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Stevens in 2005
|Born||Charlene Elizabeth Brinkman
September 20, 1954
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Dave Stevens (m. 1980; div. 1981)|
Brinke Stevens (born Charlene Elizabeth Brinkman; September 20, 1954) is an American actress, model and writer.
Stevens has studied several foreign languages, including Esperanto, and gained a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology from San Diego State University and a Master of Science in Marine Biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California. Initially intending to study dolphin communication, she was instead tossed out of Scripps for doing "forbidden research" on dolphin communication, largely to do with the Navy's use of dolphins in undersea weapons research at the time.
In 1974, Stevens attended San Diego Comic Con wearing a Vampirella costume and won first place in their first Masquerade Ball. She was part of running the masquerade at Comic Con for years after her win. Forrest J Ackerman, the creator of Vampirella, was in attendance in 1974 and posed with Stevens for photographs. They became friends and, according to Stevens "Forry and his wife, Wendayne, soon became like my god parents." Photographer Dan Golden later saw a photograph of Stevens in the Vampirella costume while visiting Ackerman's house, leading to him hiring her for a non-speaking role in her first student film, Zyzak is King (1980), and later photographing her for the cover of the first issue of Femme Fatales (1992).
In 1980, Stevens married her college sweetheart Dave Stevens. They moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a storyboard artist on Raiders of the Lost Ark. The marriage ended in divorce after just six months.
Stevens attributes her short marriage to Dave Stevens and her meeting with Ackerman at Comic Con to eventually leading to her acting career, saying "If not for Forry, I might still be in San Diego working as a scientist. If [I] hadn't gotten married [...] I would never have moved to Hollywood in the first place."
While going to a modeling assignment, Stevens was discovered by accident by a producer who cast her in a film as an extra. While leaving a modeling agency, she stopped by an office door to look at film posters on the walls. The occupant, Jacob Bressler, told her to enter and asked for her portfolio. On the basis of that, he cast her in an uncredited, non-speaking role in ...All the Marbles (1981). Stevens' first speaking role was as Linda in The Slumber Party Massacre (1982).
Stevens has appeared in more than 100 feature films, primarily in the horror, science fiction, and fantasy film genres. From her long list of acting credits, she has gained notoriety as a scream queen, to the extent that she was once the subject of a Jeopardy! answer: "Brinke Stevens is known by this semi-rhyming title." (Question: What is a Scream Queen?). The Jeopardy! question was asked during the Scripps Institution of Oceanography special.
In addition to acting, Stevens has co-written a number of screenplays, co-produced two documentaries, and served as an onset decorator. In one of her scripts, Dr. Horror's Erotic House of Idiots, Stevens pokes fun at the B-Movie industry and spoofs some of her own films.
Stevens portrayed Julie Quinn, mother of serial killer Wayne Montgomery, in the 2007 horror film Head Case. This was the first time she had ever acted in an improvisational film. She reprised her role in the three sequels, 2009's The Ritual, 2010's Post-Mortem, and 2013's Head Cases: Serial Killers in the Delaware Valley.
In 1994 she appeared in a 1 shot comic ‘Brinke of Eternity’, written by Brian Pulido for ‘Chaos Comics’
Brinke Stevens is depicted in the horror novel, Bad Moon Rising, the third installment of Jonathan Maberry's "Pine Deep" trilogy, alongside Jim O'Rear, Tom Savini, and Debbie Rochon, published in 2008.
Brinke Stevens appeared on the 2009 cover of the popular pulp movie magazine Mondo Cult.
Stevens is an inactive member of Mensa.
During the early 1990s Stevens was engaged to marry television talk show Host and Santa Barbara restaurateur, Ken Boxer. They never married but remain lifelong friends.
|1981||...All the Marbles||Extra||Uncredited|
|1982||The Slumber Party Massacre||Linda|
|1983||The Man Who Wasn't There||Nymphette|
|1984||Body Double||Girl #3 in Bathroom|
|1984||The Forgotten Ones||Mistress|
|1985||24 Hours To Midnight||Devon Grady||Voice|
|1987||Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity||Shala|
|1988||Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama||Taffy|
|1989||The Jigsaw Murders||Stripper #1|
|1989||Transylvania Twist||Berry Lou|
|1990||Bad Girls from Mars||Myra|
|1991||My Lovely Monster||Party Guest|
|1991||Shadows In The City||Fortune Teller|
|1991||Scream Queen Hot Tub Party||Herself||Video|
|1992||Roots Of Evil||Candy|
|1993||Acting on Impulse||Waitress||TV movie|
|1996||Masseuse||Hotel Manager||as C.B. Stevens|
|1996||Over The Wire||Jenny||as C.B. Stevens|
|1996||Theater Dark Video Magazine||Host||TV movie|
|1997||Mommy 2: Mommy's Day||Beth Conway|
|1998||Illicit Dreams 2||Dianne|
|2000||Blood On The Backlot||Sabrina Morgan||Short|
|2001||Eyes Are Upon You||Amanda|
|2001||Real Time: Siege at Lucas Street Market||Janet|
|2002||The Frightening||Mrs. Peterson|
|2002||The Bad Father||Shady||Short|
|2004||Something To Scream About||Herself|
|2004||Dead Clowns||Lilian - The Storyteller|
|2006||Speedbag||Grade School Teacher|
|2006||Revenge Live||Mrs. Norris|
|2007||The Two Sisters||Professor Renee Davis|
|2007||Sigma Die!||Mrs. Angleman|
|2008||Her Morbid Desires||Brinke|
|2008||October Moon 2: November Son||Nancy|
|2008||Bryan Loves You||Nurse|
|2009||Blood Siblings||Aunt Molly|
|2009||Demon Divas and the Lanes of Damnation||Morgan/Morrigan|
|2009||Caesar and Otto's Summer Camp Massacre||Sashi|
|2009||It Came From Trafalgar||Descenda Lou|
|2011||Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era||Herself (documentary)|
|2011||Shy of Normal: Tales of New Life Experiences||Vinnie Judith Rosenberg|
|2011||The Greatest Women of Horror and Sci Fi||Herself||Documentary|
|2011||Bleed 4 Me||Lady Jasmine|
|2011||Bloody Mary 3D||Elle's Mother||Voice|
|2011||JustUs||Sheryl Black||Voice, Short|
|2012||The Summer Of Massacre||Mrs. Williams|
|2012||No Strings 2: Playtime in Hell||Midnites Sister|
|2012||Caesar and Otto's Deadly Christmas||Sashi|
|2013||Axeman at Cutter's Creek||Sheriff Charlene Wopuzer|
|2013||The Trouble with Barry||Brinke|
|2013||Die Sister, Die!||Amanda Price|
|2013||Head Cases: Serial Killers in the Delaware Valley||Julie Quinn|
|2013||Lizzie Borden's Revenge||Abby Borden|
|2014||Safe Inside (film)||Betsy Kane|
|2014||3 Scream Queens||Ellen|
|2015||Terror Toons 3||Pandora||Post-production|
|2015||Caesar and Otto's Paranormal Halloween||Sashi||Post-production|
|2015||Adam K||Mrs. Kraul||Post-production|
|2015||Night of Something Strange||Teacher||Post-production|
|2015||Ripped to Shreds||House Mother||Post-production|
|2017||Death House||Head Staffer|
- Collum, Jason Paul (2004). "The Girls of The Slumber Party Massacre". Assault of the Killer B's. McFarland. pp. 22–37. ISBN 9780786480418.
- Priol, David (2005). "Brinke Stevens: Only the Beautiful Scream". David Priol Autograph Collecting. Retrieved 2008-03-12.
- Shepard, Jewel (March 1992). "Brinke Stevens". Invasion of the B-Girls. Forestville, California: Eclipse Books. p. 136.
- James, Gary. "Brinke Stevens Interview". FamousInterview.com. Retrieved 2008-03-12.
- Vasseur, Richard; Stevens, Brinke (11 March 2012). "Brinke Stevens Interview". Jazma. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
- Bozung, Justin; Stevens, Brinke (April 28, 2012). "The Brinke Stevens Interview". The Gentleman's Blog to Midnight Cinema. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
- "Vampirella Revealed". boomvavavoom.com. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
- "Brinke of Destruction, Edition# 1". www.amazon.com. ASIN B002XR5XA0. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
- BC Books Interviews Author Jonathan Maberry Archived November 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- Maberry, Jonathan. "Bad Moon Rising". Pinnacle Press, 2005.
- Horror Chronicles Features Debbie Rochon Archived February 21, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
- MTV Artist Focus On Tom Savini
- Horror Unlimited Ingrid Pitt Award – Debbie Rochon