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Local Las Vegas Actor and Hollywood Bombshell
Vitina Marcus

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Vitina Marcus

Vitina Marcus (born March 1, 1937, New York City) is a retired American actress of Sicilian and Hungarian descent. Her parents were Rose and Frank Marcus, and her Sicilian grandmother was named Vitina. She now resides in Las Vegas and continues to make special appearances. 


Marcus was a student of Lee Strasberg. She appeared in numerous television shows throughout the 1950s and '60s. She appeared in the 1958 film Never Love a Stranger, starring John Drew Barrymore and Steve McQueen. She was cast in Irwin Allen's 1960 production of The Lost World, as well as Taras Bulba (1962) with Tony Curtis and Yul Brynner.

On television, she appeared in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, including the first-season episode "Turn Back the Clock" (which, in classic Irwin Allen-style, reused some of her footage from The Lost World and the second-season episode "Return of the Phantom".

She appeared in two light-hearted episodes of Lost in Space as 'The Green Lady' (aka 'Athena'), stowaway Dr. Zachary Smith's most persistent and verdant admirer, while Smith was completely under her spell, to the complete peril of the Jupiter II, as usual; Have Gun – Will Travel as Della White Cloud, an Apache princess; and in episodes 24 and 26 of The Time Tunnel, "Chase through Time" and "Attack of the Barbarians". Marcus' most humorous role during this period was in an episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., "My Friend: The Gorilla Affair", in 1966. She guest-starred in the TV series Gunsmoke's episodes "The Squaw" as Natacea (1961) and "Old Comrade" as Missy (1962). In 1962, she portrayed "Wahkshum" in the episode "The Peddler" on CBS' Rawhide.

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