|Born||Cheryl Lynn Smith
June 6, 1955
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Died||October 25, 2002
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Other names||Cheryl Rainbeaux
Cheryl RX Smith
Cheryl Rainbeaux Smith
Smith was born in Los Angeles, California. Smith's first film appearance was in the short The Birth of Aphrodite, after a friend of her mother suggested her for the role. This led to supporting roles in other films, including the cult classic B-movies Caged Heat, Phantom of the Paradise, The Swinging Cheerleaders, Revenge of the Cheerleaders, The Pom Pom Girls, The Incredible Melting Man, Laserblast and a cameo role in Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke. Her starring debut was in the cult horror film Lemora.
An accomplished musician and artist, Cheryl was briefly associated with The Runaways during the production of the motion picture, We're All Crazy Now, after Sandy West and Lita Ford quit the group in pre-production. An impromptu group was created on the spot, fronted by Joan Jett with Cheryl on the drums as "Sandy". She briefly continued playing drums for Joan Jett after that band's breakup. She cut an album with a band known as the "L.A. Girls" as the drummer and lead singer in that band. She was a former "Penthouse" Pet of the Month. She had a relationship and lived with Glenn Willis and lived with Ethan Margalith when he founded Starving Students Moving Company.
Smith's film career effectively ended after she became addicted to heroin in the mid 1980s. In the late 1980s she was arrested several times for drug-related offenses, and twice served time in prison. After her release, she was homeless for some time, and was often hospitalized for problems stemming from her addiction.
|1971||The Birth of Aphrodite||Aphrodite||Credited as Cheryl Smith|
|1971||Evel Knievel||Girl buying ticket at rodeo||Uncredited|
|1974||The Swinging Cheerleaders||Andrea|
|1974||Phantom of the Paradise||Groupie|
|1975||Video Vixens||"Twinkle Twat" Girl||Alternative title: Black Socks|
|1975||Farewell, My Lovely||Doris|
|1976||The Pom Pom Girls||Roxanne||Alternative title: Palisades High|
|1976||Revenge of the Cheerleaders||Heather||Alternative title: H.O.T.S. III|
|1976||Massacre at Central High||Mary||Alternative title: Blackboard Massacre|
|1976||Slumber Party '57||Sherry||Alternative title: Teenage Slumber Party|
|1977||Boogievision||Naked hippie girl on motorcycle||Uncredited|
|1977||Game Show Models||Uncredited|
|1977||Fantasm Comes Again||Carol||Segment: "Double Feature"|
|1977||The Incredible Melting Man||The Model|
|1978||Up in Smoke||Laughing lady|
|1979||"We're All Crazy Now" [Unreleased]||Runaways Drummer Sandy West- renamed Rainbeaux|
|1980||Melvin and Howard||Patient Ronnie|
|1981||The Choice||Chris||Television movie|
|1981||Nice Dreams||Blondie Group #1||Credited as Cheryl RX Smith|
|1982||Hart to Hart||Woman||Episode: "Harts Under Glass"|
|1982||Vice Squad||White prostitute|
|1982||Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid||Veronica Lake||Uncredited|
- "Cheryl Rainbeaux Smith, Rip - Grave Marker". Rainbeauxsmith.net. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
- Barbour, Chris. "Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith: The Life, Times, Death And Letters Of A Drive-In Diva". Bill George'S Red Hot Planet.Net. Rainbeauxsmith.net. Retrieved 2014-02-19.