Pamela Tiffin, who was nominated for the Golden Globe for her film work in Hollywood and later made many Italian films, has died. A friend confirmed her death, but no reason was given.
Tiffin was born in Oklahoma City and initially enjoyed success as a teenage model. She moved to New York City in the early 1960s and attended Hunter College briefly, where she appeared in a 1960 short film (Music of Williamsburg).
But in a classic Hollywood story, Tiffin was discovered by producer Hal B. Willis when she was vacationing in Los Angeles and visiting the Paramount Pictures lot. She was screened and cast in the 1961 film Summer and Smoke.
She played against James Cagney in the comedy One, Two Three in 1961 and won a Golden Globe nomination for that role and her work in Summer and Smoke.
For the next two years, her résumé spanned State Fair with Bobby Darin and Come Fly with Me, For Those Who Think Young, The Lively Set, and The Pleasure Seekers.
Tiffin teamed up with Burt Lancaster in the 1965 western The Hallelujah Trail and with Paul Newman in the 1966 film Harper.
A segment appearance in Italy’s Kiss The Other Sheik with Marcello Mastroianni inspired her and she moved to this country in 1967. She appeared there in several films, notably in Torture Me But Kill Me With Kisses.
She also appeared on Broadway and on a Playboy photoshoot in 1969.
At the end of her career, she appeared in a 2003 documentary called Abel Ferrara: Not Guilty opposite her daughter Echo Danon.