Erika Anderson

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Not to be confused with Erika Andersen.
Erika Anderson
Born 1963 (age 51–52)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Erika Anderson (born 1963) is an American film and television actress.

Life and career[edit]

Anderson grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the daughter of a sculptor. She attended Nathan Hale High School[1] and the University of Tulsa, graduating with a major in telecommunications and a minor in theater. While in school, she worked as a disc jockey at Tulsa's only jazz radio station and also began working in television, eventually hosting her own arts program.[citation needed]

After college, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in radio and television. She signed with a modeling agency and worked steadily in New York, Paris, Milan, and Los Angeles. While in Italy, she played the lead in a short experimental film about an Italian vision of the US called Through Your Eyes.

Her first role in a full-length movie was in the 1988 movie Lifted, and her breakthrough role came in 1989 in the horror movie A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child as Greta Gibson. She also starred in the 1991 erotic suspense thriller Zandalee with Nicolas Cage, Judge Reinhold, and Joe Pantoliano. In 1990, she also appeared in three TV episodes of Twin Peaks.

In 1991, she starred in a suspense thriller Shadows of the Past, as Jackie Delaney with Nicholas Campbell. In 1995, she starred with Scott Valentine in Object of Obsession as Margaret, a woman taken hostage by her mysterious new lover. Her most recent movie was in 2000 in the film Ascension.

Anderson has made many guest appearances on TV shows from Silk Stalkings, Dream On, Twin Peaks, to Red Shoe Diaries (Liar's Tale). The 5-foot 11-inch brunette modeled for various fashion magazines, as well as for photographer Helmut Newton and sculptor Robert Graham. In 2010 Anderson appeared in Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy.


Magazine covers[edit]

  • Starter Italy 9 September 1991
  • Mirabella (Canada) November 1990, vol. 2, iss. 6
  • King (Italy) November 1990, iss. 33
  • Longevity (USA) December 1989, vol. 2, Iss. 3


  1. ^ Michael Smith (30 April 2010). "'Street' school". Tulsa World. 

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