Leslie Graves Undressed
Leslie Marie Graves (Actress) was born on September 29 1959 in Silver City, New Mexico.
She started her carieer in entertainment industry in late '60 and early '70 when she was very young (approximately at age of 10) with small roles in a Broadway play "A Cry of Players" (1968-1969) written by William Gibson and in several TV series: Sesame Street (1969, first 13 episodes), The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1972, just the episode titled "Baby Sit-Com"), Here We Go Again (1973) and some uncredited commercials.
In late '70s she left Hollywood, to move to Texas, where she worked on a shrimp boat for three years.
Her come back to Hollywood in early '80 was marked by some nude photos (OUI Magazine, a Playboy corporation affiliate, tributed her the honour of the cover and photo shoot by Phillip Dixon in November 1980 and again in May 1981 a photo shoot by five photographers).
At that time some rumors about her involvement with Penthouse publisher, Bob Guccione, and an argument with Playboy publisher, Hugh Hefner, arose.
As she started to be noticed, she had small roles in two slasher movies: Piranha II: The Spawning (1981) and Death Wish II (1982).
This helped her to grow artistically, so she apparently found her way to success when CBS in 1982 casted her, at age of 23, for the role of Brenda Clegg in the daytime soap Capitol, for which she is still remembered with admiration.
On the set she found in Carolyn Jones a sort of second, supportive mother. When Carolyn died, Leslie was devastated, entering depression.
In late Summer, 1984, Leslie left the CBS for serious drug problems (heroin overdose).
Her last public appearance was a nude photo shoot by Jean Rougeron published in the October 1984 issue of OUI Magazine.