Lovely But Lethal is the first episode of the third season of Columbo and the eighteenth episode overall. It first aired on September 23, 1973 and was directed by Jeannot Szwarc. In addition to Peter Falk as Lieutenant Columbo, the episode stars Vera Miles, Martin Sheen and Vincent Price.


Peter Falk as Lieutenant Columbo

Vera Miles as Viveca Scott, the so-called Queen of the Cosmetics Industry who murders the traitorous Lessing in a fit of rage.

Martin Sheen as Dr. Karl Lessing, Viveca's former lover and later murder victim who attempts to steal her latest beauty formula.

Vincent Price as David Lang, Viveca's archrival in the cosmetics game.

Sian Barbara Allen as Shirley Blane, Lang's secretary who is really Viveca's secret mole.

Fred Draper as Dr. Murcheson, one of Viveca's top scientists.

John Finnegan as a police sergeant.

Bruce Kirby as a lab technician.

Columbo (season 3)
1."Lovely But Lethal" 2."Any Old Port in a Storm" 3."Candidate for Crime" 4."Double Exposure" 5."Publish or Perish" 6."Mind Over Mayhem" 7."Swan Song" 8."A Friend in Deed"