Susan Hart (born June 2, 1941) is an American actress, and the widow of American International Pictures (AIP) co-founder James H. Nicholson.

Susan Hart
Susan Neidhart

(1941-06-02) June 2, 1941 (age 80)
Other namesSusan Nicholson-Hofheinz
Years active1961–1971
EmployerAmerican International Pictures
Known forActress in AIP films
Notable work
(m. 1964; died 1972)
Roy M. Hofheinz Jr.
(m. 1981)

Early yearsEdit

Before she became an actress, Hart worked for a telephone company in Palm Springs, managed a dress shop in California, and sold clothes in Hawaii.[1]


She is best known for her appearances in four popular AIP films of the 1960s, The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, Pajama Party, and the Vincent Price vehicles Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine and City Under the Sea, and two non-AIP movies, For Those Who Think Young and Ride the Wild Surf.[citation needed]

In 2003, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to her.[2]

Movies ownershipEdit

Hart now owns the rights to 11 movies made by her late husband's company: It Conquered the World (1956) and its 1966 remake Zontar, The Thing from Venus, Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957) and its 1965 remake The Eye Creatures, I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957), I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957), The Amazing Colossal Man (1957), Terror from the Year 5000 (1958), Apache Woman (1955), The Oklahoma Woman (1956) and Naked Paradise (1957).[3]


In 1963 Hart appeared as a guest star on The Virginian in the episode "Echo of Another Day."[citation needed] In 1968, she also appeared as Rhoda in Season 4 of The Wild Wild West, in the Episode "The Night of the Fugitives" (The Wild Wild West, The Complete Series, DVD Set, CBS, 2016).


  1. ^ Weaver, Tom (2003). Double Feature Creature Attack: A Monster Merger of Two More Volumes of Classic Interviews. McFarland. pp. 128–129. ISBN 978-0-7864-8215-3. Retrieved March 24, 2020.
  2. ^ "Palm Springs Walk of Stars: List by Date Dedicated" (PDF). p. 10. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 13, 2012. Retrieved April 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "Susan Hart's little corner of Halloween". Wenatcheeworld.

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