Actress and Playboy Playmate Angela Dorian, a.k.a. Victoria Vetri, is currently behind bars with bail set at a whopping $1 million for the attempted murder of her boyfriend on Saturday.
Local Hollywood officials told TMZ that Dorian and her boyfriend were arguing when the fight turned physical — causing the 66-year old to reach for a gun to shoot her boyfriend in the upper body.
At this time it is unknown whether or not the former “playmate” will be able to make bail.
Though the names Vetri or Dorian may be unknown to many — baby boomers will remember her face for the many roles she played on TV shows often geared for younger viewers.
Before becoming Playboy’s playmate of the year in 1968, Dorian (born Victoria Vetri) appeared in a number of TV shows (starting in the early 60’s) that included Destry, Wagon Train, Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color, Bonanza, McHale’s Navy, Perry Mason, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Hogan’s Heroes, The Big Valley, Run For your Life, and Death Valley Days.
Meanwhile, during her tenure as “Playmate of the Year” in 1968, she appeared on TV’s Batman, Star Trek, and played the part of Terry Gionoffrio in Roman Polanski’s controversial film Rosemary’s Baby.
Dorian made subsequent appearances in The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, Land of the Giants, Daniel Boone, and Mission: Impossible.
The beauty was also cast in films When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, Night Chase, Chuka, and Invasion of the Bee Girls.
Though the actress appeared to leave the Hollywood acting scene in the mid-70’s, it would not end the drama in her life.
In 1980, the Italian-American bombshell was the victim of a home invasion and suffered a vicious attack that left her with broken ribs and a broken nose. Those responsible for the brutal beating were never caught.
Did you know? IMDb reports that In 1962, Angela Dorian turned down the leading role for Stanley Kubrick’s blockbuster film Lolita, starring James Mason and Shelley Winters. Dorian’s part eventually went to unknown Sue Lyon, who became an overnight sensation for the role and went on to appear in films The Night of the Iguana, The Flim-Flam Man, and Tony Rome.