The actress Raven De La Croix was born on August 24th, 1947 as Lynn Christie Martin in New York City. She was discovered working at a club in Los Angeles by the director Russ Meyer, and she began appearing in various films without any acting experience.
Born to a lower-class family in New York, she worked first as a nurse and then as a waitress. She broke into the acting scene, appearing in risqué roles in low-budget films in Hollywood, and became somewhat of a scream queen. She was at one point engaged to the wrestler Greg “The Hammer” Valentine.
Raven De La Croix Filmography
Up! (1976) as Margo Winchester
The Chicken Chronicles (1977) as Mrs. Worth
The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977)
Jokes My Folks Never Told Me (1978) as Bride
The Blues Brothers (1980) as Woman in Concert Crowd
The Lost Empire (1983) as Whitestar
Screwballs (1983) as Miss Anna Tomical
The Elastic Zenith (1996) as Narrator
The Double-D Avenger (2001) as Dr. De La Croix
Frankenstein vs. the Creature from Blood Cove (2005)
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