|Born||Lois Marie Ilustos
February 27, 1956
Pierre, South Dakota, U.S.
|Died||November 27, 1988
West Hills, San Fernando Valley, California, U.S.
|Other names||Angela Haugland|
|Spouse(s)||Mark Haughland (1987–1988) (her death)|
Aames was born in Pierre, South Dakota. She acted in high school and attended the University of South Dakota before moving to Hollywood in 1978. She trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and Harvey Lembeck's Comedy Workshop.
Aames made her mark in Hollywood during the late 1970s and 1980s while appearing in comedies and exploitation films. Most of these appearances were bit parts.
Her film roles included ...All the Marbles (1981), Scarface (1983), Bachelor Party (1984), Basic Training (1985), and Chopping Mall (1986). She did guest appearances on several television shows, including Cheers (1982), and Night Court (1984).
In the opening credits of Bachelor Party (1984), Aames appears in a photography studio as a buxom mother having baby pictures taken with her child, along with the bachelors. She appeared in a recurring role as Penny, a fitness instructor, on The Dom DeLuise Show (1987).
Aames married Mark Haughland on June 27, 1987.
She was found dead at a friend's home in West Hills in the San Fernando Valley on November 27, 1988. The coroner later ruled that her death was a result of a deterioration of the heart muscle, probably caused by a virus.
- "Raven de la Croix: From Russ Meyer to the Realm of Spirits". rantingsofamadwoman.com. Retrieved 2008-12-12. "The aftermath of "The Lost Empire" is even eerier than the film, because a startling number of the picture's principals have since died. "Angela Aames died of a heart attack reportedly caused by alcohol and cocaine (speed balls) [in 1988]. She was a beautiful girl, and very nice. I think she was troubled because she was becoming popular for something she didn't consider valuable, her sex appeal. She didn't appreciate herself enough.""
- Actress Aames Died of Heart Problem