Celeste Yarnall has led a multi-faceted career. She began as a model,spokesperson,
and actress fresh out of high school. She was discovered by Rick and Ozzie
Nelson while walking past their offices at General Service Studios in
Hollywood and appeared in an episode of Ozzie & Harriet
in 1962. Jerry Lewis personally selected this young beauty casting her
as one of the students in "The Nutty Professor." Paramount then
cast her in a cameo role in "A New Kind Of Love" with Paul Newman.
She also appeared with Jack Lemmon in "Under the Yum Yum Tree."
In 1964, she became the last elected Miss Rheingold receiving 20,000,000
votes from her fans. She moved from Los Angeles to New York, and traveled
all over the Eastern Seaboard making personal appearances, doing television
and radio commercials and print ads as the Rheingold Beer spokesperson.
Her career as a top print model and television commercial spokesperson
returned to Los Angeles in 1965 to pursue her acting career and has numerous
feature films to her credit such as co-starring in "Live a Little,
Love a Little" opposite Elvis Presley and playing the beautiful vampire,
Diane, in "The Velvet Vampire" for Roger Corman. She starred
in cult favorites"Eve," in which she played Christopher Lee's
long lost jungle goddess granddaughter, and "The Beast of Blood"
opposite John Ashley and soon became recognized as a popular "scream
queen." Other notable film appearances include "Bob and Carol,
Ted and Alice" and "Around The World Under The Sea" for
Ivan Tors Productions. Celeste guest starred on many television shows
including "Star Trek" as Yeoman Martha Landon (Chekov's love
interest) in "The Apple," "Bonanza," "Hogans
Heroes, "It takes a Thief," "Land of the Giants,
"Love American Style, "The F.B.I., "Mannix,
and "Man from Uncle, "Wild, Wild West, "Bewitched,
and the "Columbo" pilot, as well as appearing in numerous other
productions. Celeste was selected as a Deb Star at the Hollywood
Stars of Tomorrow awards in 1967 and was acclaimed at the Cannes Film
Festival as the Foreign Presss Most Photogenic Beauty of the
Year. Celeste was also the National Association of Theatre Owners
Most Promising New Star of 1968. Consequently, her lovely
face was splashed on magazine covers and newspapers all over the world.
Celeste's beautiful daughter, Camilla, was born. Celeste divorced her
manager/husband and continued her acting career appearing in "Scorpio"
and "The Mechanic. However, she began to feel that, as a single
mom, a career change might be in order. So, between 1973 and 1993, Celeste
segued into the commercial real estate business and specialized in assisting
mainly entertainment companies either lease or purchase their office headquarters.
She became enormously successful, eventually owning and operating her
own firm, Celeste Yarnall & Associates. She continued to do some commercials,
television ("Melrose Place, "Civil War, Knots
Landing, "Sisters"), and film roles such as "Driving
Me Crazy, "Midnight Kiss, the remake of "Born Yesterday"
with Melanie Griffith, "Fatal Beauty" with Whoopie Goldberg,
and "Funny About Love" directed by Leonard Nimoy.
Celeste is featured on the cover of Fantasy Femmes of Sixtys Cinema
and is one of the 20+ actresses interviewed by its author, Tom Lisanti.
Celeste is also featured in Lisantis second book, Film Fatales.
On the business end of show biz, Celeste managed several talented screenwriters,
including one of the writers of "On Deadly Ground" starring
Steven Seagal. Having always loved and lived with cats and dogs, in 1993,
Celeste embarked on another exciting challenge - to simultaneously write
a holistic healthcare book for cats entitled Cat Care, Naturally - Celeste
Yarnall's Complete Guide To Holistic Health Care For Cats (Charles E.
Tuttle Publishing), as
well as breed, raise, and show eleven generations of championship Tonkinese
and Oriental Shorthair cats reared on an all natural diet and supplements
and the principles outlined in her book. Also in 1998, Celeste earned
a Ph.D. in nutrition from Pacific Western University. Her second book,
Natural Dog Care, was released in Spring of '98 along with a paperback
version of her cat book now entitled Natural Cat Care. Celestes
latest book, The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care was co-written with
noted holistic veterinarian and researcher Dr. Jean Hofve, for Quarry
Publications, and was the recipient of The Cat Writers Associations
Muse Award for 2010. Celeste's books are endorsed by prestigious Zone
author, Barry Sears, Ph.D. Dr. Sears provided an essential fatty acid
formula for her books for cats and dogs. Celeste markets these formulas
she developed with Dr. Sears under her Celestial Pets® line of cat
and dog supplements along with Celestial Pets® VitaMineral Plus Supplement
and Enzyme Supplements co-designed with prestigious holistic veterinarian,
Dr. Russell Swift. Along with her business partner, Imelda Casper, she
distributes these supplements, as well as homeopathics, herbs, and state-of-the-art
clinical nutrition supplements to both her cat and dog clients and their
human friends. All the supplements she recommends for people and their
pets come from sources whose ingredients are graded for human consumption.
Celeste consults on pet nutrition, alternative healing therapies, and
anti-aging for cats and dogs. In addition to pet consultations, Celeste
is also available for Holistic Life-Coaching for people for Diet and Weight
Loss (HCG) and Bioidentical Hormones (Wiley Protocol), and The EFT Tapping
frequently lectures on alternative and complimentary medicine and teaches
people how to make their own cat and dog food. She has even produced a
"How To" video in which she demonstrates the preparation of
her fresh, raw food diet. In 2002, Celeste and her cat, Mimosa, were featured
on Animal Planets Thats My Baby show. See Celestes
website, www.CelestialPets.com, for more information regarding her holistic
healthcare programs. In addition to speaking engagements and interviews,
Celeste is a regular contributing writer for www.care2.com and www.naturalnews.com.
Celeste also serves on the MOXXOR holistic Advisory Board www.MoxxArt.com
and is busy building a global network of MOXXOR independent distributors.
Celestes hobbies include playing the pedal harp and dancing Argentine
Tango. Celeste is married to noted British painter, Nazim Artist, www.NazimArtist.com.
Celeste and Nazim reside in Westlake Village, California, and they travel
extensively to speaking engagements, book signings, art shows, autograph
shows and conventions, and welcome the opportunity to meet and chat in