Edy Williams

About Edy Williams

Who is it?: Actress
Birth Day: July 09, 1942
Birth Place:  Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Birth Sign: Leo
Years active: 1962–1995
Spouse(s): Russ Meyer (m. 1970–1975)
Website: http://www.edywilliams.com

Edy Williams Net Worth

Edy Williams was bornon July 09, 1942 in  Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, is Actress. When we think of the term "worse for wear", somehow provocative images of 39-26-37 Edwina Beth Williams (better known as Edy Williams) and her outrageous apparel at film festivals and award shows instantly stands out into one's mind. You have to admit this wild child, who has now moved into her 70s (born on July 9, 1941), can never be accused of being a shrinking violet and not giving her all to her chosen profession.Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, this courageous perennial starlet grew up in all sorts of ways in Southern California. She first began her career chasing after modeling work with local photographers while in her teens and has not lessened since. An undeniably fetching and voluptuous presence, she was the recipient of several California beauty titles which led to her eventual signing over at 20th Century-Fox in the early 1960s.Known for her wildly untamed, chestnut-toned hairstyle, she gleaned her talents initially with taunting, decorative roles in such pictures as For Love or Money (1963), Man's Favorite Sport? (1964), A House Is Not a Home (1964) (in which she and fellow glamazon Raquel Welch played call girls), The Naked Kiss (1964), the Elvis Presley musical Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966) and Nevada Smith (1966) starring Steve McQueen. Television utilized her as sexy scenery or a vapid foil on such series as Mien Ao Anh (1959), The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Burke's Law (1963) and Batman (1966).In her more mainstream prime, Edy earned second femme lead status next to James Farentino, Julie Sommars and Brian Bedford in the teasing comedy The Pad and How to Use It (1966) and Walter Matthau and Anne Jackson in The Secret Life of an American Wife (1968), but things changed big time once she associated with producer/director Russ Meyer, her mentor-turned-husband. She was displayed front-and-center as a predatory porn star in his campy softcore erotica Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) and The Seven Minutes (1971), but he finally failed to make her anything but a cult figure.She and Meyer divorced in 1975, and since then, she has been more or less promoting herself. The notorious publicity hound who could make even Jayne Mansfield wince a little, Edy has made annual cheesecake appearances (not usually in a positive way) opting for jaw-dropping bordello chic formal wear to get the flashbulbs popping at entertainment events. Her scantily-clad gowns have earned her numerous worst dressed awards from here to Timbuktu. In later years, she has occasionally departed exploitation with obvious roles in such films as Chained Heat (1983), Lady Lust (1984), Hollywood Hot Tubs (1984), Nudity Required (1990), Bad Girls from Mars (1990) and Snatch Masters 6 (1995). You have to give her credit or praise, Edy Williams certainly succeeded her way.
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💰Edy Williams Net worth: $600,000

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Biography/Timeline

1960

Throughout the 1960s, Williams appeared in several television series and films including roles in The Beverly Hillbillies, Batman, Adam-12, Lost in Space, The Naked Kiss, and the Sonny & Cher film, Good Times. In 1970, she appeared as Ashley St. Ives in Russ Meyer's first mainstream film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, followed by his second mainstream film The Seven Minutes (1971). Meyer and Williams married in 1970, shortly after the release of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.

1973

In March 1973, she was photographed for Playboy in a full color photo spread by then-husband Russ Meyer. After her divorce from Meyer in 1977, Williams continued acting, mainly appearing in films, many of which involved nudity.

1982

In 1982, she appeared on an episode of The People's Court as a defendant in a case titled "The Star Who Wouldn't Pay". She was sued for payment for publicity work the plaintiff had done for her. She counter-sued for half of the retainer she'd paid him. After this, she was sporadically active in films during the 1980s and early 1990s.

1990

Since the 1990s, she has traditionally appeared at both the Academy Awards and the Cannes Film Festival in revealing and flamboyant outfits.