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Liz Renay


Known both for starring in John Waters’ cult traditional film Desperate Living as well as for dating famous mobster Mickey Cohen. After getting convicted for perjury that stemmed from her romantic relationship with mobster Mickey Cohen, she offered 27 a few months in jail. After her discharge from jail, she became the very first exotic dancer to execute alongside her girl. She was created in Chandler, Az, and was raised in a tight Evangelical Christian family members. She was with an bout of Groucho Marx’s video game show You Wager Your Life, although episode never shown because of her ties using the mob.

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Full Name Liz Renay
Date Of Birth April 14, 1926
Died January 22, 2007, Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, United States
Place Of Birth Chandler, AZ
Profession Movie Actress
Nationality American
Spouse Gerald E. Heidebrink
Children Brenda Renay, John McLain
Movies Desperate Living, The Thrill Killers, Blackenstein, Lady Godiva Rides, Mark of the Astro Zombies, Deadwood '76, Dimension in Fear, Lady Streetfighter, The Corpse Grinders II, The Hard Road, Peeper, The Nasty Rabbit, Day of the Nightmare, A Date With Death, Virgin Cowboy
Star Sign Aries

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Mark of the Astro-Zombies2004VideoCrystal Collins
The Corpse Grinders 22000VideoCleo
Dimension in Fear1998Monique the Psychic
Las Vegas Girls1983Mrs. Harrison
Interlude of Lust1981Madam Zoila
Lady Street Fighter1981VideoStripper in nightclub
Deep Roots1978Liz
Desperate Living1977Muffy St. Jacques
Virgin Cowboy1975Minnie
Marilyn and the Senator1975Madame Mercy (as Miss Liz Renay)
Blackenstein1973Couple in Bed
Adam-121972TV SeriesDawn Patrol
Tonite... I Love You1972Christy
Refinements in Love1971Hostess
The Hard Road1970Mrs. Banner
Body Fever1969Blonde at Party (uncredited)
The Divorcee1969
Lady Godiva Rides1969Effie (as Liz Rene)
A Time to Sing1968Bar Girl (uncredited)
Hot Rods to Hell1967Hazel (uncredited)
Day of the Nightmare1965Laura Sisterman (uncredited)
Deadwood '761965Poker Kate (as Melissa Morgan)
The Nasty Rabbit1964Cecelia Solomon (as Melissa Morgan)
The Thrill Killers1964Liz Saxon
Date with Death1959Paula Warren
The Naked and the Dead1958B-Girl (uncredited)
The Sound of Fury1950Extra (uncredited)



The Daily Show2000TV SeriesHerself
Year of the Woman1973DocumentaryHerself

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