Under the deep, dark waters of the Black Lagoon lurked the Creature. A primordial being half-man, half-fish who had no mate--he was the last of his line. And so he took some risks and got closer to these surface dwellers in his search for a mate. But he really took note of this one gal who dared enter his lair, his home, his waters.
And while Julie Adams portrayed "Kay Lawrence" above the water, it was underwater pro Ginger Stanley who was Kay's underwater stunt-double.
Having started as a beauty queen in Ocala, she was recruited by innovator of underwater entertainment at Wakulia Springs and Weeki Wachee, Newt Perry to be one of his mermaids. She had met Rico Browning, the man who would portray the Creature when under water, there and so when they needed a stunt swimmer for Julie Adams, he recommended Ginger.
She also did the underwater sequences in "Revenge of the Creature".
Ginger also appeared as the underwater weather girl with Dick Van Dyke and did the underwater sequences for Esther Williams in "Jupiter's Darling".