Luana Anders

Luana Anders

  • Highest Rated: 100% Night Tide (1963)
  • Lowest Rated: 36% The Trip (1967)
  • Birthday: May 12, 1938
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Sullen, sensuous leading lady Luana Anders began making films in her teens, starring in such American-International cheapies as Reform School Girls. During this first stage of her career, Luana enjoyed a few above-average (albeit fleeting) assignments, including the role of walled-up Catherina Medina in Roger Corman's The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) and a similar "victim" characterization in Francis Ford Coppola's shakedown-cruise picture Dementia 13 (1962). Evidently, she made a lot of valuable professional contacts while toiling away in the "B" mills of the 1950s and 1960s. Cycle-flick refugees Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson both hired Luana to appear in their respective directorial efforts Easy Rider (1969) and Goin' South (1976). She also showed up in Nicholson's starring vehicles The Last Detail (1973, as the prostitute who "services" jail-bound Randy Quaid in a most unexpected and touching manner) and The Two Jakes (1990). In 1984, she was prominently featured in Movers and Shakers, a cinematic labor of love for actor/scripter Charles Grodin; nine years later she again appeared with Grodin, playing a Records Bureaucrat in Hearts and Souls (1993). In 1989, Luana Anders co-wrote the script for Limit Up (1989), a contemporary rehash of the "Faust" legend.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Fire On The Amazon (Lost Paradise) Producer 2000
No Score Yet American Strays Martha 1996
42% Wild Bill Sanitarium Woman 1995
No Score Yet Doppelganger Actor 1993
55% Heart and Souls Records Bureaucrat 1993
No Score Yet In Sickness and in Health Dorothy 1992
No Score Yet In My Daughter's Name Mrs. Samp 1992
No Score Yet Switched at Birth Nurse Ames 1991
68% The Two Jakes Florist 1990
No Score Yet Limit Up Teacher Screenwriter 1989
No Score Yet You Can't Hurry Love Macie Hayes 1988
No Score Yet Border Radio Lu 1987
No Score Yet Movers & Shakers Violette 1985
57% Irreconcilable Differences Atlanta Widow 1984
70% Personal Best Rita Cahill 1982
71% Goin' South Mrs. Anderson 1978
76% The Missouri Breaks Rancher's Wife 1976
59% Shampoo Devra 1975
91% The Last Detail Donna 1973
No Score Yet The Killing Kind Librarian 1973
No Score Yet When the Legends Die Mary 1972
No Score Yet Evil Roy Slade Alice Fern 1972
50% Greaser's Palace Cholera Greaser 1972
No Score Yet The Manipulator Actor 1971
43% That Cold Day in the Park Sylvie 1969
88% Easy Rider Lisa 1969
No Score Yet How Sweet It Is! Agatzi's Girl 1968
36% The Trip Waitress 1967
67% Games Party Guest 1967
65% Dementia 13 Louise Haloran 1963
100% Night Tide Ellen Sands 1963
No Score Yet The Young Racers Henny 1963
84% Pit and the Pendulum (The Pit and the Pendulum) Catherine Medina 1961
No Score Yet Reform School Girl Josie 1957

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Lottie McGinnis
  • 1983
  • 1976
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Julie
  • 1972
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Nina Loring
  • 1971
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Miss Clark
  • 1967
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Maddy
  • 1961

QUOTES FROM Luana Anders CHARACTERS

Catherine Medina
No one will ever enter this room again.