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.
|1984||Capitol||Brenda Clegg #2||(1984–1985)|
|1986||Highway to Heaven||Gemma||1 episode - Sail Away|
|1988||Hellbound: Hellraiser II|
|1989||Monsters||Jodie||1 episode - The Match Game|
|Hunter||Erica||1 episode - Investment in Death|
|1990||Face the Edge||Jane||other title - One Last Run|
|Deuce Coupe||Marie Vitelli||(credited as Ashley Lauren)|
|Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth||Kirsty Cotton||(Special Appearance)|
|1994||Amerikanskiy Blyuz||Gina||TV Movie|
|The Lurking Fear||Cathryn Farrell||other title - H.P. Lovecraft's Lurking Fear|
|Blood Run||Paige||other title - Outside the Law, TV Movie|
|Stranger by Night||Nicole Miller||(credited as Ashley R. Lauren)|
|1995||Legend||Libbie Custer||1 episode - Custer's Next to Last Stand|
|Triplecross||Julia Summers||TV Movie|
|1996||Livers Ain't Cheap||Carla||other title - The Real Thing|
|Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||Daniela||1 episode - Protean Challenge|
|1997||Suddenly Susan||Pam||1 episode - The Ways and Means|
|1998||A Murder of Crows||Janine DeVrie|
|1999||Beverly Hills, 90210||Ashley Reese||1 episode - Fortune Cookie|
|Warlock III: The End of Innocence||Kris Miller|
|2000||Cypress Edge||Brittany Trummel|
|Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction||Sandy||1 episode - Damsel|
|2002||Gentle Ben||Dakota||other title - Terror on the Mountain, TV Movie|
|Hellraiser: Hellseeker||Kirsty Cotton Gooden|
|2003||Gentle Ben 2: Danger on the Mountain||Dakota||other title - Black Gold, TV Movie|
|2004||Lightning Bug||Jenny Graves|
|ER||Campbell||1 episode - Just a Touch|
|Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder||Francine||TV Movie|
|2006||Hollywood Dreams||Young Woman at Cafe|
|Hellraiser: Prophecy||-||(Special Thanks)|
|2010||Memories of Murder||Clair Pruitt|
Laurence has also appeared as herself on shows such as E! True Hollywood Story in a 2004 episode - Scream Queens and The 100 Greatest Scary Moments. She has been in several Hellraiser, behind-the-scenes documentaries: Hellbound: Hellraiser II - Lost in the Labyrinth, Hellraiser: Resurrection and Demons to Others: The Making of 'Hellraiser Prophecy'.
- "Channel4: 100 Greatest Scary Moments". channel4.com. Retrieved August 25, 2010.