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(June 27, 1970 - November 7, 1975) (divorced)
1970 meets director-producer-writer Russ Meyer at 20th Century-Fox. Upon their first introduction he signs her to one of the co-starring roles in his Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.
June 70 a Hollywood spokesman announces that she will marry Meyer on June 27
27 June 70 marries Russell A. Meyer in Los Angeles. He's 48; she's 27. It's his second marriage, her first.
June 72 denies printed reports that she and Meyer are having marital problems. "Russ has been in Barbados for six weeks making a movie. It's with a British cast, and he doesn't want any publicity, so people in this town just naturally assume he's moved out for good. Nothing could be further from the truth. He will be home in a few more weeks."
26 June 73 files for divorce from Meyer in Hollywood saying he was always going on fishing trips. "When you're a sex symbol you need a man around the house," she claims. She's pictured leaving divorce court in tears. After her divorce, she will be seen out with George Jessel, Henry Kissinger, and sportsmen Reggie Jackson and Wilt Chamberlain.
September 73 columnist Earl Wilson reports that she, "separated from Russ Meyer, is vacationing in Mexico"
October 75 after a divorce hearing, there's a brief scuffle between a photographer and a publicity representative of hers. "I was just upset over testimony that said I threatened to shoot my husband. I have never threatened to shoot him." She seeks shares of his $220,000 home on Mulholland Drive and Meyer's latest film, Supervixens.
5 November 75 divorces Meyer in Los Angeles Superior Court. Meyer charges she attacked him with a knife and kicked him in the groin having obtained a court order forbidding her "using a gun or any dangerous weapon" against him. Superior Court Judge Paul Breckenridge denies her request for $4,100-a-month alimony, half of Meyer's film company, and rights to his latest movie. Her lawyers argue, "she was a serious actress whom Meyer exploited as a sex symbol and subsequently ruined." She is awarded a $900 a month for seven months and half of their $220,000 home. He's 52; she's 33.