Donna Douglas As Elly May Clampett: A Hillbilly Honey in Beverly Hills

By Rebeka Knott
Donna Douglas as Elly May Clampett. Source: IMDB; AllPosters.com

American viewers had plenty of bombshells with comedic chops to choose from on 1960s sitcoms -- one of the national favorites was without a doubt Donna Douglas. As Elly May Clampett, a blonde country girl in the suddenly-rich family at the center of The Beverly Hillbillies, Douglas was the object of many a teenage crush -- alongside competition like Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie), Elizabeth Montgomery (Bewitched) and Barbara Feldon (Get Smart). There's a show business saying that comedy isn't pretty -- well, when Donna Douglas' Elly May Clampett was delivering the punchlines, it was.