Yvette Mimieux


Actor
Yvette Mimieux

About

Also Known As
Yvette Carmen Mimieux
Birth Place
Los Angeles, California, USA
Born
January 08, 1942

Biography

Statuesque Yvette Mimieux's film career took off in 1960 with two major parts demonstrating her versatility. In George Pal's version of "The Time Machine," she compelled attention as Weena, a primitive cavewoman in a an apocalyptic future. Later that year, her appearance as a happy-go-lucky teenager on vacation in the smash hit "Where The Boys Are" garnered her praise as much for her por...

Photos & Videos

Time Machine, The - Poster Painting
The Time Machine - Lobby Card Set
Where the Boys Are - Publicity Stills

Family & Companions

Stanley Donen
Husband
Director, former dancer. Married in 1972; divorced in 1982.
Howard Ruby
Husband
Real estate executive. Married in 1986.

Biography

Statuesque Yvette Mimieux's film career took off in 1960 with two major parts demonstrating her versatility. In George Pal's version of "The Time Machine," she compelled attention as Weena, a primitive cavewoman in a an apocalyptic future. Later that year, her appearance as a happy-go-lucky teenager on vacation in the smash hit "Where The Boys Are" garnered her praise as much for her portrayal of a young woman struggling with sexual assault as for her bikini scenes. For the rest of her career, Mimieux struggled to find equally compelling parts that would allow her to show off her dramatic talents as much as her body. While her role as an unjustly imprisoned woman in 1976's exploitation movie "Jackson County Jail" briefly helped revive her big screen popularity, from the 1970s up to the time of her retirement Mimieux concentrated on TV movies, two of which included parts she wrote or conceived for herself. As a remorseless assassin in 1974's "Hit Lady" and a deranged stalker in 1984's dark drama "Obsessive Love," Mimieux finally had the chance to demonstrate her range. After her last appearance in the 1992 TV movie "Lady Boss," Mimieux retired from acting, turning her attention to real estate.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990)
The Fifth Missile (1986)
Obsessive Love (1984)
Linda Foster
Night Partners (1983)
Forbidden Love (1982)
Joanna Bittan
Mystique (1981)
Bianca Ray
Disaster On The Coastliner (1979)
The Black Hole (1979)
Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)
Outside Chance (1978)
Snowbeast (1977)
Ransom For Alice! (1977)
Jackson County Jail (1976)
Journey Into Fear (1976)
The Legend of Valentino (1975)
Hit Lady (1974)
The Neptune Factor (1973)
Leah Jansen
Skyjacked (1972)
Angela Thacher
Death Takes a Holiday (1971)
Peggy Chapman
Black Noon (1971)
The Delta Factor (1970)
Kim Stacy
The Picasso Summer (1970)
Dark of the Sun (1968)
Claire
3 in the Attic (1968)
Tobey Clinton
Monkeys, Go Home! (1967)
Maria Riserau
The Caper of the Golden Bulls (1967)
Grace Harvey
The Reward (1965)
Sylvia
Joy in the Morning (1965)
Annie McGairy
Looking for Love (1964)
Toys in the Attic (1963)
Lily Prine Berniers
Diamond Head (1963)
Sloan Howland
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)
The Princess
Light in the Piazza (1962)
Clara Johnson
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
Chi-Chi Desnoyers
Where the Boys Are (1960)
Melanie
The Time Machine (1960)
Weena
Platinum High School (1960)
Lorinda Nibley
A Certain Smile (1958)

Writer (Feature Film)

Obsessive Love (1984)
From Story
Hit Lady (1974)
Screenplay

Producer (Feature Film)

Obsessive Love (1984)
Co-Producer

Cast (Special)

The All-Star Salute to Mother's Day (1981)
Bell, Book and Candle (1976)
Gillian Holroyd
The Desperate Hours (1967)
Cindy Hilliard
Hollywood Melody (1962)
Guest

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Jackie Collins' "Lady Boss" (1992)

Life Events

1960

Co-starred in "Where the Boys Are"

1960

Film debut in "The Time Machine"

1962

Portrayed a mentally challenged woman whose mother tries to marry her off in "Light in the Piazza"

1963

Cast as Dean Martin's child bride in "Toys in the Attic"

1964

Had memorable guest appearance as a surfer romanced by the title character in the series "Dr. Kildare", starring Richard Chamberlain

1965

First film with director Serge Bourguignon, "The Reward"

1965

Reteamed with Chamberlain in the feature "Joy in the Morning"

1970

Had regular role on the ABC series "The Most Deadly Game"

1970

Reteamed with Bourguignon for "The Picasso Summer"

1971

Starred in the ABC TV remake of "Death Takes a Holiday"

1972

Cast as a stewardess in "Skyjacked"

1974

Screenwriting debut with the ABC telefilm "Hit Lady"; also played title role

1975

Portrayed Natacha Rambova in the ABC movie "The Legend of Valentino"

1976

Acted in the independent film "Jackson County Jail"

1978

Starred in the small screen remake of "Jackson County Jail" titled "Outside Chance" (CBS)

1979

Appeared in "The Black Hole"

1981

Last feature film (to date) "Mystique"

1984

Co-produced, provided story for and starred in the CBS movie "Obsessive Love"

1986

Appeared in the NBC movie "The Fifth Missile"

1990

Co-starred in "Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception" (NBC)

1992

Last TV role (to date) a supporting part in the NBC miniseries "Jackie Collins' Lady Boss"

Photo Collections

Time Machine, The - Poster Painting
Here is a shot of one of the original paintings used in advertising The Time Machine (1960). It was painted by Reynold Brown and was the most prominent piece used for promotion; one place it appeared was on the 1-Sheet movie poster.
The Time Machine - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from The Time Machine (1960). Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Where the Boys Are - Publicity Stills
Here are a number of publicity stills from Where the Boys Are (1960), starring George Hamilton and Yvette Mimieux. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
The Black Hole - Movie Posters
Here are two different one-sheet movie posters for Disney's science-fiction adventure The Black Hole (1979). One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Joy in the Morning - Yvette Mimieux Publicity Stills
Here are a few Publicity Stills of Yvette Mimieux taken for Joy in the Morning(1965). Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.

Videos

Movie Clip

Light In The Piazza (1962) - Two Butterflies Poolside in Florence, the mentally-challenged Amerian Clara (Yvette Mimieux) frolics with Italian George Hamilton (as "Fabrizio"), mother Margaret (Olivia de Havilland) and friend (Isabel Dean) overseeing, in Light In The Piazza, 1962.
Black Hole, The (1979) - I'm A Little Concerned The crew (Robert Forster, Anthony Perkins, Yvette Mimieux, Ernest Borgnine) comes upon the legendary Dr. Reinhardt (Maximilian Schell) who's apparently named his own robot in The Black Hole, 1979.
Where The Boys Are (1960) - Adult Heterosexual Society Freshman co-ed Merritt (Dolores Hart) has a stuffy dose, under questioning in class by Dr. Raunch (Amy Douglass) at her fictional Midwestern university, early in Where The Boys Are 1960.
Where the Boys Are (1960) - How Big Are Your Feet? Tuggle (Paula Prentiss), Merritt (Dolores Hart), Melanie (Yvette Mimieux) and Angie (Connie Francis) meet "TV" (Jim Hutton), who clinches a ride to Lauderdale by answering an odd question in Where The Boys Are, 1960.
Light In The Piazza (1962) - San Giovanni At the crazy Florentine festival of San Giovanni, Fabrizio (George Hamilton) and Clara (Yvette Mimieux), then her mother Margaret (Olivia de Havilland) with his father (Rossano Brazzi), in Light In The Piazza, 1962.
Skyjacked (1972) - That Man Doesn't Fool Around The leading man (Charlton Heston) taking charge, with Ken Swofford on the tarmac, Yvette Mimieux and Mike Henry in the lounge, singer Leslie Uggams among the flight attendants, and a ruling for passengers Roosevelt Grier and James Brolin, opening the early disaster-thriller Skyjacked,1972.
Diamond Head (1963) - Who Owns The Ocean? Ship to Honolulu brings family friends and new lovers Paul (James Darren) and Sloan (Yvette Mimieux) home from school, his native Hawaiian mom (Aline MacMahon) and her prospective-senator brother Richard (Charlton Heston), with sister-in-law (Elizabeth Allan), greeting, in Diamond Head, 1963.
Toys In The Attic (1963) - My Big Money Look Yvette Mimieux as young bride Lily, returning from a wee-hours walk around an un-named city, having spied but not approached Dean Martin, whom we learn is her husband Julian, opening Toys In The Attic, 1963, directed by George Roy Hill.
Toys In The Attic (1963) - Paris Will Talk Geraldine Page and Wendy Hiller as the New Orleans spinster sisters of their slippery but adored younger brother Julian (Dean Martin) are baffled as he showers them with gifts, his young wife (Yvette Mimieux) sort of supporting, in Toys In The Attic, 1963, from Lillian Hellman's play.
Black Hole, The - U.S.S. Cignus Harrison Ellenshaw's special effects play the lead as the crew (Robert Forster, Yvette Mimieux, Ernest Borgnine, Anthony Perkins et al) approaches the long lost U.S.S. Cignus in The Black Hole, 1979.
Black Hole, The - Cicero Vincent the robot (voiced by Roddy McDowall) quotes Cicero for the all-star crew (Robert Forster, Yvette Mimieux, Anthony Perkins, Ernest Borgnine) as Harrison Ellenshaw's production design carries the story in The Black Hole, 1979.

Family

Rene A Mimieux
Father
Carmen Mimieux
Mother
Gloria Rita Mimieux
Sister
Born in October 1943.
Edouard Mimieux
Brother
Born in June 1947.

Companions

Stanley Donen
Husband
Director, former dancer. Married in 1972; divorced in 1982.
Howard Ruby
Husband
Real estate executive. Married in 1986.

Bibliography