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Frances Raines Biography
- Frances Raines was a lovely and shapely brunette actress who popped up in a handful of enjoyably trashy low budget exploitation pictures made throughout the 80s. Raines was born on July 17, 1962 in Reno, Nevada. Shes the grand niece of legendary actor Claude Rains and spent the bulk of her acting career in New York City. Her most memorable film roles are a skinny-dipping teen victim in the gruesome slasher flick "The Mutilator," a sweet innocent virgin model whos raped by a libidinous evil alien in the laughably lousy sci-fi schlock hoot "Breeders," a severely mistreated womens prison inmate in the sleazy chicks-in-chains romp "Bad Girls Dormitory," and a battered gangsters moll in the outrageously tacky "Riot on 42nd St." She was the lead female in Howard Sterns comedic film debut "Ryder, P.I." Frances appeared Off-Broadway in several plays into the late 90s under her married name, and most enjoyed her turn in "Ladies At The Alamo" impressing the author, Paul Zindel. After becoming a parent, she took smaller roles in larger films, and commercial work that made less demands on her being away from her family. Shes been married for 20 years and has a son. Frances continues to live between New York, the Hamptons and Hawaii. She has enjoyed making creative contributions to the familys fragrance licensing business. From time to time, she collaborates with writer friends in helping them adapt novels into screenplays.
Frances Raines Filmography
- (1987) Riot on 42nd St. as Barbara
- (1986) Bad Girls Dormitory as Barb
- (1986) Breeders as Karinsa
- (1986) Ryder P.I. as Valerie
- (1985) The Mutilator as Linda
- (1984) Model Behavior as Lily White Girl
- (1983) Disconnected as Alicia/Barbara Ann
Frances Raines Trivia and Facts
- Niece of Claude Raines, of Casablanca fame; Claude is the brother of her stepfather, not her biological father
Frances Raines Photoshoots
- "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1994, Vol. 7, Iss. 5, pg. 62-63, by: staff, "To Heir Is Human: Frances Raines"
Frances Raines Other Works
- Acted in the serial play "Grindhouse" in the East Village.