Barbara Leigh (born Barbara Kish; November 16, 1946) is a former American actress and fashion model. Her breakthrough role came in 1972 with the film Junior Bonner, which she starred alongside her then-boyfriend Steve McQueen. She would later go on to become the first model to wear the Vampirella costume on the cover of the original Warren Vampirella magazine, #67 (March 1978).[1]

Early life

Barbara Leigh was born in Ringgold, Georgia. At the age of 17, she gave birth to her only son, Gerry Haynes.[2]

Later career

In 2002, she published a memoir titled The King, McQueen, and The Love Machine (ISBN 1401038859), which accounts her romances with McQueen, Elvis Presley, and Jim Aubrey in the early 1970s.[3]

Since the late 90s, she has served as an Assistant Photo Editor for Playboy Magazine in Santa Monica, CA.


Year Film Role Notes
1969 The Ballad of Andy Crocker Mia
1970 The Most Deadly Game Karen TV Series: 1 Episode
1970 The Student Nurses Priscilla
1971 Pretty Maids All in a Row Jean McDrew
1971 The Christian Licorice Store 1st Starlet
1972 Junior Bonner Charmagne
1973 Terminal Island Bunny
1973 The President’s Plane is Missing WAF TV Movie
1974 Smile Jenny, You’re Dead Mildred TV Movie
1975 Boss Nigger Miss Pruitt
1975 Baretta’’ Karen Dennsion TV Series: 1 Episode
1975 Harry O Gina TV Series: 2 Episodes
1978 The Rockford Files Sylvia TV Series: 1 Episode
1978 CHiPs Paula TV Series: 1 Episode
1978 The Incredible Hulk June Tobey TV Series: 1 Episode
1979 Swim Team Mrs. Mandrake, the Biorhythms Coach
1979 Seven Alexa
1979 Mistress of the Apes Laura


  1. Richard J. Arndt, 3 July 2005, The Warren Magazines, accessed 8 April 2010
  2. Manning, Michael (29 January 2009). The Interview: Actress & Model Barbara Leigh (Conclusion). The Interview. Retrieved on 17 November 2012.
  3. Interview with Barbara Leigh. Elvis Information Network (July 2002). Retrieved on 17 November 2012.

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