|Also known as:||Edie Williams|
|Born:||July 9, 1942|
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
|Height:||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
Born in Utah and raised in Oregon and Southern California, Williams began her career as a model and beauty pageant contestant. After winning several local pageants, Williams was signed as a contract player by 20th Century Fox.
Throughout the 1960s, Williams appeared in several television series and films including roles in The Beverly Hillbillies, Batman, Adam-12 (Episode: Venice Division), Lost in Space, The Naked Kiss, and the Sonny & Cher film, Good Times. In 1970, she appeared as Ashley St. Ives in Russ Meyer's first mainstream film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, followed by his second mainstream film The Seven Minutes (1971). Meyer and Williams married in 1970, shortly after the release of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.
After her divorce from Meyer in 1977, Williams continued acting, mainly appearing in films, many of which involved nudity.
In 1982, she appeared on an episode of The People's Court as a defendant in a case titled "The Star Who Wouldn't Pay". Williams was sued for payment for publicity work the plaintiff had done for her. She counter-sued for half of the retainer she'd paid him. After her appearance on The People's Court, Williams was sporadically active in films during the 1980s and early 1990s.
Since the 1990s, Williams has traditionally appeared at both the Academy Awards and the Cannes Film Festival in revealing and flamboyant outfits.
|Beyond the Valley of the Dolls||June 17, 1970||20th Century-Fox||Russ Meyer|| Dolly Read
- Edy Williams Official Website Biography
- Meyer, Russ. "Russ Meyer's wife", Playboy Enterprises, Inc., pp. 135–141.
- Edy Williams. 'The People's Court, "The Star Who Wouldn't Pay" [Internet]. U.S.: In2TV.
- Erickson, Hal. Edy Williams Biography. Retrieved on 2007-12-28.