Anne Francis, sci-fi ultravixen, RIP

[Video Link: "Forbidden Planet" trailer]

Lest this slip by unmentioned, here's a tribute to one of the greatest sci-fi hotties of the 20th century. Anne Francis starred with Leslie Nielsen (eulogized here late last year) in Forbidden Planet, the vastly influential 1956 flick. Her skinny dip scene probably made your dad or grandpa (and maybe mom or grandma) a little tingly. Francis' turn as Alta Morbius, the hot yet innocent daughter of Dr. Morbius, was followed up by many other memorable roles, including the mod classic Honey West and two memorable Twilight Zone eps, "Jess-Belle" and "The After Hours." All are worth checking out, but especially Forbidden Planet.