Beverly Adams Sassoon (born November 7, 1945 is a Canadian-American actress and author.
Beverly Adams in trailer for "How to Stuff a Wild Bikini" (1965)
|Other names||Beverly Sassoon|
(m. 1966; div. 1980)
|Children||4, including Catya Sassoon|
Early life and careerEdit
Beverly Adams was born in Edmonton, Alberta to a Canadian mother and a U.S. Army Air Force father (who once played minor league baseball) who was stationed at the Edmonton HQ on the Northwest Staging Route during World War II.
During her career, Adams appeared in various guest roles in television series of the 1960s. She also appeared in several films, most notably as the klutzy, redheaded Cassandra in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini and the recurring role of Lovey Kravezit in the Matt Helm movies starring Dean Martin.
She met hairstylist Vidal Sassoon in 1966, when she was sent to his London salon while she was filming Torture Garden. They married within a year, and Adams retired from acting, after fulfilling a commitment to appear in Hammerhead, to raise the couple's children.
During her retirement from acting, Adams (going by her married name of Beverly Sassoon) published several books and served as a spokeswoman for Vidal Sassoon, Inc. In 1980, the couple divorced and Adams returned to acting. She launched her own line of pet care products, Beverly Sassoon Pet Care System.
They had four children: daughter Catya (1968–2002), an actress who died from a drug-induced heart attack; son Elan BenVidal (b. January 17, 1970); son David (b. ca. 1972); and daughter Eden Sassoon (born ca. 1973).
|1963||The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet||Gloria||Episode: "Wally's Pen Pal"|
|1964||Channing||The 1st Coed||Episode: "My Son, the All-American"|
|1964||Dr. Kildare||Various roles||2 episodes|
|1964||The New Interns||Lisa||Uncredited|
|1964–1965||Burke's Law||Various roles||3 episodes|
|1965||Girl Happy||Girl #2||Uncredited|
|1965||Bewitched||Dora "D. D." Danger O'Riley||Episode: "George the Warlock"|
|1965||How to Stuff a Wild Bikini||Cassandra|
|1965||Gidget||Treasure||Episode: "In God, and Nobody Else, We Trust"|
|1965||Winter A-Go-Go||Jo Ann Wallace|
|1965||Camp Runamuck||Pretty woman||Episode: "The New Swimming Pool"|
|1966||The Silencers||Lovey Kravezit|
|1966||Birds Do It||Claudine Wald|
|1966||Se Tutte le Donne del Mondo||Karin||Alternative title: If All the Women in the World|
|1966||Murderers' Row||Lovey Kravezit|
|1967||The Ambushers||Lovey Kravezit|
|1967||Torture Garden||Carla Hayes|
|1980||Quincy, M.E.||Dr. Jerri McCracken||Episode: "New Blood"|
|1982||CHiPs||Episode: "Head Over Heels"|
|1992||Silk Stalkings||Anna Alexis||Episode: "Baser Instincts"|
|1996||Mind Games||Board Member #1|
|1996||The Guilt||Vivian Cornell||Episode: "Dean's Office"|
|1997–1999||Profiler||Various roles||2 episodes|
|1967||Laurel Awards||Female New Face||Nominated|
- Barbara Wilkins, People: "He's Hung Up His Scissors, but Vidal and Beverly Sassoon Are on Beauty's Cutting Edge", people.com, March 29, 1976.
- "Beverly Adams". northernstars.ca. Archived from the original on February 12, 2010. Retrieved 2008-11-27.
- Lisanti, Tom; O'Neill, Eileen; Paul, Louis (2002). Film Fatales: Women in Espionage Films and Television, 1962-1973. McFarland. p. 36. ISBN 0-7864-1194-5.
- "Slowing Down Not My Style". thisisbath. September 4, 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2012.
- "Mary Marshall Engaged to Wed W.E. O'Connell; Son to Mrs. Vidal Sassoon". The New York Times. Retrieved January 2, 2013.
- Bowers, Katherine. "Sassoon's Heir Apparent". W. Retrieved May 11, 2012.
- Taylor, Angela (November 13, 1976). "New Sassoon Style Is Over the Counter". The New York Times. Retrieved January 2, 2013.