Genevieve Waite

Genevieve Waite (born Feb. 13, 1948) is a South African actress and singer who achieved cult-status opposite Donald Sutherland in the 1968 swinging London drama Joanna. In 1970, she co-starred with Elliot Gould and Paula Prentiss in the American comedy Move and also played an uncredited role in the infamous Raquel Welch-vehicle Myra Breckinridge, adopted from the title-sake Gore Vidal novel.

In 1972, Waite wed erstwhile Mamas & Papas head John Phillips. Betrothed into the music industry, she recorded the album Romance Is on the Rise with her husband at the console. The album was released in 1974 on the specially created Paramour Record Corporation. A further single under the pseudonym Abigail and a small musical role in the Nicolas Roeg sci-fi film The Man Who Fell to Earth, opposite David Bowie, followed in 1976.


  • Romance Is on the Rise (1974)
  • “Biting My Nails” / “Stay Awhile” (as Abigail, 1976)

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