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.
My current passion is portraying 1920s silent screen vamp, Barbara La Marr, in a one-woman performance piece that I wrote about her incredible, turbulent life. 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 have authored Barbara La Marr's biography at the request of her son, Donald Gallery. Titled Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood, it will be released by the University Press of Kentucky on December 6, 2017, and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon and the University Press of Kentucky website. For advance 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.)
MODEL - There's Barbie and there's Barbie Noir---guess which I am.
I am most passionate about 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 one 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.