17. Abby Dalton

Movies: Carnival Rock (1957), Rock All Night (1957), Teenage Doll (1957), The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent (1957), Stakeout on Dope Street (1958)

Abby Dalton, who first made her mainstream mark as a game show personality in the '60s, owes her break to a string of memorable roles in a gang of Corman films. The perky blonde racked up six credits with the prolific director-producer in under two years, some uncredited. But whether playing a deliquent teen or a barely-clothed Nordic woman leading her peers on a desire-led search for men, Dalton's assets never went unrecognized.