Leigh Taylor-Young

Leigh Taylor-Young (born January 25, 1945) is an American actress who has appeared on stage, screen, podcast, radio and television. Taylor-Young got her first big break in 1966, when she was cast as Rachel Welles on the primetime soap opera “Peyton Place.” For the next several years, her pictures tended to be high budget films, such as The Adventurers (1970), based on the novel by best-seller Harold Robbins, and The Horsemen, (1971) opposite leading man Omar Sharif. She is perhaps best known for her performance as Shirl, the “furniture” girl, in the science fiction classic Soylent Green (1973). Taylor-Young’s recent film credits have included minor roles in Honeymoon Academy (1990), Bliss (1997), and Slackers (2002), as well as direct-to-video films Addams Family Reunion (1998), Klepto (2003), Spiritual Warriors (2007) and The Wayshower (2011)

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