Toni Basil

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Toni Basil began her career as a dancer and assistant choreographer, working on such shows as Hullabaloo (1965) choreographed by David Winters. Later, she choreographed the hit film American Graffiti (1973) and also began appearing in films, including the now-classic Easy Rider (1969). After several films, she launched her music career with her ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Five Easy Pieces Terry Grouse
Easy Rider Mary
Man on Fire Soundtrack


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 1996 One Hit Wonders (TV Series)
 1993 Dark Justice (TV Series)
- Cold Reading (1993) ... Psychic
 1992 Baywatch (TV Series)
- Summer of '85 (1992) ... Rosalind
 1990 Citizen Soldier (Video)
 1990 Eating
 1990 Catchfire (uncredited)
 1990 Pacific Palisades
 1990 Rockula
 1988 Teri Garr in Flapjack Floozie (TV Movie)
Dancing Nurse
 1987 Slaughterhouse Rock
Sammy Mitchell
 1986 Ramones: Something to Believe In (Video short)
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 1986 Stop the Madness (Video short)
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 1984 Toni Basil: Over My Head (Video short)
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 1984 Toni Basil: Suspense (Video short)
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 1983 Toni Basil: Shoppin' from A to Z (Video short)
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 1982 Toni Basil: Time After Time (Video short)
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 1982 Toni Basil: Word of Mouth (Video short)
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 1982 Toni Basil: Mickey (Video short)
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 1981 Toni Basil: Be Stiff (Video short)
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 1981 Toni Basil: Little Red Book (Video short)
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 1981 Toni Basil: Nobody (Video short)
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 1981 Toni Basil: Space Girls (Video short)
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 1981 Toni Basil: You Gotta Problem (Video short)
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 1978 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
- Chorus Line (1978) ... Mickie
 1977 KCOP Affiliate Convention Special (TV Movie)
 1976 Mother, Jugs & Speed
 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
Awards Ceremony Guest (uncredited)
 1972 Greaser's Palace
Indian Girl
 1971 The Last Movie
 1970 Five Easy Pieces
Terry Grouse
 1970 Myra Breckinridge
Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
 1969 Easy Rider
 1969 Sweet Charity
Dancer (uncredited)
 1968 Head
Daddy's Song Dancer (uncredited)
 1966 Breakaway (Short)
Dancer (as Antonia Christina Basilotta)
 1964 Pajama Party
Pajama Girl
 1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods
Flapper (uncredited)
 1964 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
- One Way to Say Goodbye (1964) ... Randy
 1964 Viva Las Vegas
Dancer in Red Dress (What'd I Say) (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (41 credits)
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Other Works:

Music video: Starred in and directed her own video, "Mickey". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Tony Basil | Antonia Christina Basilotta | Tonia Basilotta


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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Her video for the single "Mickey" was the first to incorporate synchronized dancing. The opening stunt, where a cheerleader jumps through the center of a human pyramid, is now illegal in competition. See more »

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