Shirley Stoler

Lowest Rated: 62% Frankenhooker (1990)
Birthday: Mar 30, 1929
Birthplace: Not Available
Hefty Brooklyn-born actress Shirley Stoler couldn't have escaped being a Cult Figure if she wanted to. Stoler's most colorful screen roles included the sadistic, sexually supercharged prison-camp commandant in Wertmullers Seven Beauties (1976), as Spike the Bartender in Frankenhooker (1990), and as pawnshop owner Edie Wulgemuth in Miami Blues (1990) (in the latter film, she expresses her displeasure with sleazy con man Alec Baldwin by cutting off his fingers with a machete!). It was par for the course for Stoler, who'd first made her mark on the cinematic world with a chilling and compeling performance as homicidal 200-pounder Martha Beck in the 1970 sleeper The Honeymoon Killers. Prior to that, Stoler was a veteran of the ground-breaking La Mama and Living Theatre performance companies; her resume also included several Broadway productions and a number of TV guest shots. A comparatively laid-back Shirley Stoler can be seen in a few scattered pictures like The Deer Hunter (1978, as John Savage's mother) and Malcolm X (1992); she also evinced signs of normality as Dottie Jessup on the 1980 TV series Skag. Stoler died of heart failure in 1999.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Chief Zabu Joan Ironwood 2016
71% Une Vraie Jeune Fille (A Real Young Girl) (A Real Young Lady) Grocer 2000
No Score Yet The Deli Irma 1997
88% Malcolm X Mrs. Swerlin 1992
64% Mac Customer 1992
No Score Yet Me and Veronica Shouting Woman 1992
62% Frankenhooker Spike 1990
81% Miami Blues Edie Wulgemuth 1990
63% Shakedown Irma 1988
No Score Yet Sticky Fingers Reeba 1988
67% Three O'Clock High Eva 1987
85% Desperately Seeking Susan Jail Matron $27.5M 1985
No Score Yet Brass Woman in Window 1985
No Score Yet Splitz Dean Hunta 1984
No Score Yet Second Hand Hearts Maxy 1981
No Score Yet Teen Mothers Corky 1980
No Score Yet Below the Belt Trish 1980
94% The Deer Hunter Steven's Mother 1978
No Score Yet American Short Story Actor 1977
85% Seven Beauties (Pasqualino Settebellezze) Commandant $12.5K 1976
93% Klute Mama Reese 1971
95% The Honeymoon Killers Martha Beck 1970


No Score Yet Law & Order
Charlie Maylen Charlie
  • 1991
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
Big Aggie
  • 1979


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