Valerie Perrine

Biography

Date of Birth 3 September 1943, Galveston, Texas, USA Birth Name Valerie Ritchie Perrine Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m) Valerie Ritchie Perrine is an Academy Award-nominated American actress and model. Perrine was born in Galveston, Texas, to Kenneth Perrine, a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army, and Winifred McGinley, a dancer who appeared in George White Scandals.[1] Owing to of her father's career, Perrine lived in many locations as the family moved to different posts. Perrine began her career as a Las Vegas showgirl. She made her motion picture debut with an uncredited part in Diamonds Are Forever (1971). She next played soft-core porn actress Montana Wildhack in Slaughterhouse-Five (1972). Her most famous movie role is perhaps Miss Eve Teschmacher in Superman (1978) and in Superman II (1980). Valerie was photographed as a model for a pictorial layout in the May 1972 issue of Playboy magazine, and appeared on the cover in August 1981. In 1975, Perrine was nominated for the Academy Award for the Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role as Honey Bruce in Lenny (1974), for which she was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama. She was also nominated for the 1979 Saturn Award as Best Supporting Actress in Superman (1978). She played Carlotta Monti in W. C. Fields and Me (1976) and Charlotta Steele in The Electric Horseman (1979), but her career grew uneven when she appeared in such movies as Can't Stop the Music (1980), for which she was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Actress. This film has since become a cult classic. In 1982 she played the role of Marcy, the wife of a corrupt police officer in The Border. Since then she has worked steadily in lower-profile projects.

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Lenny (Prime)

Honey Bruce

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The Border

Marcy

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Mr. Billion

Rosie Jones

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Water

Pamela Weintraub

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The Last American Hero

Marge Dennison, Morley's Secretary

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Mask of Murder

Marianne McLaine

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Agency

Brenda Wilcox

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Maid to Order

Georgette Starkey

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Sweet Bird of Youth

Miss Lucy

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Bright Angel

Aileen

Starring In
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An Accidental Studio

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The Fabulous Allan Carr

Self

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And the Oscar Goes To...

Herself (archive footage)

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Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

Eve Teschmacher (archive footage)

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The Amateurs

V

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The Californians

Lenora Tripp

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What Women Want

Margo

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My Girlfriend's Boyfriend

Rita Lindross

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54

Elaine's Patron

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A Place Called Truth

Estelle

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Curtain Call

Monica Gilroy (uncredited)

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Brown's Requiem

Marguerita Hansen

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The Break

Delores Smith

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Boiling Point

Mona

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Bright Angel

Aileen

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Sweet Bird of Youth

Miss Lucy

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Mask of Murder

Marianne McLaine

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Maid to Order

Georgette Starkey

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Water

Pamela Weintraub

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The Border

Marcy

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It's Not Easy Bein' Me

Herself / Various

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Faerie Tale Theatre - The Three Little Pigs

Tina Pig

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The Cannonball Run

Female Cop Pulling Over Lamborghini Babes (uncredited)

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Agency

Brenda Wilcox

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Can't Stop The Music

Samantha Simpson

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Superman II

Eve Teschmacher

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The Electric Horseman

Charlotta Steele

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Superman

Eve Teschmacher

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Mr. Billion

Rosie Jones

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W.C. Fields and Me

Carlotta Monti

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Lenny (Prime)

Honey Bruce

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The Last American Hero

Marge Dennison, Morley's Secretary

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Slaughterhouse-Five

Montana Wildhack

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Diamonds Are Forever

Shady Tree's Acorn #1 (uncredited)

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