Yarnall in 1967
Celeste Jeanne Yarnall|
July 26, 1944
Long Beach, California, U.S.
October 7, 2018 (aged 74)|
Westlake Village, California, U.S.
Celeste Jeanne Yarnall (July 26, 1944 – October 7, 2018) was an American actress primarily of the 1960s and 1970s, she started her career on television before moving to feature film roles.
A native of Long Beach, California, Yarnall was discovered by Ozzie and Harriet in 1962 and appeared on their show The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet. She was named the final Miss Rheingold girl while modeling and featuring in TV commercials. She made her film debut in 1963 in The Nutty Professor and, after appearing at the 1967 Cannes Film Festival, was spotted by producer Harry Alan Towers, who scouted her to appear as the central character in his film Eve. She also appeared as a "Scream Queen" who is terrorized by a headless monster in the 1971 film, Beast of Blood.
Yarnall was known for her role as Yeoman Martha Landon in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "The Apple" (1967), a series she would return to Star Trek: Of Gods and Men in 2006. Sh was cast in a small role opposite Elvis Presley in Live a Little, Love a Little (1968), as a party-goer wearing a glittery silver mini-dress and briefly a white fur coat, who captures Presley's attention and prompts him to sing "A Little Less Conversation," a part that garnered her recognition by the National Association of Theatre Owners, which named her "Most Promising New Star."
Later years and death
On July 2, 2010, Yarnall married British artist Nazim Nazim in Ventura, California.
- The Nutty Professor (1963)
- Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963)
- Around the World Under the Sea (1966)
- Live a Little, Love a Little (1968)
- Eve (1968)
- Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)
- The Velvet Vampire (1971)
- Beast of Blood (1971)
- The Mechanic (1972)
- Scorpio (1973)
- Fatal Beauty (1987)
- Funny About Love (1990)
- Driving Me Crazy (1991)
- Born Yesterday (1993)
- Midnight Kiss (1993)
- The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1962)
- My Three Sons (1962–1963)
- The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1966)
- Star Trek: The Original Series, episode: “The Apple” (1967)
- It Takes a Thief (1968)
- Hogan's Heroes (1968)
- Land of the Giants (1968)
- Columbo, episode: “Ransom for a Dead Man” (1971)
- Star Trek: Of Gods and Men (2006)
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