Zoë Tamerlis Lund

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Zoë Tamerlis Lund
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Zoë Tamerlis Lund in 1993
Born Zoë Tamerlis
(1962-02-09)February 9, 1962
New York City, New York
Died April 16, 1999(1999-04-16) (aged 37)
Paris, France
Other names Zoë Tamerlaine
Occupation Musician, model, actress, screenwriter
Spouse(s) Robert Lund (1985 - April 16, 1999)

Zoë Tamerlis Lund (February 9, 1962 – April 16, 1999), also known as Zoë Tamerlis and Zoë Tamerlaine, was an American musician turned model, actress, and screenwriter. She was best known for her association with Abel Ferrara, in whose movie Ms. 45 she starred. Some of her other acting work included a guest spot on Miami Vice and Larry Cohen's Special Effects.

She was of Greek descent.[1]

Lund co-wrote the screenplay for Bad Lieutenant, and left behind much unpublished material. Although she had never met supermodel Gia Carangi, she was working on a biographical screenplay of Carangi's life at the time of her death, and she appeared posthumously in the documentary The Self-Destruction of Gia. From 1980 to 1985 she was the companion of Edouard de Laurot, prior to her marriage to Robert Lund in 1986.

Lund died in Paris on April 16, 1999, from heart failure due to extended cocaine use.[2]

A photograph of Lund taken by husband Robert Lund appears on the cover of the Bodega System 2007 CD Blood Pyx.


Year Film Role Notes
1981 Ms. 45 Thana Credited as Zoë Tamerlis
Alternative title: Angel of Vengeance
1984 Special Effects Andrea Wilcox/Elaine Credited as Zoe Tamerlis
Terror in the Aisles Thana archival footage
1989 The Houseguest Marla Credited as Zoe Tamerlaine
Exquisite Corpses Belinda Maloney Credited as Zoë Tamerlis
1992 Bad Lieutenant Zoe Writer
1993 Hot Ticket Direct-to-video release
Director, writer
1994 Hand Gun Zelda
Dreamland Caroline
Year Title Role Notes
1985 Miami Vice Miranda 1 episode
1988 Hothouse Chickie 7 episodes


  1. ^ Claire Perkins, Constantine Verevis (eds.), Film Trilogies: New Critical Approaches, p.148. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, ISBN 0230371949
  2. ^ "Zoë Lund (Tamerlis)". filmfanatics.net. Retrieved May 25, 2010. 

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