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Sue Lyon

Sue Lyon

Highest Rated: 91% Lolita (1962)

Lowest Rated: 40% Evel Knievel (1971)

Birthday: Jul 10, 1946

Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa, USA

This blonde ingenue made a rocky transition to leading lady. Lyon won the controversial role of Dolores Haze, the sexually charged adolescent and the object of an older man's obsessions in Stanley Kubrick's "Lolita" (1962). From the Vladimir Nabokov novel of the same name, Kubrick's "Lolita," although a toned-down version of the story, was nonetheless one of the most notorious films of its day and Lyon rode to fame on its coattails. She played a similar role in John Huston's "Night of the Iguana" (1964), competing for the affections of Richard Burton's defrocked alcoholic preacher against the likes of Deborah Kerr and Ava Gardner, and she played an innocent in John Ford's last film, "Seven Women" (1965). She continued to work in films and television throughout the 1960s and 70s. Sue Lyon died in Los Angeles on December 26, 2019 at the age of 73.

Highest rated movies

91% Lolita
86% Alligator
83% Seven Women
75% The Flim Flam Man
75% The Night of the Iguana
63% Tony Rome
40% Evel Knievel

Photos

7 WOMEN (aka SEVEN WOMEN), from left: Margaret Leighton, Sue Lyon, 1966 NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, Sue Lyon, Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, 1964 EVEL KNIEVEL, George Hamilton, Sue Lyon, 1971 LOLITA, Sue Lyon, 1962 LOLITA, Sue Lyon, 1962 LOLITA, Sue Lyon, 1962 THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, Sue Lyon, 1964 THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, from left: Richard Burton, Sue Lyon, 1964 TONY ROME, Sue Lyon, Frank Sinatra, 1967, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. EVEL KNIEVEL, George Hamilton, Sue Lyon, 1971 THE FLIM-FLAM MAN, Sue Lyon, 1967, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright THE FLIM-FLAM MAN, Michael Sarrazin, Sue Lyon, 1967, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright LOLITA, Sue Lyon, 1962 LOLITA, Sue Lyon, James Mason, Shelley Winters, 1962. LOLITA, Sue Lyon, 1962 LOLITA, Sue Lyon, 1962 THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, Sue Lyon, 1964 THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, bottom row second from left: Sue Lyonm, 1964 LOLITA, Sue Lyon, James Mason, 1962 7 WOMEN (aka SEVEN WOMEN), Sue Lyon (far right, leading children), 1966

Filmography

Movies

Credit
86% 49% Alligator ABC Newswoman (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fun Girls Lynn (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet River of Promises Caroline (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 14% End of the World Sylvia Boran (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready Wendy Sutherland (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 38% Smash-Up on Interstate 5 Burnsey (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 20% Invisible Strangler Darlene DeLong (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 12% Crash Kim Denne (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Autopsy Angela (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Love, Perhaps to Die Ana Vernia (Character) - 1973
40% 36% Evel Knievel Linda (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet But I Don't Want to Get Married! Laura (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 17% Four Rode Out Myra Polsen (Character) - 1969
63% 58% Tony Rome Diana Pines (Character) - 1967
75% 63% The Flim Flam Man Bonnie Lee Packard (Character) - 1967
83% 66% Seven Women Emma Clark (Character) - 1966
75% 85% The Night of the Iguana Charlotte Goodall (Character) - 1964
91% 84% Lolita Lolita (Character) - 1962

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Belinda Ballard (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1964