Edy Williams

Edwina Beth Williams (born July 9, 1942) is an American television and film actress. She is sometimes credited as Edie Williams or Edythe Williams.

Early years

Born in Utah and raised in Oregon and Southern California, Williams began her career as a model and beauty pageant contestant. After winning several local pageants, Williams was signed as a contract player by 20th Century Fox.


Throughout the 1960s, Williams appeared in several television series and film including roles in The Beverly Hillbillies, Batman, Adam-12, Lost in Space, The Naked Kiss, and the Sonny & Cher film, Good Times.

In 1970, she appeared as Ashley St. Ives in Russ Meyer's first mainstream film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, followed by his second mainstream film The Seven Minutes (1971). Meyers and Williams married in 1970, shortly after the release of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.

In March 1973, she was photographed for Playboy in a full color photo spread by then-husband Russ Meyer.

After her divorce from Meyer in 1977, Williams continued acting, mainly appearing in films, many of which involved nudity.

In 1982, she appeared on an episode of The People's Court as a defendant in a case titled "The Star Who Wouldn't Pay". Williams was sued for payment for publicity work the plaintiff had done for her. She counter-sued for half of the retainer she'd paid him.

After her appearance on The People's Court, Williams was sporadically active in films during the 1980s and early 1990s.

Later years

Since the 1990s, Williams has traditionally appeared at both the Academy Awards and the Cannes Film Festival in revealing and flamboyant outfits.


Year Title Role Other notes
1962 The Twilight Zone Chorus Girl TV, 1 episode, Uncredited
I'm Dickens, He's Fenster TV, 1 episode
1963 For Love or Money Edy Uncredited
1964 Man's Favorite Sport? Second Girl Uncredited
Kraft Suspense Theatre Enes TV, 1 episode
The Brass Bottle Slave Girl Uncredited
A House Is Not a Home Call Girl
The Naked Kiss Hatrack Alternative title: The Iron Kiss
Burke's Law Doreen TV, 1 episode
1965 Harlow Mail Room Girl Uncredited
The Beverly Hillbillies Girl TV, 1 episode
1966 Run for Your Life Watusi Dancer TV, 1 episode
The Beverly Hillbillies Edy TV, 1 episode
1966 Paradise, Hawaiian Style Brunette girl Uncredited
Nevada Smith Saloon Girl Uncredited
The Pad and How to Use It Lavinia
Batman Rae TV, 3 episodes
1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. U.N.C.L.E. Technician TV, 1 episode
Good Times Mordicus' Girl Alternative title: Sonny & Chér in Good Times
Lost in Space Non TV, 1 episode
1968 I Sailed to Tahiti with an All Girl Crew Marilyn
The Secret Life of an American Wife Susie Steinberg
The Money Jungle
1969 Where It's At Phyllis Horrigan
1970 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Ashley St. Ives
1971 The Seven Minutes Faye Osborn
1973 Adam-12 Tammy Warren TV, 1 episode
1975 Scandal in the Family Rosa Alternative titles: Sins Within the Family & Peccati in famiglia
Dr. Minx Dr. Carol Evans
1977 The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington Professor Simmons
1980 Willie and Phil Ashley Alternative title: Paul Mazurksy's Willie & Phil
1983 Lady Lust Cathy
Chained Heat Paula
1984 Hollywood Hot Tubs Desiree
Growing Pains Mrs. Slatt Alternative title: Bad Manners
1985 Hellhole Vera Alternative title: Hell Hole
1987 Dirty Laundry Poodle Lady
Mankillers Sgt. Roberts Alternative title: 12 Wild Women
Sledge Hammer! Dream Girl TV, 1 episode
1988 Nudity Required Isabella Alternative title: Young Starlet
The American Scream Stripper
Rented Lips Heather Darling
1989 Dr. Alien Buckmeister Alternative titles: I Was a Teenage Sex Maniac & I Was a Teenage Sex Mutant
Jake Spanner, Private Eye Sun Haven lady Television movie
1991 Bad Girls from Mars Emanuelle
1995 Snatch Masters 6


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