Lana Clarkson

Highest Rated: 81% Scarface (1983)
Birthday: Apr 5, 1962
Birthplace: Not Available
Though pretty television and B-movie actress Lana Clarkson would sadly gain more career attention in death than in life, she will forever be remembered by friends and fans alike for her winning sense of humor and down-to-earth friendliness. Born in Long Beach, CA, in 1962, Clarkson showed a penchant for entertaining early on by reciting stories and nursery rhymes to anyone willing to lend their attention to the outgoing young lass. After vocally declaring her independence by age five, Clarkson and her family would eventually settle in Cloverdale, CA, in the early '70s, where she would begin her lifelong love of horseback riding. A basketball player at Cloverdale High, the towering 16-year-old soon began to harbor modeling aspirations. After moving to Los Angeles in 1978, Clarkson's dreams would become realized as the striking young beauty stepped before the cameras of fashion photographers while simultaneously beginning a successful career in film and television. Appearing in such television hits as Happy Days and Fantasy Island (she could frequently be seen placing leis on guest stars at the beginning of the show), at age 18 Clarkson acquired her SAG card with a role in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). Though roles in Scarface (1983) and Blind Date (1984) would follow soon after, it was Clarkson's appearance in such Roger Corman efforts as Deathstalker and Barbarian Queen that would truly endear the attractive young actress to legions of B-movie lovers. Living in the canals of Venice, CA, in her later years, Clarkson's winning sense of humor lead her to explore a career in standup comedy, and after breaking her wrists in a fall in 2001, the optimistic actress used her recovery time to focus her career. In early 2003, the world of film would lose an enduring and shining personality as Clarkson's life was abruptly ended with a bullet. She was 40.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet March Dr. Ellen Taylor 2001
No Score Yet Another 9 1/2 Weeks Woman at Fashion Show 1997
No Score Yet Vice Girls Jan Cooper 1996
No Score Yet The Haunting of Morella Coed 1991
No Score Yet Barbarian Queen II: The Empress Strikes Back Princess Athalia 1991
No Score Yet Wizards of the Lost Kingdom 2 Amathea 1989
59% Amazon Women on the Moon Alpha Beta ("Amazon Women on the Moon") $0.6M 1987
No Score Yet Barbarian Queen (Queen of the Naked Steel) Amethea 1985
No Score Yet Blind Date Rachel 1984
81% Scarface Woman at Babylon Club $0.7M 1983
No Score Yet Deathstalker Kaira 1983
78% Fast Times At Ridgemont High Mrs. Vargas 1982

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Silk Stalkings
1991-1999
Angela Ula
  • 1995
  • 1993
No Score Yet Wings
1990-1997
Janine
  • 1992
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
Carey Bailiff
  • 1990
  • 1985
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Sonny Monroe's Girlfriend
  • 1985
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
1984-1992
Nanette
  • 1984
No Score Yet The Jeffersons
1975-1985
Sophia
  • 1983
No Score Yet Three's Company
1977-1984
Sharon
  • 1983

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