Erica Gavin

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Erica Gavin
Vixen poster 01.jpg
Gavin on the poster for Vixen!
Donna Graff

(1947-07-22) July 22, 1947 (age 72)
Years active1968–present

Erica Gavin, (born Donna Graff,[1] July 22, 1947) is an American film actress best known for playing the title role in Russ Meyer's 1968 film Vixen!

Early years[edit]

Gavin was born in Los Angeles, California. At age 19, she worked as a topless dancer in Hollywood with two other future Russ Meyer stars, Haji and Tura Satana. While waiting in a dentist's office, she saw an advertisement in Variety for girls to audition for the new Russ Meyer movie Vixen!. She auditioned and won the role, which launched her to B movie stardom.[2]


Following Vixen!, Gavin appeared in one more Russ Meyer film - Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. She also appeared in Jonathan Demme's women-in-prison film Caged Heat.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Gavin currently[when?] resides in Los Angeles, California, where she works as a stylist and occasionally makes appearances at movie memorabilia conventions. She has said in a 2006 interview that she is bisexual.[4]



  1. ^ Archived August 16, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Official website". Archived from the original on 2010-09-11. Retrieved 2010-10-20.
  3. ^ Caged Heat cast list at Internet Movie Database IMDb.
  4. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2014-02-09. Retrieved 2006-07-19.

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