It is rare that an actress can successfully transcend the entertainment gamut from Motion Picture Star, Television Star, Broadway Star, Recording Artist, to the concert stage and then on to develop a successful cosmetic empire. In a career that has spanned over 30 years, Connie Stevens has gained worldwide popularity and recognition as a multi-talented performer, producer, and most recently, as a major force in the business arena, all the while managing to remain a timeless classic beauty. Ever youthful, dynamic, vivacious, versatile and savvy are the words used to describe the actress who has truly earned the title of a "Woman for all Seasons."
Her international reputation has made its mark in show business history, having performed for 4 U.S. Presidents at the White House and the Kennedy Center, and her dedication overseas for the U.S. Military in Vietnam and the Persian Gulf as one of Veterans Across America's all time favorites. Connie continues to headline in Las Vegas and continues to perform in live concerts in Atlantic City, New York, Los Angeles, and every other major concert venue worldwide.
Her musical artistry began when she first sang in a group called The Three Debs at age 16. She then went on to record as a solo artist on the Warner Brothers label. Connie was the first artist signed on the newly formed Warner Brothers Records. She recorded two mega-hits in the early sixties, "Kookie Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)", a duet with Ed, "Kookie" Burns, on of the stars of the TV series "77 Sunset Strip", and the number one record in the country in 1961, "Sixteen Reasons".
Connie recently recorded a beautiful Christmas Album, "Tradition"... A Family at Christmas, with her daughters, Joely and Tricia Leigh Fisher, artists in their own right. Joely Fisher, co-star of the popular "Ellen" television series for ABC and the new star of the recently released "Inspector Gadget" (co-staring Matthew Broderick), and Tricia Leigh Fisher, whom you have seen as Heidi Fleiss for CBS or Monica Lewinsky in "Starr Struck".
Every Star has an original claim to fame, and though she has since become familiar to millions, it was her endearing and classic role as "Cricket Blake" in the hit series "Hawaiian Eye" that made Connie Stevens a household name. Becoming one of America's teen idols of the 60's and one of the most popular role models for teenage girls across the globe. Connie, to this day, is amazed at the international craze that her character and image created making her a recognizable smile around the world.
Connie's career as an actress began with roles in films like "Eighteen and Anxious", starring Jim Backus; "Young and Dangerous", "Party Crashers" and introduced by Jerry Lewis in Frank Tashlin's Paramount musical film "Rock-a-Bye Baby". Eventually these roles led to "Cricket Blake" in the TV series "Hawaiian Eye", which ran on ABC for four years.
In the early 1960's, Connie appeared with heartthrob Troy Donahue in a series of films which include "Parish" and "Palm Springs Weekend". Connie later appeared in "Two on a Guillotine", "The Grissom Gang" and "Never Too Late". She then returned to the 1950's with a role in "Grease 2" starring Maxwell Caulfield and Michelle Pfieffer. Some of Connie's other films include "Back to the Beach", with Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon, and "Tapeheads", starring Tim Robins and John Cusack. Most recently, she was in "James Dean Race with Destiny" and soon to be released "Mickey Stern".