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Theresa Russell, named one of the "100 sexiest stars in film history" (Empire Magazine), was born in San Diego, California. She was discovered by a photographer at the age of 12, and made her film debut in Elia Kazan's The Last Tycoon (1976), opposite Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Robert Mitchum, at the age of 19. Her resume of nearly fifty ... See full bio »

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 2013-2015 Delete (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Fiona
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Fiona
 2014 Moving Mountains
Trish Bragg
 2012 Liz & Dick (TV Movie)
Sara Taylor
 2012 The Legends of Nethiah
Nethiah's Mother
 2011 Born to Ride
Frances Callahan
 2011 Rid of Me
Mrs. Lockwood
 2010 Cold Case (TV Series)
Rachel Malone '10
- One Fall (2010) ... Rachel Malone '10
 2009 Fringe (TV Series)
Rebecca Kibner
- Momentum Deferred (2009) ... Rebecca Kibner
 2009 16 to Life
 2008 Jolene
Aunt Kay
 2008 Dark World
 2007 On the Doll
 2007 American Heiress (TV Series)
Jordan Wakefield
- Lions and Tigers and Bears... (2007) ... Jordan Wakefield
- Lion King (2007) ... Jordan Wakefield (credit only)
- Crash and Burn (2007) ... Jordan Wakefield (credit only)
 2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Regina Reid
- On Fire (2006) ... Regina Reid
 2005 Empire Falls (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Charlene
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Charlene
 2005 Blind Injustice (TV Movie)
Joanna Bartlett
 2003/I The Box
Dora Baker
 2003 Water Under the Bridge
Jackie O'Connor
 2003 Love Comes Softly (TV Movie)
Sarah Graham
 2003 Chasing Alice (TV Movie)
 2002 Now & Forever
Dori Wilson
 2002 Passionada
Lois Vargas
 2002 Project Viper (TV Movie)
Dr. Nancy Burnham
 2002 The House Next Door
Helen Schmidt
 2001 Earth vs. the Spider (TV Movie)
Trixie Grillo
 2001 The Believer
Lina Moebius
 2000 Luckytown
 2000 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Ellen Holiday / Sarah Williams
- Jackpot: Part 2 (2000) ... Sarah Williams / Ellen Holiday
- Jackpot: Part 1 (2000) ... Ellen Holiday
 1998 Running Woman
Emily Russo
 1996 The Proposition
Catherine Morgan
 1996 Once You Meet a Stranger (TV Movie)
Margo Anthony
 1995 Hotel Paradise (Short)
 1995 Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets
Lady Harriet Coal
 1995 Trade-Off (TV Movie)
Jackie Daniels
 1995 The Spy Within
Mary Ann Curran (aka Alex Canis)
 1994 Being Human
The Storyteller
 1993 A Woman's Guide to Adultery (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Rose
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Rose
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Rose
 1993 Thicker Than Water (TV Movie)
Debbie / Jo
 1991 Kafka
 1991 Cold Heaven
Marie Davenport
 1991 Whore
 1990 Impulse
Lottie Mason
 1988 Track 29
Linda Henry
 1987 Aria
King Zog (segment "Un ballo in maschera")
 1985 Insignificance
 1983 Eureka
 1982 Tenebre
Anne (English version, voice, uncredited)
 1979 Blind Ambition (TV Mini-Series)
Maureen Dean
- Part I (1979) ... Maureen Dean
 1978 Straight Time
Jenny Mercer
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Other Works:

"Phyllis Nirdlinger" in Double Indemnity - BBC Radio (1993)

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 6 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Theresa Paup | Theresa Roeg


5' 6½" (1.69 m)

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Because of being in Hollywood's backyard, there were little girls when I was growing up going, 'Oooh, I just did a commercial!' and I just wanted to slap them, they were so pretentious and horrible. God, I never wanted to be an actress because they were such little snots. (on her initially view of acting and Hollywood.) See more »


Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars" in film history (#58). See more »

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