Toni Basil

Toni Basil

Highest Rated: 88% Five Easy Pieces (1970)

Lowest Rated: 0% Village of the Giants (1965)

Birthday: Sep 22, 1943

Birthplace: Not Available

American dancer/choreographer/actress Toni Basil listed her official film debut as 1966. However, she can be spotted as a go-go dancer (along with Teri Garr) in 1964's The T.A.M.I. Show, and in the chorus of several other like-vintage musicals. Larger non-musical parts came Basil's way in two of Dennis Hopper's films, Easy Rider (1969) (as Mary) and The Last Movie (1971); and also in Robert Downey's allegorical western Greaser's Palace (1972). Bob Rafelson, another of the new-wave American directors of the 1970s, cast Basil as Terry Grouse in Five Easy Pieces (1972). Evidently a favorite of "cult" directors into the 1990s, Toni Basil was one of a fascinating group of birthday celebrants in Henry Jaglom's off-the-cuff Eating (1990).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
71% Eating Jackie 1990
No Score Yet Rockula Phoebe 1990
No Score Yet Slaughterhouse Rock Sammy Mitchell 1988
No Score Yet Angel III: The Final Chapter Hillary 1988
No Score Yet Hey Good Lookin' The Lockers Staging and Choreography 1982
47% Mother, Jugs and Speed Addict 1976
50% Greaser's Palace Indian Girl 1972
50% The Last Movie Rose 1971
88% Five Easy Pieces Terry Grouse 1970
86% Easy Rider Mary 1969
83% Sweet Charity Dancer 1969
75% Head Davey's Dance Partner (uncredited) 1968
No Score Yet Breakaway Actor 1966
0% Village of the Giants Red 1965
33% Pajama Party The Pajama Girl 1964

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Baywatch
1989-2001
Rosalind 1996
1992
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
1976-1983
Mickie 1978
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer Musical Guest 1976

QUOTES FROM Toni Basil CHARACTERS

Palm Apodaca says: You know, I read where they, uh, invented this car that runs on, ummm... that runs on, ummm... when you boil water?

Terry Grouse says: Steam.

Palm Apodaca says: Right, steam. A car that you could ride around in and not cause a stink. But do you know they will not even let us have it? Can you believe it? Why? Man! He likes to create a stink! I mean, I've seen filth that you wouldn't believe. Ugh! What a stink! I don't even want to talk about it.