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|Born||Leslie Denise Lonon
June 1, 1964
|Other names||Lezlie Dean|
|Website||https://www.facebook.com/lezlie.deane / www.scarycherry.com|
Lezlie Deane (born June 1, 1964) is an American singer, musician, rollerderby athlete, and actress who has starred in film, made television appearances and has toured the world as a rock musician. She was once best known for her roles in horror films including 976-EVIL, Girlfriend from Hell (1989), and the hit horror movie Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) in the role of Tracy, and also her association with the controversial Dance-Pop band, Fem2Fem; however, her current band Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs has created quite a buzz in the Glam Punk, #Glitterpunk, Glitter Rock Revival and Rock world where they have achieved cult status as well as winning an Independent Music Award (Vox Populi “voice of the people”) for best rock song "Don't Wanna".
Deane was born Leslie Denise Lonon, (the "s" in her first name being a typo by the hospital where she was born) in Corsicana, Texas. Aside from her big screen roles, Deane has made guest appearances on such television shows as The Bronx Zoo, 21 Jump Street, Hunter, Freddy's Nightmares, Dynasty, and Pacific Blue. She was also once a member of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders squad, but was fired after 6 weeks for punching a choreographer.
In the 1990s she was recruited by producers Peter Rafelson and Michael Lewis to join the dance-pop group Fem2Fem, and toured Europe and North America as an opening act for Nine Inch Nails (NIN) and Marilyn Manson. Songs from their second album, Animus, generated three top-40 singles, including "Obsession" and "Where Did Love Go?", reaching #1 on the British import charts. After touring with NIN, Lezlie recorded early demos of songs (that would be revealed later in her current band) with musicians Josh Freese, Danny Lohner, and Robyn Finck. Fem2Fem is also remembered for an appearance in PLAYBOY magazine.
In 2007, Deane was named Captain and Coach of The Slaughterers, one of five roller derby teams under the Dallas Derby Devils and coached them to 3 consecutive first place seasons. However, another project much closer to her heart was taking precedence and so she left the league.
Deane formed the band Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs. Dubbed "Glitter Punks" by their hardcore following in the UK, the group is known for their unique blend of 1970s Punk Rock and 1970s Glitter Rock. Scary Cherry and the Bangs tour extensively, have received licensing of several songs and have released one 5 song EP, referred to only as by the generic title "Limited Edition 5 Song EP) and a full-length album, "Girl" both to critical acclaim.
- Freddy's Nightmares (1989)
- 976-EVIL (1989) - Suzie
- Girlfriend from Hell (1989)
- Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) - Tracy
- To Protect and Serve (1992) - Harriet
- Movie Madness (1992)
- Almost Pregnant (1992)
- A Place to Be Loved (1993) (TV)
- Plump Fiction (1997)
- Jason Paul Collum, Assault of the Killer B's: Interviews with 20 Cult Film Actresses McFarland, 2004. ISBN 0786418184, (p. 117-8).