|Name Diane Franklin|
Spouse Ray De Laurentis
|Born February 11, 1962 (age 53) (1962-02-11) Plainview, New York, U.S.|
Occupation actress, producer, model
Years active 1982-1991 1999-2000 2006-Present
Children Olivia DeLaurentis, Nicholas DeLaurentis
Movies The Last American Virgin, Better Off Dead, Amityville II: The Possession, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Second Time Lucky
Similar People Lawrence Monoson, Boaz Davidson, Olivia DeLaurentis, Ted Nicolaou, Kim Darby
Diane franklin interview amityville ii the possession
Diane DeLaurentis better known professionally as Diane Franklin (born February 11, 1962) is an American fashion model and actress.
Perhaps Franklin's best known role is in the 1985 comedy film Better Off Dead as Monique, the foreign exchange student from France; she's also notable as one of the Princesses in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. Other well-known parts include her first in the 1982 film The Last American Virgin as Karen and the 1982 horror film Amityville II: The Possession as Patricia Montelli. Television roles include Bay City Blues, Matlock, and Freddy's Nightmares.
During pre-production of the 1984 film Amadeus, Franklin was flown to Prague for a week of auditions in competition with Elizabeth Berridge, who was eventually given the part in question. As Berridge tells it, Franklin was "too pretty" to play the part (of an innkeeper's daughter)
Earlier in her career Franklin appeared in TV commercials for Coca-Cola, Trident, Jell-O, and Maxwell House coffee.
Franklin has taken frequent breaks in her career which span from 1982-1991, 1999-2000, and 2006-Present, she took an 8 year break from acting in 1991 and didn't act until 1999 in TV shows Family Law, and Providence and took another long break, lasting 6 years, until restarting her career with the movie Punchcard Player and later acting in short films.
In 2012 Franklin published a memoir, Diane Franklin: The Excellent Adventures of the Last American, French Exchange Babe of the 80s through Amazon.
Franklin is married to writer and producer Ray DeLaurentis and has two children with him, a daughter named Olivia DeLaurentis, and a son named Nicholas DeLaurentis. In addition to her feature-length filmography, Franklin has also acted in short films, including her daughter's.
Franklin sang the National Anthem at Dodger Stadium on June 1, 2004.