Angelique Pettyjohn

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Angelique Pettyjohn
Angelique Pettyjohn.jpg
Angelique Pettyjohn in 1980s publicity photo
Born
Dorothy Lee Perrins

(1943-03-11)March 11, 1943
DiedFebruary 14, 1992(1992-02-14) (aged 48)
Other namesAngelique, Heaven St. John, Angel St. John
Occupationactress, model, adult entertainer
Years active1967–1992

Angelique Pettyjohn (born Dorothy Lee Perrins, March 11, 1943 – February 14, 1992) was an American actress and burlesque queen.[1] She appeared as the drill thrall Shahna in the Star Trek episode, "The Gamesters of Triskelion".

Acting career[edit]

Pettyjohn was born in Los Angeles, California, and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her first credited film appearances were in 1967 under the name Angelique. They include The Touch of Her Flesh and The Love Rebellion.[1] Her big break came that same year in the Elvis Presley film, Clambake.

Pettyjohn was one of the go-go dancers in the opening scene of the comedy The Odd Couple (1968), starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, and she also tested for the role of Nova in Planet of the Apes the same year (Linda Harrison got the part).

In 1968, Pettyjohn appeared as Shahna in the Star Trek episode "The Gamesters of Triskelion" as the Thrall trainer of Captain James T. Kirk. She also appeared on other 1960s television shows such as Mister Terrific, The Green Hornet, Batman, Love, American Style, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E., and as male CONTROL agent Charlie Watkins (a "master of disguise" who is able to appear convincingly female) in episodes of Get Smart, "Smart Fit the Battle of Jericho" and "Pussycats Galore" (1967).[2]

In 1969, she starred in the cult horror film The Mad Doctor of Blood Island, appeared as Cherry in the biker film Hell's Belles, played a saloon girl in the Glenn Ford Western Heaven with a Gun, and starred in Childish Things, co-directed by John Derek.

Her 1970s films included Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970) starring Liza Minnelli, the sci-fi exploitation film The Curious Female (1970), and the low-budget crime drama The G.I. Executioner (1971) where she played a topless dancer.[3] She played a stripping nun in the 1983 comedy Good-bye, Cruel World (1983), and appeared in such cult classic features as The Lost Empire (1983), Repo Man (1984), Biohazard (1985), and Mike Jittlov's film The Wizard of Speed and Time (1989), where she played an assistant to a movie executive (and designed her own costumes).

During the early 1980s, she made use of her buxom figure in such hardcore adult films as Titillation (1982), Stalag 69 (1982), and Body Talk (1982) under the pseudonyms Angelique, Heaven St. John, and Angel St. John.[1][4]

Burlesque[edit]

During the 1970s, she worked as a burlesque star in Las Vegas.[1] In 1970, she appeared in Barry Ashton's Burlesque Show at the Silver Slipper Gambling Hall and Saloon.[5] She later was a featured showgirl in the Vive Paris Vive show at the Aladdin Hotel. She also was featured in the Maxim Hotel & Casino Burlesque Show, and in 1978 teamed with Bob Mitchell and Miss Nude Universe in "True Olde Tyme Burlesque" at the Joker Club.[6] She was photographed by Robert Scott Hooper for the February 1979 Playboy pictorial "The Girls of Las Vegas".[7] Pettyjohn became quite popular at the Star Trek conventions and in 1979 Hooper photographed her in her costume from the episode "The Gamesters of Triskelion". They produced two posters, one in her complete costume and one nude without the costume, that she sold at the conventions.[8]

Death[edit]

On February 14, 1992, Pettyjohn died in Las Vegas, Nevada, of cervical cancer.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1959 Sabaleros Blonde in US sex insert Uncredited
1961 The Phantom Planet Juror Uncredited
1967 Hotel 1st Stripper Uncredited
1967 The Cool Ones Girl on Tony's Staff Uncredited
1967 The Touch of Her Flesh Claudia Jennings
1967 A Guide for the Married Man Girl on Wilshire Blvd. Uncredited
1967 Rough Night in Jericho Lady of the Evening Uncredited
1967 Clambake Gloria
1967 The Love Rebellion Pam Carpenter
1967 Professor Lust
1968 The Odd Couple Go-Go Dancer Uncredited
1968 For Singles Only Apartmenter hunter Uncredited
1968 Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? Girl Uncredited
1968 The Curse of Her Flesh Claudia Jennings - Flashback Uncredited
1968 The Mad Doctor of Blood Island Sheila Willard
1968 Cargo of Love Prostitute Uncredited
1969 Hell's Belles Cherry
1969 Heaven with a Gun Emily
1969 Childish Things Angelique
1969 The Love God? Model Uncredited
1970 Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon Melissa
1970 The Curious Female Susan Rome
1970 Up Your Teddy Bear Miss Honeysuckle
1971 The G.I. Executioner Bonnie
1979 Going in Style Woman at crap table Uncredited
1982 Titillation Brenda Weeks
1982 Stalag 69 Nazi Interrogator
1983 Good-bye, Cruel World Dancing Nun
1984 Repo Man Repo Wife #2
1984 The Lost Empire Whiplash
1984 Body Talk Cassie
1985 Biohazard Lisa Martyn
1988 The Wizard of Speed and Time Dora Belair (final film role)
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1968 Star Trek Shahna Episode: "The Gamesters of Triskelion"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Lisanti, Tom (2003). "Angelique Pettyjohn". Drive-in Dream Girls: A Galaxy of B-movie Starlets of the Sixties. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-1575-5.
  2. ^ GetSmartCONTROL (2008-11-28), Get Smart: Scenes from "Pussycats Galore", retrieved 2017-12-27
  3. ^ Hosoda, Craig; 387 (1998). The Bare Facts Video Guide. Santa Clara, CA: Bare Facts. ISBN 978-0-9625474-8-5.
  4. ^ Jon C. Hopwood (2009). "Angelique Pettyjohn". Super Strange Video. Retrieved 2009-01-01.
  5. ^ Vegas Visitor 7 Aug. 1970: P1
  6. ^ Vegas Visitor 22 Sep. 1978: P1
  7. ^ "The Girls of Las Vegas". Playboy. February 1979. Archived from the original on 2008-01-25. Retrieved 2009-01-01.
  8. ^ Original poster

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