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Also Known As: Mary Laurence Hutton Died:
Born: November 17, 1943 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Charleston, South Carolina, USA Profession: actor, model, Playboy bunny, waitress

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Supermodel-turned-actress who parlayed her looks into one of the major modeling careers of the 1970s and 80s. Hutton made her film debut in "Paper Lion" (1968) and won interesting notices for her performances in James Toback's "The Gambler" (1974) opposite James Caan, and as the wealthy adulteress in "American Gigolo" (1980). Important roles in major films were relatively few, however, and her acting career slowly diminished during the 80s with most of her appearances being in minor European features or American films ("Lassiter" 1985, "Once Bitten" 1985, "Guilty as Charged" 1992) which fizzled at the box office. Hutton's career blossomed anew in the 90s with a highly successful return to modeling, and acting offers following suit. Considerable media coverage as she approached age 50 highlighted her still exceptional, unashamedly middle-aged beauty, her love of world travel and anthropology, and her mature, mellow attitude towards the trappings of fame. 1995 was a banner year for Hutton: she was cast in the ensemble of the CBS soap "Central Park West" playing wealthy socialite Linda Fairchild and her late night talk show "Lauren Hutton and ..." also debuted. The talk show was short-lived but Hutton...

Supermodel-turned-actress who parlayed her looks into one of the major modeling careers of the 1970s and 80s. Hutton made her film debut in "Paper Lion" (1968) and won interesting notices for her performances in James Toback's "The Gambler" (1974) opposite James Caan, and as the wealthy adulteress in "American Gigolo" (1980). Important roles in major films were relatively few, however, and her acting career slowly diminished during the 80s with most of her appearances being in minor European features or American films ("Lassiter" 1985, "Once Bitten" 1985, "Guilty as Charged" 1992) which fizzled at the box office. Hutton's career blossomed anew in the 90s with a highly successful return to modeling, and acting offers following suit. Considerable media coverage as she approached age 50 highlighted her still exceptional, unashamedly middle-aged beauty, her love of world travel and anthropology, and her mature, mellow attitude towards the trappings of fame.

1995 was a banner year for Hutton: she was cast in the ensemble of the CBS soap "Central Park West" playing wealthy socialite Linda Fairchild and her late night talk show "Lauren Hutton and ..." also debuted. The talk show was short-lived but Hutton continued to work steadily, appearing in film roles and in the occasional hosting gig. The actress, an avid motorcycle enthusiast, made headlines in October 2000 when at age 55 she was in a serious motorcycle accident while on a 100-mile ride near Las Vegas with bikers and fellow celebrities including Dennis Hopper and Jeremy Irons-who reportedly gave her a full face helmet just minutes before her crash-to celebrate a planned motorcycle exhibit at the Hermitage-Guggenheim museum. After losing control on a curve, she skidded about 100 feet and went airborne, ultimately suffering multiple leg and arm fractures, broken ribs, a punctured lung, cuts and bruises. The actress subsequently traveled down a long road of physical rehabilitation. Ever the survivor, Hutton endured and soon became the spokeswoman for her own signature brand of cosmetics, Lauren Hutton's Good Stuff, sold via the Home Shopping Network.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Joneses, The (2009)
2.
 Caracara (2000) Cynthia Kirkman Sutherland
3.
 Venice Project, The (1999) Herself
4.
 Loser Love (1999) Lily'S Mother
5.
 Beautopia (1998)
6.
 54 (1998) Liz Vangelder
7.
 Just a Little Harmless Sex (1998) Elaine
8.
 Rat's Tale, A (1998) Evelyn Jellybelly
9.
 We the Jury (1996) Wynne Atwood
10.
 My Father the Hero (1994) Megan
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1960:
Moved to New York and worked for a time as a Playboy bunny
1965:
Worked as the house model at Christian Dior for $50 per week
1966:
Discovered by legendary "Vogue" magazine editor Diana Vreeland and appeared on the cover of "Vogue" many times over the next several years; often photographed by the famous and influential Richard Avedon
1968:
Made her film debut in "Paper Lion," starring Alan Alda
1974:
Negotiated a contract with Revlon to be associated exclusively with the "Ultima II" brand; making Hutton the first million-dollar model
1974:
Won notices for her performance in James Toback's "The Gambler"
1977:
First major TV role, played one of the leads in the historical miniseries, "The Rhinemann Exchange" (NBC)
1978:
Starred in John Carpenter's TV movie "Someone's Watching Me!" (NBC)
1980:
Played the wealthy adulteress in "American Gigolo," opposite Richard Gere
1983:
Made her stage debut in the revenge-for-a-rape stage play "Extremities"
1984:
Played Colette Ferrier on the short-lived ABC drama "Paper Dolls"
1985:
Played a beautiful vampire who seduces a high school virgin (played by Jim Carrey) in "Once Bitten"
1991:
Returned to modeling as a Revlon representative for "Eterna 27" skin treatments
1995:
Produced and hosted the syndicated late-night talk show "Lauren Hutton and..."
1995:
Played the recurring role of Linda Fairchild in the short-lived CBS soap "Central Park West"
1998:
Made a cameo appearance in "54"
1998:
Hosted the Travel Channel's "Three Perfect Days"
2002:
Launched signature cosmetic line, Lauren Hutton's Good Stuff
2007:
Cast in a recurring role on FX's "Nip/Tuck" as a Hollywood publicist
2010:
Co-starred with David Duchovny and Demi Moore in the independent comedy "The Joneses"
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Education

University of Southern Florida: Tampa , Florida - 1960
Tulane University: New Orleans , Louisiana - 1964

Notes

The 1993 edition of Quigley's Motion Picture Almanac states that Hutton has, as a model, been on the covers of more magazines than any other American--though such a claim would necessarily be rather difficult to prove.

"We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life, they are what we've been through and who we want to be. I don't think I will ever cut my face, because once I cut it I'll never know where I've been." --Lauren Hutton in Arena Magazine, Spring 1991

"Even if you don't learn well from experience, you've had so much experience by this age [50] that you just have to know not to ride too high on the good times...As wonderful and useful as my body and face were in my twenties and thirties, I knew that my mind was more important. I came from a time when women were terminally frightened of age. Men came into their prime hitting their forties, but women's lives were over. They were psychically eliminiated...There have always been attractive, sexually viable older women in France and Italy. For the first time, my generation is around in America. I myself didn't have anyone to look up to except Margaret Mead. I loved her. She spoke out even when she had something to lose--she didn't give a damn...The glory of age is your mind. Surprisingly, if you haven't burned it out, your mind gets better. --From Interview, November 1993

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Bob Williamson. Hutton's manager. Nicknamed 'Bob God' by Hutton; got together in the mid-1960s and lived and traveled together for the next 20 years; died of cancer in the 1980s.
companion:
Malcolm McLaren. Music producer and manager. Became involved with Hutton in 1985; produced the music of the Sex Pistols and many other iconoclastic rock bands.
companion:
Luca Babini. Producer. Italian; producer of Hutton's talk show "Lauren Hutton and . . .".

Family close complete family listing

father:
Lawrence Hutton. Was stationed in England during WWII as part of the Royal Canadian Air Force when Hutton was born; worked as a newspaperman after the war and died of a heart attack at age 36.

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"The Slim-Fast Body Mind Life Makeover"

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