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      Barbara Parkins

      Barbara Parkins

      Highest Rated: 67% Puppet on a Chain (1972)

      Lowest Rated: 33% Valley of the Dolls (1967)

      Birthday: May 22, 1942

      Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

      A slim brunette leading lady of film and TV, Barbara Parkins made her feature debut in the crime drama "20,000 Eyes" (1961) but really came to public attention as the oft-married Betty Anderson on the popular primetime soap opera "Peyton Place" (ABC, 1964-69). In her second feature, the high profile but trashy "Valley of the Dolls" (1967), she was cast as an aspiring actress with roots in New England, a role that was not much of a stretch from her TV persona. In its day, the film was widely dismissed by critics, but by the 1990s it enjoyed popularity as a camp classic. While never a major screen presence, Parkins acquitted herself in a handful of roles in horror films, including "Asylum" (1972) and particularly in the Canadian-made "Christina" (1974), which utilized her voluptuous beauty to good effect. She made her last feature appearance to date as a fashion designer in the misguided Australian romantic comedy "Breakfast in Paris" (1981).

      Highest rated movies

      Puppet on a Chain
      Asylum
      The Mephisto Waltz
      Shout at the Devil
      Valley of the Dolls

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      SHOUT AT THE DEVIL, Barbara Parkins, Roger Moore, Lee Marvin, 1976 VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, Barbara Parkins, Paul Burke, 1967, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. THE MEPHISTO WALTZ, Barbara Parkins, 1971, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved THE MEPHISTO WALTZ, Barbara Parkins, Jacqueline Bisset, 1971, TM and Copyright ©20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved PUPPET ON A CHAIN, Barbara Parkins, 1970 VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, Barbara Parkins, 1967, (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved, TM and Copyright SHOUT AT THE DEVIL, Roger Moore, Barbara Parkins, Lee Marvin, 1976 SHOUT AT THE DEVIL, Barbara Parkins, Roger Moore, 1976 VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, Alex Davion, Barbara Parkins, Susan Hayward, 1967, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. THE MEPHISTO WALTZ, Barbara Parkins, 1971, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, Barbara Parkins, 1967, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, Barbara Parkins, 1967, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, Sharon Tate, Patty Duke, Martin Milner, Barbara Parkins, 1967, (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved, TM and Copyright VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, Barbara Parkins, Paul Burke, Patty Duke, 1967, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, Paul Burke, Barbara Parkins, 1967. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, Barbara Parkins, 1967, with pills. TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. ASYLUM, Barbara Parkins, 1972 THE MEPHISTO WALTZ, Alan Alda, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Parkins, 1971, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved THE KREMLIN LETTER, Richard Boone, Barbara Parkins, George Sanders, Patrick O'Neal, Raf Vallone, Dean Jagger, 1970 ASYLUM, Barbara Parkins, 1972

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story Annie Laurie Williams (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 50% Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun Ellen Cartwright (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Peyton Place: The Next Generation Betty Harrington Cord (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 24% The Calendar Girl Murders Cleo Banks (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To Catch a King Duchess of Windsor (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 81% Katy Caterpillar Nature (Voice) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Uncommon Valor Dr. Margaret Houghton (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Breakfast in Paris Jackie Wyatt (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 31% Bear Island Judith Rubin (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Critical List Angela Adams (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women Anna Held (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy Vanessa Hunt (Character) - 1977
      50% 32% Shout at the Devil Rosa O'Flynn / Oldsmith (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Law of the Land Jane Adams (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Christina Christina/Kay (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Snatched Barbara Maxvill (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 29% The Deadly Trap Cynthia (Character) - 1972
      67% 32% Puppet on a Chain Maggie (Character) - 1972
      67% 50% Asylum Bonnie (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Play Unknown (Character) - 1972
      63% 42% The Mephisto Waltz Roxanne Delancey (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Taste of Evil Susan Wilcox (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 62% The Kremlin Letter B.A. (Character) - 1970
      33% 58% Valley of the Dolls Anne Welles (Character) - 1967

      TV

      Credit
      82% 95% Picket Fences Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Kay Weber (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Testimony of Two Men Unknown (Character) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gibbsville Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Peyton Place Betty Anderson/Harrington/Cord/Harrington (Character) 1964-1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Marilee Bishop (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Paula Durham (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Sue Wiley (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver Unknown (Guest Star) 1961