Cristina Raines

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Cristina Raines
Born (1952-02-28) 28 February 1952 (age 65)
Manila, Philippines

Cristina Raines (born Cristina Herazo; 28 February 1952) is an American nurse and former actress. She achieved her big break in the TV movie Sunshine, with Cliff De Young.

Biography[edit]

Raines was born in Manila, Philippines to American parents. She grew up the daughter of a chemical engineer and a dancer. Her paternal grandfather was an immigrant from Colombia and her paternal grandmother was of Swedish and German ancestry, while her mother is of Scotch-Irish descent.[1]

Raine's first major role was co-starring as a central character in the 1978 television miniseries, Centennial. Originally a novel by James Michener, the program was a 26-hour epic depicting the history of Colorado and is one of the first groundbreaking miniseries' created for television. Raines' role was that of Lucinda McKeag Zendt, an Arapaho and French-Canadian woman. Living during the 1840s through the 1880s, Raines' character was born to an Arapaho mother and trapper father named Pasquinel who hailed from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Following the death of her father, her mother married another trapper, a Scotsman named Alexander McKeag, who adopted the young Indian girl as his own. In young adulthood, Lucinda McKeag married a Pennsylvania Mennonite farmer who had left his home in the east for the west. They settled together in a western Colorado Territory outpost originally called "Zendt's Farm" that later became a town named "Centennial". Raines was featured in ten of the twelve Centennial episodes.

Raines is also known for her role as Lane Ballou in the 1980s prime-time soap opera, Flamingo Road. Other TV credits include: Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Kojak, Fantasy Island, Hotel, The Love Boat, Simon and Simon, Matt Houston, The Fall Guy, T.J. Hooker, Murder She Wrote, Riptide, Highway to Heaven, The Tenth Month, and Moonlighting.

Her film roles include Robert Altman's Nashville, The Sentinel, Nightmares, and The Duellists.

In 1986, Raines married writer and producer Christopher Crowe; together, the couple has two children. After retiring from acting in 1992, Raines became a registered nurse and specializes in patients undergoing kidney dialysis. While proud of her past acting career, she has stated that she has no desire to return to it.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1973 Stacey Pamela Chambers
1973 Hex Acacia Billed as Tina Herazo
1975 Nashville Mary
1975 Russian Roulette Bogna Kirchoff
1977 The Sentinel Alison Parker
1977 The Duellists Adele
1980 Silver Dream Racer Julie Prince
1980 Touched by Love Amy
1983 Nightmares Lisa the Wife
1984 Real Life Laurel
1987 North Shore Rick's Mother

Television[edit]

Year Film/Show Role Notes
1973 Sunshine Kate Hayden TV movie
1974 Movin' On Rita Episode: "High Rollers" (December 5, 1974)
1975 Doctors' Hospital Dr. Terry Antonelli Episode: "Point of Maximum Pressure" (September 10, 1975)
1975 The Family Holvak Ellen Baldwin Episodes: "First Love: Part 1" (October 5, 1975); "First Love: Part 2" (October 12, 1975)
1977 Kojak Janelle Rawlings Episode: "Letters of Death" (November 13, 1977)
1978 Loose Change Kate Evans Mini-series
1978 Centennial Lucinda McKeag Zendt Mini-series
1979 The Child Stealer Karen TV movie
1979 The Tenth Month Nancy Miller TV movie
1980 Flamingo Road Lane Ballou Movie-length pilot
1981 The Nashville Grab Laurel Ellison TV movie
1981–1982 Flamingo Road Lane Ballou TV series
1983 Simon & Simon Amanda McKay Episode: "The List" (February 17, 1983)
1983 T.J. Hooker Nancy Winters Episode: "Raw Deal" (February 19, 1983)
1983 The Love Boat Christine Burton Episode: "Julie the Bachelor / Intensive Care / Set Up for Romance" (November 19, 1983)
1983 Hotel Diana Aikins Episode: "Designs" (December 28, 1983)
1984 Fantasy Island Katie McCallum-Pride Episode: "Goin' on Home / Ambitious Lady" (January 7, 1984)
1984 Matt Houston Commissioner Lisa Taylor Episode: "Death Match" (February 24, 1984)
1984 Masquerade Episode: "Spying Down to Rio" (April 27, 1984)
1984 The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D. TV Movie (May 16, 1984)
1984 Finder of Lost Loves Beth Farley Episode: "Losing Touch" (October 13, 1984)
1985 The Fall Guy Helen Bolton Episode: "Semi-Catastrophe" (January 2, 1985)
1985 Murder, She Wrote Margo Santana Episode: "Paint Me a Murder" (February 17, 1985)
1985 The Love Boat Jennifer Kearn Episode: "Vicki's Gentleman Caller / Partners to the End / The Perfect Arrangement" (February 23, 1985)
1985 Quo Vadis? Poppaea Mini-series
1985 Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense Nancy Irving Episode: "The Late Nancy Irving" (March 2, 1985)
1985 Generation Roma Breed Movie-length pilot
1985 Riptide Renee St. Claire Episode: "Thirty-Six Hours 'til Dawn" (October 22, 1985)
1985 Streets of Justice Assistant District Attorney Carol Nielson TV movie
1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Julie Randall Episode: "Prisoners" (December 8, 1985)
1987 Hotel Kate Berrenger Episode: "Second Thoughts" (May 20, 1987)
1988 The Highwayman Pepper McKenzie Episode: "The Hitchhiker" (March 11, 1988)
1988 Highway to Heaven Commander Kimberley Michaels Episode: "Hello and Farewell" (December 7, 1988)
1988 Moonlighting Joan Spring Episode: "Between a Yuk and a Hard Place" (December 13, 1988)
1990 Hunter Laurie Conway-Sanders Episode: "Broken Dreams" (January 27, 1990)
1990 Hardball Dory Episode: "Sex, Cops, and Videotape" (May 18, 1990)
1991 WIOU Susan Green Episode: "Three Women and a Baby" (March 20, 1991)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Since You've Gone: An Interview with Cristina Raines," Hill Place (blog), June 5, 2014.

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