UPDATE, with added material
IS ROBERTA DEAD OR ALIVE?
The X-rated model and actress Roberta Perdon dropped out of sight in California in 1975. She was listed as dead on July 30, 1982, but then appears to have shown up years later in a video interview in her native Italy in 2018.
To this day, no one really knows what happened to her.
Her story is the second most read post on this site, after ‘John Lennon was best man at Peter Boyle’s wedding,’ which is more about actor Peter Boyle than John Lennon, with ‘She died young and by her own lovely hand’ ranking third.
And the beat goes on.
Is Roberta Pedon, a free-spirited hippie model and actress from the sexy ‘70s, dead or alive?
Reports vary as to her fate. She reportedly died on July 30, 1982, at the age of 28.
But ever since she disappeared from the spotlight in 1975, her whereabouts have been the subject of much speculation.
Roberta Pedon was born in Venice, Italy, and came to America as a young woman.
She brought with her extraordinarily large breasts and soon began appearing in men’s magazines, including Gent, Fling, Gem, The Swinger and Mayfair.
She landed a co-starring role in the 1975 adult movie romp Delinquent Schoolgirls. She also appeared in 8mm sex loops.
RARE CLIP OF ROBERTA
That’s her jumping…
ON THE STREETS
Roberta got heavily into drugs and the modeling agency she worked for, American Art Enterprises, fired her. She became a homeless drug addict.
She was jailed in San Francisco in 1975 for drug and prostitution offenses and immediately abandoned by the adult entertainment industry, including AAE, which got her the part in the movie.
Photo gallery of Roberta Perdon over the years (tap photo to enlarge):
There a reports that she was involved in a bank robbery, and, finally, that she died of liver disease in Oakland, California at 28.
But, insists the adult film archives ‘Rialto Reports,’ Roberta Pedon is alive and well and still living in California.
OR IS THIS HER?
The last known record of the mystery woman may be this interview in Italian from 2018 in her native Italy.
But is this the Roberta Pedon of adult entertainment fame? It certainly looks like her, given that 36 years had passed since her presumed death. But nowhere in the interview is she asked about, nor does she mention her exotic past.
Her death has been backed up by some people who knew her, and they say she was cremated in Oakland.
All current attempts to contact her have been unsuccessful. Yet ‘Rialto Reports’ and many of her diehard fans believe she is alive.
Was this all a cleverly orchestrated disappearing act, or is the real Roberta Pedon no longer with us?