Talented and innovative stripper/dancer, performed in nightclubs andtheaters across U. S. during 1950s and 1960s. Lily also reportedly sangwell and hoped to move into musical comedy, but only known filmappearances are two burlesque actualities.
Hazel-eyed bleached blonde,wore red lip paint noticeable for its low gloss. Only liability was achangeling face; on film she resembles from moment to moment Monroe,Bardot, Jayne Mansfield, Kim Novak, but leaves no unique imprint of herown. Acts included: The B-Girl Ballet, The Striptease Story, TheSerpent and the Girl, a dance in mink fur, stripping in a large bassdrum, and a singing reverse strip. Most accounts have Lily born in Norfolk, Virginia circa 1930. OfEuropean and Polynesian ancestry, her father was a sailor, her mother afashion model.
Lily quit high school to work at the Carolyn Leonettimodeling agency in Los Angeles, then went to Las Vegas for a year as ashowgirl after being discovered by the Flamingo's Maxine Lewis. Shereturned to Los Angeles and began stripping in 1950 at the FolliesTheater (Third and Main) under the guidance of Lillian Hunt,choreographer. Hobbies included swimming and horseback riding,reportedly won equestrian events. Lily had four known stage names: Icel Condon (1951), Exotic Lily or justLily (1952), Lorali (1953-1954), Lily Ayers (1955 and thereafter). Inaddition she was credited as Rochelle in the 1950 movie "Everybody'sGirl.