The bare fact about buxom blonde film star Carroll Baker is that she was simply too sexy for America. A talented and nuanced actress along with being a sugar-pie sexpot, at the outset of Carroll's career in the late 1950s, she was touted as becoming the next Marilyn Monroe. Baker chased the blonde-goddess star opposite James Dean in Giant (1956) and as the titular underage-but-awfully-ripe Baby Doll (1956). Carroll showed all the acting skills that Monroe had despaired of ever having, but something about Baker's sensuality was too sizzling for the Hollywood studio system. They didn't dare create the roles she deserved, and in 1968 Carroll moved to Italy. Over the next two decades, she made roughly two dozen European films including Private Lesson (1975) and My Father's Wife (1976), flashing all the enticing best bits of her flesh in at least eight of them. Bite into the witchy-vampy horror concoction Baba Yaga (1973) and become a babbling fan.