Morgan Fairchild appeared on stage nude at age 55 in a touring production of "The Graduate" Heather Locklear once appeared in a Polaroid commercial with actor James Garner. Carolyn Jones was once married to "Melrose Place" executive producer Aaron Spelling. Cher sang backup on the rock and roll classic song "Be My Baby" Jan Smithers appeared on the cover of Newsweek magazine at age 17 for a story about American teenagers. Dawn Wells is a Reno native who won the 1959 Miss Nevada contest.. Kirstie Alley lost the Matty Walker role to Kathleen Turner in the film noir classic "Body Heat" Goldie Hawn was hired after she was spotted dancing on an Andy Griffith TV special. Linda Gray modeled for the famous legs photo for the movie poster of "The Graduate" Julie McCullough was fired from "Growing Pains" after co-star Kirk Cameron learned that she had posed nude for Playboy. Markie Post once worked on "The Price is Right," not as a model but as a member of the production crew. Jaclyn Smith appeared in shampoo commercials for Breck, then switched to Wella Balsam. Tina Louise was born Tatiana Josivovna Chernova Blacker and appeared in Playboy in the late 1950s. Linda Thompson was once a Miss Tennessee USA winner and a girlfriend of Elvis Presley.
Victoria Principal earned a role in the movie "Earthquake" after she styled her long hair into an Afro. Catherine Bach appeared in the Burt Reynolds movies "Hustle" and "Cannonball Run." Lynda Carter entered the Miss Arizona USA contest only to gain exposure for her singing talent. Misty Rowe has played both Marilyn Monroe and Minnie Pearl in films. Farrah Fawcett appeared in a Noxema shaving commercial with NFL star Joe Namath. Barbara Eden starred in an episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" as a manicurist. Cheryl Ladd sang the voice of Melody in the animated series "Jose and the Pussycats"
Linda Cristal is a native of Argentina whose career was started working in Mexican films. Donna Mills co-starred with Clint Eastwood in the 1970 film "Play Misty For Me."
episodes of "The Beverly Hillbillies" as a German secretary who spoke little English.
Yvonne Craig starred in two Elvis Presley movies before she became Batgirl. Erin Gray was one of the original "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit models. Suzanne Somers got her big break by appearing as the "Blonde in T-Bird" in "American Grafitti." Loni Anderson unsuccessfully auditioned for the Suzanne Somers role in "Three's Company." Mary Tyler Moore played a dancing elf for TV commercials on "Ozzie and Harriett." Joan Van Ark was named after Joan of Arc by her father because he knew one day she would become famous. Peggy Lipton was the last of 17 actresses to audition for "The Mod Squad," and the producers had already decided on another actress for the role. Jennifer Aniston, who has Greek heritage on her father's side, has a famous actor as her godfather...Telly Savalas. Jessica Biel became inspired to act after watching Julie Roberts in "Pretty Woman"