Cheryl Lynn Smith
June 6, 1955
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Died||October 25, 2002 (aged 47)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Other names||Cheryl Rainbeaux|
Cheryl RX Smith
Cheryl Rainbeaux Smith
Smith was born in Los Angeles, California. Her first film appearance was in the short The Birth of Aphrodite, after a friend of her mother suggested her for the role. This led to supporting roles in other films, including the cult classic B-movies Caged Heat, Phantom of the Paradise, The Swinging Cheerleaders, Revenge of the Cheerleaders, The Pom Pom Girls, The Incredible Melting Man, Laserblast and a cameo role in Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke. Perhaps her most striking role in a major release was in a violent bedroom scene opposite a near unknown Sylvester Stallone in the 1975 version of the Phillip Marlowe classic Farewell, My Lovely starring Robert Mitchum. Her starring debut was in the cult horror film Lemora and her greatest success came as the titular character in Cinderella (1977 film).
An accomplished musician and artist, Smith was briefly associated with The Runaways during the production of the motion picture We're All Crazy Now, after Sandy West and Lita Ford quit the group in pre-production. An impromptu group was created on the spot, casting Smith through her counsel Stann Findelle and Runaways manager Toby Mamis. The group was fronted by Joan Jett with Smith on the drums as "Sandy". She briefly continued playing drums for Joan Jett after that band's breakup.
Smith cut an album with a band known as the "L.A. Girls", as the drummer and lead singer.
She was once a Penthouse Pet of the Month.
|1971||Evel Knievel||Girl buying ticket at rodeo||Uncredited|
|1971||The Birth of Aphrodite||Aphrodite||Credited as Cheryl Smith|
|1974||The Swinging Cheerleaders||Andrea|
|1974||Video Vixens||"Twinkle Twat" Girl||Alternative title: Black Socks|
|1974||Phantom of the Paradise||Groupie|
|1975||Farewell, My Lovely||Doris|
|1976||The Pom Pom Girls||Roxanne||Alternative title: Palisades High|
|1976||Revenge of the Cheerleaders||Heather||Alternative title: H.O.T.S. III|
|1976||Massacre at Central High||Mary||Alternative title: Blackboard Massacre|
|1976||Slumber Party '57||Sherry||Alternative title: Teenage Slumber Party|
|1977||Cinderella||Cinderella||Alternative title: The Other Cinderella|
|1977||Boogievision||Naked hippie girl on motorcycle||Uncredited|
|1977||Game Show Models||Uncredited|
|1977||The Incredible Melting Man||The Model|
|1977||Fantasm Comes Again||Carol||Segment: "Double Feature"|
|1978||Up in Smoke||Laughing lady|
|1979||We're All Crazy Now||Runaways Drummer Sandy West (Rainbeaux)|
|1980||Melvin and Howard||Patient Ronnie|
|1981||The Choice||Chris||Television movie|
|1981||Nice Dreams||Blondie Group #1||Credited as Cheryl RX Smith|
|1982||Hart to Hart||Woman||Episode: "Harts Under Glass"|
|1982||Vice Squad||White prostitute|
|1982||Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid||Veronica Lake||Uncredited|
|1983||Independence Day||Ginny||(final film role)|
- "Cheryl Rainbeaux Smith, Rip - Grave Marker". Rainbeauxsmith.net. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
- Barbour, Chris. "Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith: The Life, Times, Death And Letters Of A Drive-In Diva". Bill George'S Red Hot Planet.Net. Rainbeauxsmith.net. Archived from the original on 2015-04-21. Retrieved 2014-02-19.