Is Kiyo Hodel Ex-Mistress of George Hodel and Future Wife of Steve Hodel Ready For Her Closeup?

October 20, 2020
Los Angeles, California
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In these stressed-out times, I’d like to try and put a smile on a few readers’ faces.
Thought I would provide a short clip from the TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956) which contains my ex-wife’s Kiyo’s “big moment” where she gets to share the big screen with Yul Brynner (Pharoh) and Charlton Heston (Moses) for her 90 seconds of fame.
You decide, was she ready for her closeup?  Kiyo is the “high priestess” in white holding a tray and kneeling at Pharoah’s feet she hands him the urn to try and change Moses’  water into blood trick back to water.
But, sadly no go. Pharoah drops the urn and Kiyo recoils in horror as Moses tells them he’s cutting off their water for seven days.

Click on the below link for ninety-second film clip:

Kiyo Ten Commandments 1956

 I would meet Kiyo five years later at a “Hollywood Party” in Laurel Canyon while home on leave from the Navy and still a minor and we would elope to Twin Falls, Idaho in 1962. (The closest state where I could marry her in secret without my mother’s permission.)

See link HERE for more details.


“Astrologer to the Stars” Kiyo with a young Neil Young 1969
Time Magazine Photo was taken four years after our divorce in 1965




  1. Paul M on December 7, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Given your father’s interest in hypnosis, have you considered that he may have given you a hypnotic suggestion to investigate his crimes and give him post mortem fame?

    • Steve Hodel on December 7, 2020 at 5:02 pm

      Paul M:
      Doubtful, in the end, he asked June to “destroy all of my personal effects” and wanted to take his secrets to the grave, “no funeral, no words spoken, unmarked grave.”
      That said, I’m sure he would have loved the fact that he did become known as “a master criminal” and would have been excited as he said in one of his Zodiac Letters, “Whose going to play me.”

  2. Tony F on December 30, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    I also wonder why there isn’t any trace or familial DNA that can be tested from the stamps, feces (would have been either of the perpetrators OR the victims). Is the evidence still around in boxes somewhere that can be tested? finger prints never matched, understandably but what about DNA? Familial DNA?

    • Steve Hodel on December 30, 2020 at 9:47 pm

      Tony F:
      LAPD won’t do any testing. I have approached them multiple times. “Too busy with other unsolved crimes.”

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