- Sue Lyon
name = Sue Lyon
imagesize = 300px
caption = Lyon in "Lolita"
birthname = Suellyn Lyon
birthdate = birth date and age|1946|7|10
yearsactive = 1960 - 1980
spouse = Hampton Fancher (1963-1965)
Roland Harrison (1971-1972)
Cotton Adamson (1973-1974)
Edward Weathers (1983-1984)
Richard Rudman (1985-2002)
goldenglobeawards = Most Promising Newcomer - Female
Sue Lyon was fourteen years old when she was cast in the role of Dolores "Lolita" Haze, the sexually charged adolescent and the object of an older man's obsessions in
Stanley Kubrick's 1962 film, "Lolita". She was chosen for the role partly because her curvy figure suggested an older adolescent. Based on the Vladimir Nabokovnovel of the same name, Kubrick's "Lolita", though a toned-down version of the book (Lolita is twelve in the novel), [Vladimir Nabokov, "The Annotated Lolita", Vintage Books, 1991, pp. 45, 46. ISBN 978-0679727293.] was nonetheless one of the most controversial films of its day. She was sixteen when the film premiered in September 1962. Lyon became an instant celebrity and won a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female. When released, "Lolita" was Rated BBFC X by the British Board of Film Censors, meaning no one under sixteen years of age was permitted in theaters. [ [http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1012611-lolita/about.php ROTTEN TOMATOES: Movies – Top Movies, Trailers, Tickets & Showtimes ] ]
At seventeen in 1963, Lyon was again cast as a seductive teen in
John Huston's "The Night of the Iguana" (1964), competing for the affections of Richard Burton's defrocked alcoholic preacher against the likes of Deborah Kerrand Ava Gardner. Again, controversy surrounded her because of a provocative scene in the film in which Lyon is shown emerging from the water. In 1965, she played a mission worker in China in director John Ford's last feature film, " 7 Women". Lyon played the female lead in the 1967 comedy " The Flim-Flam Man" and had a supporting role in 1967's " Tony Rome" which starred Frank Sinatra. She played the wife of daredevil Evel Knievelin the 1971 film "Evel Knievel". [ [http://www.onesheetindex.com/movie_posters/action/evel_knievel_6306.html Evel Knievel : Press Kit, Cast, Crew, Synopsis, Movie Posters ] ]
Sue Lyon's stardom deteriorated rapidly and by the 1970s she was relegated to mainly secondary roles but continued to work in film and television until 1980.
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