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Lana Clarkson

Biography

American actress and magic size who appeared in a variety of television series and films including Fast Instances at Ridgemont High, Like in Paris as well as the series Night time Court. She visited the Pacific Union University Preparatory College and began her career like a style model. She had written, produced and aimed the display reel Lana Unleashed in 2001. She grew up with a sibling and sister in Sonoma Region, California. She made an appearance in lots of of Roger Corman’s movies throughout her profession.

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Full Name Lana Clarkson
Date Of Birth April 5, 1962
Died February 3, 2003, Alhambra, California, United States
Place Of Birth Long Beach, CA
Height 1.83 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Cloverdale High School, Pacific Union College Preparatory School
Nationality American
Parents James M. Clarkson, Donna Clarkson
Siblings Fawn Clarkson, Jesse J. Clarkson
Movies Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Deathstalker, Scarface, Barbarian Queen, Amazon Women on the Moon, Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II, The Haunting of Morella, Barbarian Queen II: The Empress Strikes Back, Vice Girls, Love in Paris, March
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1Was in Scarface, which starred Al Pacino. In 2013, Pacino would play Phil Spector, the man who killed her.
2On Friday, May 29, 2009, Phil Spector was sentenced to 19 years to life in prison for the murder of Lana Clarkson.
3On Monday, April 13th, 2009, Phil Spector was convicted Monday of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Clarkson at his mansion six years ago.
4While shooting a Playtex commercial, Lana met and befriended actor Michael Worth who would later help train Lana in martial arts for her film roles.
5Was originally cast as an extra for the high school prom sequence in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). Character actor Vincent Schiavelli came up with the idea of his character Mr. Vargas having a beautiful blonde young wife on the spot while the sequence was being filmed. He choose Lana Clarkson from a line-up of extras to portray Mrs. Vargas.
6She volunteered weekly at the AIDS charity "Project Angel Food," which delivers food to those in LA disabled by HIV or AIDS.
7Her modeling career also took off, and she found herself working on high fashion photo shoots, traveling around the United States and Europe. Other projects found her in Japan, Italy, Switzerland, France, Argentina and Mexico. Through her travels, she learned to speak both Spanish and Italian quite well.
8At the age of eighteen acquired her SAG card on the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), this being her first speaking role in a feature film. Her introductory lead role was in the movie Blind Date (1984), filmed in Greece, starring Kirstie Alley. While filming Barbarian Queen (1985), in Argentina, she quickly picked up on sword fighting.
9A native Californian, growing up in hills of Sonoma Valley, where she enjoyed horseback riding. She loved horses and was given a roan mare named Breeze for her 10th birthday. She quickly became proficient at both English and Western riding styles.
10On September 27, 2004, Phil Spector was indicted for her murder. The judge allowed him to remain free on $1,000,000 bail.
11On February 3, 2003, she was found shot dead in record producer Phil Spector's home in Alhambra, California.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
March2001Dr. Ellen Taylor
James Dean2001TV MovieJayne Mansfield (uncredited)
Black Scorpion2001TV SeriesDr. Sarah Bellum / Mindbender
18 Wheels of Justice2000TV SeriesMarta
Little Man on Campus2000ShortJoyce
Another Nine & a Half Weeks1997Woman at Fashion Show
Vice Girls1997Jan Cooper
Land's End1996TV SeriesKay
Night Stand1996TV SeriesJamie
Silk Stalkings1993-1995TV SeriesAngela Martin / Ula Kurtz
Wings1992TV SeriesJanine
Night Court1985-1990TV SeriesCarey / Miss Corland
Barbarian Queen II: The Empress Strikes Back1990VideoPrincess Athalia
The Haunting of Morella1990Coel
Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II1989Amathea
It's a Living1988TV SeriesFawn
Amazon Women on the Moon1987Alpha Beta (segment "Amazon Women on the Moon")
The Love Boat1986TV SeriesAngela
Amazing Stories1986TV SeriesMs. Allure
Hotel1986TV SeriesSheila Carlson
George Burns Comedy Week1985TV SeriesLibrarian
Barbarian Queen1985Amethea
The A-Team1985TV SeriesSonny Monroe's Girlfriend
Who's the Boss?1984TV SeriesNanette
Knight Rider1984TV SeriesMarilyn
Riptide1984TV SeriesKelly
The New Mike Hammer1984TV SeriesMasseuse
Brothers1984TV SeriesVanessa
Blind Date1984Rachel
The Jeffersons1983TV SeriesSophia
Scarface1983Woman at Babylon Club
Three's Company1983TV SeriesSharon Gordon
Brainstorm1983Food Fantasy Girl (uncredited)
Deathstalker1983Kaira
Female Mercenaries1983
My Favorite Year1982Girl in Old Gold Cigarette Pack (uncredited)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High1982Mrs. Vargas

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Knight Rider1984TV Series performer - 1 episode

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Retroactive1997stunt player

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Amazon Falls2010dedicatee

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
True Crime with Aphrodite Jones2010TV Series documentaryHerself
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector2009DocumentaryHerself
Deathstalker IV: Match of Titans1991Princess Athalia (uncredited)

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