Diane Franklin

Diane Franklin

Highest Rated: 81% Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Feb 11, 1962

Birthplace: Plainview, New York, USA

Starting at age ten, Diane Franklin's professional career began with modeling, commercials, soap opera and theater. Her first feature film role was as Karen in the 1982 teen film, "The Last American Virgin" Her dark curly hairstyle grew much attention from this film, inadvertently kick-started a curly-hair fashion trend and inspired her pictorial autobiography "Diane Franklin: The Excellent Curls of the Last American French Exchange Babe of the 80s." Her next film role was playing the troubled daughter, Patricia Montelli, in "Amityville II: The Possession" (1982.) Franklin also starred in TV movies "Summer Girl" (1983) and "Deadly Lessons" (1983) as well as television roles on "Charles in Charge" (CBS, 1983-84) and "Murder She Wrote" (CBS, 1984-96). In 1985, Franklin won her most beloved role as the spirited French-exchange student, Monique Junot, in the cult dark-comedy "Better Off Dead" (1985). She then returned to film starring in the cult horror-parody, "TerrorVision" (1986) and "How I Got Into College (1989). Franklin is best-known for her role as the medieval babe, Princess Elizabeth, in the time-travelling comedy "Bill & Tet's Excellent Adventure" (1989). In 2018, Franklin had the honor to play the role of Louise Defeo in "Amityville Murders" (2019), based on a true story written and directed by Daniel Farrands. Franklin reunited with Farrands in "Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman" (2021). The cast also includes her daughter, Olivia DeLaurentis. Upcoming projects include Brian Farmer's horror film "Waking Nightmare," "High Holiday;" a comedy with Cloris Leachman as well as a tribute book about "Better Off Dead."

Highest rated movies

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Better Off Dead
The Last American Virgin
Amityville II: The Possession
Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman The Amityville Murders
TerrorVision

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
11% 24% Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman Mrs. Healy (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wally Got Wasted Emma (Character) - 2019
6% 44% The Amityville Murders Louise DeFeo (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Final Interview Rhonda (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Parole Officers Marge (Character) - 2013
81% 75% Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Princess Elizabeth (Character) $39.1M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock: The Court Martial Nancy Lamont (Character) - 1987
0% 43% TerrorVision Suzy Putterman (Character) - 1986
76% 87% Better Off Dead Monique Junot (Character) $10.3M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Lessons Stefanie Aggiston (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Summer Girl Cinni (Character) - 1983
16% 36% Amityville II: The Possession Patricia Montelli (Character) - 1982
75% 65% The Last American Virgin Karen (Character) - 1982

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1989
No Score Yet 0% Charles in Charge Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Unknown (Guest Star) 1985