In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, if directors needed a petite girl with big brown eyes, luxuriously long tresses, and a naturally gorgeous body, Kathleen Beller would’ve been their choice.
She began her career doing commercials and soap operas, but eventually broke into the movies with a bit part in The Godfather: Part II. Later, she was nominated for a Golden Globe for her work as a 17-year-old cancer patient in Promises in the Dark.
Her movie career eventually stalled, but she found television success for several years as Kirby on Dynasty. In 1988, after admitting to playing the field, she married bespectacled ‘80s techno-pop star, Thomas Dolby.
After marriage, she largely left acting, instead pursuing midwifery and a family of her own. They had three children, and their oldest child made headlines for coming out as transgender and happily transitioning to a male.
Beller has appeared nude in three different movies and her greatest nude scene was in The Betsy, as she removes her robe and steps into a pool. She’s fully naked in this scene and rocks a heavy bush. Never knew her boobs were so big until then!
She reminds us a little of a young Penelope Cruz and another hottie from the same era, Phoebe Cates. Beller’s trademark characteristics are her beautiful doe like eyes which are rather similar to Krysten Ritter, don’t you think?
The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)
The Betsy (1978)