In the 1950's, people who heard of Tina Louise knew
of her as a pin-up model, Broadway actress, singer and budding film starlet.
But, from the mid-60's and for the rest of eternity, Louise
will always be known for being one of seven who took what was suppose to
be a three-hour tour. In her role of Ginger on Gilligan's Island,
became the glamour queen of mod tv--a slinky movie star turned into a tropical
island vixen. The role of Ginger was both a blessing and a curse for Louise.
She had a chance to show her acting/comdey talents to a nation-wide audience,
but because of the success of the show, was forever typecast. For many
years she distanced herself from her sitcom fame, fading into the background
of domestic life.
Louise, unlike the rest of the cast, was
less enthusiastic to be part of reunion shows and promotional appearances.
But, she has come to realize that she will always be part of the pop culture's
subconsciousness, as well as welcome addition to the pantheion of classic
glamour goddesses. Recently, she has tried to make a comeback with one
of her early loves, singing.