Diane Salinger


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Diane Salinger's striking features and offbeat nature make her a sought after character actress to several inventive filmmakers, particularly Tim Burton who directed Salinger at the start of her career in Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985). She played Simone, a roadside diner waitress determined to move to Paris to find eternal love. To date, Simone ... See full bio »

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Ghost World Psychiatrist
(2001)
Batman Returns Penguin's Mother
(1992)
Carnivàle Apollonia
(2003-2005)

Filmography

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 2020 Dante's Hell (post-production)
Speaker - 6th Circle: The Heretics and Medusa
 2018 Slay Belles
Cherry
 2016 All Hallows' Eve
Delayna Hallow
 2016 Pee-wee's Big Holiday
Penny King (as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2015/I Ovation
Hildi
 2015/II Forever
Hilary (as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2015 No Deposit
Gloria Markovitz
 2014 Model Citizen (TV Short)
Marie Everhart
 2014/II Freedom
Fanny
 2014 Murdered: Soul Suspect (Video Game)
Nightgown Lady / Everine Bishop / Grace Crouch (voice)
 2014 Salem (TV Series)
Rose
- The Red Rose and the Briar (2014) ... Rose (as Diane Louise Salinger)
- Lies (2014) ... Rose (as Diane Louise Salinger)
- Survivors (2014) ... Rose (as Diane Louise Salinger)
- In Vain (2014) ... Rose (as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2013/II Stitch
Landlady
 2013 First Period
Ms. Mallow
 2012 Just 45 Minutes from Broadway
Vivien Cooper Isaacs (as Diane Louis Salinger)
 2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Video Game)
Arob / Atub / Bagrak / ... (voice, as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2011 Terri
Mrs. Vick (as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2010 Queen of the Lot
Hildi
 2010 Dante's Inferno: Abandon All Hope (Documentary short)
Speaker: The Furies
 2009 Dark House
Mrs. Darrode (as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2009 The Telling (Video)
Alina (segment "Crimson Echo") (as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Hilda Morton
- Kill Me if You Can (2009) ... Hilda Morton (as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2008 Rest Stop: Don't Look Back (Video)
The Mother (as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2008 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Jamie / Diane Whitfield
- Episode #1.8932 (2008) ... Diane Whitfield
- Episode #1.8892 (2008) ... Jamie
- Episode #1.8891 (2008) ... Jamie
- Episode #1.8889 (2008) ... Jamie
 2008 20 Years After
Margaret (as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2007 Color Me Olsen (Short)
Dorothy
 2006 Rest Stop (Video)
The Mother (as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2006 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Dr. Aurelia
- Life Among the Gorillas (2006) ... Dr. Aurelia (as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2005 Love's Long Journey (TV Movie)
Barbara Taylorson (as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2003-2005 Carnivàle (TV Series)
Apollonia
- New Canaan, CA (2005) ... Apollonia
- The Road to Damascus (2005) ... Apollonia
- Creed, OK (2005) ... Apollonia
- Old Cherry Blossom Road (2005) ... Apollonia
- Alamogordo, N.M. (2005) ... Apollonia (credit only)
 2002 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Deborah's Mom
- The Benadryl Brownie (2002) ... Deborah's Mom
 2002 Charmed (TV Series)
Sea Hag
- A Witch's Tail: Part 1 (2002) ... Sea Hag
 2002 Almost a Woman (TV Movie)
Mrs. Moore
 2002 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Diane Winston
- Admissions (2002) ... Diane Winston
 2001 Ghost World
Psychiatrist
 2001 Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue: The Queen's Wrath (Video)
Queen Bansheera (voice)
 2000 Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue: Neptune's Daughter (Video)
Queen Bansheera (voice)
 2000 Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue (TV Series)
Queen Bansheera
- The Fate of Lightspeed: Part 2 (2000) ... Queen Bansheera (voice)
- The Fate of Lightspeed: Part 1 (2000) ... Queen Bansheera (voice)
- Rise of the Super Demons (2000) ... Queen Bansheera (voice)
- Wrath of the Queen (2000) ... Queen Bansheera (voice)
- In the Limelight (2000) ... Queen Bansheera (voice)
 2000 Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue (Video Game)
Queen Bansheera (voice)
 2000 Power Rangers in 3D: Triple Force (Video short)
Queen Bansheera (voice)
 2000 The Others (TV Series)
Karen
- Souls on Board (2000) ... Karen
 1999 The Auteur Theory
Jane Holmes-Caprice
 1999 The Kid with X-ray Eyes (Video)
Vanessa
 1998 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
Dorothy Beinhorn
- Hidden Agenda (1998) ... Dorothy Beinhorn (as Diane L. Salinger)
 1998 ER (TV Series)
Sophie's Mom
- Exodus (1998) ... Sophie's Mom
 1995-1997 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Lupaza
- The Darkness and the Light (1997) ... Lupaza
- Shakaar (1995) ... Lupaza
 1996 Women: Stories of Passion (TV Series)
Madelaine
- As Always, Madelaine (1996) ... Madelaine
 1996 Guy
Gail
 1995 The Scarlet Letter
Margaret Bellingham
 1995 Last Summer in the Hamptons
Marian Mora Garfield
 1995 One Night Stand
Barbara Joslyn
 1995 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Bea Duffy
- The Bank Dick (1995) ... Bea Duffy
 1994 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Sondra Arthur
- Portrait of Death (1994) ... Sondra Arthur
 1992 Battle in the Erogenous Zone (TV Short)
Datemaster 2000
 1992 Unbecoming Age
Julia
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Selene Gutbaum
- Devil's Advocate (1992) ... Selene Gutbaum
 1992 Venice/Venice
Stephanie
 1992 Mann & Machine (TV Series)
Dr. Vanbiesbrouck
- Mann's Fate (1992) ... Dr. Vanbiesbrouck
 1992 Batman Returns
Penguin's Mother
 1992 Stormy Weathers (TV Movie)
Bogey
 1991 The Butcher's Wife
Trendoid
 1991 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Paige Lockhart
- Mutinies on the Banzai (1991) ... Paige Lockhart
 1990 Alice
Carol
 1990 Law & Order (TV Series)
Eugenia Rawlings
- Indifference (1990) ... Eugenia Rawlings
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Dr. Kelford
- Life After Death (1989) ... Dr. Kelford
 1988 Street of Dreams (TV Movie)
Anne Kepler
 1988 Maybe Baby (TV Movie)
Dr. Strauss
 1988 Bird
Baroness Nica
 1987 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Valerie Ives
- Handoff (1987) ... Valerie Ives
 1987 Right to Die (TV Movie)
Betsy
 1987 The Verne Miller Story
Mortician's Wife
 1986 The Morning After
Isabel Harding
 1986 On Wings of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Emily Gaylord
- Part II (1986) ... Emily Gaylord
- Part I (1986) ... Emily Gaylord
 1985 George Burns Comedy Week (TV Series)
- The Assignment (1985)
 1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Simone
 1985 Creature
Melanie Bryce
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(August 17 to 24, 1975) She played Emily Balicke in Bertolt Brecht's play, "Drums in the Night," in the Williamstown Theatre Festival Second Company Repertory production at the Adams Memorial Theatre at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts with Victor Bevine (Picadilly Manke, Raspberry Manke); Craig Carlson (Andrew ... See more »


Alternate Names:

Diane L. Salinger | Diane Louise Salinger | Diane Louis Salinger

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Trivia:

Tim Burton directed her in two of his films: Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) and Batman Returns (1992). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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