Family & Companions
Statuesque Yvette Mimieux's film career took off in 1960 with two major parts demonstrating her versatility. In George Pal's version of "The Time Machine," she compelled attention as Weena, a primitive cavewoman in a an apocalyptic future. Later that year, her appearance as a happy-go-lucky teenager on vacation in the smash hit "Where The Boys Are" garnered her praise as much for her portrayal of a young woman struggling with sexual assault as for her bikini scenes. For the rest of her career, Mimieux struggled to find equally compelling parts that would allow her to show off her dramatic talents as much as her body. While her role as an unjustly imprisoned woman in 1976's exploitation movie "Jackson County Jail" briefly helped revive her big screen popularity, from the 1970s up to the time of her retirement Mimieux concentrated on TV movies, two of which included parts she wrote or conceived for herself. As a remorseless assassin in 1974's "Hit Lady" and a deranged stalker in 1984's dark drama "Obsessive Love," Mimieux finally had the chance to demonstrate her range. After her last appearance in the 1992 TV movie "Lady Boss," Mimieux retired from acting, turning her attention to real estate.
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Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Co-starred in "Where the Boys Are"
Film debut in "The Time Machine"
Portrayed a mentally challenged woman whose mother tries to marry her off in "Light in the Piazza"
Cast as Dean Martin's child bride in "Toys in the Attic"
Had memorable guest appearance as a surfer romanced by the title character in the series "Dr. Kildare", starring Richard Chamberlain
First film with director Serge Bourguignon, "The Reward"
Reteamed with Chamberlain in the feature "Joy in the Morning"
Had regular role on the ABC series "The Most Deadly Game"
Reteamed with Bourguignon for "The Picasso Summer"
Starred in the ABC TV remake of "Death Takes a Holiday"
Cast as a stewardess in "Skyjacked"
Screenwriting debut with the ABC telefilm "Hit Lady"; also played title role
Portrayed Natacha Rambova in the ABC movie "The Legend of Valentino"
Acted in the independent film "Jackson County Jail"
Starred in the small screen remake of "Jackson County Jail" titled "Outside Chance" (CBS)
Appeared in "The Black Hole"
Last feature film (to date) "Mystique"
Co-produced, provided story for and starred in the CBS movie "Obsessive Love"
Appeared in the NBC movie "The Fifth Missile"
Co-starred in "Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception" (NBC)
Last TV role (to date) a supporting part in the NBC miniseries "Jackie Collins' Lady Boss"