Luana Anders

Luana Anders

Highest Rated: 89% The Last Detail (1973)

Lowest Rated: 39% The Trip (1967)

Birthday: May 12, 1938

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Versatile performer Luana Anders kindled two significant partnerships while studying acting in the 1950s. The first was with schlocky genre director Roger Corman, who cast Anders as the sister of iconic horror antagonist Vincent Price in his big-screen adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's macabre masterwork "The Pit and the Pendulum." Corman also introduced her to would-be auteur Francis Ford Coppola, with whom she worked on his cheapo 1963 thriller "Dementia 13," playing a scheming widow. In 1993, Anders adopted the pseudonym Margo Blue to pen the screenplay for "Fire on the Amazon," a Corman-produced B-movie notable for featuring a young Sandra Bullock. It was during that same '50s acting class where she met Corman that Anders befriended legendary actor Jack Nicholson. Besides being personal friends, the two collaborated frequently on projects, both appearing in the drifter bible "Easy Rider," with Anders as a skinny-dipping hippie, and in the salty naval comedy "The Last Detail," in which she played a similarly free-spirited party girl. Anders also appeared in small roles in two of Nicholson's four directorial efforts-the Western comedy "Goin' South" and "The Two Jakes," a follow-up to Roman Polanski's Nicholson-led noir, "Chinatown." Anders died in 1996, and Nicholson honored their friendship during his Best Actor acceptance speech for "As Good as It Gets" two years later.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Point of Betrayal Nurse (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 24% Doppelganger Ginger (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Limit Up Teacher (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 26% Border Radio Lu (Character) - 1987
73% 52% Personal Best Rita Cahill (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Board and Care Carolyn (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Suicide's Wife Ms. Robbin (Character) - 1979
71% 50% Goin' South Lorette Anderson (Character) - 1978
60% 52% Shampoo Devra (Character) - 1975
89% 87% The Last Detail Donna (Character) - 1973
50% 61% Greaser's Palace Cholera (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 83% When the Legends Die Mary (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 75% Evil Roy Slade Alice Fern (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. Lang Presents Carlotta (Character) - 1971
43% 43% That Cold Day in the Park Sylvia (Character) - 1969
83% 82% Easy Rider Lisa (Character) - 1969
39% 52% The Trip Waitress (Character) $29.5K 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sex and the College Girl Gwen (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 24% Young Racers Henny (Character) - 1963
63% 35% Dementia 13 Louise Haloran (Character) - 1963
86% 52% Night Tide Ellen Sands (Character) - 1961
88% 74% The Pit and the Pendulum Catherine Medina (Character) - 1961

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Sarah Farrell (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apple's Way Mrs. Bannerman (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Angie McCall (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Miss Clark (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Lorraine Walenchek (Guest Star) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugarfoot Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Lucy Anne (Guest Star) 1957

QUOTES FROM Luana Anders CHARACTERS

Catherine Medina says: No one will ever enter this room again.