(May 30, 1963 – March 23, 1984) was an American nude model
and pornographic performer
. Born Colleen Marie Applegate
, she was sometimes credited as Callie Aimes, Callie Aims,
or Colleen Applegate.
Born in Bellflower, California
, Colleen Applegate grew up in the small town of Farmington, Minnesota
. Her family moved there in 1973, when her father took a managerial position with Central Telephone Company of Minnesota. Colleen was a cheerleader
in high school and graduated from Farmington High in 1981. She stayed in the small town, working first as a cashier and then as a repair clerk with the phone company. There, one night in December, she consumed a handful of prescription sinus pills in a suicide gesture
In PBS's Frontline: Death of a Porn Queen
profile (US air date 6/8/87), her father, Phil Applegate, admitted that he never discussed the suicide attempt with his daughter—he and his wife at the time (Colleen's mother, Karen Applegate) believed that their daughter was merely seeking attention.
According to the Frontline
piece, the entire family had at least one group session at a counseling center during which no one really talked about the situation.
When the news spread about her overdose, Colleen ran away from home and moved to California in March 1982, with her high school sweetheart, Mike Marcell. Applegate left behind her parents, a brother, and three sisters.
Adult film career
The couple arrived in Los Angeles, California
. Applegate and... Read More