B-Movie Actress Yvette Vickers' Body Discovered in L.A. Home After Several Months
The mummified state of the "Attack of the 50-Foot Woman" co-star's body suggests she has been dead for nearly a year, police say.
Yvette Vickers, a B-movie actress whose credits include Attack of the 50-Foot Woman and Attack of the Giant Leeches, was found dead last week at her home in L.A.'s Benedict Canyon area. She was 82.
Based on the mummified state of her body, police believe that she could have been dead for nearly a year, the Los Angeles Times reported. Police don't suspect foul play, but the Los Angeles county coroner's office will determine the official cause of death.
Her body was discovered by a neighbor, who had gone to check on Vickers after noticing old letters and spiderwebs in her mailbox. The neighbor said Vickers was unrecognizable when she found her.
Vickers was born Yvette Vedder in Kansas City, Mo. She got her big break in the 1950s when she was cast as the "White Rain Girl" in commercials.
She made her film debut in 1957's Short Cut to Hell, James Cagney's directorial debut, and was named Playboy's playmate of the month in July 1959.
Her other credits include the 1963 Paul Newman movie Hud and 1971's What's the Matter With Helen? with Debbie Reynolds, Shelley Winters and Dennis Weaver.
Vicker's last acting credit was 1990's straight-to-DVD movie Evil Spirits.