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      Theresa Russell

      Theresa Russell

      Highest Rated: 83% The Believer (2001)

      Lowest Rated: 18% 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 poster
      The Believer
      Straight Time poster
      Straight Time
      Insignificance poster
      Spider-Man 3 poster Spider-Man 3 Track 29 poster
      Track 29
      Wild Things poster Wild Things Cold Heaven poster
      Cold Heaven
      Passionada poster




      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
      No Score Yet 58% 1 Out of 7 Lexi's Mom (Character) - 2011
      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 62% 16 to Life Louise (Character) - 2009
      48% 43% Jolene Aunt Kay (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 21% Dark World Nicole (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 87% Love Comes Softly Sarah Graham (Character) - 2003
      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 8% Project Viper Dr. Nancy Burnham (Character) - 2002
      55% 54% Passionada Lois Vargas (Character) $536.9K 2002
      No Score Yet 13% The House Next Door Helen Schmidt (Character) - 2002
      18% 81% Now & Forever Dori Wilson (Character) - 2001
      83% 82% The Believer Lina Moebius (Character) $406.0K 2001
      No Score Yet 20% Earth vs. the Spider Trixie Grillo (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 21% Luckytown Stella (Character) - 2000
      62% 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 20% The Spy Within Mary Ann Curran (Character) - 1995
      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 No Score Yet Erotic Tales II Unknown (Character) - 1995
      54% 42% Being Human The Storyteller (Character) $1.3M 1994
      No Score Yet 33% A Woman's Guide to Adultery Rose (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thicker Than Water Debbie/Jo (Character) - 1993
      60% 21% Cold Heaven Marie Davenport (Character) $17.2K 1992
      38% 36% Whore Liz (Character) $1.0M 1991
      50% 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
      33% 20% Impulse Lottie Mason (Character) $1.4M 1990
      22% 11% Physical Evidence Jenny Hudson (Character) $3.5M 1989
      63% 45% Track 29 Linda Henry (Character) $19.3K 1988
      54% 48% Aria King Zog (Character) - 1987
      54% 41% Black Widow Catharine Petersen (Character) $22.7M 1987
      73% 66% Insignificance The Actress (Character) - 1985
      50% 77% The Razor's Edge Sophie MacDonald (Character) - 1984
      33% 50% Eureka Tracy (Character) - 1983
      46% 74% Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession Milena Flaherty (Character) - 1980
      82% 83% Straight Time Jenny Mercer (Character) - 1978
      41% 40% The Last Tycoon Cecilia Brady (Character) - 1976


      No Score Yet 93% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      90% 78% 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