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Theresa Russell is a Actor American born on 20 march 1957 at San Diego (USA)

Theresa Russell

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Birth name Theresa Paup
Nationality USA
Birth 20 march 1957 (67 years) at San Diego (USA)

Theresa Russell (born March 20, 1957) is an American actress.


Russell was born Theresa Paup in San Diego, California, the daughter of Carole Platt (née Mall) and Jerry Russell Paup. She attended Burbank High School, but did not graduate. She married English film director Nicolas Roeg (born 1928), in 1982. The couple had two sons, Statten (born 1983) and Maximillian (born 1985); Roeg and Russell divorced. Pete Townshend of The Who says that Russell was the inspiration for his song, "Athena", which was first called "Theresa". She lives in California.

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Nicolas Roeg
Nicolas Roeg
(6 films)
Ken Russell
Ken Russell
(2 films)
James Russo
James Russo
(3 films)
Stanley Myers
Stanley Myers
(4 films)
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Filmography of Theresa Russell (38 films)

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Liz & Dick
Liz & Dick (2012)
, 1h28
Directed by Lloyd Kramer
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about television
Actors Lindsay Lohan, Grant Bowler, Theresa Russell, David Hunt, Tanya Franks, Charles Shaughnessy
Roles Sara Taylor
Rating40% 2.002622.002622.002622.002622.00262
Throughout Liz & Dick, Elizabeth and Richard appear in a dark room and reminisce about their life together. On August 5, 1984 in Celigny, Switzerland, an elderly Richard is writing what would be his last letter to Elizabeth and recalls the first time he saw her at a Hollywood party. He then finishes the letter and goes to rest. In July 1961, Richard flies to Rome, Italy to begin filming as Mark Antony in Cleopatra, which stars Elizabeth. He tries to compliment her but it comes off as rude. Later he goes to a restaurant where Elizabeth is dining and attempts to make her like him; again he comes off as rude and she leaves abruptly. His wife Sybil (Tanya Franks) is suspicious of his intentions. Later, during filming of Cleopatra, Elizabeth has a change of heart and invites Richard into her trailer for a drink. However, she accuses him of trying to seduce her.
16 to Life
16 to Life (2009)

Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Hallee Hirsh, Shiloh Fernandez, Mandy Musgrave, Theresa Russell, Emily Baldoni, Will Rothhaar
Roles Louise
Rating61% 3.085423.085423.085423.085423.08542
It all starts in the morning when it is Kate birthday. She has never had her first kiss. She works in a store at the docks with her best friend who lost her virginity to a player. Kate's goal for her 16th birthday is to have her first kiss, which she does at the end of the movie.
He's Just Not That Into You, 2h10
Directed by Ken Kwapis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper
Rating64% 3.201353.201353.201353.201353.20135
Nine people in Baltimore deal with their respective romantic problems, usually thwarted by the differing ideals and desires of their chosen partner. At the center of this is Gigi Phillips (Ginnifer Goodwin), a young woman who repeatedly misinterprets the behavior of her romantic partners.
Jolene (2008)
, 2h1
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Musical films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Jessica Chastain, Dermot Mulroney, Chazz Palminteri, Rupert Friend, Denise Richards, Michael Vartan
Roles Aunt Kay
Rating63% 3.1978253.1978253.1978253.1978253.197825
Jolene (Jessica Chastain) is a 15-year-old foster child recently orphaned. At 15, she marries Mickey, a "green", nerdy, 20-year-old, partially to break free of the foster care. The teen couple live with Mickey's Uncle Phil (Dermot Mulroney) and Aunt Kay (Theresa Russell). Jolene asks Mickey about his mother, but Mickey rebuffs her and starts crying. To make him feel better, she then takes off the nightgown and seduces him, but Mickey's inexperience leads to uncomfortable and joyless sex. The next morning, Mickey and Uncle Phil wish Jolene a "Happy Birthday" with Kay asking Jolene to clean the floor. Uncle Phil walks in as Jolene is cleaning the floors, is aroused and they have sex. Starting an affair, they have passionate sex, with Phil promising to build a house for "just the two of them", but asks Jolene to keep the affair clandestine. Eventually, Kay walks in on them having sex and violently throws Jolene out of the house, Mickey, Phil and Kay fight, then Mickey walks out and commits suicide by jumping off a bridge. Aunt Kay has Jolene placed in a juvenile mental institution, meeting Cindy, a psychiatric nurse. Jolene asks for paper and colored pencils to draw. Her request is denied, but she is allowed crayons. Uncle Phil, visibly gray-haired, haggard and old-looking, is later sentenced to 18 months in prison. Cindy, a lesbian, takes a liking to Jolene and this culminates in another clandestine relationship. Cindy breaks Jolene out of the mental hospital and hides her, but Jolene soon breaks free and boards a bus west out of South Carolina forever. Jolene resorts to hitchhiking further west, supporting herself by prostitution.
Spider-Man 3, 2h19
Directed by Sam Raimi
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about computing, Films about spiders, Spider-Man films, Superhero films, Cyberpunk films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, Daniel Gillies
Roles Emma Marko
Rating63% 3.1512153.1512153.1512153.1512153.151215
Peter Parker plans to propose to Mary Jane Watson, who has just made her Broadway musical debut. A meteorite crashes near the two in Central Park, and an extraterrestrial symbiote attaches itself to Peter's moped. While fleeing police, escaped prisoner Flint Marko falls into a particle accelerator that fuses his DNA with surrounding sand, allowing him to shapeshift at will as the Sandman. Peter's best friend, Harry Osborn, who blames him for his father's death, attacks Peter using weapons based on his father's Green Goblin technology. Harry injures his head and suffers partial amnesia, forgetting that Peter is Spider-Man and his desire for revenge. During a festival honouring Spider-Man, Marko robs an armored car. NYPD Captain George Stacy tells Peter and Aunt May that Marko was Uncle Ben's killer, and Dennis Carradine was only an accomplice. While a vengeful Peter sleeps, the symbiote bonds with him. Peter wakes up hanging from a skyscraper. His costume becomes black and his powers increase, but the symbiote brings out Peter's dark side. Wearing the new suit, Spider-Man locates Marko and battles him in a subway tunnel, reducing him to mud using water.
On the Doll, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Brittany Snow, Theresa Russell, Angela Sarafyan, Paul Ben-Victor, Clayne Crawford, Shanna Collins
Roles Diane
Rating53% 2.651552.651552.651552.651552.65155
Jaron (Josh Janowicz) struggles to work for sleazy publisher "Uncle" Lou (Marcus Giamatti) in order to settle the obligations of his friend Tara (Angela Sarafyan), who works in a peep show for Jimmy (Paul Ben-Victor). He meets Balery (Brittany Snow), a call-girl who wants to place an ad in Lou's paper. She seeks an accomplice to help her rob a regular client she particularly dislikes. Jaron decides to take up the offer himself. Meanwhile, Wes (Clayne Crawford) whores out his girlfriend Chantel (Shanna Collins) in order to make enough money to buy her an engagement ring just to shut her up about his lack of commitment. Wes gets violently upset when he discovers she's been performing lurid sex acts on her customers just to make the extra money he wants. Two intimately close high school girls Melody (Candice Accola) and Courtney (Chloe Domont) play flirtatious games with their teacher Mr. Garrett (Eddie Jemison) in order to improve their grades, without realizing the violent dangers their teasing could lead to.
Empire Falls (TV miniseries), 4h
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Ed Harris, Helen Hunt, Paul Newman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joanne Woodward, Robin Wright
Rating73% 3.6946753.6946753.6946753.6946753.694675
Set in the small, decaying, and nearly bankrupt town of Empire Falls, Maine, this is the story of Miles Roby, the unassuming manager of the Empire Grill, who has spent his entire life in the town.
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession, 2h2
Directed by Alexandra Cassavetes
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about films, Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities, Documentary films about films
Actors Robert Altman, Jacqueline Bisset, Jim Jarmusch, Theresa Russell, Quentin Tarantino, Paul Verhoeven
Roles Self
Rating75% 3.788353.788353.788353.788353.78835
Un documentaire sur Z Channel, l'une des premières chaînes câblées payantes des États-Unis, et son responsable de la programmation, Jerry Harvey. Lancée en 1974, cette chaîne basée à Los Angeles a proposé une programmation éclectique de films qui est devenue un exemple parfait de la puissance inexploitée de la télévision par câble.
The Box - 2003, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Romance
Actors James Russo, Theresa Russell, Brad Dourif, Jon Polito, Steve Railsback, Michael Rooker
Roles Dora Baker
Rating49% 2.4665052.4665052.4665052.4665052.466505
An ex-con trying to go straight meets up with a female co-worker who has attempted to start her life over after working as a prostitute.
Passionada (2003)
, 1h48
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Jason Isaacs, Sofia Milos, Emmy Rossum, Theresa Russell, Seymour Cassel, Lupe Ontiveros
Roles Lois Vargas
Rating61% 3.0517253.0517253.0517253.0517253.051725
Celia Amonte (Sofia Milos) is a Portuguese American widow who lives in New Bedford, Massachusetts with her daughter Vicky (Emmy Rossum). The broke British card counter Charles "Charlie" Beck (Jason Isaacs) arrives in town to stay with and mooch off some wealthy friends and gamble at the local casino. The friends are Daniel Vargas (Seymour Cassel) and his wife Lois Vargas (Theresa Russell). One night, dining at a Portuguese restaurant with Lois, Charlie sees Celia singing fado, a haunting Portuguese form of song. He is enchanted with her, approaches her, and is rebuffed. Charlie later finds Celia's address in the phone book and goes to her house, where he encounters Vicky, whom he had met at the casino before. Vicky agrees to help Charlie woo her mother in exchange for lessons on card counting. This proves difficult, as Celia still longs for her deceased husband and has not dated since his death.
Love Comes Softly, 1h28
Directed by Michael Graham Landon, Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance, Western
Themes Films about religion
Actors Katherine Heigl, Dale Midkiff, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Corbin Bernsen, Theresa Russell, Jaimz Woolvett
Roles Sarah Graham
Rating71% 3.5936853.5936853.5936853.5936853.593685
Marty Claridge (Katherine Heigl) has just moved out to the West with her husband Aaron Claridge (Oliver Macready), who dies in a riding accident shortly after. Marty, expecting her late husband's baby and left with nowhere to go, is in need of a place to stay through the winter. With no other options, she accepts the arrangement offered by widower Clark Davis (Dale Midkiff), who offers to give her a place to stay for the winter and provide her with the fare for the wagon train heading back East in the spring. In exchange, they agree to get married, as he wants her to provide a maternal influence for his young daughter Missie (Skye McCole Bartusiak). The two do not live together as husband and wife but keep separate quarters. Initially, it is not an ideal arrangement for any of them, and at first Marty and Missie do not get along. Marty learns more about "Clark's God" than she ever dreamed, and as the winter season passes, they all start to feel more like a family, and finally Marty and Clark come to realize they're in love, and that Missie has found a new loving mother.
Now & Forever, 1h41
Directed by Bob Clark
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Adam Beach, Mia Kirshner, Gordon Tootoosis, Simon Baker, Simon Baker (acteur canadien), Theresa Russell
Roles Dori Wilson
Rating60% 3.048913.048913.048913.048913.04891
Against a backdrop of clashing cultures, John Myron (Adam Beach) and Angela Wilson (Mia Kirshner) find each other and over the years form a powerful bond. One tragic night, John rescues Angela from a wicked act of betrayal. Faced with its aftermath, Angela flees town, unaware that she has put into motion a dramatic and intense string of events that will forever change the course of their lives. Harboring a secret, John guides Angela to a shocking realization that will uncover the past. It is a dramatic contemporary love story combining elements of spirituality, heart and integrity.
Searching for Debra Winger, 1h37
Directed by Rosanna Arquette
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Feminist films, Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about cities, Political films
Actors Patricia Arquette, Rosanna Arquette, Julia Ormond, Emmanuelle Béart, Hilary Shepard, Daryl Hannah
Roles Self
Rating63% 3.1973653.1973653.1973653.1973653.197365
Le film présente une interview de l'actrice Debra Winger qui s'est brusquement retirée de l'industrie du cinéma alors qu'elle était au sommet de sa carrière (bien qu'elle ait depuis repris son activité d'actrice). Il met en parallèle des interviews d'autres actrices célèbres.
The Believer, 1h42
Directed by Henry Bean
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about racism, Films about religion, Skinheads, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Ryan Gosling, Billy Zane, Theresa Russell, Glenn Fitzgerald, Summer Phoenix, Garret Dillahunt
Roles Lina Moebius
Rating70% 3.5482153.5482153.5482153.5482153.548215
Daniel Balint is a former Jewish yeshiva student, brilliant but troubled, who is now a fanatically violent Neo-Nazi in New York in his early 20s. As a child, he often challenged his teachers with unorthodox interpretations of scripture. He once argued that the Binding of Isaac was not about Abraham's faith but God's power: that God did not want Abraham to accomplish a particular task but instead asks unquestioning obedience, which Abraham refuses to give. He concluded that God is a bully.
Earth vs. the Spider, 1h26
Directed by Scott Ziehl
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Natural horror films, Films about spiders
Actors Dan Aykroyd, Devon Gummersall, Amelia Heinle, Theresa Russell, Christopher Cousins, Mario Roccuzzo
Roles Trixie Grillo
Rating43% 2.173272.173272.173272.173272.17327
Quentin Kemmer (Devon Gummersall) is a shy security guard and obsessive comic book fan who dreams of becoming a superhero like his favorite comic book character The Arachnid Avenger, and going out with his next-door neighbor Stephanie Lewis (Amelia Heinle). When his partner is killed during a botched robbery at the research laboratory where he works, Quentin is fired and he injects himself with an experimental serum derived from spiders. The next day he is wracked with a severely high fever and spends most of the day unconscious. After he recovers he discovers that he has developed increased strength.