Celebrating The Living Legend Mamie Van Doren! This Icon Sex Kitten 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!

With eh tragic news about the death of Raquel Welch, I wanted to remind everyone that we have a living legend who is still very active on social media and deserves respect while she is with us!

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!


And she shares hilariously bawdy photos and comments on Twitter as well!

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

Sadly, we lost this icon recently…Raquel Welch was one of Hollywood’s greatest “sex kittens” as well, but also has a number of GREAT films!

Click here to see an appreciation of her career:

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:

If you like these stories, and don’t want to miss any of my “2020 Sex Kitten Countdown”, then go to my website’s front page and sign on to follow me – there are NO ads at all, just lots of stories to come about the wild world of exploitation and cult films!

Click here and see the “follow” button on the upper right!


Bravo to Mamie Van Doren on being a Hollywood Icon!

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8 replies

  1. Mamie is still a legend. Guys from my generation still enjoy this busty beauty to this day in no matter what movie she shined in. She knew what her male audience wanted to see and went out of her way to give them what they wanted. You can’t beat a starlet like her.

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  2. Holy cow! I had no idea she was still alive! Great post. Sexy!

    “That’s the Marilyn Monroe section that’s Mamie Van Doren… I don’t see Jayne Mansfield, she must have the night off or something” ~ Vincent Vega in Pulp Ficton

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  3. I love Mamie. I follow her on Twitter, and she still looks fabulous. She is witty and funny too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. I follow her on Twitter, and have been friends with her on Facebook for years, we have exchanged messages before on there. She will always be the eternal pinup girl!

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