Peter Sellers’ Daughter Gets 6 Months in Jail for Drugs


Scolding her sternly, a Municipal Court judge Wednesday sentenced Victoria Sellers, daughter of the late British comic actor Peter Sellers, to 180 days in jail for possessing enough methamphetamine to keep her awake for several days.

“Miss Sellers, get a life,” Judge Gregg Marcus told the teary-eyed, 30-year-old actress, magazine writer and onetime pal of convicted Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss in a courtroom packed with photographers from British news organizations.

Marcus also placed Sellers on three years probation, meaning she could be sent to state prison for two years if she is arrested again with drugs.


The sentence stemmed from a Jan. 23 incident just 19 days after Marcus had sentenced Sellers to probation in a stolen property case. Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who stopped her car in West Hollywood found diazepam, a tranquilizer, and three grams of methamphetamine in Sellers’ purse and charged her with felony drug possession. That would be enough for about 10 to 12 doses, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Carol Fisch.

The new drug charge violated Sellers’ probation--and earned her a dressing-down from the same judge who’d previously given her a break.

“I tried to talk to her before,” Marcus said. “Now, the contract she has with me means if she’s back here again, she goes to prison for two years. She understands that.”

Nearly a year ago, Sellers spent 13 days in jail after she failed to surrender as agreed on the stolen-property charge. In that case, Van Nuys Municipal Judge Michael S. Luros, called Sellers flighty and noted that she showed as much interest in following his orders “as a cat.”

She was charged with receiving stolen property last year when detectives investigated her then-boyfriend in connection with a string of armed robberies. During a search of the Northridge house Sellers and the boyfriend shared with a talent agent, police said they found stolen jewelry in Sellers’ dresser drawers and under her bed.

The daughter of actor Peter Sellers and actress Britt Eckland, Sellers gained notoriety as the close friend and confidante of Fleiss, the so-called “madam to the stars.” Sellers is a fixture on Los Angeles’ trendy nightclub circuit.


“She loves to run with a wild crowd,” Marcus said. “She gravitates toward people who cross the line. She’s crossed the line herself, over and over again. Either she’s a person of weak character or she likes to walk on the edge.”