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Blair's Girls: Elly May
She's strong as any
man, but thank goodness she doesn't look like
one! Elly May Clampett is the epitome of the HOT blonde hillbilly
girl! Definitely inspired by the comic strip character Daisy Mae
from the classic "Li'l Abner" comic strip, but has a personality all
her own. She has a very sweet and tender disposition towards
everyone unless they "rile" her. Elly is nice, but naive.
She isn't stupid. In fact, she's quite smart. It would have
to take intellect to train and care for animals as she does. But
as far as knowing about the ways of the world, Elly is quite
young. She's completely oblivious of the fact that her beauty
makes her desirable to men. Elly also doesn't realize that the
world (especially Beverly Hills) is filled with people who are not as
honest and forthright as she. She and the Clampett family
occasionally and unwittingly cross paths with con-men and others with
ill intentions. However, this is a happy TV show and the
Clampetts always come out on top.
Played by Donna Douglas
"The Beverly Hillbillies"
(1962-1971 TV Series)
Elly May is not altogether interested in boys, but
ignore them. She basically cares about her "critters" and
that's it. It's mostly at father Jed and Granny's urging
that she date boys. To please her elders, she tries to play
along. To entice the men folk, Elly wears the sexiest
outfits. Her dresses are elegant, her swimsuits are superb, and
she also looks great in blue jeans and long-sleeved shirts.
Elly is her own person, very real, and free as a
doesn't let social attitudes confine her to an unsuitable
lifestyle. She would be a fun girlfriend to have in real
life! Donna Douglas is responsible for Elly's warm personality
and it shows that she genuinely enjoyed playing this character!
Erika Eleniak also did a wonderful job playing Elly May in the 1993
feature film "The Beverly Hillbillies". Eleniak's Elly May,
however, was not as gentle as Douglas', but every other aspect of the
character was a good match.
Donna Douglas as "Elly May Clampett"