Pamela Austin

Not to be confused with the tennis player Pam Austin.
Pamela Austin
Born Pamela J. Akert[1]
(1941-12-20) December 20, 1941[1]
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1961–1988
Spouse(s) Charles W. Britt (m. 1963–64)
Guy Franklin McElwaine (m. 1965–67)
Leopold S. Wyler (m. 1974)[1]

Pamela Austin (born December 20, 1941) is an American actress.

Early life

Austin was born in Omaha, Nebraska as Pamela J. Akert. She spent part of her childhood in Europe, as her father served a tour of duty with the Air Force there. Austin studied dancing at Sacramento State College, and found work with the Tony Martin nightclub act upon arriving in Hollywood.[1]


In addition to appearing in two Elvis Presley films, in 1966-1967 Austin gained fame for a long series of popular automobile television commercials for Dodge (the Charger, Coronet, Polara, and other models). As the perky "Dodge Rebellion Girl", she appeared in around twenty commercials as a damsel in distress — menaced by sharks, falling from a draw-bridge, a roof, a cargo plane, etc. Her tag line at the end of each ad was "The Dodge Rebellion wants you!"

In August 1967 she starred in the adventure-comedy film The Perils of Pauline based on the silent cliff-hanger serial. Posters for the film referenced her Dodge commercials: That "Rebellion Girl" is dodgin' unbelievable perils...

Austin's film and television work includes:



Personal life

Austin married Charles W. Britt in Santa Clara, California on October 27, 1963. Together they had one child, son Beau C. Britt, who was born on June 17, 1964. They divorced in 1964.[1]

She then married Guy Franklin McElwaine (a Hollywood press agent) in Los Angeles, California on July 17, 1965. They divorced in June 1967.[1]

Now she is married to Leopold S. Wyler. They were married In Los Angeles, California on January 9, 1974.[1]


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