has done numerous feature films such as "Live a Little, Love a Little"
opposite Elvis Presley. In the film, Elvis sings "A Little Less Conversation"
to her. This song was recently remixed and became the #1 hit in twelve
countries. She starred in "The Velvet Vampire" for Roger Corman and
has appeared in many television shows including guest starring roles
on "(Classic) Star Trek," "Bonanza," "Hogan's Heroes," "Land of the
Giants," "It Takes a Thief," "Man From U.N.C.L.E.," and many others
too numerous to mention. Celeste was a "Deb Star" at the Hollywood Stars
of Tomorrow awards in 1967 and was the Mid-Eastern National Association
of Theater Owners Most Promising New Star of 1968.
the business end of show biz, Celeste managed several talented screenwriters,
including the writer of "On Deadly Ground" starring Steven Seagal.
graces the cover of a book by Tom Lisanti entitled Fantasy Femmes of
60's Cinema, as well being highlighted in another book, Film Fatales,
by Tom Lisanti and Louis Paul. She was also featured in the April 2002
edition of Femme Fatales magazine and was selected as Miss April in
the 2002 "Swinging Chicks of the 60's" calendar featuring a photo of
her from the film "Eve."
1979 and 1993, Celeste owned and operated a commercial real estate business
which specialized in assisting companies either lease or purchase their
1993, Celeste embarked on another exciting challenge - to simultaneously
write a holistic healthcare book for cats entitled Cat
Care, Naturally for Charles E. Tuttle Publishing, a prestigious
Boston based company, as well as breed, raise and show ten generations
of championship Tonkinese and Oriental Shorthair cats who are reared
on a natural raw meat/poultry diet and supplements. Her second book, Natural
Dog Care, was released in Spring of 1998 along with an
updated paperback version of her cat book now entitled Natural
Cat Care. Both books were also released in hardback format
by Castle Books. Celeste's newest book, The
Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care, was written with
leading holistic veterinarian, Dr. Jean Hofve, for Quarry Publications
and is due out mid October 2009.
in 1998, Celeste earned a Ph.D. in Nutrition from Pacific Western University
where she serves as an adjunct professor of nutrition. She has extensively
researched the nutritional needs of pets and discovered a cornucopia
of holistic nutritional alternatives for pets. Celeste had her own radio
show entitled "Celestial Pets" for Renaissance Radio KFNX Phoenix and,
in October of 1999, attended the American Holistic Veterinary Medical
Association's annual conference (held in Kaua'i) where she was one of
the guest lecturers. She was the keynote speaker at the Learning Annex's
Third Annual Natural Pet Expo in San Diego March 11, 2000. She was also
featured in the episode "Mimosa: Tonkinese Cat" on the Animal Planet
Channel show "That's My Baby." Celeste consults on clinical pet nutrition
and alternative healing therapies (including homeopathy and herbal therapies)
for cats and dogs and has written articles for several pet and health
publications such as Natural Pet, Animal Wellness, Body, Mind & Spirit
magazines, and The Whole Cat Journal which also featured her in an article
entitled "The Advice of Experts" where she, Richard Pitcairn, DVM, and
Anitra Frasier answered questions relating to the "holistic care taking
of our feline friends."
dog book is endorsed by prestigious Zone author, Barry Sears, Ph.D.
Dr. Sears provided an essential fatty acid recipe for cats and dogs
which Celeste markets under her Celestial Pets® line of cats and dogs, supplements. Celestial
Pets® distributes herbs, homeopathics, and state-of-the-art
clinical nutrition supplements to both their cat and dog clients and
their human friends, as all the supplements come from sources whose
ingredients are made for people. Celeste tells folks, "If I can't eat
or take it myself, it's not good enough for the animals!" She works
closely with holistic veterinarians and frequently lectures on alternative
and complimentary medicine. She has studied NAET (Nambudripad's Allergy
Elimination Technique), is a Reiki Master, TAT practitioner (Tapas Acupressure
Technique), and is accredited in Clinical Nutrition Therapy through
the International Foundation For Nutrition And Health.
does she do it all? She says, "I follow my own advice for pets .
. . eat natural, healthful food, exercise, take supplements and antioxidants
daily, and drink plenty of water . . . purified, of course. I seem to
have plenty of energy left to enjoy life, spend time with my daughter
and granddaughter, and travel extensively to memorabilia shows and conventions
doing book signings and autographing photos.
with her partner, Imelda Casper, she operates a holistic consulting
practice for people and their pets specializing in feline and canine
nutrition. Although based in Southern California, Celeste consults with
clients from all over the world.
hobbies include playing the harp and dancing Argentine Tango. She has
dedicated her life to the health and well-being of animals.