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Beverly Adams
Beverly Adams
Beverly Adams in trailer for How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)
Born (1945-11-07) November 7, 1945 (age 74)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Other namesBeverly Sassoon
OccupationActress, author
Years active1963–1999
Vidal Sassoon
(m. 1966; div. 1980)
Children4, including Catya Sassoon

Beverly Adams Sassoon (born November 7, 1945) is a Canadian-American actress and author.

Early life and career

Beverly Adams was born in Edmonton, Alberta to a Canadian mother and a U.S. Army Air Force father (who once played minor league baseball) who was stationed at the Edmonton HQ on the Northwest Staging Route during World War II.[]

Adams, raised Roman Catholic, moved with her family to Burbank, California after the war where, as a teen, she competed in and won beauty contests before becoming an actress.[1][2]

During her career, Adams appeared in various guest roles in television series of the 1960s. She also appeared in several films, most notably as the klutzy, redheaded Cassandra in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini and the recurring role of Lovey Kravezit in the Matt Helm movies starring Dean Martin.[]

She met hairstylist Vidal Sassoon in 1966, when she was sent to his London salon while she was filming Torture Garden. They married within a year, and Adams retired from acting, after fulfilling a commitment to appear in Hammerhead, to raise the couple's children.[]

During her retirement from acting, Adams (going by her married name of Beverly Sassoon) published several books and served as a spokeswoman for Vidal Sassoon, Inc. In 1980, the couple divorced and Adams returned to acting. She launched her own line of pet care products, Beverly Sassoon Pet Care System.[3]

They had four children:[4] daughter Catya (1968-2002), an actress who died from a drug-induced heart attack; son Elan BenVidal (b. January 17, 1970);[5][6] son David (b. ca. 1972);[7] and daughter Eden Sassoon (born ca. 1973).[7]


Year Title Role Notes
1963 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Gloria Episode: "Wally's Pen Pal"
1964 Channing The 1st Coed Episode: "My Son, the All-American"
1964 Dr. Kildare Various roles 2 episodes
1964 The New Interns Lisa Uncredited
1964 Roustabout Cora Uncredited
1964-1965 Burke's Law Various roles 3 episodes
1965 Girl Happy Girl #2 Uncredited
1965 Bewitched Dora "D. D." Danger O'Riley Episode: "George the Warlock"
1965 How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Cassandra
1965 Gidget Treasure Episode: "In God, and Nobody Else, We Trust"
1965 Winter A-Go-Go Jo Ann Wallace
1965 Camp Runamuck Pretty woman Episode: "The New Swimming Pool"
1966 The Silencers Lovey Kravezit
1966 Birds Do It Claudine Wald
1966 Se Tutte le Donne del Mondo Karin Alternative title: If All the Women in the World
1966 Murderers' Row Lovey Kravezit
1967 Devil's Angels Lynn
1967 The Ambushers Lovey Kravezit
1967 Torture Garden Carla Hayes
1968 Hammerhead Ivory
1980 Quincy, M.E. Dr. Jerri McCracken Episode: "New Blood"
1982 CHiPs Episode: "Head Over Heels"
1992 Silk Stalkings Anna Alexis Episode: "Baser Instincts"
1996 Mind Games Board Member #1
1996 The Guilt Vivian Cornell Episode: "Dean's Office"
1997-1999 Profiler Various roles 2 episodes

Awards nominations

Year Award Category Result
1967 Laurel Awards Female New Face Nominated


  1. ^ Barbara Wilkins, People: "He's Hung Up His Scissors, but Vidal and Beverly Sassoon Are on Beauty's Cutting Edge",, March 29, 1976.
  2. ^ "Beverly Adams". Archived from the original on February 12, 2010. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Lisanti, Tom; O'Neill, Eileen; Paul, Louis (2002). Film Fatales: Women in Espionage Films and Television, 1962-1973. McFarland. p. 36. ISBN 0-7864-1194-5.
  4. ^ "Slowing Down Not My Style". thisisbath. September 4, 2010. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "Mary Marshall Engaged to Wed W.E. O'Connell; Son to Mrs. Vidal Sassoon". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ Bowers, Katherine. "Sassoon's Heir Apparent". W. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ a b Taylor, Angela (November 13, 1976). "New Sassoon Style Is Over the Counter". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013.

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