Laurie Mitchell, Villainess in 'Queen of Outer Space,' Dies at 90


Laurie Mitchell, who portrayed the villainess who faces off in opposition to Zsa Zsa Gabor on the planet Venus within the campy 1958 sci-fi basic Queen of Outer Space, has died. She was 90.

Mitchell died Thursday of pure causes at a long-term care facility in Perris, California, writer and horror/sci-fi film aficionado Tom Weaver reported.

In Allied Artists Pictures' low-budget Queen of Outer Space, based mostly on an thought from two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter Ben Hecht, 4 males from Earth on the way in which to an area station crash on Venus within the 12 months 1985, when the "age of house journey begins."

The crew are captured by armed, mini-skirted girls who're led by a man-hating queen (Mitchell) whose face is hidden by a glittery masks. Queen Yllana is out to destroy the Earth, however the house vacationers, aided by the Venusian scientist Talleah (Gabor), purpose to thwart her evil plan.

The position made Mitchell a fan favourite at movie festivals and autograph reveals for the remainder of her life.

The actress appeared in two different low-budget movies in 1958, Attack of the Puppet People and Missile to the Moon, then labored alongside Marilyn Monroe as a member of Sweet Sue's band in Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot (1959), which, she informed Weaver, was "essentially the most thrilling expertise of my present enterprise profession."

Mitchell, whose delivery identify was Mickey Koren, was raised in New York City. She and her household moved to California when she was an adolescent, and she or he studied performing with Ben Bard.

In 1954, she made her film debut when she appeared as one of many two hookers flanking Kirk Douglas close to the start of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and appeared on TV for the primary time in an installment of Ford Television Theatre.

Mitchell additionally confirmed up in movies together with Calypso Joe (1957) and That Touch of Mink (1962) and on TV in Adventures of Superman, 77 Sunset Strip, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Hawaiian Eye, Perry Mason, Rawhide, Bonanza, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Addams Family and The Virginian.

Survivors embody her husband, Ron; a son and daughter from her first marriage; two stepsons; and 5 grandchildren. A memorial service is ready for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries at Forest Lawn.

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