Bobbie Phillips

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Bobbie Phillips
Bobbie Phillips white dress charity.jpg
Bobbie Phillips at a charity fund raiser Costa Rica
Born Bobbie J. Phillips
(1972-01-29) January 29, 1972 (age 44)
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1990–present

Bobbie Phillips (born January 29, 1972[1]) is an American actress, animal advocate, hotelier and entrepreneur.


Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Phillips moved to Hollywood in 1990 and began working in television soon after. Her first acting job was guest starring with Halle Berry on the science fiction Fox comedy They Came from Outer Space.[2] Bobbie was also a sought after fitness & swimsuit model. Canadian bodybuilder and entrepreneur, Joe Weider placed Bobbie under contract. During this time she was used in advertising campaigns, as a spokesmodel, and Bobbie graced the cover of Muscle & Fitness magazine four times.[3]

She landed her first regular television series for Paramount Pictures alongside Sir Mix-a-Lot in The Watcher.[4] Phillips continued to land roles in television and independent films from comedies to martial arts films; Phillips is a trained martial artist and performed most of her fighting and stunts in these films. On the television series, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (1998), Phillips played the dual role of Talon aka Hannah Foster. With this role, Phillips became the first female to play a crow on screen.[5] In between The Crow: Stairway to Heaven filming, Bobbie also showed off her martial arts abilities in a series of tele-films for Paramount Pictures.

Paramount Pictures offered Bobbie a studio contract after high ratings for Chameleon.[6] It was a followed by two sequels Chameleon II: Death Match,[7] Chameleon 3: Dark Angel.[7][8]

Phillips appeared on numerous popular television shows such as The Hitchhiker, Stargate SG-1, The X-Files (Best Actress Winner),[9] Married... with Children, Two Guys and a Girl and Baywatch.

Phillips was a regular on the first season of the 22nd People's Choice Awards winner for "Favorite New TV Dramatic Series" Murder One.[10] Phillips received praise from Variety for her role as Julie Costello.[11]

She had a small role in the controversial big screen Hollywood film Showgirls. This credit is often mentioned on the box covers for her later films. She has starred in several small independent films and has appeared on stage as well. Prior to acting professionally, Phillips starred in several musicals. She performed as a child at the Dock Street Theater in her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. Another famous Dock Street alumnus is Thomas Gibson, also originally from Charleston. Phillips and Gibson later worked together acting in the television series Dharma & Greg.[12]

Phillips continued to perform in television sitcoms, dramas, and independent feature films up until her early retirement in 2003. Phillips' last film prior to retiring was aptly titled, Last Flight Out in which she starred as a missionary doctor. Phillips returned to acting in 2014 with several independent feature films slated for release in 2015 and 2016 [13]

Personal life[edit]

Bobbie Phillips is known to a wide variety of audiences for her varied work. Some know her for her action roles, others for comedy, others for horror and science fiction. She is perhaps best recognized by her unique voice which sometimes shows a hint of her southern upbringing.

Phillips is also a successful entrepreneur. She and her husband, Anthony Filipetto, built Hotel Casa Chameleon [1] from scratch in the Costa Rican jungle,[14] named after Bobbie's series of telefilms, the "Chameleon" movies (Chameleon,[15] Chameleon II: Death Match[16] and Chameleon 3: Dark Angel[17]), which she made while under contract with Paramount Studios. In less than a year, the hotel was named one of the "Best Hotels in the World" by Condé Nast Publications. Anthony was her hairstylist on several films and television shows, after meeting on the set of the film The Hustle in 2000.

Phillips is also involved in animal rescue work around the world.[18]

She has one son named Mark.

She appeared on the April 17, 2010 episode of the HGTV home design show Divine Design, where it was disclosed that she had recently moved to her husband Anthony's home country of Canada with their three dogs.


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Back in Action Helen Lewinsky
1993 Body of Influence First Woman Video
1993 TC 2000 Zoey Kinsella / TC 2000 X
1994 Hail Caesar Buffer Bidwell
1994 Animal Instincts II Waitress Video
1995 Guns and Lipstick Felicia
1995 Lion Strike Kelly
1995 Showgirls Dee
1996 Cheyenne Cheyenne
1998 Carnival of Souls Alex Grant
1999 American Virgin Raquel
2003 Weed Man
2003 Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain Karen Douglas
2004 Last Flight Out Dr. Anne Williams
2015 Hunter's Moon Melanie
2015 Renaissance Dr. Ginette Grey
Year Title Role Notes
1991 They Came from Outer Space Mrs. Morley Episode: "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow"
1991 Parker Lewis Can't Lose Melinda Episode: "Love Handles"
1991 Married... with Children Jill Episode: "If Al Had a Hammer"
1992 Married... with Children Kara Episode: "The Mystery of Skull Island"
1992 Matlock Lisa Loomis Episode: "The Big Payoff"
1992 Silk Stalkings Tessa Shaver Episode: "Goodtime Charlie"
1992 Dark Justice Lucy Episode: "A Better Mousetrap"
1992 Baywatch Lifeguard Episode: "War of Nerves"
1993 Cover Girl Murders, TheThe Cover Girl Murders Hetty Barnett Movie
1994 Red Shoe Diaries Luscious Lola Episode: "Luscious Lola"
1994 Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders Jamie Pisarcik Movie
1994 Fortune Hunter Kelly Owen Episode: "Stowaway"
1994 Baywatch Kim Episode: "Red Wind"
1994 The Bold and the Beautiful Rhonda 1 episode
1995 Pointman Brenner Episode: "Models"
1995 Watcher, TheThe Watcher Lori Danforth 8 episodes
1995–96 Murder One Julie Costello 15 episodes
1996 X-Files, TheThe X-Files Dr. Bambi Berenbaum Episode: "War of the Coprophages"
1996 Boy Meets World Louanne Episode: "I Never Sang for My Legal Guardian"
1996–97 Cape, TheThe Cape Navy Pilot Lt. Cmdr. Barbara De Santos 17 episodes
1997 Stargate SG-1 Kynthia Episode: "Brief Candle"
1998 House Rules Dr. Chris Cavanaugh Episode: "Riley's New Job"
1998 Chameleon Kam Movie
1998 Two Guys and a Girl Shawn Episode: "Two Guys, a GIrl and a Limo"
1999 Two Guys and a Girl Shawn Episode: "Two Guys, a Girl and Valentine's Day"
1999 Chameleon II: Death Match Kam Movie
1999 Magnificent Seven, TheThe Magnificent Seven Episode: "Wagon Train: Part 1"
Episode: "Wagon Train: Part 2"
1999 Crow: Stairway to Heaven, TheThe Crow: Stairway to Heaven Hannah Foster / Talon Episode: "Birds of a Feather"
Episode: "The Road Not Taken"
1999 Strip, TheThe Strip Lilly Briscoe Episode: "Winner Takes It All"
2000 Two Guys and a Girl Shawn Episode: "Another Moving Script"
2000 Hustle Maya / Corinna Movie
2000 Chameleon 3: Dark Angel Kam Movie
2001 Seven Days Raven Episode: "Raven"
2001 Dharma & Greg Anna Episode: "Dream a Little Dream of Her"


  1. ^ There are conflicting sources for the year of Phillips' birth. Film Reference, The New York Times and others give 1972 "Bobbie Phillips biography". Advameg, Inc. Retrieved June 3, 2011. "Bobbie Phillips – biography". NY Times. Retrieved January 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ ""They Came from Outer Space" Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow (TV Episode 1991)". IMDb. 
  3. ^ "Bobbie Phillips (I) - Publicity". IMDb. 
  4. ^ Gregory Greer. "The Watcher (TV Series 1995– )". IMDb. 
  5. ^ "Bobbie Phillips". Filmbug. December 4, 2003. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  6. ^ Chameleon at the Internet Movie Database
  7. ^ a b Chameleon II: Death Match at the Internet Movie Database
  8. ^ Chameleon 3: Dark Angel at the Internet Movie Database
  9. ^ "The X-Files (1993 - 2002) - Awards @ EOFFTV". 
  10. ^ "People's Choice Awards: Fan Favorites in Movies, Music & TV -". 
  11. ^ Lowry, Brian (September 17, 1995). "Variety Reviews – Murder One – TV Reviews – Review by Brian Lowry". Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  12. ^ ""Dharma & Greg" Dream a Little Dream of Her (TV Episode 2001)". IMDb. 
  13. ^ "Bobbie Phillips". IMDb. 
  14. ^ "Boutique Hotel and Private Villas for Romantic Getaways". Casa Chameleon Hotel. 
  15. ^ Taram (22 October 1998). "Chameleon (TV Movie 1998)". IMDb. 
  16. ^ II: Death Match (1999) (TV)
  17. ^ 3: Dark Angel (2000) (TV)
  18. ^ "Lorne Park gem oozes style". The Star (Toronto). 

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