Valerie Perrine Biography (1943-)

Full name, Valerie Ritchie Perrine; born September 3, 1943, in Galveston, TX;daughter of Kenneth (an army officer) and Winifred (some sources cite firstname as Renee; a dancer; maiden name, McGinley) Perrine.

Birth Details
September 3, 1943
Galveston, Texas, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Las Vegas showgirl, Diamonds Are Forever (also known as Ian Fleming's "Diamonds Are Forever"), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971
  • Montana Wildhack, Slaughterhouse-Five, Universal, 1972
  • Marge, The Last American Hero (also known as Hard Driver),Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973
  • Honey Bruce, Lenny, United Artists, 1974
  • Carlotta Monterey (some sources cite Carlotta Monti), W. C. Fields andMe, Universal, 1976
  • Rosie Jones, Mr. Billion (also known as The Windfall), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977
  • Eve Teschmacher, Superman (also known as Superman: The Movie), Warner Bros., 1978
  • Charlotta Steele, The Electric Horseman, Columbia, 1979
  • Zeftel, The Magician of Lublin (also known as Der Magier and Ha-Kosem Mi'Lublin), Cannon, 1979
  • Samantha Simpson, Can't Stop the Music, Associated Film Distributors, 1980
  • Brenda Wilcox, Agency (also known as Mind Games, L'agence de la peur, and Les espions dans la ville), Jensen Farley, c. 1980
  • Eve Teschmacher, Superman II, Warner Bros., 1981
  • Marcy, The Border, Warner Bros., 1982
  • Pamela, Water (also known as Water: The Movie), Handmade Films, 1986
  • Georgette Starkey, Maid to Order, New Century/Vista, 1987
  • Maria, Mask of Murder (also known as The Investigator), Master Films, 1989
  • Aileen Russell, Bright Angel, Hemdale Releasing, 1990
  • Caterina, Riflessi in un cielo scuro (also known as Reflectionsin a Dark Sky), Starlet Film, 1991
  • Mona, Boiling Point (also known as L'extreme limite), Warner Bros., 1993
  • Delores Smith, The Break, Trimark Pictures, 1995
  • Tilly Baker, Girl in the Cadillac, Overseas FilmGroup, 1995
  • Elaine's patron, 54 (also known as Fifty-Four), Miramax, 1998
  • Marguerita Hansen, Brown's Requiem, Avalanche Releasing, 1998
  • Rita Lindross, My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, Enlightenment Productions, 1998
  • Picture This, 1999
  • Margo, What Women Want, Paramount, 2000
  • Gloria Vassick, Directing Eddie (also known as Project: Indie), Kaldor Productions, 2001
  • Mrs. Duncan, The End of the Bar, Carbonated Films/Sub Q Films, 2002
  • Lenora Tripp, The Californians, Fabrication Films, 2005
  • V, The Moguls (also known as The Amateurs), Bauer MartinezStudios, 2006
  • Some sources cite appearances in other films, including Doppio sogno, 1990; Men in Heels, Women in Tights, 1996; and Claudine's Return (also known as Fire of Love and Kiss of Fire), Jazz Pictures, c. 1997.
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Liz Green, Leo & Liz in Beverly Hills, CBS, 1986
  • Dolores Pierce, As the World Turns, CBS, 1998-99
  • Miniseries
  • Dee Staufer, Malibu, NBC, 1983
  • Honey Potts Atkins, The Secrets of Lake Success (also known as Great Escapes and Lake Success), NBC, 1993
  • Movies
  • Jennifer Allen, The Couple Takes a Wife, ABC, 1972
  • Lillian Lorraine, Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women, NBC, 1978
  • Stella White, Marian Rose White, CBS, 1982
  • Ronda Thompson, When Your Lover Leaves, 1983
  • Isabelle, Mountain of Diamonds (also known as Burning Shore, Gluehender Himmel, La montagna dei diamanti, and La montagne de diamants), 1990
  • (Uncredited) Monica Gilroy, Curtain Call, Starz!, 1998
  • Estelle, A Place Called Truth, The Movie Channel, 1999
  • Maura's mother, Shame, Shame, Shame (also known as Climax),The Movie Channel, 1999
  • Specials
  • Meredith, Steambath, PBS, 1972
  • Female team captain, Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes, CBS, 1977
  • Circus of the Stars, CBS, 1977
  • Circus of the Stars #2, CBS, 1977
  • The Making of "Superman: The Movie," 1978
  • Circus of the Stars #3, CBS, 1979
  • Cohost, Allan Carr's "Magic Night" (also known as Magic Night), 1980
  • Ringmaster, Circus of the Stars #5, CBS, 1980
  • It's Not Easy Bein' Me: The Rodney Dangerfield Show, ABC, 1982
  • Miss Lucy, Tennessee Williams's "Sweet Bird of Youth" (also knownas Sweet Bird of Youth), NBC, 1989
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 51st Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1979
  • Episodic
  • Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Best of Carson), NBC, 1972, 1973, 1976
  • Marlene, "When the Girls Came Out to Play," Love Story, NBC, 1973
  • Guest, Omnibus, ABC, 1980
  • Tina, "The Three Little Pigs," Faerie Tale Theater (also known asShelley Duvall's "Faerie Tale Theater"), Showtime, 1982
  • "The Couch," George Burns Comedy Week, CBS, 1985
  • Jackie Vincoeur, "The Bad Seed," Northern Exposure, CBS, 1992
  • Suzanne Dubonet, "Who Killed the Romance?," Burke's Law, CBS, 1994
  • Brigitta, "Law and Disorder," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as H: LOTS and Homicide), NBC, 1995
  • Cookie Lewis, "And Baby Makes Two," ER (also known as EmergencyRoom), NBC, 1995
  • Cookie Lewis, "Motherhood," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1995
  • Mrs. Nassiter, "The Brothers McMillan," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1996
  • Mrs. Nassiter, "Internal Affairs," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1996
  • The widow, "Key Witness," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1996
  • Jane Elaine, "Hide and Seek," The Practice, ABC, 1997
  • Marge Wyman, "Eyes of a Ranger," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1998
  • Barbara Silberger, "The Delivery," The Beast, ABC, 2001
  • Carol, "Where's Poppa?," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 2001
  • Helen, "The Gay Divorcee," Family Law, CBS, 2001
  • Herself, "Dick Van Patten: The Sure Bet," Biography (also known asA&E Biography: Dick Van Patten), Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Maureen Bustamante, "I Fought the In-Laws," Grounded for Life, Fox, 2002
  • Merlene, "Welcome Home," Third Watch, NBC, 2005
  • Pilots
  • Laura (title role), Lady Luck, NBC, 1973
  • Molly, "Changing Patterns," CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1987
  • Some sources cite an appearance in Some Nerve!, c. 1999.
  • Other
  • Rose (also known as The Story of Rose), 1986
  • Rosa, Rosa, quattre storie di donne, 1987
  • Una casa a Roma (also known as Un'americana a Roma), 1987
  • Stage Appearances
  • Steel Magnolias, 1992
  • The Man Who Came to Dinner, 1995
  • Later Life, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell, MA, 1997
  • Performed as a showgirl at various venues.

Further Reference


    • More, June, 1999, p. 40
    • Valerie Perrine Official Site,, March 11, 2006

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