Celebrating The Iconic Sex Kitten Mamie Van Doren! This Legend Is Still Going Strong!

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“I don’t even want to say double-D, because they’re even bigger than that.”

And with that quote, an Icon is born!

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Time To Celebrate One Of Hollywood’s Most Iconic Sex Kittens!

Mamie Van Doren is a Hollywood Icon – one of the town’s most legendary entertainers, and here’s why!

Mamie was one of Hollywood’s earliest sex symbols, and she’s never given up the title. 50+ years later she still makes headlines and is one of the most refreshingly honest and entertaining Sex Kittens of all time!

Time to look at this legendary Sex Kitten’s incredible career!

She was born in North Dakota in 1931, and was appearing in films by the time she was twenty years old!

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“Untamed” Mamie Van Doren!

Van Doren has been in a number of classic cult movies, and is perhaps best remembered for bringing the rock ‘n’ roll-style of music alive in the B-musical “Untamed Youth” (1957)!

Here is the classic trailer – and tell me they didn’t know what they were selling when they used the word “throbbing!”

Some of Van Doren’s more noteworthy movies include “Teacher’s Pet”, “Born Reckless”, “High School Confidential” and “The Beat Generation”!

Van Doren was also in Playboy in those early years:

But Van Doren was just as well known for her provocative roles, in a classic series of “sex kitten” performances that made her every man’s fantasy.

This was a time when films would “suggest” far more than they could show – and Mamie was more than willing to show!

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“Girls Who Grow Up Too Fast!”

Yes, that is the provocative headline in the trailer for “Girls Town” from 1959, which provoked censors with a shower scene where audiences could see Van Doren’s naked back! Here is the trailer:

As you can see, Mamie has a fresh, uninhibited approach to her career, right at a time when cinema was getting friskier, with Van Doren leading the charge!


“Sex Kittens Go to College!”

Look at the words on that poster! This 1960 film cemented Van Doren’s reputation as a “girl gone wild!”


“Fun With The Student Body!”

This was a time when Hollywood was trying to “spice up” the movies without running afoul of stringent censorship laws…and a beautiful, aggressive woman was just the ticket…

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The Sex Kitten Years!

Van Doren used her popularity to branch out into other areas as well, including being one of the most popular pin-up models of the 60’s:

As the sexual revolution raged at the end of the 60’s, actresses like Van Doren took full advantage by appearing in a number of men’s magazines…

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She posed twice for Playboy in 1963 to promote her movie “3 Nuts in Search of a Bolt”, and became a legend with this quote:

“I don’t even want to say double-D, because they’re even bigger than that.”

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Read Her Version Of Events!

This iconic sex symbol has survived Hollywood and released her autobiography, “Playing the Field” in 1987.

Mamie Van Doren Screen Legend Mamie Van Doren launches Mamietage Wine held at Eleven Restaurant - Arrivals West Hollywood, California - 14.11.07 Credit: (Mandatory): Dimitri Halkidis / WENN

Van Doren is just as provocative today!  She’s very active on Facebook and Twitter, and her husband Thomas maintains her website where various merchandise and movies are available – so “follow” her here!


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Of course, Van Doren is not Hollywood’s ONLY sex kitten to have a long and commercially successful career:

Yes, Raquel Welch was one of Hollywood’s greatest “sex kittens” as well, but also has a number of GREAT films!

Click here to see more great photos and film clips of Raquel:

Hollywood’s past is filled with legendary sex kittens who were empowered women – starring in great films and fearless in their movie choices:

Monique Devereaux was a huge Actress / Model in the 60’s – you can see all of her career highlights here:

Here’s another Devereaux who was also popular in the 60’s:

Shawn Devereaux appeared in a number of “nudie cuties” in the 60’s, and was a hugely popular pin-up Model as well…see her credits here:

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Bravo to Mamie Van Doren on being a Hollywood Icon!

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4 replies

  1. What a great subject for an article. Mamie VanDoren was often the most underrated female hot body of movies. I don’t believe i ever disliked any movie she starred in. She could push out a sweater or blouse to the limit. i believe i own every movie that has ever been released on dvd and vhs! What a crime it was when the producers and directors started snubbing her and especially her beauty. I hope this hot honey has a star on the walk of fame because she rightfully deserves one!


  2. As a kid in the late 60s-early 70s, I saw “Sex Kittens Go To College” on daytime TV(!) under the title “Beauty And The Robot”…it was missing the ‘square-up’ final reel dance footage…

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  3. Mamie aged so well. The last photo shows her looking as sexy as ever! Great to know she is still strutting her stuff online.
    Best wishes, Pete.


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