Lauren Hutton (born November 17, 1943) is an American model and actress. She is known for her starring roles in the movies American Gigolo and Lassiter, and also for her fashion modeling career. Hutton was born Mary Laurence Hutton in Charleston, South Carolina. Her parents divorced when she was young, her mother remarried, and Mary's last name was changed to her step-father's name, Hall, although he never formally adopted her. She graduated from Chamberlain High School in Tampa, Florida in 1961. She was among the first students to attend the University of South Florida in Tampa in 1960,. She later moved with former Tampa disc jockey Pat Chamburs, 19 years her senior, to New York City where she worked at the Playboy Club.