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Hollywood actress Stella Stevens has sadly died aged 84, her son has confirmed.
The actress appeared in films including The Nutty Professor, The Poseidon Adventure and also starred alongside Elvis Presley in Girls! Girls! Girls!
She had a long career and landed most of her film and TV appearance in the '60s and '70s, though she still took part in a handful of roles in the '90s.
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Her passing was confirmed to Deadline by her son Andrew Stevens and her friend John O'Brien.
Her heartbroken son Andrew shared the tragic news as fans continue to flood social media with touching tributes.
One fan tweeted: "Sorry to hear about the passing of Stella Stevens – she was a true comedic talent when she had a decent script."
While another added: "She was such a wonderful, underrated actress – game and touchingly silly in The Nutty Professor.
"Sweet and subtly sad in Minnelli’s Courtship of Eddie’s Father, guarded and hauntingly needy in Cassavetes’ neglected Too Late Blues. RIP Stella Stevens."
While a third penned: "RIP Stella Stevens. She dazzled me in The Nutty Professor."
"RIP Stella Stevens. My first memory of her is as the sexy, courageous, wisecracking Linda in The Poseidon adventure," another shared.
In January 1960, the stunning American actress became Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month and was also featured in Playboy pictorials in 1965 and 1968.
She was also featured in Playboy's 100 Sexiest Stars of the 20th Century, appearing at number 27.
During the 1960s, she was one of the most photographed women in the world.
Her son revealed that she had been battling Alzheimer's disease before she passed.
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