Sue Lyon Bio, Age, Mother, Spouse, Net Worth, Acting, Donovan, Movies

Sue Lyon Biography

Sue Lyon is a former American actress best known for her performance in the 1962 film’ Lolita’ for which she was awarded a Golden Globe Award. She is also known in the drama series ‘ Love, American Style,” The Virginian,” Police Story’ and’ Fantasy Island’ for her guest roles. Born to her parents as the last of five children, she was raised by her mother after the death of her father when she was only ten months old. She has attended Los Angeles City College and Santa Monica City College.

Sue Lyon Age

Sue is 73 years old as of 2019. She was born on July 10, 1946.

Sue Lyon Family

She was born and raised by her own mother Sue Karr Lyon after her father died just when she was only ten years old.         

Sue Lyon Husband | Spouse

Sue retired from her career in 1980. Married and divorced five times,  to Cotton Adamson 1973-1974, Edward Weathers 1983-1984, Hampton Fancher 1963-1965, Richard Rudman 1985-2002, Roland Harrison 1971-1972.

Sue Lyon Daughter

Sue is the mother of one daughter by the name Nona Harrison. Among all the five failed marriages she has been, Lyon has one daughter with the last marriage she was in with Roland Harrison.

Sue Lyon Net Worth

The actress has an estimated net worth of $2 million US dollars. She has earned most of her wealth from her successful career in acting.

Sue Lyon Acting

Sue Lyon started her career in the TV shows ‘ The Loretta Young Show’ and’ Dennis the Menace’ with modeling projects and small parts. She was cast in the movie’ Lolita’ as Dolores “Lolita” Haze in 1962 and eventually won the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer. She also recorded two songs for the movie “Lolita Ya Ya” and “Turn off the Moon.” After that, the actress appeared again in ‘ The Iguana Night ‘ as a seductive teen girl. She played a role in the ‘ 7 Women ‘ of John Ford in 1966. A year later, Lyon starred alongside George C in the comedy flick ‘ The Flim-Flam Man ‘ as Bonnie Lee Packard.

Scott and Sarrazin Michael. In 1967, she also featured a film about Miami private investigator Tony Rome and his quest to discover a wealthy heiress ‘ lost diamond pin in ‘ Tony Rome. ‘ In the year 1969, Lyon was cast in a recurring role in the comedy television series‘ Love, American Style’. In the ensuing years, she had guest appearances in the series‘ The Virginian’ and‘ Night Gallery’. She also starred in the 1970s as Linda, the wife of the daredevil Evel Knievel in the movie’ Evel Knievel.’

The actress next played the lead role in the Spanish-French flick ‘ Murder in a Blue World,’ a story of a reputable nurse who seduces men, takes them to bed and listens to their heartbeats before stabbing them to death. Following a role in the TV film ‘ Smash-Up on Interstate 5,’ Lyon appeared in 1977 in the movie’ End of the World.’. A year later, each of her episodes featured ‘ Police Story ‘ and ‘ Fantasy Island. ‘ She had her final role in the 1980 cult horror ‘ Alligator. ‘

Sue Lyon The Night of the Iguana

The Night of the Iguana is a 1964 film based on the 1961 play of the same name written by Tennessee Williams. Directed by John Huston, it featured Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, and Deborah Kerr. The film won the 1964 Academy Award for Best Costume Design and was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography. Actress Grayson Hall received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and Cyril Delevanti received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

The Night of the Iguana drew considerable attention for its on-set drama since Richard Burton brought his soon-to-be-wife Elizabeth Taylor to the location set.

Sue Lyon Donovan

Sue Lyon came into Donovan’s life at the end of 1965. This was two or three years before he met his “Jennifer Juniper” (Jenny Boyd). Lyon had starred in “Lolita” and “Night of the Iguana” before meeting Donovan. The couple dated until 1967 when Sue ended the relationship abruptly. Donovan had evidently slipped LSD in Sue’s and her friend’s drinking cup at a party. Sue described her trip as “frightening and disturbing” and she “felt her self-control disintegrating”. After this incident, Lyon never spoke to Donovan again until 1975. The two are now good friends and Sue attended Ione Skye’s (Donovan’s daughter) marriage to King Ad-Rock (with the Beastie Boys)…. guitar solo by jimmy page.

Sue Lyon Movies

  • Lollita
  • The Night of the Iguana
  • Seven Women
  • Tony Rome
  • Four Rode Out

Sue Lyon Lolita

Lolita is a former American actress best known for her performance in Lolita which is a 1962 British-American drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick. Based on a 1955 novel of the same title, Vladimir Nabokov also wrote the screenplay.