Connie Strickland was a lively, shapely and beautiful blonde actress who was usually cast in secondary roles in a handful of enjoyably down'n'dirty 70s exploitation pictures. The native Californian appeared as a Breck girl in national ads at the age of nine. Strickland attended UCLA and studied architecture, but eventually quit to pursue a highly successful modeling career. She worked as a Playboy bunny and was a top model in Atlanta, Georgia before making her film debut as unhappy young wife Valerie Holloway in the comedy "The Secretary. Read more... "Barbara in "Bummer," saucy hostess Patsy in the terrifically trashy "The Centerfold Girls," rape victim Teresa in the supremely sleazy "Rape Squad," and mean mobster William Smith's sweet girlfriend Tina in the funky blaxploitation item "Black Sampson." Strickland was featured in a photo spread on houseboats in the Carribean in an issue of "Playboy" magazine. Connie Strickland stopped acting in the mid 70s and went on to work behind the scenes on a few movies: she was a casting coordinator for "Hollywood Harry" and a production assistant on "Extreme Prejudice."