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 in the Philippines on July 10, 1932 to a Spanish-German mother. Her father was of both Spanish and Asian descent. Her father is the grandfather of Enrique Iglesias.

Broadway credits include: Featured dancer in "Kismet," starred in "Pajama Game" opposite John Raitt and Julie Wilson, and Broadway-bound "At The Grand" opposite Paul Muni. She married then struggling actor Steve McQueen four months after their meeting in 1956 while filming MGM’s "This Could Be The Night" where she was under contract. Adams opened the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas in 1958 with Dick Shawn and Vivian Blaine.

Screen credits besides the MGM film mentioned above include: Billy Wilder’s "Buddy, Buddy," "Fuzz" opposite Burt Reynolds, "Chu Chu and the Philly Flash," and "This Could Be The Night."

Television credits include: The Perry Como Show, two Bob Hope Christmas shows, The Eddie Fisher Show, the Patrice Munsel Show, The Pat Boone Show, The Hollywood Palace and many other Variety Shows present at the time.

Dramatic Appearances include: The Alfred Hitchcock Presents classic in which she was paired opposite her husband and Peter Lorre titled “Man From the South.” Two more Alfred Hitchcock Presents followed: a half hour show directed by Arthur Hiller in which she starred in "One Grave Too Many," and an hour Alfred Hitchcock Presents entitled "Ten Minutes From Now." After a brief period of inactivity she resumed working and guested in almost all the TV shows in the 70’s ("Hotel," "Rockford Files," "Fantasy Island," "Vegas," and "Man From Uncle," "The Bionic Woman," and "Operation Petticoat" to name a few).

Of late, she has been doing cabaret work in Los Angeles, London, Paris, and New York.

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


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