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Linnea Quigley is a Actor, Co-Producer and Costume Design American born on 27 may 1958 at Davenport (USA)

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Birth name Linnea Barbara Quigley
Nationality USA
Birth 27 may 1958 (62 years) at Davenport (USA)

Linnea Barbara Quigley (born May 27, 1958) is an American actress, film producer, model, singer and author. She is best known as a B movie actress and is often referred to as a "scream queen" due to her frequent appearances in low-budget horror films during the 1980s and 1990s. Born in Davenport, Iowa, Quigley first pursued her career in the late 1970s shortly after moving to Los Angeles, California. While working at Jack LaLanne's health spa, she was encouraged by her friends to try modeling and also began taking acting and guitar-playing classes. After appearing as an extra in various film, Quigley got her first acting role in the Charles Band-produced film Fairy Tales (1978). She continued receiving small parts mostly in B movies. Her first bigger part was in the 1981 slasher film, Graduation Day. Quigley followed with more films such as Savage Streets (1984) and Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984).

In 1985, Quigley appeared in the zombie horror film The Return of the Living Dead playing a teenage punk Trash, which is considered one of her most notable roles and gained her the "scream queen" status. During the second half of the 1980s, Quigley starred in a number of low-budget films following the popularization of the home video. She repeatedly worked with the directors David DeCoteau (Creepozoids, Nightmare Sisters and Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama) and Kevin Tenney (Night of the Demons and Witchtrap), and appeared alongside fellow scream queens Brinke Stevens and Michelle Bauer. By the end of the 1980s, Quigley decided to take on a different direction and starred in the first two films of Rick Sloane's comedy series Vice Academy. However, she continued being type casted as a victim in horror films.

Aside from her acting career, Quigley is also a singer (she formed an all-girl band The Skirts in the early 1980s) and an author (she wrote three books; The Linnea Quigley Bio & Chainsaw Book, I'm Screaming as Fast as I Can: My Life in B-Movies and Skin). She is also a devoted animal rights activist and an active member of PETA.


During the filming of Night of the Demons (1988), Quigley began a relationship with special effects artist Steve Johnson. Later, while working on the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988), Johnson proposed to Quigley on the set. "I actually got engaged on the set of that movie right after coming out of Freddy's chest. He gave me a ring so that was funny. While he's hosing my K-Y Jelly off me and after it fell over almost killing us and some others, he still managed to ask me to marry him." They married on January 17, 1990 but divorced in 1992.

Quigley is a vegan. She switched to a vegetarian diet in the late 1970s after her move to Los Angeles, California, first by eliminating red meat, then chicken and fish, and eventually all dairy and all other foods from animals. She is an animal rights activist and an active member of PETA. In October 1990, she appeared on the cover of Vegetarian Times. However, the cover story met with heavy criticism from the readers attacking Quigley for appearing in films that depict violence against women.

Usually with

Brinke Stevens
Brinke Stevens
(15 films)
Jesús Franco
Jesús Franco
(1 films)
Charles Band
Charles Band
(7 films)
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Filmography of Linnea Quigley (53 films)

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Disciples (2014)
, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Films about religion
Actors Linnea Quigley, Tony Todd, Angus Scrimm, Brinke Stevens, Bill Moseley, Debbie Rochon
Roles Raine / The Seraph
Rating23% 1.173241.173241.173241.173241.17324
Selon une ancienne légende, un ange doit apparaître sur Terre et prendre la place de Lucifer. Si la prophétie se réalise, Dieu aura un adversaire plus dangereux que le Diable. Le monde sera alors plongé dans les ténèbres. La guerre entre humains et démons ne fait que commencer.
1313: Cougar Cult, 1h25
Directed by David DeCoteau
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror
Actors Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens, Michelle Bauer
Roles Clara
Rating21% 1.0699851.0699851.0699851.0699851.069985
Trois jeunes hommes, qui recherchent un job d'été, sont embauchés chez trois ravissantes femmes pour effectuer quelques travaux dans leur maison. Mais ils ne se doutent pas que ces « cougars » ne portent pas ce qualificatif par hasard.
Where the Dead Go to Die, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Horror, Animation
Themes Films about children, Films about sexuality, Films about pedophilia, Films about child abuse
Actors Linnea Quigley, Trent Haaga
Roles Sophia's Mom (voice)
Rating39% 1.9595151.9595151.9595151.9595151.959515
The film revolves around a group of kids living on the same block. The Kids are named Tommy, Sofia, and Ralph and are being haunted by a talking black red eyed dog named Labby, that takes them on a hellish ride through between dimension and time periods. The first segment is called Tainted Milk, the second is called Liquid Memories, and the last segment is called The Mask That the Monster Wears.
Night of the Demons, 1h33
Directed by Adam Gierasch
Origin USA
Genres Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Demons in film, Comedy horror films
Actors Shannon Elizabeth, Monica Keena, Diora Baird, Michael Copon, Bobbi Sue Luther, Edward Furlong
Roles Ballerina Lady
Rating47% 2.3520452.3520452.3520452.3520452.352045
The film opens in 1925, with scenes of gore and demons. Evangeline Broussard prepares to hang herself from her balcony when she is stopped by a man trying to reassure her that he is truly Louis and that she shouldn't hang herself. Evangeline calls him a liar, then jumps, hanging herself -- and also causing her head to rip off and bounce down the stairs. Louis stares over the his eyes switch to a demonic shade of orange.
Each Time I Kill, 1h22
Directed by Doris Wishman
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Linnea Quigley, Jacqui Holland, John Waters
Roles Belle
Rating62% 3.1017853.1017853.1017853.1017853.101785
The Naked Monster, 1h26
Directed by Ted Newsom
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films
Actors Kenneth Tobey, Brinke Stevens, Forrest J Ackerman, John Agar, Jeanne Carmen, Robert Clarke
Roles Deaf Girl
Rating58% 2.9082552.9082552.9082552.9082552.908255
A colossal series of disasters releases something monstrous from a glacier. Strange disappearances in a small California town attract the attention of a thick-headed sheriff (R.G. Wilson), his transparently uninterested scientist girlfriend (Brinke Stevens) and a visiting government agent (John Goodwin). They discover that a giant green monster is at large, the Creaturesaurus Erectus, ("He wrecked us? He nearly KILLED us!") They turn to experienced monster fighter Colonel Patrick Hendry (Kenneth Tobey), who has been locked in a government asylum for decades. With the help of other monster experts, lots of stock footage and incredibly bad special effects, humanity fights back against the "Thing from Another Time Zone".
Super Hero Central, 1h30
Directed by Scott Shaw
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Scott Shaw, Linnea Quigley, Donald G. Jackson
Roles L.Q.
Rating62% 3.106783.106783.106783.106783.10678
This film follows two primary characters, Ace X and Kid Velvet, played by Shaw and Thompson. These two characters are members of a Rock n' Roll band, named Super Hero Central, who live on the skids of both society and the music industry. They transform into masked superheroes to takedown a Hollywood crime lord, named Rinaldi.
Zombiegeddon, 1h22
Origin USA
Genres Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Felissa Rose, Edwin Neal, Linnea Quigley, Tom Savini, Uwe Boll, Joe Estevez
Roles Principal Russo
Rating32% 1.633531.633531.633531.633531.63353
Two bad cops (played by Ari Bavel and Paul Darrigo) find themselves engaged in a battle against evil Hellspawn.
Corpses Are Forever
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Richard Lynch, Brinke Stevens, Debbie Rochon, Linnea Quigley, Don Calfa, Felissa Rose
Roles Elli Kroger
Rating24% 1.2311951.2311951.2311951.2311951.231195
Malcolm Grant, employé de la CIA ayant perdu la mémoire doit aider le gouvernement à retrouver un tueur en série susceptible de nuire à toute l'humanité.
Corpses Are Forever, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Spy films, Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Richard Lynch, Brinke Stevens, Debbie Rochon, Linnea Quigley, Felissa Rose, Don Calfa
Roles Elli Kroger
Rating24% 1.2311951.2311951.2311951.2311951.231195
During a zombie apocalypse, Malcolm Grant, a CIA agent, allows himself to be experimented on by a government lab run by General Morton. Morton believes the only way to stop the apocalypse is by wiping Grant's memories and injecting Grant with the experiences of Quint Barrow, the index case of the zombie plague. Through Grant's flashbacks as Barrow, they learn that the apocalypse was begun through a deal with Satan. Grant teams up with a priest, his ex-wife, and a nurse to stop doomsday.
Kannibal (2001)
, 1h15
Directed by Richard Driscoll
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Linnea Quigley, Richard Driscoll, Eileen Daly
Roles Georgina Thereshkova
Rating29% 1.4621051.4621051.4621051.4621051.462105
La vengeance sanglante d'un homme, médecin légiste respectable à Scotland Yard le jour, redoutable assassin la nuit, qui cherche à se venger de ceux qu'il juge responsable de la mort de sa femme et de son enfant.
HorrorVision, 1h12
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Actors James Black, Brinke Stevens, Linnea Quigley, Del Howison
Roles Photo Model (uncredited)
Rating36% 1.808451.808451.808451.808451.80845
The website "" has a mysterious secret... anyone who logs onto it winds up dead. After Dez, a web programmer, logs in his girlfriend and others are attacked. Only Dez and a mysterious man named Bradbury can stop the ominous forces intent on ruling the cyber-world.
Play It to the Bone, 2h4
Directed by Ron Shelton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Buddy films
Actors Antonio Banderas, Woody Harrelson, Lolita Davidovich, Tom Sizemore, Lucy Liu, Robert Wagner
Roles Overdosed Hooker
Rating55% 2.7513852.7513852.7513852.7513852.751385
Aging prizefighters and longtime pals Cesar Dominguez (Banderas) and Vince Boudreau (Harrelson) always regretted not getting one last shot. Out of the blue, such an opportunity comes their way — except it is to fight each other.