Theresa Saldana

Theresa Saldana

  • Highest Rated: 94% Raging Bull (1980)
  • Lowest Rated: 40% The Evil That Men Do (1984)
  • Birthday: Aug 20, 1954
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Petite brunette leading lady Theresa Saldana made her first film appearance in 1978's I Wanna Hold Your Hand. In 1980, Saldana was seen as Jake LaMotta's sister-in-law in Raging Bull and as Sophia Loren's sister Maria in the made-for-TV Sophia Loren: Her Own Story. That same year, she showed up in a traditional woman-in-peril role in Defiance. One of the most fervent fans of that film was a drifter by the name of Arthur Richard Jackson, who couldn't stand the thought of his beloved Saldana (whom he'd never met) being subjected to danger and evil. Reportedly, he decided then and there to "save" the actress by killing her himself. On March 15, 1982, Saldana was assaulted and nearly stabbed to death by Jackson. After a long and traumatic recuperation period, she organized Victims for Victims, a support group for other people who'd survived near-fatal attacks from "devoted admirers." Her own story was dramatized in the 1984 TV movie Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story, in which she played herself. More recently, Theresa Saldana co-starred as Rachel Scale, wife of the title character, in the 1990s TV series The Commish, and hosted the Lifetime Cable Network "reality" series Confessions of Crime (1991). Saldana retired from acting in 2004; she passed away in 2016 at age 61.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Gang Warz Carmela Cruz 2004
No Score Yet Illusion Infinity Maria 2004
No Score Yet Ready to Run Sonja Ortiz 2000
No Score Yet The Time Shifters Cortez 1999
46% Bliss Laura 1997
No Score Yet Going Underground Rachel 1993
No Score Yet Angel Town Maria 1989
No Score Yet Double Revenge Angie 1989
No Score Yet The Night Before Rhonda 1988
40% The Evil That Men Do Rhiana Hidalgo / Nancy 1984
94% Raging Bull Lenore 1980
No Score Yet Home Movies Judy 1980
No Score Yet Defiance Marsha 1980
No Score Yet Sophia Loren: Her Own Story Sophia as a teenager 1980
89% I Wanna Hold Your Hand Grace Corrigan 1978

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Commish
1991-1996
Rachel Scali
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
Maria
  • 1990
No Score Yet Matlock
1986-1995
Maid
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
Inez
  • 1985

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