Mamie Van Doren

Born Feb 6, 1931

Mamie Van Doren, born Joan Lucille Olander, is an American actress, model, singer and sex symbol that is known for being one of the first actresses to imitate or "clone" the look of Marilyn Monroe. Van Doren is perhaps best remembered for bringing the rock 'n' roll-style of music alive in the B-musical Untamed Youth (1957), and for many other films of this exotic nature.… Read More

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1931 Birth Born on February 6, 1931.


1946 15 Years Old In early 1946, Van Doren began working as an usher at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. … Read More
1949 18 Years Old In the summer of 1949, at age 18, she won the titles "Miss Eight Ball" and "Miss Palm Springs." … Read More
1950 19 Years Old Van Doren has been married five times. Her first marriage was to sportswear manufacturer Jack Newman whom she married and divorced in 1950.


1951 20 Years Old The following year, 1951, she posed for famous pin-up girl artist Alberto Vargas, the painter of the glamorous "Vargas Girls." … Read More
1953 22 Years Old On January 20, 1953, Van Doren signed a contract with Universal Studios. … Read More
1955 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1955, she had a supporting role in the musical Ain't Misbehavin' and starred in the crime-drama, Running Wild. … Read More
1956 25 Years Old In 1956, Van Doren appeared opposite a young and unknown (at the time) Clint Eastwood in the Western, Star in the Dust. … Read More
1959 28 Years Old After Universal Studios chose not to renew her contract in 1959, Van Doren was now a free agent and had to struggle to find work. … Read More


1961 30 Years Old Following the completion of the 1961 Argentine film The Blonde from Buenos Aires, Van Doren took time off from her career. … Read More
1964 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1964, Tommy Noonan convinced Van Doren to appear in 3 Nuts in Search of a Bolt. … Read More
1967 36 Years Old In 1967, she appeared in You've Got to Be Smart, and starred in another sci-fi film, Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968), the following year, directed by Peter Bogdanovich. … Read More


1971 40 Years Old In 1971, Van Doren had a supporting role in The Arizona Kid. … Read More
1972 41 Years Old Her fourth marriage was to businessman Ross McClintock in 1972. They met while working on President Nixon's reelection campaign; the marriage was annulled in 1973. … Read More
1980 49 Years Old In 1980, Van Doren was referenced in the controversial Canadian Top 20 hit "High School Confidential" by the popular 1980s Canadian new wave band Rough Trade. … Read More


1987 56 Years Old Van Doren released her autobiography, Playing the Field, in 1987 which brought much new attention and proved to be her biggest media splash in over 25 years. … Read More
1990 59 Years Old One of her rock 'n' roll films, Untamed Youth, was later featured in the 1990 Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode "Untamed Youth". … Read More


2002 71 Years Old To this date Van Doren's last film appearance was a cameo role in Slackers in 2002. … Read More
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