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Anna Kanakis

Anna Kanakis is a Greek-Italian actress who starred in a wide range of B-movie films, mostly shot in Italy during the 80s. She has since become a cult icon in Italian film, most famous in America for Warriors of the Wasteland (also known as The New Barbarians). Biography Anna was born on February 1st, 1962… read more »

Mary Woronov

Mary Woronov is an actress best known for her roles in such classic ’80s horror films as Chopping Mall and Night of the Comet. Biography Mary was born on December 8th, 1943 in Palm Beach, Florida. She was adopted by her stepfather, a doctor in New York. She had a good education, attending Cornell, and first… read more »

Lana Clarkson

Lana Clarkson is an actress and model with famous roles in Deathstalker and Barbarian Queen. Biography Lana Jean Clarkson was born on April 5th, 1962 in Long Beach, California. She was raised in northern California, attending high school at Cloverdale High. Her father died in the winter of 1978, and she moved with her family… read more »

Stephen Root

Stephen Root is truly a national treasure. Few may know his name, but most have been touched by his work whether they realize it or not. His is a all-around brilliant performer with an impressively wide array of talents. An actor who’s long and ubiquitous career weaves effortlessly between comedic and dramatic performances. It might… read more »

Janelle Brady

Janelle Brady is an actress known for her roles in the Troma B-movie classic Class Of Nuke ‘Em High and The Allnighter. Janelle Brady Biography Janelle Brady (also known as Jill) was born on September 23rd, 1962 as Janelle Christian. She began acting in various B-films and starred most notably in Class Of Nuke ‘Em… read more »

Richard Lynch

Richard Lynch has had an extraordinarily prolific acting career that is made even more impressive when you understand the transformative events in the life of this man that undoubtedly shaped him. As a young man Richard Lynch was hospitalized for an accident in which he received debilitating burns that covered more than 70% of his… read more »

David Carradine

David Carradine is a legendary American actor who comes from a storied family of accomplished actors. His fabled career in film spans more than four decades. Among his many roles include his performances in Kung Fu, Mean Streets and the Roger Corman action film Death Race 2000. David Carradine passed away in 2009, but his… read more »

Pamela Springsteen

Pamela Springsteen is more than simply an actress. She is a pop culture icon woven into the tapestry of the 1980s. The sister to music legend Bruce Springsteen, she was already popular culture royalty, but in 1982 she made her cinematic debut in Fast Times at Ridgemont High – delivering a shining performance and claiming… read more »

David Paul & Peter Paul

David Paul and Peter Paul are twin brothers turned actors. Riding the wave of wildly popular sword and sorcery movies in the 1980s made popular in large part by Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Conan the Barbarian series David Paul and Peter Paul became instantly recognizable as twin actors – they had rugged good looks as… read more »

Elizabeth Kaitan

Elizabeth Kaitan (now Elizabeth Ruiz) is an actress born on July 19th, 1960 in Hungary. After emigrating to America at the age of eight in 1968 with her mother, she became a model in New York City during the early 80s. Kaitan studied acting at the New York Academy of Theatrical Arts. She has since starred… read more »

Dolph Lundgren

Cinephiles recognize Dolph Lundgren from some of the most quintessential films of the 1980s. He was born on November 3rd, 1957 in Sweden, and grew up as a frail child with allergies. He studied chemical engineering in the US, learned karate, and became a bodyguard. He quit studying at MIT in order to start acting. Getting… read more »

Leesa Rowland

Leesa Rowland is an actress born in 1965 in Los Angeles, California. She is famous for appearing in cult movies, and has garnered a significant cult following. Leesa grew up in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas Tech for college, studying broadcast journalism. She studying acting at the Stella Adler studio in Hollywood, then began appearing… read more »

Dyanne Thorne

Dyanne Thorne is an actress born on October 14th, 1943 in Greenwich, Connecticut. She began her acting career as a New York stage actress, and after appearing on variety shows throughout the 60s, she started appearing in film roles. She acted in numerous films like the classic horror film Point of Terror in 1971 and… read more »

John Allen Nelson

John Allen Nelson is an actor best known for his role in the sword-and-sorcery Deathstalker III film, along with the famous cult sci-fi flick Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Biography John Allen Nelson was born on August 28th, 1959 in San Antonio. He grew up as an Air Force brat, with the first few years… read more »

Monique Gabrielle

Monique Gabrielle is an actress and cult movie star who appeared in several B-movies like Deathstalker II, and has since become a cult movie icon. Biography Monique Gabrielle was born as Katherine Gonzalez on July 30th, 1963 in Kansas City, Missouri. She attended a private Christian school in Denver, where she grew up. She moved… read more »

Brian Trenchard-Smith

Brian Trenchard-Smith is a film director born in London, England in 1946. He is most famous for his multiple Australian films in the 1970s and 1980s. Born the son of a Royal Air Force officer, he lived in Libya and England as a child. He made his first films on 8mm film as a teenager…. read more »

Mitch Cohen

Mitch Cohen (also credited as Mitchell Cohen) is an actor best known for his roles in such b-movie cult classics as The Toxic Avenger (1984), Clerks (1994) and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (2000). He has since become a producer and filmmaker. He was originally chosen to act as the “Toxic Avenger” because of… read more »

Jim Wynorski

Jim Wynorksi is a director, producer, and writer. He was born in Long Island, New York on August 14th, 1950. He has directed a huge number of low-budget B-movies in his career. Failing film school, he worked at Doubleday publishing during the 70s. Wanting to break into film, he quit his job and moved to Los… read more »

Cindy Manion

Cindy Manion is an actress best known as a scream queen in 80s horror films for Troma Entertainment like Blow Out (1981), The Toxic Avenger (1984), Preppies (1984) and Troma’s Edge TV. She retired from acting and now works as an executive for a multinational corporation. She lives in Washington, DC. Filmography Blow Out (1981) as… read more »

Evelyne Kraft

Evelyne Kraft, also known as Evelyn Kraft and Evelin Force, was an actress born on September 22nd, 1951 in Zurich, Switzerland. She is a classic B-movie star appearing in epic classics like The Mighty Peking Man (1977) and Lady Dracula. Evelyne’s debut in film was in 1972 alongside the famous actress Anota Ekberg in Casa… read more »