Beverly Hills - The discovery of 82 year-old Yvette Vickers' calcified cocoon exoskeleton comes one year after her death.
Shocked Benedict Canyon neighbors say the Attack of the 50ft Woman star must have pupated alone, leaving behind just a massive scaly, insectoid shell.
Vickers rose to fame on the back of her July 1958 Playboy centerfold spread.
She later starred in Attack Of The Giant Leeches - a biopic about doctors bleeding the British Royal Family in a bid to stop the spread of royal insanity.
A third movie, Attack of the Giant Cockroaches was shelved after a studio spat saw Jane Fonda fired from the starring insect role.
"Jane always blamed Yvette for making her take on the role of the Giant Cockroach Queen," LA FagHagSlagMag's movie editor commented today.
"A pity - she would have been a natural."