Jewel Shepard

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Jewel Shepard
Born
OccupationActress, writer
Websitejewelshepard.biz

Jewel Shepard is an American writer, photographer, and actress, best known for her roles in movies such as Party Camp (1987) and Return of the Living Dead (1985).[1]

Shephard arrived in California in the early 80s, where she supported herself by working as a stripper in various Los Angeles strip clubs and modeling for car shoots. It was during her time stripping that she met genre filmmaker Dan O'Bannon. After a number of small television roles, Shepard broke into film with H. B. Halicki's The Junkman (1982).[2] Roles in over a dozen mainly B movies followed; including 1985's The Return of the Living Dead, which was directed and written by O'Bannon. In 1992 she capitalized on her "B-girl" status by penning Invasion of the B-Girls,[3] a book of interviews with cult actresses such as Kitten Natividad, Linnea Quigley, Yvette Vickers, Haji, and Mary Woronov. She has also written for such publications as Premiere, Cosmopolitan, Details, and The Associated Press.

Her autobiography, If I'm So Famous, How Come Nobody's Ever Heard of Me?,[4] detailing some of the less glamorous aspects of film making and her experiences working in adult entertainment, was published in 1996.[5]

Shepard has been struggling with invasive breast cancer since 2011, and has been treated with chemotherapy, lymph node removal and a double mastectomy.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Teen Lust Girl Uncredited
1982 Raw Force Drunk Sexpot
1982 The Junkman Present Girl
1982 Electric Blue 8 Bobby Beal
1982 Zapped! Girl in Car Uncredited
1983 My Tutor Girl in Phone Booth
1983 The Sex and Violence Family Hour Body Flash Dancer
1984 Hollywood Hot Tubs Crystal Landers
1984 Christina Christina
1985 The Return of the Living Dead Casey
1985 Yellow Pages Peaches
1987 Party Camp Dyanne Stein
1987 Scenes from the Goldmine Dana
1987 The Underachievers Sci-Fi Teacher
1988 Going Undercover
1990 Hollywood Hot Tubs 2: Educating Crystal Crystal
1991 Mission Killfast Miss August
1992 Roots of Evil Wanda
1992-1994 Garfield and Friends Shannon Voice, 2 episodes
1994 Caged Heat 2: Stripped of Freedom Amanda
1995 Scanners: The Showdown Nurse
1995 The Cooler Hooker
1996 Almighty Fred Herself
2008-2013 The Garfield Show Voice, 5 episodes
2011 The Artist Flapper Starlet Uncredited
2017 Slasher.com Momma Myers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved January 5, 2012.
  2. ^ Garfinkel, Gary (Summer 1994). "Totally Live Nude Jewel". Femme Fatales. Mark A. Altman.
  3. ^ Shepard, Jewel (1992). Invasion of the B-Girls. California: Eclipse Books. ISBN 1-56060-158-2.
  4. ^ Shepard, Jewel (1996). If I'm So Famous, How Come Nobody's Ever Heard of Me?. Kitchen Sink. ISBN 0-87816-475-8.
  5. ^ Gallagher, Hugh (1996). "Jewel Shepard Interview". Draculina. Draculina Publishing. pp. 24–33.
  6. ^ Derrick, Lisa (October 21, 2011). "Horror Fans Help Scream Queen Jewel Shepard Battle Breast Cancer". The Huffington Post. Retrieved May 12, 2012.

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