The LA Times
reports that Yvette Vickers, a former Playboy playmate who also co-starred in "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" was found mummified in her Hollywood mansion, where she had apparently died a year earlier. She was discovered by her neighbor, actor Susan Savage, tipped off by cobwebs and yellowing letters in Vickers's mailbox.
After pushing open a barricaded front gate and scaling a hillside, Savage peered through a broken window with another piece of glass taped over the hole. She decided to enter the house after seeing a shock of blond hair, which turned out to be a wig.
Mummified body of former Playboy playmate Yvette Vickers found in her Benedict Canyon home
The inside of the home was in disrepair and it was hard to move through the rooms because boxes containing what appeared to be clothes, junk mail and letters formed barriers, Savage said. Eventually, she made her way upstairs and found a room with a small space heater still on.
She was looking at a cordless phone that appeared to have been knocked off its cradle when she first saw the body on the floor, she said. Savage had known Vickers but the remains were unrecognizable, she said.
(Image: Undated handout photo of Yvette Vickers)
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