|Name:||Dolly Martin (born Dolly Reed)|
|Born:||September 13, 1944|
|Occupation:||pinup model, actress|
|Known for:||Appearing on Match Game|
Dolly Martin (born Dolly Reed on September 13, 1944 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England) is an English pinup model and actress. She is best remembered for her apperance in Playboy magazine and as the lead character in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. She is sometimes credited as Margaret Reed, Dolly Reed Martin or Dolly Martin.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Career Martin's first onscreen appearances was in the 1963 film The Kiss of the Vampire, following by a role in the British TV series Dixon of Dock Green later that year. In May 1966, she was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month. She posed for the magazine again in 1970. She also worked as a Playboy Bunny at the Playboy Clubs in Chicago, London ad New York.
After appearing in the low-budget erotic film That Tender Touch in 1969, she landed the lead role of the sexy but naive rock & roll singer Kelly Mac Namara in Russ Meyer's comedy pastiche Beyond the Valley of the Dolls the following year.
Throughout the 1970s, Martin appeared on television with guest starring roles in shows such as: Charlie's Angeles, Fantasy Island and Vega$. She was also a frequent panelists on Match Game along with her husband Dick Martin.
In 2006, Martin, alog wth other cast members provided commentary and were interviewed for the release of the special edition DVD release of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
In 1971, Martin married American comedian Dick Martin. They divorced in 1975 amd were remarried in 1978. She was a stepmother to his two sons, Richard and actor Cary Martin. Prior to this, her husband died on May 24, 2008.