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U.S. to Deport Victoria Sellers

October 3, 2006

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Victoria Sellers, daughter of the late actor Peter Sellers, was arrested Monday in Hollywood on immigration violations and will be deported to Britain, federal authorities said.

Sellers was being held in an Orange County detention center after immigration agents arrested her at an apartment, according to Jim Hayes, a field office director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She was taken into custody without incident.

``She was very calm,″ Hayes said. ``She gave no resistance.″

He said she would be removed to Britain as soon as possible, but declined to say when.

Sellers, 41, was a U.S. permanent resident until April 2002, when an immigration judge ordered her removed from the country for a past criminal conviction, and had been living in the country illegally ever since with a warrant for her arrest, Hayes said.

Attempts to reach Sellers were unsuccessful. There were no listings for her and it was unclear whether she had retained an attorney.

In May 1994, she was charged with receiving stolen jewelry. Prosecutors contended she had rings and bracelets taken during an April robbery spree allegedly committed by a then-boyfriend and another man.

After pleading guilty in the case, she was sentenced to 13 days in jail and placed on three years’ probation.

In January 1995, she was arrested in West Hollywood after she approached sheriff’s deputies who had stopped a car driven by an acquaintance.

Sellers appeared to be under the influence of drugs and several grams of methamphetamines were found in her purse, so she was arrested, authorities said. It was her second drug arrest in two years. She was sentenced to 120 days in jail in the case.

A sometime actress, Sellers appeared in ``Sex Tips with Heidi Fleiss and Victoria Sellers″ and other projects.

Peter Sellers, who died in 1980, starred in such films as ``Being There″ and ``The Pink Panther″ series. Victoria Sellers’ mother, actress Britt Ekland, appeared in the James Bond film ``The Man with the Golden Gun″ and 1971′s ``Get Carter.″

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