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Sue Lyon is a Actor American born on 10 july 1946 at Davenport (USA)

Sue Lyon

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Birth name Suellyn Lyon
Nationality USA
Birth 10 july 1946 at Davenport (USA)
Death 26 december 2019 (at 73 years)

Sue Lyon (born July 10, 1946) is an American actress best known for her performances in Lolita (1962), The Night of the Iguana (1964), The Flim-Flam Man (1967) and Evel Knievel (1971).


Suellyn Lyon was born on July 10, 1946 in Davenport, Iowa. When she was 14 years old, she was cast in the role of Dolores "Lolita" Haze, the sexually charged adolescent and the object of an older man's obsessions in Stanley Kubrick's 1962 film Lolita. She was chosen for the role partly because her curvy figure suggested that of an older adolescent. Based on the Vladimir Nabokov Lolita, Kubrick's film, though a toned-down version of the book—Lolita is only 12 at the beginning of the novel and 17 at the end—was nonetheless one of the most controversial films of its day.

Lyon was 16 when the film premiered in September 1962. She became an instant celebrity and won a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female. Despite her inexperience, she was praised for holding her own in scenes with the three top-billed stars of the film, James Mason, Shelley Winters, and Peter Sellers. Lyon recorded two songs for the film, which were released on an MGM 45 rpm record. The song "Lolita Ya Ya" (Riddle–Harris) appeared on side A, and "Turn Off the Moon" (Stillman-Harris) appeared on side B.

In 1963, Lyon was again cast as a seductive teen in John Huston's The Night of the Iguana (1964), competing for the affections of Richard Burton's defrocked preacher against the likes of Deborah Kerr and Ava Gardner. Again, controversy surrounded her because of a provocative scene in the film in which Lyon is shown emerging from the water.

In 1965, she played a mission worker in China in director John Ford's last feature film, 7 Women. Lyon played the female lead in the 1967 comedy The Flim-Flam Man and had a supporting role in 1967's Tony Rome which starred Frank Sinatra. She played the wife of daredevil Evel Knievel in the 1971 film Evel Knievel.

By the 1970s, she was relegated to mainly secondary roles. She continued to work in film and television until 1986.

Best films

The Night of the Iguana (1964)

Usually with

John Hayes
John Hayes
(2 films)
John Huston
John Huston
(1 films)
Charles Band
Charles Band
(2 films)
Richard Band
Richard Band
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sue Lyon (14 films)

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Alligator (1980)
, 1h32
Directed by Lewis Teague, Jon Hess
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Natural horror films, Giant monster films, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Robert Forster, Joseph Bologna, Robin Riker, Michael Vincenzo Gazzo, Dee Wallace, Dean Jagger
Roles Sue Lyon
Rating38% 1.9188051.9188051.9188051.9188051.918805
A teenage girl purchases a baby American alligator while on vacation with her family at a tourist trap in Florida. After the family returns home to Chicago, the alligator, named Ramón by the girl, is promptly flushed down the family's toilet by her surly, animal-phobic father and ends up in the city's sewers.
The Astral Factor, 1h25
Directed by John Florea, Gene Fowler Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Psychologie, Psychanalyse, Invisibilité
Actors Robert Foxworth, Stefanie Powers, Sue Lyon, Mark Slade, Leslie Parrish, Marianna Hill
Roles Darlene DeLong
Rating36% 1.8277851.8277851.8277851.8277851.827785
Studying the paranormal allows a convicted strangler to make himself invisible to kill five women who testified against him at his trial.
End of the World, 1h29
Directed by John Hayes
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy
Themes La fin du monde, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Christopher Lee, Sue Lyon, Dean Jagger, Lew Ayres, Macdonald Carey, John Hayes
Roles Sylvia Boran
Rating29% 1.485641.485641.485641.485641.48564
Prof. Andrew Boran (Kirk Scott) is a research scientist who discovers strange radio signals in space that appear to originate from the Earth. The signals seem to predict natural disasters occurring around the globe.
Crash! (1976)
, 1h25
Directed by Charles Band
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors José Ferrer, Sue Lyon, John Ericson, John Carradine, Leslie Parrish, Jerome Guardino
Roles Kim Denne
Rating46% 2.34492.34492.34492.34492.3449
Jealous invalid husband (Ferrer) tries to kill sexy blond wife (Lyon), who uses occult powers and devices to try to kill him.
Smash-Up on Interstate 5, 1h40
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Robert Conrad, Vera Miles, Buddy Ebsen, Herb Edelman, David Groh, Scott Jacoby
Roles Burnsey
Rating61% 3.0514553.0514553.0514553.0514553.051455
The film is set on Interstate 5 in California on the day of July 4, 24 hours before the summer vacation will officially commence. From the beginning, California Highway Patrol sergeant Sam Marcum (Robert Conrad) announces in a voice-over that a 39 car smash-up will be the cause of 62 injured people and fourteen deaths. A selection of the people involved are followed up to 48 hours preceding the accident. Other than Sam, who is chasing the murderer of his colleague on the highway, the film focuses on the elderly couple Al and June Pearson (Buddy Ebsen and Harriet Nelson), who are setting out to a beach resort to forget the fact that June is suffering from a terminal disease. Meanwhile, a woman named Erica (Vera Miles) is troubled by a gang of bikers including rebellious Burnsey (Sue Lyon), when she is rescued by young Dale (David Groh). In other sub-plots, Lee Bassett (Scott Jacoby) becomes a murder suspect when he is forced to pick up a young couple on the run, Penny and Pete (Bonnie Ebsen and George O'Hanlon, Jr.). Laureen (Donna Mills), a nurse with feelings for Sam, struggles with doubts of marrying him. Barbara Hutton (Sian Barbara Allen), a young mother, is panicked when she finds her husband Jimmy (Tommy Lee Jones), an officer, shot. All these stories come together when a massive car crash changes their lives for good.
Murder in a Blue World, 1h40
Directed by Eloy de la Iglesia
Origin France
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Sue Lyon, Christopher Mitchum, Jean Sorel, Antonio del Real, Ramón Pons, Fernando Hilbeck
Roles Ana Vernia
Rating56% 2.809682.809682.809682.809682.80968
Anna Vernia, a beautiful young nurse, receives a medal of recognition for her outstanding dedication to her patients at the medical center where she works. She is going out with Victor Sender, a doctor working in the same hospital. Victor is deeply involved in a project that employs electro-shock therapy in violent criminals in an effort to turn them into model citizens.
Evel Knievel, 1h28
Directed by Marvin J. Chomsky
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Biography, Action
Actors George Hamilton, Sue Lyon, Bert Freed, Rod Cameron, Dub Taylor, Ron Masak
Roles Linda
Rating51% 2.5620052.5620052.5620052.5620052.562005
Biographie du célèbre casse-cou de moto, dont une grande partie a été filmé dans sa ville natale de Butte, Montana. Le film dépeint Knievel réflexion sur les grands événements dans sa vie juste avant un grand saut.
Four Rode Out, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Sue Lyon, Pernell Roberts, Julián Mateos, Leslie Nielsen, María Martín
Roles Myra Polsen
Rating45% 2.298972.298972.298972.298972.29897
In this western, a Mexican desperado tries to flee his partner, a determined girlfriend, and a US Marshal.
The Flim-Flam Man, 1h44
Directed by Irvin Kershner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors George C. Scott, Sue Lyon, Michael Sarrazin, Harry Morgan, Jack Albertson, Albert Salmi
Roles Bonnie Lee Packard
Rating69% 3.4976653.4976653.4976653.4976653.497665
Mordecai C. Jones (Scott) - a self-styled "M.B.S., C.S., D.D. — Master of Back-Stabbing, Cork-Screwing and Dirty-Dealing!" - is a drifting confidence trickster who makes his living defrauding people in the southern United States. One of his specialties is rigged punchboards.
Tony Rome
Tony Rome (1967)
, 1h50
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Frank Sinatra, Jill St John, Richard Conte, Sue Lyon, Gena Rowlands, Simon Oakland
Roles Diana Pines
Rating65% 3.2981553.2981553.2981553.2981553.298155
Tony Rome is an ex-cop turned private investigator who lives on a powerboat in Miami called the Straight Pass. This a reference to the fact that Tony also has a gambling problem.
7 Women
7 Women (1966)
, 1h27
Directed by John Ford
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors Anne Bancroft, Margaret Leighton, Flora Robson, Sue Lyon, Mildred Dunnock, Betty Field
Roles Emma Clark
Rating68% 3.444973.444973.444973.444973.44497
In rural China, in 1935, all but one of the white residents of a remote Christian missionary post are women. Miss Agatha Andrews (Margaret Leighton) is the head of the mission, assisted by Miss Argent (Mildred Dunnock). Charles Pether (Eddie Albert) is a mission teacher; his peevish, middle-aged wife Florrie (Betty Field) is pregnant for the first time. Emma Clark (Sue Lyon) is the only young staff member.
The Night of the Iguana, 2h5
Directed by John Huston
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre de Tennessee Williams, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon, Cyril Delevanti, Grayson Hall
Roles Charlotte Goodall
Rating75% 3.798223.798223.798223.798223.79822
The preface to the story shows Episcopal priest Reverend Dr. T. Lawrence Shannon (Richard Burton) having a "nervous breakdown" after being ostracized by his congregation for having an inappropriate relationship in Virginia with "a very young Sunday school teacher."
Lolita (1962)
, 2h33
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Films about pedophilia
Actors James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers, Sue Lyon, Lois Maxwell, Marianne Stone
Roles Dolores "Lolita" Haze
Rating75% 3.7986553.7986553.7986553.7986553.798655
Set in the 1950s, the film begins in medias res near the end of the story, with a confrontation between two men: one of them, Clare Quilty, drunk and incoherent, plays Chopin's Polonaise in A major, Op. 40, No. 1 on the piano before being shot from behind a portrait painting of a young woman. The shooter is Humbert Humbert, a 40-something British professor of French literature.