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Diane Franklin is an iconic 80s American film actress, known for her dark curly hair, and dialects. Beginning her acting career at the age of ten, Diane started with modeling, theater, commercials, and soap opera work. She then won the lead role of the dream girl, Karen, in cult classic THE LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN (1982) and soon after played the ... See full bio »

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Better Off Dead... Monique Junot
(1985)
(1989)
Amityville II: The Possession Patricia Montelli
(1982)

Filmography

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 2023 Pareidolia (Short) (pre-production)
Sinead Chambers
 2022 Falling Up (Short) (post-production)
Elizabeth
 2022 Reanimation Team (completed)
Commander Franklin (voice)
 2022 BAD ADVICE (TV Series)
Lydia
- My Favorite Shirt ... Lydia
 2021 High Holiday
Gloria
 2021 Clay Zombies
D.J.St. VC Skatewell
 2021 Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman
Mrs. Healy
 2020 The Fire Nebula (Short)
Mother
 2018 The Final Interview
Rhonda Cox
 2018 The Amityville Murders
Louise DeFeo
 2018 Wally Got Wasted
Emma
 2015 If You Look Close (Short)
Kathleen
 2015 No Respect for the Dead
Felicia
 2014 Devon Bright & The Sensitive Boys (Short)
Ms. Bright
 2013 Parole Officers (TV Movie)
Marge
 2013 Royal Effups (Short)
Earless of Incestia
 2013 Lovechild
Jenny Meyers
 2012 My Better Half (Short)
Ms. Viola Young
 2011 Humanized (Short)
Computer
 2010 The Adventures of Lass III: Going to America (Short)
Mum / Old Lass
 2010 Toon Wolf (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (2010)
 2008 The Adventures of Lass (Short)
Mum / Grandma
 2006 Punchcard Player
Sweetheart
 2000 Family Law (TV Series)
TV Announcer
- Media Relations (2000) ... TV Announcer
 1999 Providence (TV Series)
Diane Cavalero
- Blind Faith (1999) ... Diane Cavalero
 1997 The Big Easy (TV Series)
Zoey Simone
- End of the World (1997) ... Zoey Simone (as Diane Franklin De Laurentis)
 1991 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Phyllis Gant
- Family Doctor (1991) ... Phyllis Gant
 1990 Encyclopedia Brown (TV Series)
Sondra Gafney
- The Case of the Ghostly Rider (1990) ... Sondra Gafney
 1989 How I Got Into College
Sharon Browne
 1989 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Paulette / Paula
- Romance Machine (1989) ... Paulette / Paula
 1989 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Princess Joanna
 1988 Freddy's Nightmares (TV Series)
Jessica
- The Bride Wore Red (1988) ... Jessica
 1987 Charles in Charge (TV Series)
Anna Grundov
- A Date from Heck (1987) ... Anna Grundov
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Nancy Lamont
- The Court-Martial: Part 2 (1987) ... Nancy Lamont
- The Court-Martial: Part 1 (1987) ... Nancy Lamont
 1986 Dallas: The Early Years (TV Movie)
Amanda
 1986 TerrorVision
Suzy
 1985 The Insiders (TV Series)
Ellen
- After the Fox (1985) ... Ellen
 1985 Better Off Dead...
Monique Junot
 1985 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Emily Bennetts
- Broken Promises (1985) ... Emily Bennetts
 1984 Second Time Lucky
Eve
 1983-1984 Bay City Blues (TV Series)
Stephanie Holtz / Heather Holtz
- Look Homeward, Hayward (1984) ... Stephanie Holtz
- Zircons Are Forever (1983) ... Heather Holtz
- Beautiful Peoples (1983) ... Stephanie Holtz
 1983 Boone (TV Series)
Jeanine
- The Last Dance (1983) ... Jeanine
 1983 Summer Girl (TV Movie)
Cinni
 1983 Deadly Lessons (TV Movie)
Stefanie Aggiston
 1982 Amityville II: The Possession
Patricia Montelli
 1979 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Lois Middleton
- Episode dated 13 December 1979 (1979) ... Lois Middleton
- Episode dated 21 November 1979 (1979) ... Lois Middleton
- Episode dated 25 October 1979 (1979) ... Lois Middleton
- Episode dated 18 October 1979 (1979) ... Lois Middleton
- Episode dated 17 October 1979 (1979) ... Lois Middleton
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Trident Mints. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Diane Franklin De Laurentis | Diane DeLaurentis | Diane Delaurentis

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)

Spouse:

Ray DeLaurentis  (2 children)

Children:

Olivia DeLaurentis | See more »
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Personal Quote:

When you grow up on Long Island, you just want to get to the city. It's a big trek. You really want it because it's a different way of life. California is more laid back. In New York, there's more of a feeling of striving for perfection, which is admirable. I grew from being a Long Island girl, but at the same time I didn't forget my roots and I didn't forget the people around me. See more »

Trivia:

The first teen actress to kick-started the curly-hair fashion trend of the 80s. See more »

Trademark:

Beauty mark above right side of mouth See more »

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