K T Stevens
- Category : 1919-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Laws 2
American stage, film and television actress, the daughter of film producer and director Sam Wood. She made her first film appearance when she was just two years old in her father's second silent film, Peck's Bad Boy (1921). As an adult, she changed her name to K. T. Stevens to distance herself from her father's fame.
Her Broadway credits include The Land Is Bright, Yankee Point, Nine Girls and Laura. Stevens appeared in a number of films in the 1940s and 1950s, including Kitty Foyle (1940, directed by her father) with Ginger Rogers, The Great Man's Lady (1942) with Barbara Stanwyck, Port of New York (1949) with Yul Brynner, Harriet Craig (1950) with Joan Crawford and Vice Squad (1953) with Edward G. Robinson.
Stevens acted on episodic television in various series, and appeared on the daytime soap operas General Hospital as part of the original cast (1963–1965), portraying Peggy Mercer who was engaged to Dr. Steve Hardy; Julie Olson's mother-in-law Helen Martin (1966–1967, 1969) on Days of Our Lives; and most memorably, The Young and the Restless (1977–1981) as the veiled, facially burned Vanessa Prentiss who plotted against Lorie Brooks to keep her from marrying her son, Lance, then plotted to have Lorie accused of her murder after she committed suicide.
Stevens was married to actor Hugh Marlowe from 1946 until they divorced in 1968; they had two sons, Jeffrey and Chris. She died on 13 June 1994 at age 74 at her home in Brentwood, California after battling lung cancer.