Life and work
Sue Lyon was just 14 years old when she was discovered and cast in one of the most hotly debated films of the early 60s: the title role in Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation Lolita. The film is based on the eponymous literary original by Vladimir Nabokov, which is about the obsessive love of a man for a precocious girl.
Because of the strict application of the American age rating rules, the sixteen- year-old Sue Lyon was not allowed to attend the premiere of Lolita on June 13, 1962. But this does not change the fact that her portrayal of Dolores Lolita Haze won a Golden Globe Award Award for Best Young Actress, and she had made a name as an actress.
According to its proverbial Lolita image she has subsequently been occupied in another film: As nymphomanischer teenager, she had it in The Night of the Iguana (1964, directed by John Huston ) apart on one played by Richard Burton former clergyman. For that time, also ventured was also her role in John Ford's last movie project Seven Women ( 1966).
However, the aforementioned films already mark the career highlights of Sue Lyon. Public attention it has attracted in the following years mainly through details of their private life. The first marriage to Hampton Fancher, who later co- screenwriter of Blade Runner, was of short duration. Against the background of his time remaining resentment her second marriage was faced with the Afro-American photographer Roland Harrison with so many problems that the couple emigrated to Spain. Then made their third for headlines - and also divorced after a short time - marriage with the murder imprisoned Cotton Adamson.
In the seventies, Sue Lyon has been involved in some rather minor film and television productions, which are primarily attributable to the thriller, horror and mystery genre. Prior to her retirement from the movie business she last stood in 1980 before the camera. From 1985 to 2002 she was married in fifth marriage to Richard Rudman. Interviews she goes out of the way.