Eve Meyer (Evelyn Eugene Turner)

Eve Meyer

Eve Meyer (born Evelyn Eugene Turner; December 13, 1928 – March 27, 1977) was an American pin-up model, motion picture actress, and film producer. Much of her work was done in conjunction with sexploitation filmmaker Russ Meyer to whom she was married from 1952 to 1969. She was killed in the Tenerife airport disaster in 1977, the worst aviation accident in history. Born Eve Turner in Atlanta, Georgia, Turner was a high-profile pin-up model in the 1950s, and was Playboy magazine’s Playmate of the Month in June 1955. Her unbilled film debut was in Artists and Models (1955). She worked frequently as a photographic model for Russ Meyer after their marriage, appeared in the film Operation Dames (1959), and took a lead role in Meyer’s 1960 exploitation film Eve and the Handyman. Eve Meyer served as producer (or associate or executive producer) on Meyer’s 1960s and early 1970s films, including Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970). She also produced the films, “Blacksnake!” (1973), “The Seven Minutes” (1971), “Cherry, Harry & Raquel!” (1970), “Vixen!” (1968), “Finders Keepers, Lovers Weepers” (1968), “Good Morning…And Goodbye!” (1967), “Common Law Cabin” (1967), “Mondo Topless” (1966), “Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!” (1965), “Motor Psycho” (1965), “Mudhoney” (1965), and “Lorna” (1964). She also appeared in the film, “Eve And The Handyman” (1961). On March 27, 1977 at Los Rodeos Airport in the Canary Islands, Meyer, onboard Pan Am Flight 1736 from New York, was one of 335 passengers killed when KLM Flight 4805 collided with the Pan Am aircraft during take-off. The disaster is the deadliest in aviation history, with 583 total fatalities.

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  • December, 13, 1928
  • USA
  • Atlanta, Georgia


  • March, 27, 1977
  • Tenerife, Spain

Cause of Death

  • plane accident


  • Sunnyside Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Sunny Side, Georgia
  • USA

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