Diane Franklin is an American actress, producer, and model.
Early in her acting career, Franklin appeared in TV commercials for Coca-Cola, Trident, Jell-O, and Maxwell House coffee. At the age of 17, she appeared in two episodes of As the World Turns which aired in October 1979. Her breakthrough role was as Karen in the 1982 teen drama film The Last American Virgin. That same year, she played Patricia Montelli in the horror film Amityville II: The Possession. She was given top billing in the her next film, the 1984 erotic comedy film Second Time Lucky, and played French exchange student Monique Junet in the 1985 comedy film Better Off Dead.
Franklin played Princess Elizabeth in the 1989 comedy film Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and has appeared as an extra or in guest roles in episodes of television series such as Bay City Blues, Matlock, and Family Law. She also appeared in three television films, including a role as Jock Ewing's first wife in the 1986 film Dallas: The Early Years.
In 2012, Franklin published a memoir called Diane Franklin: The Excellent Adventures of the Last American, French Exchange Babe of the 80s. In 2017, she published a second memoir called Diane Franklin: The Excellent Curls of the Last American, French-Exchange Babe of the 80s. In 2018, she returned to the Amityville franchise to play Louise DeFeo in the horror-drama film The Amityville Murders. In 2021, she played Mrs. Healy in the horror film Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman.
Franklin married Ray DeLaurentis, an animation writer for shows such as The Fairly OddParents, in 1989. They reside in Agoura Hills, California. Their son Nick is a musician, while their daughter Olivia is a comedian and actress best known as one half of the absurdist comedy double act Syd & Olivia.
|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 Elizabeth|
|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|
|2019||Wally Got Wasted||Emma|
|2021||Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman||Mrs. Healy|
|Clay Zombies||D.J.St. VC Skatewell|
|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|
- Diane Franklin: The Excellent Adventures of the Last American, French Exchange Babe of the 80s. Diane Franklin Publishing. August 2, 2012. ISBN 978-0615641362.
- "Diane Franklin: The Excellent Curls of the Last American, French-Exchange Babe of the 80s|Paperback".
- Diane Franklin: The Excellent Curls of the Last American, French-Exchange Babe of the 80s (Diane Franklin Book) (Volume 2). Diane Franklin Publishing. February 8, 2017. ISBN 978-1507704943.
- "Olivia Bio // Socials".