ACTRESS - Crippled butterfly. Vintage vixen. The elegant villainess. A silk handkerchief with crimson lipstick on it. Incredibly compelling. Enigmatic. Strong. Fragile. True. Torn.
These are some of the ways I've been described.
As a theater and film actress with a love for diving deeply into my characters and bringing different historical periods to life for audiences, I enjoy researching my roles as much as performing them. Although I'm forever being told that I stepped out of a bygone era and am frequently cast in period pieces, my versatility enables me to embody a wide variety of characters, time periods, and genres.
One of my current passions is portraying 1920s silent screen vamp Barbara La Marr in a one-woman performance piece that I wrote about her incredible, turbulent life and lecturing about her. I have presented a Barbara La Marr program for many years on an ongoing basis in various venues, including the Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo, Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre (for the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles), the Shakespeare Club in Pasadena (for the Pasadena Museum of History), several libraries (I'm on the Los Angeles Public Library's list of performers and presenters), and Hollywood Forever. For more information and upcoming show times, click here.
For a listing of my acting credits and training, please refer to my acting resume.
WRITER - I am the author of the biography, Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood. Written at the request of Barbara's son, Donald Gallery, it was released by the University Press of Kentucky and was selected by film historian Thomas Gladysz as one of the Huffington Post's "Best Film Books of 2017." The book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the University Press of Kentucky website. For reviews of the book, scroll to the bottom of my Barbara La Marr page. (I also created and maintain the tribute website www.barbaralamarr.net; other Barbara La Marr-related writings of mine have appeared in The Silent Treatment Digest, on the ClassicMovieHub.com blog, and on MidnightPalace.com.)
MODEL - There's Barbie and there's Barbie Noir---guess which I am.
I particularly adore the glamour and style epitomized by Hollywood's Golden Age. A few of my modeling highlights include: Lili Forrest / reVamp Vintage Recreations / Jabali / Luxe / J. Jansen Couture Jewelry / Dark Garden Corsetry / "30 Years of Pin-up: 1927-1957" Fashion Show at Bullock's Wilshire / Enigma / Edith Head Fashion Show at Los Angeles Theatre / Adored / "30 Years of Pin-up" Fashion Show at the Warner Grand Theatre (my final gown was worn by Bette Davis in "All About Eve").
To view my modeling imagery, feel free to peruse my galleries.
ME - Equally at home atop a pair of heels as I am barefoot on the beach, I'm fiercely loyal, love to sing, and adore all forms of dance. I get up before the sun every day to dive into whatever projects I have going. It has been said of me that my presence, words, and artistry nurture and inspire others. I strive to express the most magnificent version of myself and to support others in doing the same.
*** I am represented theatrically, commercially, and for print by BMG Talent Los Angeles (323-692-0900)
My stats are as follows:
Height: 5'8 1/2
I am always seeking to collaborate with others in the telling of gripping stories, be they on stage, screen, or print. Please visit the "Latest News" section on my home page to read about my latest projects.