Teri Ann Linn

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Teri Ann Linn
Teri Ann Linn

(1961-04-07) April 7, 1961 (age 58)
OccupationActor, Pop-recording Artist, Model
Years active1982–97
Spouse(s)Will Anderson (m. 2000–11; widowed)[citation needed]

Teri Ann Linn (born April 7, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii[1][unreliable source?]) is an American actress and singer who was also popular in Finland and Italy.[citation needed] She originated the role of Kristen Forrester Dominguez on The Bold and the Beautiful, on which she appeared regularly from 1987 to 1990, briefly returning in 1992 and again in 1994.[2]

Miss Hawaii USA 1981[edit]

Linn was Miss Hawaii USA 1981 and fourth runner-up in the Miss USA 1981 pageant.[3]

Acting career[edit]

Linn's first[citation needed] appearance on national TV was as a guest on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show on April 28, 1982[4] with the Disney Corporation for a critically acclaimed[citation needed] Mousercise album. The album earned her[citation needed] a Gold Record[5][unreliable source?] after which she hosted a nationally televised[citation needed] TV show called Grand Prix All Star Show with Co-host Michael Young.[6]

IMDB.com lists 242 episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful and the lead female role in the Italian comedy mini-series Anni '60 for Teri Ann Linn.[1] Tracy Melchior continued the role of Kristen Forrester in 184 episodes.[7]

Her TV appearances also include Hawaii Five-O, Magnum, P.I., Herman's Head, Hill Street Blues, Mike Hammer, Flamingo Road, Dallas, and T. J. Hooker.[1]

She was a host, guest host and made appearances on Hour Magazine, PM Magazine, Hollywood Squares and Family Feud (as "family" leader)[8]. She also performed in a trapeze act on the 1987 Circus of the Stars.[1][9]

Although generally cast as the nice, pretty girl, People Magazine quoted her as saying "No problem creating bitchiness; everybody has it in them."[10]

Known for big hair in the eighties, Linn later appeared with a more sophisticated look[citation needed] in a movie, Pure Danger, that also featured Marcus Chong (who was also in The Matrix).[11] In another movie, Fallout with Daniel Baldwin, she plays[12] a NASA computer engineer with horn-rimmed glasses.[citation needed]

Singing career[edit]

Linn's first album, Love is the Answer, was recorded under the Fazer Music label in 1993.[13]

Her second album, Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy was recorded under the Warner Records Finland label and went Gold on the European Charts when[citation needed] released in Finland in 1997.[14] It was released in the United States in 1998 by the record label Pool Party with a re-arranged track order.[14][15] The album is a mix of styles ranging from sexy dance cuts to heartfelt ballads, as well as 2 duets with Donny Gerrard (Forrest Gump, Little Shop of Horrors, Little Mermaid).[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Linn was raised in the Diamond Head area of Honolulu, Hawaii.[16]

Linn was a schoolmate of Barack Obama at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii (both graduated in 1979). She was quoted in the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, saying that the future United States President had a "cute afro" and that he "dressed like John Travolta." She added that she thought Obama wasn't very good at tennis, "or we would have played tennis together", since she knew the good tennis players in Hawaii.[17]

At Punahou, Linn was the 1978 Hawaii state girls' singles tennis champion.[18]

She attended one year at Pepperdine University.[16]

In 1981, Linn and her mother won the Mother-Daughter US Open Tennis Championship.[9]

In People magazine, she is pictured with her (then) "boyfriend" actor Tony Griffin, the only child of entertainment business magnate Merv Griffin.[10]

Linn was a judge for Miss Universe 1996.[19][better source needed]

Linn later became a photographer and "branding specialist" in Hawaii.[20]


  1. ^ a b c d Teri Ann Linn on IMDb. Accessed 2013-06-23.
  2. ^ https://www.soapcentral.com/bb/news/2001/0514-kristen.php
  3. ^ "Miss Hawaii USA Hall of Fame". Honolulu, Hawaii: Miss Hawaii USA Pageant. Retrieved 2019-03-14. 1981 - Teri Ann Linn (4th Runner-Up at Miss USA)
  4. ^ "Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The {Loretta Lynn, Mimi Kennedy, Teri Ann Linn} (TV)". The Paley Center for Media.
  5. ^ "Scrapbook > 80's". Beverly Bremers.com. Archived from the original on 2014-03-12. Retrieved 2019-03-14. Mousercise Gold Record Presented To Dennis Melonas & Beverly
  6. ^ Grand Prix All Star Show on IMDb Retrieved on 2019-03-14.
  7. ^ The Bold and the Beautiful on IMDb Retrieved on 2019-03-14.
  8. ^ The Fun & Games Channel (14 July 2018). "Family Feud (February 21, 1989): Soap Opera special (Tuesday)" – via YouTube.
  9. ^ a b Goudas, John N. (November 7, 1987). "Teri Ann Linn is a competitor, a winner". The Free Lance-Star. p. TV Star 2. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  10. ^ a b Spillman, Susan (May 11, 1987). "Beauty Queen Teri Ann Linn Adds Her Hawaiian Punch to Daytime's Bold New Soap". People.com. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  11. ^ Pure Danger on IMDb Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  12. ^ Fallout on IMDb Retrieved on 2019-03-14.
  13. ^ "Teri Ann Linn". Discogs. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  14. ^ a b "Teri Ann Linn – Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy". Discogs. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  15. ^ "Teri Ann Linn - Teri CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  16. ^ a b Passalacqua, Connie (August 8, 1987). "Teri Linn: she has something extra". Times-News. Hendersonville, North Carolina. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  17. ^ "Barry? Il cicciottello vestito come Travolta". Corriere della Sera (in Italian) (online ed.). Milan: RCS Quotidiani Spa. Io invece andavo in giro di più con gli atleti… Non penso che Obama fosse molto bravo, altrimenti avrei giocato con lui… per quel che ricordo non era molto atletico. Potrei sbagliarmi sugli altri sport, ma conoscevo i migliori alle Hawaii nel tennis.
  18. ^ "Tennis - Tournament Record Book". SportsHigh.com. Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii High School Athletic Association. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  19. ^ Delfin, Rafa (2012-03-07). "Miss Universe 1996". Critical Beauty. Blogger. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  20. ^ "Bold & Beautiful Branding". Retrieved 2019-03-14.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Carol Ching
Miss Hawaii USA
Succeeded by
Vanessa Dubois