Pretty, appealing and energetic blonde actress Jennifer Billingsley was born in Honolulu in 1940. An army brat who grew up all over the world, she graduated with honors from Fort Smith Senior High School in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Her initial claim to fame was her striking resemblance to Brigitte Bardot. She garnered plenty of favorable critical notices for her lively performance in the hit Broadway musical, “Carnival”. She made her film debut as James Caan’s wild teenage moll girlfriend in the harrowing thriller, Lady in a Cage (1964). Billingsley had a recurring part on the popular daytime soap opera, General Hospital (1963).
She then appeared in a handful of hugely entertaining low-budget drive-in features throughout the 1970s: a scruffy motorcycle mama in the biker romp, C.C. & Company (1970); a sexy hippie hitchhiker in the sleazy Brute Corps (1971); a brash young lass in the Vietnam vets exploitation flick, Welcome Home, Soldier Boys (1971); a sassy Southerner in the immensely enjoyable Burt Reynolds vehicle, White Lightning (1973); an American tourist who runs afoul of an evil cult in the Filipino horror dud, The Thirsty Dead (1974); and another more bitter motorcycle mama in the fine Hollywood Man (1976). On television, she had guest spots on are Naked City (1958), Gunsmoke (1955), Route 66 (1960), Dr. Kildare (1961), Wagon Train (1957), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964), Mannix (1967), Hawaii Five-O (1968), Police Story (1973), Alice (1976), Baretta (1975) and The Amazing Spider-Man (1977).