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Erica Gavin

American actress

Erica Gavin is ...


Born 22 July 1947 in Los Angeles
Age 75 years, 11 months

Sex or gender female
Country of citizenship United States of America
Occupation actor and film actor
Hair color brown hair

About Erica Gavin

Erica Gavin: The Rebel Queen of Exploitation Cinema

Erica Gavin was born on July 22, 1947, in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in a conservative family, but rebelled against the norms of society and found her calling in the world of cinema. Gavin became a symbol of the counterculture movement of the 1960s and 1970s, starring in some of the most controversial and groundbreaking films of the era.

Gavin's career began in 1968, when she was discovered by director Russ Meyer. Meyer cast her in his film "Vixen!", which became a cult classic and launched Gavin's career as a sex symbol. She went on to star in several more of Meyer's films, including "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" and "Mudhoney".

Gavin's performances were marked by her raw sexuality and fearless attitude. She was unafraid to push boundaries and challenge societal norms, making her a beloved figure among the counterculture crowd. Her performances were often controversial, but they were always unforgettable.

In addition to her work with Meyer, Gavin also appeared in several other exploitation films, including "Chain Gang Women" and "The Swinging Cheerleaders". She also had a brief stint in mainstream Hollywood, appearing in the film "The Savage Seven".

Despite her success, Gavin's career was short-lived. She retired from acting in the early 1980s and disappeared from the public eye. However, her legacy as a rebel queen of exploitation cinema lives on. Her performances continue to inspire and influence filmmakers and audiences alike.

Erica Gavin may have been a controversial figure, but she was also a trailblazer. She paved the way for other actresses to embrace their sexuality and challenge societal norms. Her impact on cinema is undeniable, and her legacy will continue to be celebrated for years to come.


- "Erica Gavin: The Rebel Queen of Exploitation Cinema" by Laura Leavitt, Film School Rejects

- "Erica Gavin: The Cult Queen of Russ Meyer Films" by Tim Dirks,

- "Erica Gavin: The Ultimate Cult Movie Queen" by David Del Valle, The Advocate

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