AKA Tina Blacker Born: 11-Feb-1934Birthplace: New York City Gender: Female Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Actor, Model Nationality: United States Executive summary: Ginger on Gilligan's Island Tina Louise worked as a model, nightclub singer, and stage actress in the 1950s, and had several minor credits on Broadway.
In the late 1960s, she was married to San Francisco talk show host Les Crane.
Miss Tina Louise: I actually had no intention on becoming a model when I grew up, but I was randomly approached by a photographer in my early 20’s who really liked my look… LOL 😀We did my first professional photoshoot, and those photos ended up on the cover of Maxim Magazine.
Shortly after that I won “Australia’s Hottest Bikini Babe,” and that’s when my glamour modeling career pretty much skyrocketed.
Goldsmith, now 78, eventually fell on hard times, went bankrupt and was sleeping in his pickup until the Dos Equis part came up.
He channeled a suave Argentinian friend of his to create an Ernest Hemingway-type character that turned him into a pop culture sensation.