Theresa Russell

Theresa Russell

Highest Rated: 83% The Believer (2001)

Lowest Rated: 17% Now & Forever (2001)

Birthday: Mar 20, 1957

Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA

Theresa Russell made an auspicious debut as the daughter of a movie studio head in Elia Kazan's "The Last Tycoon" (1976). Trained in the Method at the Lee Strasberg Institute, she proved effective in her early film roles, especially opposite Dustin Hoffman in "Straight Time" (1978). Russell was first directed by her future husband, Nicolas Roeg, in "Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession" (1980), which cast her in the role of a young patient who falls under the sway of a psychiatrist. Perhaps the actress' most notorious role was the titular "Whore" (1991) in Ken Russell's examination of the world's oldest profession. She was teamed with Jacqueline Bisset in "Once You Meet a Stranger" (CBS, 1996), a remake of Hitchcock's 1951 classic "Strangers on a Train." Russell also played the formidable mother of Denise Richards in the campy/sultry neo-noir "Wild Things" (1998). Russell continued to work steadily, balancing a career in feature films--including "Luckytown" (2000), "The Believer" (2001) and "Passionada" (2002)--with TV movies--from the genre-minded "Earth Vs. The Spider" (2001) to the exceptional HBO miniseries "Empire Falls" (2005)--to occasional series work--including guest roles on "Nash Bridges" and "G vs E" (as a character cheekily named Rheesa Tussel) and a regular stint on The WB's short-lived soapy mystery "Glory Days" (2001) as Hazel, owner of the titular small town's diner and aging bombshel. Russell was poised for a major career comeback when she was cast at the wife of Flint Marko (Thomas Hayden Church), the villainous Sandman in the highly anticipated sequel "Spider-Man 3" (lensed 2006).

Highest rated movies

The Believer
Straight Time
Spider-Man 3 Wild Things
Track 29
Being Human




No Score Yet No Score Yet Moving Mountains Trish Bragg (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 84% A Winter Rose Rachal Love (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Liz & Dick Sara Taylor (Character) - 2012
50% 60% Rid of Me Mrs. Lockwood (Character) $10.4K 2011
No Score Yet 21% Born to Ride Frances Callahan (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 58% 1 Out of 7 Lexi's Mom (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 62% 16 to Life Louise (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 21% Dark World Nicole (Character) - 2008
48% 43% Jolene Aunt Kay (Character) - 2008
63% 51% Spider-Man 3 Emma Marko (Character) $336.5M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blind Injustice Joanna Bartlett (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Water Under the Bridge Jackie O'Connor (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 33% The Box Dora Baker (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 87% Love Comes Softly Sarah Graham (Character) - 2003
57% 53% Passionada Lois Vargas (Character) $536.9K 2002
No Score Yet 13% The House Next Door Helen Schmidt (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 8% Project Viper Dr. Nancy Burnham (Character) - 2002
17% 81% Now & Forever Dori Wilson (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 20% Earth vs. the Spider Trixie Grillo (Character) - 2001
83% 82% The Believer Lina Moebius (Character) $406.0K 2001
No Score Yet 21% Luckytown Stella (Character) - 2000
63% 53% Wild Things Sandra Van Ryan (Character) $29.8M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Running Woman Emily Russo (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Proposition Catherine Morgan (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 62% A Young Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Morgan Le Fay (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once You Meet a Stranger Margo Anthony (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 45% Public Enemies Kate "Ma" Barker (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trade Off Jackie Daniels (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 31% The Grotesque Lady Harriet Coal (Character) $4.6K 1995
No Score Yet 20% The Spy Within Mary Ann Curran (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Erotic Tales II Unknown (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 33% A Woman's Guide to Adultery Rose (Character) - 1994
54% 42% Being Human The Storyteller (Character) $1.3M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thicker Than Water Debbie/Jo (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 21% Cold Heaven Marie Davenport (Character) $17.2K 1992
46% 36% Whore Liz (Character) $1.0M 1991
52% 72% Kafka Gabriela (Character) $57.6K 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet If You Can't Say It, Just See It Liz (Character) - 1991
25% 21% Impulse Lottie Mason (Character) $1.4M 1990
22% 12% Physical Evidence Jenny Hudson (Character) $3.5M 1989
63% 45% Track 29 Linda Henry (Character) $19.3K 1988
50% 41% Black Widow Catharine Petersen (Character) $22.7M 1987
54% 48% Aria King Zog (Character) - 1987
71% 66% Insignificance The Actress (Character) - 1985
50% 77% The Razor's Edge Sophie MacDonald (Character) - 1984
33% 50% Eureka Tracy (Character) - 1983
50% 75% Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession Milena Flaherty (Character) - 1980
80% 83% Straight Time Jenny Mercer (Character) - 1978
41% 40% The Last Tycoon Cecilia Brady (Character) - 1976


No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
90% 76% Fringe Rebecca Kibner (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Empire Falls Charlene (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Glory Days Unknown (Character) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blind Ambition Maureen Dean (Character) 1979