Stella Stevens

American actress (1938–2023)

Stella Stevens (born Estelle Eggleston; October 1, 1938 – February 17, 2023) was an American actress and model. She is known for her roles in Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962), The Nutty Professor (1963), The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963), The Silencers (1966), Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (1968), The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970) and The Poseidon Adventure (1972).

Stella Stevens
Stevens in 1961
Estelle Eggleston

(1938-10-01)October 1, 1938
DiedFebruary 17, 2023(2023-02-17) (aged 84)
Occupation(s)Actress, model, director, producer, businesswoman, artist
Years active1959–2010
Noble Herman Stephens (m. 1954–1957)
PartnerBob Kulick (1983-2020)
ChildrenAndrew Stevens

In 1960, she won a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress for her role in Say One for Me.

Stevens was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, but raised in Memphis, Tennessee.[1] She studied at Memphis State College. During the 1960s she was one of the most photographed women in the world.[1] In the 1970s, she bought a home near the Cascade Range in Washington state.[2]

Stevens died from Alzheimer's disease in Los Angeles, California at the age of 84 years.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Nicholas, Teresa. "Stella Stevens: From the Yazoo hills to Beverly Hills". Delta Magazine. Archived from the original on July 29, 2010. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
  2. "Twisp Looks Good After Beverly Hills". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. May 9, 1978. Retrieved May 5, 2012. ...says the 39-year-old actress.
  3. Rice, Lynette (February 17, 2023). "Stella Stevens Dies; 'Poseidon Adventure' Actress & Elvis Presley, Jerry Lewis Co-Star Was 84". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 17, 2023.

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