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Diane Franklin Biography
- Diane Franklin (born February 11, 1962) is an American actress. Before she got into acting, Franklin appeared in TV commercials for Coca-Cola, Trident, Jell-O, and Maxwell House coffee. She has worn a distinctive curly hairstyle throughout her career. Perhaps best known as one of the Princesses in the Bill And Ted films, her first film role was in the 1982 film The Last American Virgin as Karen. Diane Franklin's other well-known roles in movies are in the 1982 horror film Amityville II: The Possession as Patricia Montelli. She also had a role in the 1985 comedy film Better Off Dead as Monique, the foreign exchange student from France. Her daughter Olivia DeLaurentis, is also an actress, a writer, and producer and has even starred in her daughter's short films, most notably in the Adventures of Lass series.
Diane Franklin Filmography
- (2013) Royal Effups as Earless of Incestia
- (2012) My Better Half as Ms. Viola Young
- (2011) Humanized as Computer
- (2010) The Adventures of Lass III: Going to America as Mum / Old Lass
- (2010) Toon Wolf as Network President
- (2009) The Adventures of Lass II: The Sweet Potato Rush as Mum/ Gramma
- (2008) The Adventures of Lass as Mum / Grandma
- (2006) Punchcard Player as Sweetheart
- (1999) Family Law as TV Announcer
- (1999) Providence as Diane Cavalero
- (1989) Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure as Princess Joanna
- (1989) Encyclopedia Brown as
- (1989) How I Got Into College as Sharon Browne
- (1988) Freddy's Nightmares as Jessica
- (1986) Dallas: The Early Years as Amanda
- (1986) Matlock as Nancy Lamont
- (1986) TerrorVision as Suzy Putterman
- (1985) Alfred Hitchcock Presents as Paulette/Paula
- (1985) Better Off Dead... as Monique Junot
- (1985) The Insiders as
- (1984) Charles in Charge as Anna Grudov
- (1984) Finder of Lost Loves as Emily Bennetts
- (1984) Murder, She Wrote as Phyllis Gant
- (1984) Second Time Lucky as Eve
- (1983) Bay City Blues as
- (1983) Deadly Lessons as Stefanie Aggiston
- (1983) Summer Girl as Cinni
- (1982) Amityville II: The Possession as Patricia Montelli
- (1982) The Last American Virgin as Karen
Diane Franklin Trivia and Facts
- Extensive modeling and television commercial career as a teenager including campaigns for Coke, Trident, Jell-o and Maxwell House coffee.
- Sang the National Anthem at Dodger Stadium on June 1, 2004.
- Mother of Olivia DeLaurentis.
Diane Franklin Photoshoots
- "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1990, Vol. 3, Iss. 5, pg. 22-23, by: staff, "The 25 Sexiest Women of 1990 - #20"
Diane Franklin Other Works
- TV commercial for Maxwell House Coffee.
- TV commercial for Trident Mints.
- TV commercial for Weaver Fried Chicken.
- Acted in the Thorton Wilder play "The Happy Journey From Camslen to
- Treaton" with JoBeth Williams at the McCarter Theatre in New
- (early 80s) TV commercial for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups