Lala Sloatman

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Lala Sloatman
Born Lala Cassandra Sloatman
(1970-10-12) October 12, 1970 (age 43)
Winter Park, Florida, U.S.
Other names Lala Zappa
Lala
Zelda
Occupation Model, actress, costumer
Spouse(s) Chris Robinson (m. 1996–98)

Lala Cassandra Sloatman (born October 12, 1970) is an American model, actress and costumer. Her uncle was musician Frank Zappa; her cousins are Ahmet, Diva, Moon and Dweezil Zappa. She is frequently billed by her first name only, and sometimes as Lala Zappa.

Early life[edit]

Born in Winter Park, Florida, Sloatman's first name is the Hawaiian form of Laura. Her father is second-generation Marine John Sloatman III, whose sister Gail is musician Frank Zappa's widow. Sloatman ultimately moved to Santa Barbara, California, and after that to Los Angeles. She has numerous half-siblings on both sides of her family.

Career[edit]

In the 1980s, Sloatman appeared in the films Watchers (1988) and Dream a Little Dream (1989), alongside her then-boyfriend Corey Haim.[1] Haim personally suggested her for the lead in a third movie, Prayer of the Rollerboys (1991), but she lost out to Patricia Arquette. Sloatman's additional movie work includes Bunny Bunny Bunny (a short film which co-starred her cousin Moon and Kyle Richards), Pump Up the Volume (1990), Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993, as Lauren Holly's college roommate), Buy One, Get One Free* (1996), Manfast (2003), Net Games (2003, as a sexy serial killer) and Sofia Coppola's Somewhere (2010).[2]

Personal life[edit]

Sloatman was married to Black Crowes lead singer Chris Robinson from 1996 to 1998[3][4]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Tequila Sunrise Sin Sister #2 (cameo role) Credited as Lala
1988 Watchers Tracey Credited as Lala
1989 Dream a Little Dream Shelley Credited as Lala
1990 Joe Versus the Volcano Blond Waitress in Chinese restaurant (cameo role) Credited as Lala
1990 Adventures of Ford Fairlane, TheThe Adventures of Ford Fairlane Sorority Girl (cameo role) Credited as Lala
1990 Pump Up the Volume Janie
1991 L.A. Story Ariel's lesbian girlfriend Scenes deleted
1993 Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story Sherry Schnell
1993 Amityville: A New Generation Llanie Credited as Lala
Direct-to-video release
1994 Cityscrapes: Los Angeles Angel
1996 Buy One, Get One Free* Sophie Alternative title: Fix and Flinch
2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead Hooker in Loft
2003 Net Games Angel Alternative title: Net G@mes
2003 Manfast Taylor/Narrator Alternative title: Holding Out
2010 Somewhere[2] Laila

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allis, Tim; Alexander, Michael (1988-08-08). "Behind the Wheel of License to Drive, Fast Starter Corey Haim Guns His Biggest Star Vehicle to Date". People 30 (6). 
  2. ^ a b Variety review of Somewhere
  3. ^ Basham, David (2001-01-02). "Black Crowes' Chris Robinson Weds Kate Hudson". mtv.com. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Kate Hudson, Chris Robinson Separate". people.com. 2006-08-14. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 

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