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Stella Stevens

Here is a song, performed by the contemporary American jazz singer Nnenna Freelon, chosen to illustrate the beauty of the superb Stella Stevens.
Nnenna Freelon has been awarded the Eubie Blake Award and the Billie Holiday Award from the Académie du Jazz. She has been nominated for six Grammy Awards. Freelon had a part in the Mel Gibson movie "What Women Want".
Stella Stevens (born Estelle Caro Eggleston in 1936; some sources cite 1938) is an American actress who began her acting career in 1959. She was first under contract to 20th Century Fox, then dropped after six months. After winning the role of "Appassionatta Von Climax" in "Li'l Abner" (1959), she got a contract with Paramount Studios (1959-1963) and later Columbia Pictures (1964-1968). She shared the 1960 Golden Globe Award for "Most Promising Newcomer - Female", with Tuesday Weld, Angie Dickinson and Janet Munro. In 1960, she was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for January. She was listed among the 100 sexiest stars of the 20th century (#27). During the 1960's, she was one of the top ten most photographed women in the world, along with Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Ann-Margret and Raquel Welch. In 1962, she starred opposite Elvis Presley in "Girls! Girls! Girls!". Later, she portrayed Jerry Lewis's love interest in the 1962 "The Nutty Professor". In 1972, she appeared in Irwin Allen's "The Poseidon Adventure". Throughout her career, she appeared in dozens of TV shows and was a regular on the 1982-1983 prime-time soap opera "Flamingo Road".
Enjoy this tribute to Stella, a true shining star!

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