Deborah Foreman

Deborah Foreman

  • Highest Rated: 82% Valley Girl (1983)
  • Lowest Rated: 20% I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982)
  • Birthday: Oct 12, 1962
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Deborah Foreman made an indelible impression on fans of 1980s pop culture with her performance in the title role of the film Valley Girl, though it was hardly her only appearance in a memorable teen flick of the era. Deborah Foreman was born on October 12, 1962 in Montebello, CA. Foreman's father was a pilot and officer in the United States Marine Corps, and as a result she moved a great deal during her childhood, spending most of her time in Texas and Arizona. Despite her fresh-scrubbed good looks, Foreman was quite shy as she entered her teens, and her mother and father suggested she take modeling lessons to help her come out of her shell. It wasn't long before Foreman began landing modeling assignments, most memorably a series of print ads for Maybelline cosmetics, and after graduating from high school, she moved from Houston, TX, to Los Angeles, CA, in hopes of launching a career as an actress. Foreman made her big-screen debut with a small role in 1982's I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can, and also landed several TV guest appearances, but Valley Girl, released a year later, was her first leading role and the film that first earned her a cult following. Inspired by Frank Zappa's hit single, Valley Girl followed the unlikely romance between fashion-conscious suburbanite Julie Richman (played by Foreman) and semi-threatening New Wave guy Randy (Nicolas Cage). The film became a surprise hit and fared unexpectedly well with critics, and in 1984 Foreman landed a role as a regular on the TV series Hot Pursuit. The show, however, only lasted one season, and Foreman soon refocused her attention on film, winning leading roles in the wacky comedy My Chauffeur and the horror film spoof April Fool's Day, as well as a memorable supporting turn in Real Genius. However, while the exhibitors' organization Sho-West named Foreman Most Promising New Star of 1986, as the 1980s wore on, she had more difficulty landing worthwhile roles, and in 1992, after the release of the film Lunatics: A Love Story (in which she played the female lead), Foreman opted to leave show business behind. Since then, Foreman has established a successful career as a graphic designer and artist, and also creates unique hand-painted furniture. Foreman still acts on occasion, appearing in commercials, short films, and episodic television. ~ Mark Deming

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

57% When a Stranger Calls Back Elegant Woman in Bar 1993
No Score Yet Lunatics: A Love Story Nancy 1992
No Score Yet Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat Sandy 1990
No Score Yet The Experts Jill 1989
No Score Yet Lobster Man from Mars Mary 1989
No Score Yet Friends, Lovers & Lunatics (Crazy Horse) (She Drives Me Crazy) Annie 1989
60% Waxwork Sarah 1988
No Score Yet Destroyer Susan Malone 1988
No Score Yet Destroyer (Shadow of Death) (The Edison Effect) Actor 1988
No Score Yet 3:15 (3:15 The Moment Of Truth) Sherry 1986
38% April Fool's Day Muffy/Buffy 1986
No Score Yet My Chauffeur Casey Meadows 1986
75% Real Genius Susan 1985
82% Valley Girl Julie Richman 1983
No Score Yet Grizzly II: The Concert Actor 1983
No Score Yet In the Custody of Strangers Karen 1982
20% I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can Actor 1982
No Score Yet Stone Bud 1974

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
Beth
  • 1991

QUOTES FROM Deborah Foreman CHARACTERS

Gemma
What's happening tonight, guys?
Tony
Nothing. I gave up drinking.
Sarah
The third time this month?