, actress, was born July 10, 1946, in Davenport, Iowa, in the United States.
This blonde ingenue made a rocky transition to leading lady. Lyon won the controversial role of Dolores Haze, the sexually charged adolescent and the object of an older man's obsessions in Stanley Kubrick's Lolita (1962). From the Vladimir Nabokov novel of the same name, Kubrick's Lolita, although a toned-down version of the story, was nonetheless one of the most notorious films of its day and Lyon rode to fame on its coattails.
She played a similar role in John Huston's Night of the Iguana (1964), competing for the affections of Richard Burton's defrocked alcoholic preacher against the likes of Deborah Kerr and Ava Gardner, and she played an innocent in John Ford's last film, Seven Women (1965). She continued to work in films and television throughout the 1960s and 70s.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
Sue Lyon Facts
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