Actresses: Housewife in Houriland

It should be a cold day somewhere when the reigning American sex queen is a middle-aged housewife, but that is the situation now. Hollywood's highest flying skirts and tightest slacks now belong to Carroll Baker. Through simooms of expensive publicity, she occupies the place of Marilyn Monroe and all the Lana Turners, Jean Harlows, and Theda Baras before her.

She is the varsity sexpot in The Carpetbaggers, swinging seminude on a tinkling chandelier (TIME, July 3). She is completing a picture called Sylvia, in which she plays a call girl who was raped...

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