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Diane Varsi

Diane Varsi
in Peyton Place (1957)
Personal information
Birth nameDiane Marie Antonia Varsi
Birth dateFebruary 23, 1938
Place of birthSan Mateo, California
Date of deathNovember 19, 1992(age 54)
Death placeLos Angeles, California
SpouseJames Dickson (1955-1958) (divorced) 1 child
Michael Hausman (1961-1992) (divorced) 1 child
Russell Parker (1966-1970)

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Diane Marie Antonia Varsi (February 23, 1938 - November 19, 1992) was an American film actress best known for her performances in Peyton Place - her film debut, and for which she was nominated for an Academy Award - and the cult film Wild in the Streets. She left Hollywood in order to pursue personal and artistic aims, notably at Bennington College in Vermont, where she studied poetry with poet and translator Ben Belitt, among others.

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