Ashley Laurence

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Ashley Laurence
Born (1966-05-28) May 28, 1966 (age 51)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984–present
Known for Hellraiser series

Ashley Laurence (born May 28, 1966) is an American actress and artist. She made her film debut in 1987 by starring as Kirsty Cotton in Clive Barker's Hellraiser (1987). She reprised her role as Kirsty in the sequels Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992), and Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002). Her other film roles include The Lurking Fear (1994), Lightning Bug (2004) and Red (2008). She has been featured in several national advertising campaigns.[1]


In 1984, Laurence made her acting debut on the soap opera Capitol as Brenda Clegg. In 1986, Laurence portrayed Genna in an episode of Highway to Heaven. In 1987, Laurence made her film debut as Kirsty Cotton in Clive Barker's Hellraiser (1987). The following year, Laurence reprised her role as Kirsty in the sequel Hellbound: Hellraiser II. In 1989, Laurence guest starred on the television series Monsters and Hunter.

In 1990, Laurence portrayed Jane in the film Face the Edge. In 1992, Laurence appeared in the films Deuce Coupe, Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth and Mikey. In 2000, Laurence starred in the film Cypress Edge and guest starred on an episode of Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction. In 1994, Laurence starred in The Lurking Fear and Stranger by Night. In 1995, Laurence starred in the martial arts western Savate. The same year, she guest starred on Legends and appeared in the television films Triplecross and American Cop. In 1996, Laurence starred in the film Livers Ain't Cheap and guest starred on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.

I am an oil painter and I like to do my paintings and create layers and it is my job to do the same thing with characters and I haven’t always had the right opportunity to do that. In this instance I was and that was very exciting for me. I got to create a full human being instead of just saying lines.
—Laurence on preparing for her role in Lightning Bug[2]

In 1997, she starred as Jennifer Taylor in the film Cupid and guest starred on the television series Suddenly Susan. In 1999, Laurence portrayed Janine DeVrie in the thriller film A Murder of Crows and Kris Miller in the horror film Warlock III: The End of Innocence. The same year, she guest starred on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210.

In 2002, Laurence reprised her role as Kirsty Cotton in the horror film Hellraiser: Hellseeker and portrayed Dakota in the television film Gentle Ben. The following year, she reprised her role as Dakota in the television film sequel Gentle Ben 2: Danger on the Mountain. In 2004, she portrayed Jenny Graves in the drama film Lightning Bug and had a guest role on the television series ER.[3]

In 2008, she appeared in the drama film Red, based on the novel by Jack Ketchum. In 2009, Laurence appeared in Slipknot's music video for their song Snuff. In 2014, Laurence made her voice-over debut in the video game The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. In 2016, Laurence starred in the film The Green Fairy.



Year Title Role Notes
1987 Hellraiser Kirsty Cotton
1988 Hellbound: Hellraiser II Kirsty Cotton
1990 Face the Edge Jane
1992 Basic Instinct Kirsty Cotton Archive footage, uncredited
1992 Mikey Shawn Gilder
1992 Deuce Coupe Marie Vitelli
1992 Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth Kirsty Cotton
1994 Lurking Fear, TheThe Lurking Fear Cathryn Farrell
1994 Stranger by Night Nicole Miller Direct-to-video
1995 Savate Mary Parker Direct-to-video
1995 Felony Laura Bryant
1996 Livers Ain't Cheap Carla
1997 Cupid Jennifer Taylor
1998 Murder of Crows, AA Murder of Crows Janine DeVrie
1999 Warlock III: The End of Innocence Kris Miller Direct-to-video
2000 Cypress Edge Brittany Trummel
2002 Hellraiser: Hellseeker Kirsty Cotton Gooden Direct-to-video
2004 Lightning Bug Jenny Graves
2004 Tomb of Terror Cathryn Farrell (segment "Lurking Fear") Archive footage
2007 Chill Maria Direct-to-video
2008 Red Mrs. McCormack
2015 The Green Fairy Rachel


Year Title Role Notes
1984-1985 Capitol Brenda Clegg TV series
1986 Highway to Heaven Genna Episode: "Sail Away"
1989 Monsters Jodie Episode: "The Match Game"
1989 Hunter Erica Episode: "Investment in Death"
1995 Legend Libbie Custer Episode: "Custer's Next to Last Stand"
1995 Triplecross Julia Summers TV film
1995 American Cop Gina TV film
1996 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Daniela Episode: "Protean Challenge"
1997 Suddenly Susan Pam Episode: "The Ways and Means"
1999 Beverly Hills, 90210 Ashley Reese Episode: "Fortune Cookie"
2000 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Sandy Episode: "Damsel"
2002 Gentle Ben Dakota TV film
2003 Gentle Ben 2: Danger on the Mountain Dakota TV film
2004 ER Campbell Episode: "Just a Touch"
2005 Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder Francine TV film

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Performer(s) Notes
"Snuff" 2009 Slipknot

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Missy Carter


  1. ^ Reynolds, Simon. "Horror's Final Girls: What happened to the stars of Halloween, Scream?". Digital Spy. Retrieved February 9, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Interview: Ashley Laurence". US. April 15, 2017. 
  3. ^ James, Jonathon. "Exclusive Interview: Ashley Laurence talks about Lightning Bug". Daily Dead. Retrieved February 9, 2016. 

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