Luana Anders

Actor, Messenger
Versatile performer Luana Anders kindled two significant partnerships while studying acting in the 1950s. The first was with schlocky genre director Roger Corman, who cast Anders as the sister of iconic horror ... Read more »
Born: 05/21/1938 in California, USA

Filmography

Actor (35)

American Strays 1996 (Movie)

Martha (Actor)

Point of Betrayal 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Heart and Souls 1993 (Movie)

Records Bureaucrat (Actor)

Nowhere to Run 1993 (Movie)

Town Meeting Chairwoman (Actor)

The Two Jakes 1990 (Movie)

Colorist (Actor)

Limit Up 1989 (Movie)

Teacher (Actor)

You Can't Hurry Love 1988 (Movie)

Macie Hayes (Actor)

Movers & Shakers 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)

Personal Best 1982 (Movie)

Rita Cahill (Actor)

Goin' South 1978 (Movie)

Laurette Anderson (Actor)

Shampoo 1975 (Movie)

Devra (Actor)

The Missouri Breaks 1975 (Movie)

Rancher's Wife (Actor)

The Last Detail 1973 (Movie)

Donna (Actor)

The Killing Kind 1972 (Movie)

Librarian (Actor)

Greaser's Palace 1971 (Movie)

Cholera Greaser (Actor)

When the Legends Die 1971 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

B.J. Presents 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sex and the College Girl 1970 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

Easy Rider 1969 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

That Cold Day in the Park 1969 (Movie)

Sylvie (Actor)

How Sweet It Is 1968 (Movie)

Agatzi's Girl (Actor)

Games 1967 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Trip 1966 (Movie)

Waitress (Actor)

Dementia 13 1963 (Movie)

Louise Haloran (Actor)

Night Tide 1963 (Movie)

Ellen Sands (Actor)

The Young Racers 1962 (Movie)

Henny (Actor)

The Pit and the Pendulum 1961 (Movie)

Catherine Medina (Actor)

Reform School Girl 1957 (Movie)

Josie (Actor)

Doppelganger (TV Show)

Actor

Evil Roy Slade (TV Show)

Actor

In My Daughter's Name (TV Show)

Actor

In Sickness and in Health (TV Show)

Actor

Switched at Birth (TV Show)

Actor

The Suicide's Wife (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

Limit Up 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (1)

Harper Valley P.T.A. 1978 (Movie)

("Shady Sadie") (Song)
Art Department (1)

Inside Monkey Zetterland 1993 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Biography

Versatile performer Luana Anders kindled two significant partnerships while studying acting in the 1950s. The first was with schlocky genre director Roger Corman, who cast Anders as the sister of iconic horror antagonist Vincent Price in his big-screen adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's macabre masterwork "The Pit and the Pendulum". Corman also introduced her to would-be auteur Francis Ford Coppola, with whom she worked on his cheapo 1963 thriller "Dementia 13", playing a scheming widow. In 1993, Anders adopted the pseudonym Margo Blue to pen the screenplay for "Fire on the Amazon", a Corman-produced B-movie notable for featuring a young Sandra Bullock. It was during that same '50s acting class where she met Corman that Anders befriended legendary actor Jack Nicholson. Besides being personal friends, the two collaborated frequently on projects, both appearing in the drifter bible "Easy Rider", with Anders as a skinny-dipping hippie, and in the salty naval comedy "The Last Detail", in which she played a similarly free-spirited party girl. Anders also appeared in small roles in two of Nicholson's four directorial efforts-the Western comedy "Goin' South" and "The Two Jakes", a follow-up to Roman Polanski's Nicholson-led noir, "Chinatown". Anders died in 1996, and Nicholson honored their friendship during his Best Actor acceptance speech for "As Good as It Gets" two years later.

Relationships

Sally Anders

Sister
survived her

EDUCATION

took Jeff Corey's acting class with Jack Nicholson, Roger Corman, Robert Towne and Sally Kellerman in the early 1950s

Milestones

1991

Wrote the Roger Corman production of "Fire On the Amazon" starring Sandra Bullock

1989

Acted and co-wrote in stock-market comedy "Limit Up" under the pseudonym Lu Anders

1988

Appeared in "You Can't Hurry Love"

1982

Appeared in Robert Towne's "Personal Best"

1978

Starred in an Oscar-winning short film "Board and Care"

1978

Ex-class mate Jack Nicholson cast her in his directing debut film "Goin' South"

1976

Starred in "The Missouri Breaks" with Authur Penn directing

1975

Appeared in "Shampoo" also directed by Hal Ashby

1973

Featured a role in Hal Ashby's "The Last Detail"

1972

Had a role in Robert Downey's "Greaser's Palace"

1968

Appeared in Dennis Hopper's "Easy Rider" starring Jack Nicholson and Robert Altman's "That Cold Day In the Park"

1963

Featured in Francis Ford Coppola's "Dementia 13"

1957

Co-starred in "Reform School Girl" with Sally Kellerman for American International Pictures

1957

Starred in "Life Begins at 17," "The Notorious Mr. Monks," "Night Tide" and "How Sweet It Is!"

Began career as a teen bike messenger on the MGM lot

Starred in "Wild Bill" with Jeff Bridges

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