One of my very very favorite movies of all-time is "Return of the Living Dead" (1985).
This page is dedicated to that film and the work of star Linnea Quigley.
It should be noted first of all that her co-star and one of the best characters in the movie, "Suicide",
the leader of the horror-punk gang and driver of the car ("What is this, a fuckin' costume?
It's a way of life!"), Mark Venturini,
died on February 14, 1996
at the age of 35 in Los Angeles due to Leukemia.
He will be forever remembered as one of the most colorful
and cool punk rockers in celluloid history.
R.I.P. Mark Venturini January 10, 1961 - February 14, 1996
Another cool co-star, Brian Peck, who played "Scuz" is alive and well, and is
the only actor to appear in the first three "Return of the Living Dead" movies,
Part 2 in 1988, and Part 3 in 1993.
He also had a cameo in X-Men and X-Men 2.
(He can be seen in the first film standing next to X-Men co-creator, Stan Lee,
at the hotdog stand on the beach when Senator Kelly walks past.)
He was also selected by Bryan Singer as his partner for the X-Men 1.5 DVD commentary track,
and can be seen in the supplements on the bonus disc. His film debut was "The Last American Virgin"
in 1982, at the age of 22.
John Philbin, another favorite actor in the movie, who played the new waver "Chuck",
is still also working. Make sure you check out his other classic work in "Not My Kid" (1984),
"The New Kids" (1985), and "North Shore" (1987). One of his most recent gigs has been
in the flick "Zombie Farm" (2007).
AND NOW FOR THE GREAT LINNEA QUIGLEY,
ALIVE AND WELL... THANK GOD...
Linnea Quigley Info:
Linnea Quigley was born in Davenport, Iowa, on May 27, 1958, to Dorothy and Heath Quigley. Her mother was a housewife and her father a chiropractor and psychiatrist. After moving with her family to Los Angeles in the late 1970s, the short, blond, petite-sized Linnea began getting work in B-movies, starting with small parts in such films as Stone Cold Dead (1979) and Psycho from Texas (1975). She really garnered attention in The Return of the Living Dead (1985), which has become a cult classic and helped make her the current "Queen of the Bs". Her reign was supreme in the late 1980s with such films as Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988), Night of the Demons (1988) and Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988).
Linnea married special effects wizard Steve Johnson in 1990, but unfortunately the marriage lasted only a couple of years. In 2001, Linnea moved to Florida to be closer to her parents who settled there after her father retired from his career, and because she wanted a change of scenery. She currently resides in south Florida with her collection of pets (she is a devoted animal rights supporter). Along with films, she still appears at conventions around the world. She has written two books about her life in the B-movie industry, "Bio & Chainsaw", in 1992 and "I'm Screaming as Fast as I Can" in 1995. After 25 years and more than 70 films, Linnea Quigley is still "Queen of the Bs".
||(17 January 1990 - 1992) (divorced)|
Has contributed to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) campaigns. She is well-known for working on PETA's "Lettuce Ladies" campaign, where people educate others about vegetarian lifestyles while wearing only lettuce. She even had a poster made to promote this animal rights campaign.
Was once in a band called "The Skirts," an all-girl band.
Appears at horror conventions several times a year to meet her fans.
Long-time friends with fellow B-movie actresses Brinke Stevens and Michelle Bauer, whom she has worked with for years.
Has been friends with frequent co-star Don Calfa since they both appeared in The Return of the Living Dead(1985). They reunited once again in 2003's Corpses Are Forever (2003) (V).
Her first major foray into acting was a toothpaste commercial.
Measurements: 33-23-33 , as a 5' 2" 98 lb. figure model (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
In the early 90s, she wanted to become a police officer with the LAPD. She passed the written test but decided to continue acting instead.
Starred in three horror films where something evil was unwittingly released upon a group of people: The Return of the Living Dead (1985), Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988), and Night of the Demons (1988).
Personal Quotes: "I never wanted a sugar-coated life."
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Where Are They Now
(August 2003) She's re-formed her band, the Skirts, and will play the Monster Mania festival in Cherry Hill, N.J., and the Scream Fest in Plantation, Florida.
- RiffRaff (2007) (post-production) .... Cousin Julie
- Voices from the Graves (2006) (post-production) .... Sara Graves
- Strangers Online (2007) (completed) .... Mary
- Spring Break Massacre (2006) (V) (completed) .... Deputy Michelle Hendricks
- Each Time I Kill (2007) .... Aunt Belle
- Whispers from a Shallow Grave (2006) (voice) .... TV Announcer
- Hoodoo for Voodoo (2006) .... Queen Marie
- The Naked Monster (2005) .... Deaf Girl
- Wolfsbayne (2005) .... Nikki
- It Came from Trafalgar (2005) .... Marilynn Doe
- Lost Girls (2005) .... Faith
- Super Hero Central (2004) (V) .... L.Q.
- The Rockville Slayer (2004) .... Mary Burns
- Frost (2004) .... Sandra
- Zombiegeddon (2003) (V) .... Principal Russo
- Charlie and Sadie (2003) (V) .... Sadie
... aka Miss Maniac
- Corpses Are Forever (2003) (V) .... Elli Kroger
- Scream Queen (2002) (V) .... Malicia Tombs
- The Monster Man (2001) (V) .... Aunt Ruth
- Horrorvision (2001) (V) (uncredited) .... Photo Model
- Kannibal (2001) (V) .... Georgina Thereshkova
- Venice Beach (2001)
- Blind Target (2000) .... Serena Erwin
... aka Obietivo a ciégas (Spain: DVD title)
- Sex Files: Pleasureville (2000) .... Texas Lilly
- Play It to the Bone (1999) (uncredited) .... Overdosed Hooker
... aka Play It (USA: promotional title)
- Kolobos (1999) .... Dorothy
- Animals (1999) .... Dana Miles-Evans
- The Killer Eye (1999) (uncredited) .... TV Shower Girl
- Boogie Boy (1998) .... Gretchen
- Death Mask (1998) .... Angel Wilson
- Mari-Cookie and the Killer Tarantula in 8 Legs to Love You (1998) .... Tere
... aka 8 Legs to Love You (USA)
- Curse of the Lesbian Love Goddess (1998) (V)
- Moving Targets (1998) .... District Attorney
- Hollywood Cops (1997) .... Ryder
- Sick-o-pathics (1996) .... Scream Queen (segment: "Commercial: Dr. Riker's Hair Lotion")
- Fatal Frames (1996) .... Wendy Williams
... aka Fotogrammi mortali (Italy)
- Jack-O (1995) .... Carolyn Miller
... aka Jack O'Lantern (Europe: video box title)
- Stripteaser (1995) (uncredited) .... Waitress
- Assault of the Party Nerds 2: The Heavy Petting Detective (1995) .... Bambi
... aka Assault of the Party Nerds 2: The Class Reunion (USA)
... aka Assault of the Party Nerds II (USA: short title)
... aka Bachelor Jamboree (UK: video title)
- Burial of the Rats (1995) (TV) .... Rat Woman
... aka Bram Stoker's 'Burial of the Rats'
... aka Roger Corman Presents 'Burial of the Rats'
- Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1994) .... Nadine
... aka Pumpkinhead 2: The Demon Returns (Australia: video title)
... aka Pumpkinhead II (USA: short title)
... aka The Revenge of Pumpkinhead: Blood Wings (UK: video title)
- Vampire Hunter (1994)
- Beach Babes from Beyond (1993) .... Sally
- The Girl I Want (1993) .... Teri
- Innocent Blood (1992) .... Nurse
... aka A French Vampire in America
- Blood Church (1992)
- Guyver (1991) .... Scream Queen
... aka Mutronics
... aka The Guyver (USA: video box title)
- Virgin High (1991) .... Kathleen
- Vice Academy Part 2 (1990) .... Didi
- Diggin' Up Business (1990) .... Mona
... aka Say Bye-Bye
- Murder Weapon (1990) .... Dawn
- Robot Ninja (1990) .... Miss Barbeau
- Dr. Alien (1989) .... Rocker Chick #2
... aka I Was a Teenage Sex Maniac
... aka I Was a Teenage Sex Mutant
- American Rampage (1989) .... Paris Girl (Elizabeth MacIntosh)
- Assault of the Party Nerds (1989) (V) .... Bambi
... aka The Nerd Terminator (Philippines: English title)
- Sexbomb (1989) (as Linnea) .... Phoebe Love
- Deadly Embrace (1989) .... Michelle Arno
- Blood Nasty (1989) .... Wanda Dance
- Witchtrap (1989) .... Ginger Kowolski
... aka The Presence
- Night of the Demons (1988) .... Suzanne
... aka Halloween Party
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) .... Soul from Freddy's Chest
- Dead Heat (1988) (uncredited) .... Zombie Go-go Girl
- Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988) .... Samantha
... aka Hollywood Hookers (UK: video title)
- Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988) .... Spider
... aka The Imp
- Vice Academy (1988) .... Didi/Fluffer
... aka Vicebusters (UK: video title)
- Creepozoids (1987) .... Bianca
- Nightmare Sisters (1987) .... Melody
... aka Sorority Sisters (USA)
... aka Sorority Succubus Sisters (USA)
- Treasure of the Moon Goddess (1987) .... Lu de Belle
... aka Sueños de oro (Mexico)
- Avenged (1986) (V) (as Jesse Dalton) .... Carol 'Cici' Chambers
- Scorpion (1986) (V) (as Jessie Dalton)
- Beverly Hills Girls (1986) .... Lead Singer
... aka The New Beverly Hills Girls
- Sweethearts (1986) (as Pamela Peck) .... Cupid's Corner Host
- The Return of the Living Dead (1985) .... Trash
- Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) .... Denise
... aka Slayride
- Savage Streets (1984) .... Heather
... aka Zombie Brigade (USA: alternative title)
- The Black Room (1984) .... Milly
- Fatal Games (1984) .... Athlete
... aka Killing Touch
... aka Olympic Nightmare (Europe: English title)
- "Simon & Simon" .... Bobbi (1 episode, 1983)
- The Bare Facts (1983) TV Episode .... Bobbi
- Young Warriors (1983) .... Ginger
... aka The Graduates of Malibu High (USA)
- Get Crazy (1983) (uncredited) .... Groupie
... aka Flip Out
- Still Smokin (1983) .... Blonde in Spa
... aka Cheech and Chong: Still Smokin'
- Kidnapped Girls Agency (1983) (as Jessie Dalton) .... Cathy
- Nudes in Limbo (1983) (uncredited) .... Model
- Nice Dreams (1981) .... Blondie Group #2
... aka Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams (USA: complete title)
- Graduation Day (1981) .... Dolores
- Don't Go Near the Park (1981) .... Bondi's Mother
... aka Curse of the Living Dead
... aka Nightstalker
... aka Sanctuary for Evil (USA)
- Summer Camp (1979) (as Barbara Gold) .... Pam
- Fairy Tales (1979) .... Sleeping Beauty
... aka Adult Fairytales (UK)
- Deathsport (1978) (uncredited) .... Courtesan
- Auditions (1978) .... Sally Webster
- Psycho from Texas (1975) .... Barmaid
... aka Evil + Hate = Killer
... aka The Butcher
Other Works:Wrote two auto-biographies, "Bio & Chainsaw Book" in 1992 and "I'm Screaming as Fast as I can" in 1998.