‘Hello, I’m Shelley Duvall’

Shelley Duvall is the actress who was born to play Olive Oyl — and nothing else. Nonetheless, film directors in the 1970s were transfixed by her bug eyes and the rows of teeth in her Scylla-like maw, and so her grisly image lives on to make The Shining even creepier than it already is.

Duvall also produced and hosted PBS’s “Faerie Tale Theatre” from 1982 to 1987, which is the source of this haunting supercut of her saying, “Hello, I’m Shelley Duvall.” I’m positively transfixed by it. It leaves me hanging every time. I want her to say more. Like, “Hello, I’m Shelley Duvall, and I’m the inspiration for the monster version of Megan Fox in Jennifer’s Body.”