Monday, September 24, 2018

"Queen of Outer Space" Actress Laurie Mitchell 1928-2018 Memorial Video

Laurie Mitchell (born Mickey Koren; July 14, 1928 – September 20, 2018) was an American actress and model. Mitchell was perhaps best known for her role as Queen Yllana, the ruler of Venus, in Edward Bernds's 1958 science-fiction film Queen of Outer Space.

Early life

Mitchell was born in Manhattan on July 14, 1928. Her parents were Samuel and Adele Koren. She began her career in The Bronx where she was a child model. Her family moved to Los Angeles, when Mitchell was in her teens.


In 1954, she made her acting debut as a hooker opposite Kirk Douglas in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. She also appeared on television for the first time in an installment of Ford Television Theatre. She garnered a degree of fame in her role alongside Zsa Zsa Gabor in the 1958 science-fiction film Queen of Outer Space.

Mitchell also starred in Calypso Joe (1957) and That Touch of Mink (1962) and on television in Adventures of Superman, 77 Sunset Strip, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Hawaiian Eye, Perry Mason, Bonanza, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Addams Family, and The Virginian.

Personal life

In 1949, aged 21, Mitchell married magician Larry White. They had two children and divorced in 1976. Mitchell later remarried and had two stepsons.

Laurie Mitchell died on September 20, 2018 in Perris, California, from natural causes, aged 90.

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