Random Hottie: Elizabeth Logue

So last night I was messing around on the Internet, like you do, and came across this:

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She’s a model from the late 1960s named Elizabeth Logue. If you were around in the early 1970s, you might remember her better from this:

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Yes, she was the beautiful girl from the opening credits to Hawaii Five-O. I remember her as one of the very first girls I found pretty when I was a kid.

Logue was not, by the way, the “hula girl” from the credits. That was Helen Kuoha-Torco, who went on to become professor of business technology at Windward Community College in Kaneohe, Hawai’i. I can’t seem to find any information about what happened to Logue (although I’ll admit that I didn’t look very hard).

Here’s another (tiny) pic of Logue on the cover of Life magazine from October 8, 1965:

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65 thoughts on “Random Hottie: Elizabeth Logue

  1. Ray

    Hi Jim,

    I haven’t heard back from Elizabeth lately, but I did just mail her a music soundtrack that hopefully will bring a smile to her face or evoke some nostalgic memories of a time, around age 19 or so, when she first appeared in that obscure film that Carlito refers to above. I doubt that she was aware of the fact that, for the first time in over 50 years, a digitally remastered CD has been released for the soundtrack of Odissea Nuda. I purchased it myself, and although it’s more orchestral, easy listening in nature, and a bit like elevator music to me, it is beautifully composed and has grown on me over time. The artist, Angelo Francesco Lavagnino, is extremely well renowned and has produced many quality soundtracks for Italian films. There is a beautifully done insert containing liner notes with all kinds of images from the film, including several great closeups of Elizabeth. Here is a link if anyone is interested:


    In reply to Carlito above, yes, I have seen that image before in reference to Odissea Nuda, however, it does not really look like Liz. I could be very wrong…as it’s hard to tell from various images I have researched on the net. I think that one in particular could be a pic resembling one of one of several island beauties, besides Elizabeth, who were cast in the film and who I have seen in various promotional movie posters. But, you could be right…after staring at it for a bit, I can see some resemblance. I’ll follow up this post with a few links that might clarify the situation. Thanx for hosting this forum Jim!

  2. Ray

    On this ‘movie lobby card’, I believe Elizabeth can be seen in the two cards on the bottom, left and right, the one where she is placing a Lei around the neck of Enrico Salerno, and also the image directly above that one, (second from the bottom, right column): http://tinyurl.com/bvskbzm

  3. Ray

    Here’s a fantastic image that I found on the official site of lead actor Enrico Maria Salerno. I read an interview where Patricia Dolores Donlon, American film actress and model who appeared in this film with him, called him the Italian Marlon Brando of that time. Here he is, sitting opposite Elizabeth Logue. I suspect this scene says it all without any dialog — mutual flirtation! I am so jealous…if that was me, I would have proposed right then and there! lol…http://tinyurl.com/d8hczgp

  4. Ray

    Okay, to clarify the island beauties seen in the film Italian film, Odissea Nuda, I found a movie poster that illustrates several of the key cast members. IMHO, Elizabeth Logue is most definitely pictured as the SECOND cast member moving down from the top right. The other young ladies, 3 of them I believe, are Nathalie Grasse, Vaea Bennett, and Pauline Grasse. The leading lady is Patricia Dolores Donlon, and I think Enrico Salerno, the lead male actor must be lower right, although this pic doesn’t really look like him. Something doesn’t look right there…it doesn’t look like Enrico, but I could be wrong. As to Liz Logue, she is unmistakably the most attractive women on this poster, second from the top…I’m fairly sure. http://www.notrecinema.com/images/cache/l-odyssee-nue-_348478_34102.jpg

  5. Ray

    Correction above! I’m so sorry for mis-spelling of cast names…that’s what I get when I post on a blog after a couple glasses of wine! lol…..Corrected post above should state: “The other young ladies, 3 of them I believe, are Nathalie Gasse, Vaea Bennett, and Pauline Rey.”

    Jim, feel free to alter posts above to reflect my errors. Also, please don’t hesitate to delete needless tedium. I monopolized your blog to a great extent, and please clean it up if it’s too busy. I think I put to bed that Elizabeth Logue is still alive, but it was overkill, and looking back on it, it will probably bore the masses. Please just edit and delete as you see fit, to keep this blog from getting too lost in detail. Best, Ray

  6. Ray

    Hi Tiffany,

    Yes, I believe that Elizabeth had two sons, probably born in the early sixties. The age you cite for her younger son seems close, but I think he might be just a couple years older, late forties I suspect. He has popped up here and there online to let everyone know that he is her son, and that she is still alive and well. I can tell he has great affection, love and pride for his mom. Having lost my mother on the very day and year that Elizabeth lost her mom, I can very much relate to the bond between mother and child. I also believe her other oldest son is around 50 or so. I might be off by a couple years, so don’t take this as gospel, as it’s based on circumstantial stuff and the chronology of her life during the early sixties. Although I know their names, I will not disclose any more info of a personal nature regarding her family out of respect for Liz and her privacy. I received a very thoughtful, kind, and profound letter from Elizabeth that impressed upon me her deep need and appreciation for privacy. Let’s all enjoy this blog, along with the unique, beautiful images of this sixties icon. At the same time, while reminiscing about a bygone era, I would encourage everyone to try and keep her present lifestyle and family situation in perspective, void of too much speculation and curious intrusion. I think she really appreciates the resurgent interest, but absolutely embraces her seclusion and staying out of the limelight.

  7. Rudi

    I’m watching the entire original Hawaii Five-O. Amazingly, the opening scenes in which she is so central distinguishes it, and was an important aspect of its success, by setting the stage and the mood. She is stupefyingly beautiful – a Hawaiin gem. She probably had NO idea that the one-day’s work continue to give happiness to audiences 30 years on. Please thank her.

  8. Mavo

    I too think Elizabeth is a simply stunning beauty!! Here is a youtube clip of her in a 1966 Hawaii Tourist film… Enjoy!

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