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|Occupation||Actress, producer, model|
|Years active||1982–1991 |
Ray De Laurentis
Diane Franklin is an American actress and a short films producer.
Franklin earned her first role at 17, appearing on two episode of As the World Turns in October 1979. She may be best known for her next role, when she was cast as Karen, the lead female in the 1982 teen sex drama The Last American Virgin. That same year, Franklin played Patricia Montelli in the horror prequel Amityville II: The Possession. Franklin was given top-billing in the her next film, the 1984 erotic comedy Second Time Lucky. She played Monique Junet, a French exchange student, in the 1985 comedy Better Off Dead, and later played one of the Princesses in the 1989 comedy Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. In 2018, Franklin returned to the Amityville franchise, playing Louise DeFeo in the horror-drama The Amityville Murders.
Franklin appeared as an extra or in guest roles in episodes of various television series, including Bay City Blues, Matlock, and Family Law. She also appeared in three television movies, including a role as Jock Ewing's first wife in 1986's Dallas: The Early Years.
In 2012, Franklin self-published a memoir, Diane Franklin: The Excellent Adventures of the Last American, French Exchange Babe of the 80s.
Franklin is married to animation writer Ray De Laurentis. The couple have two children: daughter Olivia is a comedienne/filmmaker who ran the YouTube channel Barely Legal Comedy until June 2019, while son Nick is a musician.
|1982||Amityville II: The Possession||Patricia Montelli|
|The Last American Virgin||Karen|
|1984||Second Time Lucky||Eve|
|1985||Better Off Dead||Monique Junet|
|1989||How I Got Into College||Sharon Browne|
|Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure||Princess Joanna|
|2008||The Adventures of Lass||Mum / Gramma||Short film|
|2009||The Adventures of Lass 2: The Sweet Potato Rush||Mum / Gramma|
|2010||The Adventures of Lass 3: Going to America||Mum / Old Lass|
|2012||My Better Half||Viola Young|
|Royal Effups||Earless of Incestia|
|2018||The Amityville Murders||Louise DeFeo|
|1983||Bay City Blues||background extra||2 episodes|
|Summer Girl||Cinni||TV movie|
|Deadly Lessons||Stefanie Aggiston|
|1985||The Insiders||background extra||1 episode|
|Finder Of Lost Loves||Emily Bennetts||1 episode|
|1986||Dallas: The Early Years||Amanda Lewis Ewing, Jock's 1st Wife||TV movie|
|1987||Charles In Charge||Anna Grudov||1 episode|
|Matlock||Nancy Lamont||1 episode|
|1988||Freddy's Nightmares||Jessica||1 episode|
|1989||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Paula / Paulette||1 episode|
|1990||Encyclopedia Brown||background extra||1 episode|
|1991||Murder, She Wrote||Phyllis Grant||1 episode|
|1999||Providence||Diane Cavalero||1 episode|
|2000||Family Law||TV Announcer||1 episode|
|2010||Toon Wolf||Network President||1 episode|
|2013||Parole Officers||Marge||TV movie|
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