Lois Hamilton

Lois Hamilton

American model, writer, actress, artist and pilot
Date of Birth: 14.10.1943
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Lois Hamilton
  2. Modeling Career
  3. Transition to Hollywood
  4. Acting Career
  5. Pilot and Artist
  6. Controversial Death

Biography of Lois Hamilton

Lois Hamilton, born on October 14, 1943, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was an American model, writer, actress, artist, and pilot. She began her education at Temple University in her hometown of Philadelphia before transferring to the University of Florence in Florence, Italy. There, Hamilton earned a degree in psychology and fine arts.

Lois Hamilton

Modeling Career

Due to her stunning appearance, Hamilton was offered an opportunity to work with the Ford Modeling Agency, where she became one of the top models in the 1970s. Her photographs graced the covers of numerous magazines, including "Cosmopolitan," "Fortune," "Vogue Italia," "Glamour," "Time," and many more. She also appeared in advertising campaigns for brands such as Chanel, Halston, Hermès, and Pucci, and starred in over 150 commercials for various countries.

Lois Hamilton

Transition to Hollywood

After moving to Hollywood, Hamilton successfully transitioned from the modeling business to the film industry. She worked with notable figures in the film business, including Ivan Reitman, Neil Simon, Robert Redford, Ned Beatty, Burt Reynolds, and John Candy. Her extensive list of collaborators also included David Carradine, Sammy Davis, Jr., Steve Guttenberg, Howard W. Koch, Thomas R. Bond II, among many others.

Lois Hamilton

Acting Career

Under the names Lois Hamilton and Lois Areno, the actress appeared in several Hollywood films as well as television projects, including popular series like "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "Three's Company."

Pilot and Artist

When Hamilton was not filming, she took to the skies as a licensed private pilot. She logged around 600 hours in the air and demonstrated exceptional piloting skills, particularly with a 1936 German biplane. Additionally, she was an experienced sculptor, artist, and writer. Her bronze sculptures and oil paintings were showcased in her solo exhibition in Los Angeles.

Hamilton also wrote her first novel titled "Move Over Tarzan," which served as a guide for women on how to be assertive in all aspects of life and utilize their femininity to become successful individuals.

Controversial Death

On December 23, 1999, Lois Hamilton locked herself in her hotel room at the Sheraton Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It appears that she struggled with depression stemming from a serious injury sustained earlier that year in a car accident and took a fatal dose of sleeping pills. She was 56 years old and was laid to rest at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.

However, there is another perspective. The official police report suggests suspicion that the doors were simply locked, and someone with a key was in the room with Lois. The package around her head was also insufficiently sealed to cause asphyxiation. Finally, the toxicology report indicated that the level of sleeping pills in her blood was insignificant and insufficient to cause death.