| Juliet Prowse
|| Juliet Prowse|
Born in India and raised in Africa to South African parents, Juliet studied to be a dancer from the age of 4. Attending the Royal Academy of Dance, by the time Juliet was 14, she was deemed too tall at just under six feet to enter the world of ballet. She signed as a chorus dancer with the London Palladium and then pursued a career as a dancer in European nightclubs.
While dancing in Paris, she was spotted by Hollywood choreographer Hermes Pan and signed to a role in the movie 'Can-Can (1960)'. While rehearsing for the movie, Soviet Premier Khrushchev was invited to watch the then unknown Prowse and others rehearsing their steps. The next day, he denounced the dance as immoral and it was Prowse's photo that accompanied the news across newspapers worldwide.
An instant celebrity, Juliet shot to stardom with her acting and dancing and the tabloids filled with her romance/ Engagement with star Frank Sinatra. That same year, she also appeared with Elvis Presley in "G. I. Blues" (1960) and had a short but sexually charged affair with him and again the tabloids followed her ...