Yvette Mimieux retired American movie and television actress

Yvette Carmen Mimieux (born January 8, 1942) is a retired American movie and television actress. Yvette Mimieux was born in Los Angeles, California, to a French father and Mexican mother, Carmen Montemayor. Before her film career began, Mimieux was one of four finalists from a beauty contest picked by Elvis Presley (while he was filming "Jailhouse Rock") and invited to come to the set and compete for a bit role in the movie ("girl in bathing suit"). She and the other girls modeled their suits (and figures), but Mimieux wasn't picked. In 1960, she appeared in the teen movie Where the Boys Are as well as George Pal's 1960 film version of H.G. Wells's classic 1895 novel The Time Machine co-starring Rod Taylor, wherein she played the character "Weena." This was followed by The Light in the Piazza (1962) with Olivia de Havilland. In 1963, Mimieux appeared in Diamond Head and Toys in the Attic. Many of the films in which she appeared after 1963 were both critical and commercial failures

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