1955 - Carol Ohmart as the Malibu Sfinx in a Paramount photoshoot


Looking around for new star material, Paramount recently picked out a young Broadway understudy and TV actress named Carol Ohmart and tested her for its coming movie Too Late, My Love. Carol passed the test handsomely and was promptly put through the tiring but necessary pro. cedures of building up a star which included having plenty of pictures taken. When Carol let drop the fact that she is 1/16th Egyptian, the cameramen saw a chance to take something different. They hustled Carol to the beach and shot her as a sphinx, complete with inscrutable smile.


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