In 1964, the winner of the Miss Rheingold contest, with 20 million
votes, was Celeste Yarnall! Celeste, as their spokesperson, did
TV and radio ads, as well as personal appearances, traveling all
over the East Coast. This led to numerous TV guest shots, including
Hogan's Heroes, Bonanza, Land of the Giants, Man From U.N.C.L.E.,
and in 1967, she was Yeoman Landon in the Star Trek episode, "The
Apple". ("We are the feeders of Vaal..") She somehow
manages to escape the advances of that consumate ladies-man, Ensign
Chekov, only to be pursued by Elvis a year later in Live A
Little, Love A Little.
plays Ellen, the girl at the party, with all the astrological
reasons why she and Elvis just can't possibly be matched up. However,
not one to be easily discouraged, Elvis woos her by showing her
a box with blinking lights, and by singing "A Little Less
Conversation". Only Elvis could get away with singing...
Their brief romance
is interrupted, however, by Michele Carey hooverin' up a storm in
Elvis' apartment, effectively driving Celeste away!
little more bite, a little less bark,
A little less fight, and a little more spark,
Shutcher mouth an' open up yer heart,
Baby satisfy me..."
next movie appearance was also a supporting role, in Bob &
Carol & Ted & Alice, in which Hollywood takes a poke
at spousal sports! After that, Celeste made top billing in a couple
of horror flicks: Beast of Blood, in which a headless guy
terrorizes Celeste and company. Then, the one that has earned
Celeste a true cult following, The Velvet Vampire. Although
the film itself is little more than a run-of-the-mill sexy-female-vampire
movies.Celeste seems to have quite effectively stolen the show!