Sandra Giles is a name we rarely hear these days with her last stream of press being shortly after December 25, 2016, the day she died. But who was Ms. Giles? Besides a beautiful blonde with a close similarity to Jayne Mansfield?
Born Leila Bernicde Giles on July 24, 1932 in Hooker Texas, the future Sandra Giles had the chips stacked against her. By 12 she was put in foster care because of her father molesting her and her mom working nights. She soon ran away and would end up hitchhiking from Texas to Anaheim after her mother remarried. Giles started competing in beauty pageants and soon found herself in the movies. She would go on to appear in a handful of features as well as performing in plays before retiring from movies and starting a restaurant in Pasadena. Like Jayne, Sandra relished in publicity and knew how to get her name in the papers. Her biggest claim to fame is the low-budget “Daddy-O.” Sandra passed away on December 25, 2016.