In 1956 Carroll Baker became an overnight sex symbol following her portrayal of the dimwitted, naive,perverted teen-aged bride in the surprise hit Baby Doll. However, her next series of forgettable films did little to advance her celebrity. She actually had a remarkable comeback in 1964 in her portrayal of the money-hungry,blonde bimbo in the blockbuster the Carpetbaggers.
Marital, legal,and financial woes forced her to leave America in the late 1960s-she settled in Rome and starred in a series of soft-core, European,skin-flicks which provided a much needed “success” and “celebrity” throughout the foreign-film circles. Carroll returned to the American cinema in the 1980s. Playing motherly,character roles in films and TV movies.She lives in London with her third husband Donald Burton.
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