Famed Hollywood ‘Super Madam’ Jody ‘Babydol’ Gibson dead at 64


Former madam Jody “Babydol” Gibson, who ran one of Hollywood’s largest call girl services, died at the age of 64 on Sunday.

Gibson, who also went by the pseudonym Sasha of the Valley, appeared to have died in her sleep, according to TMZ.

The aspiring singer ran her escort agency to the rich and famous in Los Angeles throughout the 1980s and 1990s and was convicted in 2000 of operating an international prostitution ring.

The so-called “California Dreamin'” ring had Gibson charging her elite clients as much as $3,000 for an evening with her roster of porn star actresses and Playboy models, according to trial testimony at the time.

Fellow convicted Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss once referred to Gibson as her “rival” — just without Fleiss’ “flair and flashy clientele,” the Los Angeles Times reported.

In the aftermath of her prosecution, a list of her celebrity clients was made public in her bombshell tell-all, “Secrets of a Hollywood SuperMadam.” The call list was later unsealed by courts. Among the names and contacts reportedly listed in her “trick book” were actor Bruce Willis, baseball manager Tommy Lasorda, Sex Pistols member Steve Jones, film producer Don Simpson, and former Texas lieutenant governor Ben Barnes.

Willis, Barnes and Lasorda denied any association with Gibson’s business.

“The story is a complete fabrication,” said attorney Marty Singer on behalf of Willis, his client, to the LA Times.

Gibson ran an escort agency that advertised call girls on the internet in Hollywood throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
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While she was sentenced to three years in jail, she only served two and was released back in 2002.

In the years since her release, Gibson had apparently moved out to the desert with her husband, Eric Markel. She was open about her life running the escort service, publishing two subsequent books about her escapades, “Convicted: A True Story” and “Seduced: Diary of a Double Dealing Spy.”

Gibson also made several appearances on film as well. She starred in the horror film “Evil Laugh” guest starred on the show “Up All Night.”

Jody "Babydoll" Gibson
Gibson arrives for court in Van Nuys, Calif. in March 2000.
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Police responded to a call from one of Gibson’s family members in her Yucca Valley home around 11 a.m., TMZ reported.

Gibson appeared to have died in her sleep and she was pronounced dead at the scene. No foul play was suspected.

Markel told the publication that her death was an enigma — while she was not suffering from any disease, she had recently lost a staggering 87 pounds.

Markel added that he believes that Gibson passed from “exhaustion,” as the couple was in the midst of a lawsuit involving the sale of their home.

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