Julie Adams Dies at 92: Starred in Creature from the Black Lagoon

Julie Adams, best known as the damsel in distress in 1954 classic horror film, The Creature From the Black Lagoon, has died at 92.

Adams had co-starred with many Hollywood Film and TV legends for more than 60 years. Universal Studios once insured her legs as a publicity stunt.

“……the most perfectly symmetrical [legs] in the world”

Universal Studios
(Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

When offered the role in Creature From the Black Lagoon, Adams was hesitant. She considered the role as a step down from the leading lady spotlight of which she was accustomed.

“I thought, ‘The creature from what? What is this?'” ……..because I had been working with some major stars and so on. But I read it and said, ‘If I turn it down, I won’t get paid and I’ll be on suspension.’ And then I thought, ‘What the hay! It might be fun.’ And of course, indeed it was. It was a great pleasure to do the picture.”

Julie Adams


source: Hollywood Reporter

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