Diane Franklin Bio
Diane Franklin is known as the teen-actress who brought charm, grace, dialects and dark, curly hair to 80s cinema. Starting her acting career at the age of ten, Diane began with modeling, theater, commercials, voice-over and soap opera work. She then won the lead role of the dream girl, Karen, in cult classic THE LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN (1982) and soon after played the daughter, Patricia Montelli in AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION. Her break-out film role was the unconventional, and spirited French-exchange student, Monique Junot, from the comedy BETTER OFF DEAD. And her most notable commercial success was playing the medieval Princess-babe, Joanna, from 1980s iconic comedy, BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE. She sang the NATIONAL ANTHEM at Dodger Stadium in 2004 and wrote an autobiography about her caree as an actress in 2012, titled, Diane Franklin: The Excellent Adventures of the Last American, French Exchange Babe of the 80s (Amazon/Kindle). This year, she is out with another book which talks about the beauty of curly hair, and how she inadvertently kick-started the curly hair trend of the 80’s! The new book is titled; Diane Franklin: The Excellent CURLS of the Last American, French Exchange Babe of the 80s (Amazon/Barnes&Noble.com.) Her other acting credits include episodic television, such as Charles in Charge, Murder She Wrote, Matlock and Dallas : The Early Years. She also re-curred in televisions series, and movies made for television, such as SummerGirl and Deadly Lessons. Over the years Diane has also performed in her daughter/filmmaker, Olivia DeLaurentis’ award winning comedies: HUMANIZED (L.A. Film Festival,) MY BETTER HALF (Soho Film Festival,) and more recently a comedy web-series on YouTube titled SUGARBABIES (Barely Legal Comedy). Diane is soooo excited to return to the big screen next year, with 4 new feature films: WALLY GOT WASTED, WAKING NIGHTMARE, THE FINAL INTERVIEW and THE HAUNTING ON LONG ISLAND: THE AMITYVILLE MURDERS. Be ready for some totally excellent fun!