by Pat Saik
Picture a 15-year-old languidly lying on the beach in the sun, smoking a cigar.
This was Elizabeth Veglia with an attitude: playful and mischievous and clearly destined for fame. “I had a wild childhood,” she confesses, “but I did stop smoking when I reached 21.”
Born in New Orleans to Ambrose and Cecile Veglia, the growing family summered in Long Beach.