April 7, 1964 |
She has appeared in a number of films but is generally best remembered for her roles in several horror movies including Funeral Home (1980), Happy Birthday to Me (1981), Curtains (1983), and Deadly Eyes (1982).
Donaldson was born in Toronto, Ontario. As a child, she studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada and appeared in early television commercials for Ford automobiles. In the late 1970s, she appeared in several made-for-television movies including On My Own about a teeneger suffering from epilepsy.
She then starred in a number of theatrically released horror movies, including William Fruet's Funeral Home (also known as Cries in the Night) (1980), J. Lee Thompson's Happy Birthday to Me (1981), Deadly Eyes (1982) and Curtains (1983).
She also appeared in an episode of the television horror series Friday the 13th: The Series.
- Running (1979)
- Funeral Home (1980)
- Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
- Deadly Eyes (1982)
- Curtains (1983)
- Hearts of Fire (1987)
- Hurt Penguins (1992)
- Night Heat (1985-1989)
- Star Wars: Ewoks (voice) (1985–1987)
- Star Wars: Droids (voice) (1985–1986)
- Adderly (1986–1989)
- Friday the 13th: The Series (TV series) (1987–1990)
- Street Legal (1987-1994)
- Chasing Rainbows (1988)
- The Diary of Anne Frank at Manitoba Theatre Centre
- Criminals in Love at The Factory Theatre
- The Moundbuilders at Equity Showcase Theatre
- You Can't Take It With You at Manitoba Theatre Centre
- Burn This at Manitoba Theatre Centre
- How Could You, Mrs. Dick at Winter Garden & Tivoli
- "Losing Her Head: An Interview with Lesleh Donaldson - November 2011". The Terror Trap.
- "Official Website - bio". Official Website.