Lisa Marie (actress)

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Lisa Marie
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Lisa Marie interviewed by Count Gore De Vol in 2012
Lisa Marie Smith

(1968-12-05) December 5, 1968 (age 50)
OccupationModel, actress
Years active1980s–present
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Partner(s)Tim Burton

Lisa Marie Smith (born December 5, 1968) is an American model and actress, who uses simply Lisa Marie as her professional name.[1][2]


She was a model for Robert Mapplethorpe and was featured in photographer Bruce Weber's ad campaign for designer Calvin Klein's Obsession perfume.[2]

Marie went on to appear briefly in Let's Get Lost, Weber's documentary on the life of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker, and had a small role in Woody Allen's film Alice. In 1989 she appeared on Malcolm McLaren's song "Something's Jumpin' in Your Shirt" from his 1989 album Waltz Darling.[3]

Marie has appeared in numerous magazines including Maxim, Playboy, and Esquire. She’s also had her own photographs exhibited and published in magazines, Vanity Fair ran photos side by side that Marie and her partner Tim Burton each took.

In 2015, Marie starred in the critically acclaimed horror film We Are Still Here with Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, Larry Fessenden, Monte Markham, and Susan Gibney.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Marie met film director Tim Burton at Starbucks in New York on New Year's Eve in 1992 when she had just quit modeling for Calvin Klein, and Burton had been having difficulty in his four-year marriage. According to a Boston Herald article, they claimed to have bonded over mutually witnessing two UFO sightings in California.[5] She was engaged to him from Valentine's Day 1993 to 2001 and appeared in small roles in most of his productions made during this time.

Burton abruptly ended their relationship following the premiere of 2001's Planet of the Apes, which he directed. Marie had a small role in the film, while Burton's new girlfriend Helena Bonham Carter was one of its lead actresses. Marie responded in 2005 by holding an auction of personal belongings that Burton had left behind, much to his dismay.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Let's Get Lost Herself
1990 Alice Office Xmas Party Guest
1994 Ed Wood[7] Vampira
1996 Mars Attacks! Martian Girl
1997 Breast Men Vanessa
1998 Frogs for Snakes Myrna L'Hatsky
1999 Tail Lights Fade Kitty
Sleepy Hollow Lady Crane
If... Dog... Rabbit... Judy
2000 Chasing the Dragon Claire Oberon
The Beatnicks Sophie
Stainboy Voice of Match Girl / Stainboy's Mother / Cracker Girl
2001 Planet of the Apes Nova
2003 Starring Short film by fashion designer Jeremy Scott
2008 Secret World of Superfans Herself
2012 The Lords of Salem Priscilla Reed
Silent Night Mrs. Morwood
2015 We Are Still Here[7] May Lewis
Dominion Tonjura

TV appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Lee, Linda. "A Night Out with: Lisa Marie; A Vargas Girl in the City", The New York Times, 29 July 2001. Accessed 1 October 2007. "Lisa Marie (née Smith) has been dating Mr. Burton for nine and a half years, engaged to him for eight and a half years, sober for three and a half years.... She was raised in Piscataway, N.J., and came to the city in her teens to study dance."
  2. ^ a b "Lisa Marie". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  3. ^ "Lisa Marie With Malcolm McLaren & The Bootzilla Orchestra* - Something's Jumpin' In Your Shirt". Discogs. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  4. ^ We Are Still Here, retrieved 2019-01-23
  5. ^ December 10, Celebrity; 2016 (2016-12-10). "Tim Burton's Pithecophobia & Other Facts - Page 7 of 21". trendchaser. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  6. ^ "Tim Burton Riled over Sale by Ex Lisa Marie". Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  7. ^ a b Lisa Marie (Ed Wood)

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