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 QuigleyNationality USABirth 27 may 1958Linnea 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).
(61 years) at Davenport (USA
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.