Photographed in April 2009
May 28, 1966
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Known for||Hellraiser series|
Ashley Laurence, born Lori Cohen on May 28, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, is an American film and television actress. She is noted for her appearances in horror films, particularly the Hellraiser series.
Laurence first appeared as Kirsty Cotton, the protagonist of the first Hellraiser movie (1987), then reprised her role in the sequel Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) and had a cameo appearance in Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992). The only other entry in the series to feature Laurence is Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002).
Laurence has also starred in The Lurking Fear (1994) (an adaptation of the H. P. Lovecraft story "The Lurking Fear") and Savate (1995). She was featured in the 2004 E! True Hollywood Story episode "Scream Queens".
In 2004, she took a role in Lightning Bug. She plays the mother of a teenage boy who wants to become a special makeup effects artist (a fictionalized version of the director's own life). In a homage to her role in the Hellraiser films, she is seen picking up a copy of Fangoria magazine with Pinhead on the cover.
Though most of her work has been in film, during the course of her career she has appeared in episodes of television series such as Suddenly Susan, ER and Beverly Hills, 90210, and has been featured in national television commercials for Geico as well as having been the sexy Coors Light "Beerman" in one of the company's national ad campaigns. She was also featured in the Hallmark television movies Gentle Ben and Gentle Ben: Danger on the Mountain.
|1988||Hellbound: Hellraiser II||Kirsty Cotton|
|1990||Face the Edge||Jane|
|1992||Deuce Coupe||Marie Vitelli|
|1992||Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth||Kirsty Cotton|
|1994||Lurking Fear, TheThe Lurking Fear||Cathryn Farrell|
|1994||Stranger by Night||Nicole Miller||Video|
|1996||Real Thing, TheThe Real Thing||Carla|
|1998||Murder of Crows, AA Murder of Crows||Janine DeVrie|
|1999||Warlock III: The End of Innocence||Kris Miller||Video|
|2000||Cypress Edge||Brittany Trummel|
|2002||Hellraiser: Hellseeker||Kirsty Cotton Gooden||Video|
|2004||Lightning Bug||Jenny Graves|
|1984-1985||Capitol||Brenda Clegg||TV series|
|1986||Highway to Heaven||Genna||Episode: "Sail Away"|
|1989||Monsters||Jodie||Episode: "The Match Game"|
|1989||Hunter||Erica||Episode: "Investment in Death"|
|1995||Legend||Libbie Custer||Episode: "Custer's Next to Last Stand"|
|1995||Triplecross||Julia Summers||TV film|
|1995||American Cop||Gina||TV film|
|1996||Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||Daniela||Episode: "Protean Challenge"|
|1997||Suddenly Susan||Pam||Episode: "The Ways and Means"|
|1999||Beverly Hills, 90210||Ashley Reese||Episode: "Fortune Cookie"|
|2000||Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction||Sandy||Episode: "Damsel"|
|2002||Gentle Ben||Dakota||TV film|
|2003||Gentle Ben 2: Danger on the Mountain||Dakota||TV film|
|2004||ER||Campbell||Episode: "Just a Touch"|
|2005||Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder||Francine||TV film|