Celeste with Elvis

Celeste Yarnall

Live A Little, Love A Little, 1968

Email: celestialpet@sbcglobal.net

In 1964, the winner of the Miss Rheingold contest, with 20 million votes, was Celeste Yarnall! Celeste, as their spokesperson, did TV and radio ads, as well as personal appearances, traveling all over the East Coast. This led to numerous TV guest shots, including Hogan's Heroes, Bonanza, Land of the Giants, Man From U.N.C.L.E., and in 1967, she was Yeoman Landon in the Star Trek episode, "The Apple". ("We are the feeders of Vaal..") She somehow manages to escape the advances of that consumate ladies-man, Ensign Chekov, only to be pursued by Elvis a year later in Live A Little, Love A Little.

Celeste Yarnall
Celeste Yarnall

Celeste plays Ellen, the girl at the party, with all the astrological reasons why she and Elvis just can't possibly be matched up. However, not one to be easily discouraged, Elvis woos her by showing her a box with blinking lights, and by singing "A Little Less Conversation". Only Elvis could get away with singing...
"A little more bite, a little less bark,
A little less fight, and a little more spark,
Shutcher mouth an' open up yer heart,
Baby satisfy me..."

Their brief romance is interrupted, however, by Michele Carey hooverin' up a storm in Elvis' apartment, effectively driving Celeste away!


Celeste's next movie appearance was also a supporting role, in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, in which Hollywood takes a poke at spousal sports! After that, Celeste made top billing in a couple of horror flicks: Beast of Blood, in which a headless guy terrorizes Celeste and company. Then, the one that has earned Celeste a true cult following, The Velvet Vampire. Although the film itself is little more than a run-of-the-mill sexy-female-vampire movies.Celeste seems to have quite effectively stolen the show!