Do you remember your first proper job? Former actress Dolores Hart certainly does, and who can blame her? In 1957, you see, she made her feature film debut alongside none other than Elvis Presley. Yet while that movie kick-started what could have been a glittering career, Hart ultimately wasn’t destined to be a silver-screen icon. In fact, after just ten films ‒ including a second with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll ‒ she virtually disappeared from the spotlight. But Hart had a reason for going AWOL, as she was taking her life in a completely different direction – one that’s practically as far away from Hollywood as you can get.
Initially, though, that illustrious beginning in Loving You seemed to set the tone for Hart’s career trajectory. After that picture was a hit, she went on to play the beautiful love interest in movies such as Lonelyhearts and Where the Boys Are. And as Hart’s popularity grew, so did her list of leading men.