Stevenson, Venetia

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Name
Stevenson, Venetia Gender: F
Joanna Venetia Invicta Stevenson
born on 10 March 1938 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 19°24' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 06°03 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 19°38'



Venetia Stevenson (pictured in "Silver Screen" magazine, 1956)

Biography

British film and television actress from a noted family, known for her beauty, she was labelled "the most photogenic girl in the world." In 1958 she became the face on Sweetheart Stout cans and bottles; the brand marked the 50th anniversary of using her image in 2008.

Venetia was the daughter of film director Robert Stevenson and actress Anna Lee. The family moved to Hollywood within a year of her birth after her father signed a contract with film producer David O. Selznick. When her parents divorced in 1944, she stayed with her father and new stepmother, Frances. After an education in exclusive Californian private schools, her theatrical debut was with her mother in Liliom in April 1955.

A one-time Miss Los Angeles Press Club, Stevenson was placed on contract by RKO Pictures in November 1956. She had primary roles in the films Day of the Outlaw (1959) and Studs Lonigan (1960). From 1957 to 1960 Stevenson appeared on television in episodes of various series.

At age 17 Stevenson married MGM actor-dancer Russ Tamblyn on Valentine's Day, 1956, shortly after her half-brother, actor Jeffrey Byron, was born to her mother. Stevenson and Tamblyn divorced in April 1957, but the two remained friends. Stevenson had a year-long affair with actor Audie Murphy, which began when they co-starred in Seven Ways from Sundown in 1960.

Stevenson remarried, to Don Everly, in 1962 and retired from acting and modelling. She had often complained about how much she hated acting. The couple had two daughters, Stacy and Erin Everly, both models/actresses, and a son, Edan Everly, a musician. She divorced Don Everly in 1970 and never remarried. Erin, the ex-wife of rocker Axl Rose, was the inspiration for several Guns N' Roses songs, including "Sweet Child o' Mine", where she also appeared in the video.

Stevenson died from Parkinson’s disease on 26 September 2022 at age 84 at a health care facility in Atlanta, Georgia.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • friend relationship with Hunter, Tab (born 11 July 1931)
  • lover relationship with Murphy, Audie (born 20 June 1924). Notes: Year-long affair, 1960
  • spouse relationship with Everly, Don (born 1 February 1937). Notes: Married 1962-1970, three children
  • spouse relationship with Tamblyn, Russ (born 30 December 1934). Notes: Married 1956-1957, remained friends

Events

  • Family : Parents divorced 1944
  • Death by Disease 26 September 2022 (Parkinson’s, age 84)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes news report, "Miss Anna Lee Has a Daughter," Evening Standard (London, England), 10 March 1938, page 1: "Lee... gave birth to a daughter in a London nursing home this afternoon."

A mid-afternoon birth time of 3 PM is speculative.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Parkinson's (Terminal)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Family : Childhood : Parents divorced
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (First marriage)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Parkinson’s)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Beauty Queen/ King (Miss Los Angeles Press Club)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Model
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film and TV, also stage)