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Faith Minton is a Actor and Stunts American born on 14 march 1957 at New York City (USA)

Faith Minton

Faith Minton
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Nationality USA
Birth 14 march 1957 (67 years) at New York City (USA)

Faith Minton (born March 14, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York, USA) is an American television and film actress and stuntwoman.

Biography

Faith Minton a toujours eu la passion du théâtre et du cinéma. Elle travaille avec acharnement la comédie, la danse et le chant. Mais, très sportive aussi, elle pratique l'acrobatie.

Elle commence par de la figuration. On l'aperçoit ainsi dans "L'or des Amazones" ("Gold of the Amazon women" - 1979), un téléfilm de Mark L. Lester, dans lequel elle apparaît furtivement, guerrière amazone, dans plusieurs scènes. Dans l'une d'elles, pourvue d'un bouclier et d'une lance, on l'aperçoit derrière la plantureuse Anita Ekberg qui incarne No Eela, la reine des amazones. On la voit aussi, en 1979, dans "Les Seigneurs" ("The Wanderers"), de Philip Kaufman, un film de guerres des gangs à New York, dans le Bronx.


Son gabarit impressionnant (1,90 m pour 80 kg) va naturellement la conduire à incarner des rôles très physiques.

C'est un réalisateur européen, l'excellent réalisateur italien Mario Monicelli, qui va la faire connaître du grand public en lui confiant le rôle de Rosy Spelman, dite "Rosy La Bourrasque", une superbe catcheuse faisant partie d'une troupe de catch féminin qui donne des spectacles dans les endroits où le catch féminin est pratiqué, dans le nord de la France et la partie flamande de la Belgique. Dans ce film, elle a pour partenaire Gérard Depardieu qui incarne un boxeur amateur, Raoul Lamarre, lequel fait la connaissance de Rosy et qui, fasciné par cette immense belle fille, tombe amoureux d'elle. Au fur et à mesure des galas de catch qui s'enchaînent, le film nous raconte les amours difficiles et contrariés des jeunes gens, se terminant par un "happy end" ! S'il a immédiatement pensé à Gérard Depardieu pour le rôle du boxeur, Mario Monicelli explique que le rôle de Rosy lui a donné plus de mal: "Après de vaines recherches en Europe, je suis allé aux États-Unis et, par le truchement d'une association de cascadeurs, j'ai rencontré Faith Minton. Cette superbe créature m'a tout de suite impressionné et, après une audition, je l'ai engagée. Très sportive, elle a appris le catch en un temps record avec Roger Delaporte qui fut mon conseiller technique pour les combats de catch." "Rosy la Bourrasque" reste à ce jour le rôle le plus important dans la carrière de Faith Minton.

On retrouvera Faith Minton jouer des rôles de catcheuses dans deux autres films. Et d'abord, en 1981, dans "Deux filles au tapis" ("All the Marbles"), un film américain de Robert Aldrich, qui nous raconte les pérégrinations de deux catcheuses faisant équipe sous le nom de "California dolls", interprétées par Vicki Frederick et Laurene Landon, et de leur manager (Peter Falk) sur les routes américaines. Faith Minton y est Big Mama et en est en quelque sorte le "fil rouge" dans la dernière partie du film. Présentée comme la grande vedette du gala de catch final qui en constitue le "clou", on la voit en effet en peignoir, en attente dans sa loge, prendre ombrage du succès remporté par les "California dolls" dont le combat n'est que la première partie, avant que de s'enthousiasmer finalement devant la performance de ses "collègues".

En 1992, Faith Minton joue à nouveau une catcheuse dans le film américain "Telemaniacs" ("Stay Tuned"), de Peter Hyams. Dans cette comédie qui est une satire des jeux télévisés, elle dispute un match à quatre, déguisée en Gorgone (!) , contre le couple vedette du film, John Ritter et Pam Dawber... avant de se retrouver au tapis. On l'aperçoit encore sur un ring en catcheuse, mais furtivement, en 1997, dans la série télévisée américaine "Roseanne" (Saison 9 - Épisode 20). Elle est par ailleurs figurante dans un rôle de boxeuse dans "Penitentiary III".

Plusieurs fois catcheuse donc, Faith Minton incarne des braqueuses à deux reprises. En 1980, dans "La Vie en mauve" ("All night long"), du réalisateur belge Jean-Claude Tramont, elle braque la caissière d'un supermarché de banlieue dont le gérant n'est autre que Gene Hackman. Surprise, elle donne du fil à retordre à Gene Hackman et à sa maîtresse (Barbra Streisand) avant de finir propulsée dans une grande glacière ! En 2005, dans "Miss FBI : Divinement armée" ("Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous"), de John Pasquin, avec Sandra Bullock dans le rôle-titre, elle est l'une des trois braqueuses du gang des "Femmes au foyer" (!) qui braquent une banque, prennent en otages ses clients, avant d'être finalement arrêtées par la Police.

Par ailleurs, Faith Minton se révèle comme une redoutable combattante dans d'autres films, dans lesquels elle sait jouer à la fois de ses poings... et de ses pieds. C'est en particulier le cas du film "Quand faut y aller, faut y aller" (1983), comédie d'action réalisée par E.B. Clucher (de son vrai nom Enzo Barboni) dans le cadre de Miami. Elle y incarne "La vamp" (ou "Madame Muscle"), la maîtresse et garde du corps de Buffy Dee, le "méchant" de l'histoire, auxquels s'opposent les deux compères Terence Hill et Bud Spencer. Le premier subit les assauts musclés de Faith Minton qui donne également beaucoup de fil à retordre à la Police lors de son arrestation ! Dans "Mort subite" ("Sudden death"), de Peter Hyams (1995), elle est Carla et livre un combat mémorable de plusieurs minutes contre Darren (Jean-Claude Van Damme) dans la cuisine d'un restaurant avant de "finir" dans une sorte de broyeur !

On a pu voir également Faith Minton dans plusieurs séries télévisées américaines, notamment dans "Mike Hammer", face à Stacy Keach (1984 - Épisode "Berthe" - "Kill devil") et "Santa Barbara" (trois épisodes en 1989, où elle est Ilsa).

Best films

Batman & Robin (1997)
(Stunts)
Ruthless People (1986)
(Stunts)

Usually with

Peter Hyams
Peter Hyams
(2 films)
Jeannie Epper
Jeannie Epper
(4 films)
Brian Smrz
Brian Smrz
(2 films)
Tommy Chong
Tommy Chong
(1 films)
Paul Baxley
Paul Baxley
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Faith Minton (30 films)

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Actress

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, 1h55
Directed by John Pasquin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Sandra Bullock, Regina King, Enrique Murciano, William Shatner, Ernie Hudson, Heather Burns
Roles Housewife #1
Rating51% 2.557072.557072.557072.557072.55707
Three weeks after the events of the first film, FBI agent Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) has become a celebrity after she infiltrated a beauty pageant on her last assignment. Her fame results in her cover being blown while she is trying to prevent a bank heist.
The Stranger, 1h38
Directed by Fritz Kiersch
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Kathy Long, Andrew Divoff, Eric Pierpoint, Ash Adams, Robin Lynn Heath, Ginger Lynn
Roles Kyra
Rating43% 2.1878552.1878552.1878552.1878552.187855
For years, the tiny desert town of Lakeview, Arizona has been ruled by a vicious outlaw biker gang led by a man known as Angel (Andrew Divoff). The residents have been terrified into submission, and the local Sheriff Gordon Cole (Eric Pierpoint) hasn't been the same since the gang raped and murdered his fiancée Bridget for trying to bring evidence of their crimes to the FBI. Tormented by grief and alcoholism, he no longer has the will to stand against them.
Sudden Death, 1h50
Directed by Peter Hyams
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Films about terrorism, Films about the labor movement, Ice hockey films, Sports d'hiver
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Powers Boothe, Raymond J. Barry, Whittni Wright, Ross Malinger, Dorian Harewood
Roles Carla
Rating58% 2.9016352.9016352.9016352.9016352.901635
Darren McCord (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a Canadian-born firefighter with the Pittsburgh Fire Bureau who suffered a personal crisis after he was unable to save a young girl from a house fire. Now removed from active duty, Darren is the fire marshal for the Civic Arena.
Stay Tuned
Stay Tuned (1992)
, 1h28
Directed by Peter Hyams, Chuck Jones
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about religion, Films about television, Demons in film, Comedy horror films
Actors John Ritter, Pam Dawber, Jeffrey Jones, Eugene Levy, David Tom, Heather McComb
Roles Mrs. Gorgon
Rating62% 3.1488253.1488253.1488253.1488253.148825
The film's primary protagonists are Roy Knable (John Ritter), a couch potato, struggling Seattle plumbing salesman and former fencing athlete, and his neglected wife Helen (Pam Dawber), a senior vitamin product manager. After a fight (which involved Helen smashing the family television screen with one of Roy's fencing trophies as a wake-up call to reality), Mr. Spike (Jeffrey Jones) appears at the couples' door, offering him a new high tech satellite dish system filled with 666 channels of programs one cannot view on the four big networks (CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox). What Roy doesn't know is that Spike (later referred to as "Mephistopheles of the Cathode Ray") is an emissary from hell who wants to boost the influx of souls by arranging for TV junkies to be killed in the most gruesome and ironic situations imaginable. The 'candidates' are sucked into a hellish television world, called Hell Vision, and put through a gauntlet where they must survive a number of satirical versions of sitcoms and movies. If they can survive for 24 hours they are free to go but if they get killed then their souls will become the property of Satan (the latter usually happens).
Switch
Switch (1991)
, 1h43
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Demons in film
Actors Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Smits, Bruce Payne, JoBeth Williams, Lorraine Bracco, Tony Roberts
Roles Nancy the Bouncer
Rating58% 2.902162.902162.902162.902162.90216
A promiscuous and rather misogynistic man, Steve (Perry King) is murdered by one of his three ex-lovers, and after death, the powers that be cannot decide whether to send him to heaven or to hell—his life is full of good deeds, but he's "been a shit" to women, and that behavior is keeping him from going to heaven. The powers that be decide to give him a test; he is reincarnated and given a limited amount of time to have at least one woman be in love with him. To make the test more difficult, he is reincarnated as a beautiful woman (Ellen Barkin) named Amanda. After the change, Amanda/Steve encounters other people, including Steve's friend Walter, who Amanda convinces of the truth of her identity, and lesbian perfume magnate Sheila. Both become attracted to Amanda, but Amanda rebuffs Sheila's advances, even knowing that she is giving up an opportunity for a woman to love her, because Steve is homophobic and could not abide having gay sex, even though he had sex exclusively with women, as Steve, in the past. Later, Amanda and Walter get drunk together and end up having sex. In the morning, Amanda claims no memory of the sex and accuses Walter of raping her. Walter acts surprised and insists that Amanda was an enthusiastic participant. Amanda rejects Walter, but she learns shortly thereafter that she has become pregnant from the encounter. At the childbirth, the baby girl gazes upon her mother with love, and then Amanda dies, having earned her place in heaven.
Ski Patrol
Ski Patrol (1990)
, 1h31
Directed by Richard Correll
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Sports films
Actors Roger Rose, T. K. Carter, Leslie Jordan, Paul Feig, Ray Walston, Martin Mull
Roles Skiing Couple
Rating51% 2.551412.551412.551412.551412.55141
Des instructeurs de ski doivent faire face à un riche et snob promotteur, et ses sbires qui tentent de miner la sécurité des pentes par leurs manigances douteuses. *Ce film a été doublé en joual*
Jocks
Jocks (1986)
, 1h30
Directed by Steve Carver
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Sports films, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Tennis films
Actors Perry Lang, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Roundtree, R.G. Armstrong, Stoney Jackson, Stoney Jackson
Roles Big woman in bar (uncredited)
Rating38% 1.926431.926431.926431.926431.92643
Coach Williams (Richard Roundtree) must get his tennis players into shape for the big play-offs in Las Vegas. The Kid (Scott Strader) and his buddies run wild in Vegas on and off the court as the coach tries to keep the players out of trouble before the match. Christopher Lee and R. G. Armstrong appear in character roles and Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay plays the role of the heroine, Nicole.
The Naked Cage, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Shari Shattuck, Angel Tompkins, Faith Minton, Carole Ita White, Larry Gelman, John Terlesky
Roles Sheila
Rating52% 2.605582.605582.605582.605582.60558
Une jeune femme est accusée à tort d'une attaque de banque et envoyée dans une prison de haute sécurité tenue par des gardiens corrompus...
Smokey and the Bandit Part 3, 1h25
Directed by Dick Lowry
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Trucker films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed (Hubbard), Colleen Camp, Pat McCormick, Mike Henry, Paul Williams
Roles Tina
Rating35% 1.758841.758841.758841.758841.75884
As is the case with the two preceding Smokey and the Bandit films, Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 begins with Big Enos (Pat McCormick) and Little Enos (Paul Williams) offering a sizable wager on one's ability to transport a shipment a large distance in a short period of time. Offering a slight twist, however, the offer is this time made to a retiring Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason), betting $250,000 against his badge on his ability to transport a large stuffed fish from an eatery in Florida to Texas.
Go for It
Go for It (1983)
, 1h44
Directed by Enzo Barboni
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Spy films, Buddy films
Actors Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, David Huddleston, Riccardo Pizzuti, Faith Minton, Giancarlo Bastianoni
Roles La Fatalona
Rating70% 3.547093.547093.547093.547093.54709
The charming dodger Rosco Frazer and the recently released convict Doug O’Riordan meet each other during a rough brawl in a roadhouse. After this they drive off in a truck, each one thinking of the other as the trucker. Not long afterwards a highway patrol stops them for speeding, and since they cannot produce proper papers, they are mistaken for truck-jackers the police has been looking for. Thanks to Rosco being a ventriloquist however, they are able to get away.
All Night Long, 1h28
Directed by Jean-Claude Tramont
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Barbra Streisand, Gene Hackman, Diane Ladd, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Dobson, Terry Kiser
Roles Holdup Woman
Rating55% 2.7505052.7505052.7505052.7505052.750505
George Dupler (Gene Hackman), a married man nearing middle age, is demoted after a temper tantrum at work (throwing a chair out of his boss's window) and reduced to working as the midnight-shift manager of an all-night pharmacy/convenience store.
...All the Marbles, 1h53
Directed by Robert Aldrich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Romance
Themes Sports films
Actors Peter Falk, Laurene Landon, Burt Young, Tracy Reed, Richard Jaeckel, Claudette Nevins
Roles Big Mama
Rating63% 3.1977053.1977053.1977053.1977053.197705
Harry becomes manager of a tag team of gorgeous lady wrestlers. On the road, they endure a number of indignities, including bad motels, small-time crooks and a mud-wrestling match, while trying to reach Reno for a big event at the MGM Grand.
Hurricane Rosie, 1h48
Directed by Mario Monicelli
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Gérard Depardieu, Faith Minton, Helga Anders, Jean-Roger Milo, Gianrico Tedeschi, Jenny Clève
Roles Hurricane Rosy
Rating55% 2.762752.762752.762752.762752.76275
Le «Comte», arbitre et speaker d'une tournée de catch féminin, raconte l'histoire de Rosy la Bourrasque («Temporale Rosy») et de ses amours.
Cheech & Chong's Next Movie, 1h39
Directed by Tommy Chong
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Evelyn Guerrero, Edie McClurg, Cheech Marin, Paul Reubens, Tommy Chong, Rita Wilson
Roles Lady Bouncer
Rating60% 3.000053.000053.000053.000053.00005
Cheech & Chong are on a mission to siphon gasoline for their next door neighbor's car, which they apparently "borrowed," and continue with their day; Cheech goes to work at a movie studio and Chong searches for something to smoke (a roach), followed by him revving up an indoor motorcycle and playing extremely loud rock music with an electric guitar that disturbs the entire neighborhood. Cheech gets fired from his job and they go to see Donna, a welfare officer and Cheech's girlfriend. Cheech successfully seduces Donna, under her objections, and gets her in trouble with her boss. The doped-up duo are expelled from the building and, in an attempt to find alternative means of income start writing songs like, "Mexican Americans" and "Beaners.
The Wanderers, 1h57
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Romance
Themes Gangster films
Actors Ken Wahl, Karen Allen, Tony Ganios, Jim Youngs, Toni Kalem, Erland Van Lidth De Jeude
Roles Big Lady
Rating72% 3.646943.646943.646943.646943.64694
Joey and Turkey are members of the Wanderers, an all-Italian street gang. In the Bronx, Joey tries to dissuade Turkey from joining a rival gang, the Fordham Baldies. Before Turkey can ask, Terror's girlfriend Peewee overhears Joey insulting the Baldies, calling them a "bunch of pricks with ears". Joey and Turkey flee and the Baldies chase them. Richie—the leader of the Wanderers—and Buddy come to help but they also flee from the Baldies. After being cornered, the Wanderers are helped by a tough stranger named Perry, who has recently moved to the Bronx from New Jersey. After much persuasion, Perry joins the Wanderers.