Victims For Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story
Actress Theresa Saldana played herself, recreating her nearly fatal attack by a crazed fan in 1982, not long after starring with Robert DeNiro as Jake LaMotta's sister in Raging Bull," and then trying to survive emotionally the trauma which followed and sebsequently becoming spokesperson for the organization called Victims for Victims.
In addition to its graphic depiction of the actress' attack and the boldness with which it showed her scarred body, the film offered one of the rare cases in which a performer played himself or herself in an autobiographical manner. Sophia Loren had done it on television earlier (ironically, Theresa Saldana played Loren's sister) and Audi Murphy had done it in films in the '50s. An Emmy nomination went to Bob Norin for his startlingly realistic makeup.