Theresa Saldana Biography (1954-)

Born August 20, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York, NY; daughter of Tony and DivinaSaldana; married Fred Feliciano (a substance abuse counselor; divorced); married Phil Peters (an actor), March, 1989; children: (second marriage) Tianna.Addresses: Agent: Kim Dorr, Defining Artists, 4342 Lankershim Blvd., Universal City, CA 91602.

Actress, writer
Birth Details
August 20, 1954
New York, New York

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Grace Corrigan, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Universal, 1978
  • Maryann, Nunzio, Universal, 1978
  • Judy, Home Movies (also known as The Maestro), 1979
  • Lenore La Motta, Raging Bull, United Artists, 1980
  • Marsha "Traci" Bernstein, Defiance, American International Pictures, 1980
  • Rhiana Hidalgo/Nancy, The Evil That Men Do, TriStar, 1984
  • Rhonda, The Night Before, ITC Entertainment Group, 1988
  • Maria Montoya, Of Men and Angels, Champion Films, 1989
  • Angie Corello, Double Revenge, Smart Egg Releasing, 1990
  • Maria, Angel Town, Imperial Entertainment, 1990
  • Laura, Bliss, Triumph Releasing, 1997
  • Theresa Brock, Carlo's Wake, Four Starz Productions, 1999
  • Maria, Paradise, Sunset International, 2003
  • Carmela Cruz, Gang Warz, Pittsburgh Pictures, 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Voice of Mame Slaughter, Captain Planet and the Planeteers (animated), TBS and syndicated, 1990-92
  • Host, Confessions of Crime, Lifetime, 1991-93
  • Rachel Scali, The Commish, ABC, 1991-95
  • Voice of Mame Slaughter, The New Adventures of Captain Planet (animated), TBS and syndicated, 1993-96
  • Christina Vargas and Diane Martinez, All My Children (also known as All My Children: The Summer of Seduction), ABC, 1997
  • Movies
  • Maria, Sophia Loren: Her Own Story, NBC, 1980
  • Herself, Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story (also known as Victims for Victims), NBC, 1984
  • Angela Brown, The Highwayman (also known as Terror on the Blacktop), NBC, 1987
  • Rachel Morales, Shameful Secrets (also known as Going Underground), ABC, 1993
  • Rachel Scali, The Commish: Father Image, ABC, 1995
  • Rachel Scali, The Commish: In the Shadow of the Gallows, ABC, 1995
  • (As Teresa Saldana) Voice of Dr. Belage, Jonny Quest versus the CyberInsects (animated), TBS, Cartoon Network, and syndicated, 1995
  • District attorney Doris Cantore, She Woke Up Pregnant (also knownas Crimes of Silence), ABC, 1996
  • Rachel Scali, The Commish: Redemption, ABC, 1996
  • Cortez, The Time Shifters (also known as Thrill Seekers), TBS, 1999
  • Sonja Ortiz, Ready to Run, The Disney Channel, 2000
  • Specials
  • "Pregnant Again" writer, "Miss Lonelyhearts," American Playhouse,PBS, 1983
  • Laura Chacon, "Juvi" (also known as "Juvenile Hall"), CBS SchoolbreakSpecials, CBS, 1987
  • Voice of Rosa, The New Kids on the Block Christmas Special (animated), ABC, 1990
  • Scott Ross: Fear, The Family Channel, 1991
  • Awards Presentations
  • The Fourth Annual Desi Awards, syndicated, 1992
  • The 1996 NCLR Bravo Awards, Fox, 1996
  • Episodic
  • "Where Do You Go When You Have No Place to Go?," Kojak, CBS, 1976
  • "The Applicant," 240-Robert, ABC, 1979
  • "The Gift," Nurse, CBS, 1981
  • Gina Genovese, The Gangster Chronicles: An American Story (also known as The Gangster Chronicles), NBC, 1981
  • Angelina, "Promised Land," Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, CBS, 1983
  • Maria Santini, "Too Late for Love," T. J. Hooker, ABC, 1983
  • Dr. Strathmore, "Old Ghosts," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1985
  • Inez, "Dead Woman's Shoes," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1985
  • "Bold Ghosts," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1985
  • "Gotta Dance," The New Love, American Style, ABC, 1985
  • Audrey Webster, "Black Widows," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1986
  • Sonia Cardenas, "The Affair," Matlock, NBC, 1986
  • "Full Moon Blues," Simon and Simon, CBS, 1986
  • "Love and the Game Show," The New Love, American Style, ABC, 1986
  • "Till Death Do Us Part," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1986
  • Jennifer Hartman, "Any Second Now," Hunter, NBC, 1987
  • "A World of Difference," Werewolf, Fox, 1987
  • Pretty woman, "False Faces," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1988
  • "Lives in the Balance," Buck James, ABC, 1988
  • Cohost, The Reporters, Fox, 1989
  • Entertainment Tonight (also known as ET), syndicated, 1989
  • Maria, "The Treasure of Manco," MacGyver, ABC, 1990
  • Voice of Estella Velasquez, "Mummies of Malenque," The Real Adventuresof Jonny Quest (animated), TBS, Cartoon Network, and syndicated, 1996
  • Kirsten Fox, "In Defense of Murder," Diagnosis: Murder, CBS, 1997
  • Paula, "Parents and Children," Nothing Sacred, ABC, 1997
  • Paula, "Roman Catholic Holiday," Nothing Sacred, ABC, 1997
  • Voice of Estella Velasquez, "The Robot Spies," The Real Adventures ofJonny Quest (animated; also known as Jonny Quest and Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures), TBS, Cartoon Network, and syndicated, 1997
  • Maria Hamilton, "Bad Seed," Martial Law, CBS, 1998
  • Voice of mother, "Unmasked," Batman Beyond (animated), The WB, 2001
  • Lydia, "Maid Man," The Bernie Mac Show, Fox, 2003
  • Also appeared in Storytime, PBS.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Member of chorus, A Musical Merchant of Venice, Roundabout TheatreStage Two, New York City, 1975
  • Gina, New York City Street Show, Actors Playhouse, New York City,1977
  • Trouble, Ark Theatre Company, New York City, 1981
  • Lilina Stanislavski, Chekhov in Yalta, Walnut Street Theatre Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1983-84
  • Mimi, Broken Eggs, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Nonfiction
  • Beyond Survival (autobiography), Bantam, 1986

Further Reference


    • Markman, Ronald, and Ron LaBrecque, Obsessed: The Stalking of TheresaSaldana, William Morrow, 1994
    • Notable Hispanic American Women, Book 2, Gale, 1998
    • Catholic Digest, November, 1997, pp. 18-34
    • Celebrity Sleuth, Volume 10, issue 1, 1996, pp. 18-19
    • Los Angeles Times, June 2, 1989
    • Parade, January 24, 1993
    • People Weekly, June 5, 1989, p. 44

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