|Also known as:||Barbara Joy, Barbara Popejoy|
|Born:||November 19, 1943|
Glendale, California, United States
|Bra/cup size:||42F (95F) (same as DDD cup)|
|Height:||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight:||61.2 kg (135 lb)|
Lorna Maitland is an American film actress noted mostly for her large-breasted figure and appearances in three Russ Meyer films: Lorna (1964), Mudhoney (1965) and Mondo Topless (1966). She was born in Glendale, California on November 19, 1943.
Lorna was a exotic dancer in Los Angeles, California when she answered an ad in Daily Variety placed by Russ Meyer for the lead in Lorna (1964). Another actress was initially cast but replaced because she was too small chested. Meyer decided to hire Maitland the first day of shooting (he had accidentally overlooked her audition photos). When the movie was being filmed Maitland was 20. She weighed 135 pounds and measured 42DDD-24-35. Maitland was pregnant during the two week Lorna shoot. This increased her already very large breasts giving them such a sensually engorged look that when she bent over for her first closeup her nipples touched her knees, leading Meyer to exclaim "confirmation of the dreadnoughts, box office!"
Meyer chose the name Lorna Maitland after a secretary he had once been attracted to. Also, the surname 'Maitland' would overcome the 'backwoods roots' of the character. Lorna marks the end of Russ Meyer's "nudies" and his first foray into serious film making. It is, perhaps his most romantic film, despite the tragic ending. The director describes the movie as "a brutal examination of the important realities of power, prophecy, freedom and justice in our society against a background of violence and lust, where simplicity is only a facade." Reviews described Maitland as "a wanton of unparalleled emotion...unrestrained earthiness...destined to set a new standard of voluptuous beauty." Lorna was called "the female Tom Jones (film)."
According to numerous biographers Maitland was only leading lady Meyer disliked discussing. This was because she "hated his guts." In numerous interviews he actually claims that her figure "had gone south" after working with her. Meyer claimed that her slightly smaller post-pregnancy breasts was a reason that Mudhoney (1965) was less successful than Lorna. Much of Meyer's unabashed sexism and big breast fetish is apparent when one reads about his views of Maitland.
Lorna Maitland also appeared in the Dale Berry-directed Hip, Hot & 21 (1967). Following that she vanished from the world of motion pictures. She was considered for the Angie Dickinson role in the TV series Police Woman.
|Lorna||September 11, 1964||Eve Productions, Inc.||Russ Meyer||Lorna Maitland|
|Mudhoney||May 25, 1965||Delta Films, Inc.||Russ Meyer|| Lorna Maitland
|Mondo Topless||November 17, 1966||Eve Productions||Russ Meyer|| Babette Bardot
Gigi La Touche
Yvette Le Grand
- McDonough, Jimmy (2005). Big bosoms and square jaws : the biography of Russ Meyer, king of the sex film. London: Jonathan Cape, 132. ISBN 0-224-07250-1.
- Oakland Tribune, Doc Scortt...Actor-Printer, Sunday, March 1, 1964, Page 7-EL.
- Van Nuys Valley News, Valley West, September 11, 1964, Page 14.
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