Neile's father was Enrique Iglesias' maternal great-grandfather. Neile was first married (1956–1972) to actor Steve McQueen. Adams' influence with agents helped McQueen establish his own career.[citation needed] She was married to Alvin Toffel from 1980 until his death in 2005.

In 1960, she co-starred with McQueen and Peter Lorre in an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents based on Roald Dahl's short story "Man from the South".[5][6]

Recently, Adams has appeared in her own eponymous one-woman cabaret show.[7]

Adams' son is actor Chad McQueen, and her grandson is actor Steven R. McQueen.

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Adams was born in 1932 (other sources have incorrectly indicated 1934 or 1936).[8]


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