Born 1946 in Davenport, Iowa, American former actress Sue Lyon joined the entertainment industry as a model at the age of 13. When she was 14 years old, she was cast in the role of Dolores “Lolita” Haze in Stanley Kubrick’s film Lolita (1962).
Lyon was only 15 when the film premiered in June 1962. She became an instant celebrity and won a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer—Female.
Her other notable film appearances included The Night of the Iguana (1964), 7 Women (1966), Tony Rome (1967) and Evel Knievel (1971). By the 1970s she was relegated to mainly secondary roles. In her final film role to date, she played a news reporter in the cult favorite Alligator (1980).
Take a look at these gorgeous photos to se the beauty of young Sue Lyon in the 1960s.