About Connie Stevens
Connie Stevens (born Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingolia; August 8, 1938) is an American actress, director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor and singer. She began her career in 1957, making her Feature Film debut in ‘Young and Dangerous’, before releasing her debut album, ‘Concetta’, the following year. Stevens gained widespread recognition for her portrayal of “Cricket” Blake on the network television series ‘Hawaiian Eye’, beginning in 1959.
She garnered concurrent musical success when her single “Sixteen Reasons” became a radio hit, peaking at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the UK Singles Chart in 1960. Stevens continued to appear in film and television throughout the 1970s and 1980s, as well as performing as a musical nightclub act. Stevens later appearances include ‘Ellen’, ‘Love Is All There Is’, ‘Baywatch’, ‘Clueless, James Dean: Race with Destiny’, ‘Wild Card’, ‘8 Simple Rules’ and ‘Fat Actress’, with her last appearance on screen in ‘By The Rivers Of Babylon’ in 2019. Learn More…