Dyanne Thorne

Dyanne Thorne


Dyanne Thorne was born on Oct 14, 1936 in USA. Dyanne Thorne's big-screen debut came with Who Was That Lady? directed by George Sidney in 1960. Dyanne Thorne is known for Love with the Proper Stranger directed by Robert Mulligan, Natalie Wood stars as Angie Rossini and Steve McQueen as Rocky Papasano. The upcoming new movie Dyanne Thorne plays is House of Forbidden Secrets which will be released on Oct 15, 2013.

American actress and performer Dyanne Thorne began her career in show business as a band vocalist and New York stage actress. Before breaking onto the silver screen, she was popular as a comedic sketch artist/talking foil. Comedy albums, with Allen & Rossi, Vaughn Meader and Loman & Barkley earned her appearances on many T.V variety shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Red Skelton", "Steve Allen", "Merv Griffin", and with Tim Conway at Caesar's Palace Hotel in Las Vegas.Filmed in New York City, Dyanne Thorne's first major film role was in Norman C. Chaitin's Encounter (1965), which was also an early screen credit for Robert De Niro. Moving to Hollywood to appear on T.V.'s Star Trek (1966), and star as yet another villainess in Crown International's thriller Point of Terror (1971), opened the door to several more movie roles.In 1975, Dyanne married composer, conductor, musician and actor Howard Maurer. She and husband Howard starred in five films together throughout the years. The duo also co-produced and starred in several Las Vegas Strip showroom productions over a span of three decades and their careers took them around the world. Both Dyanne and Howard returned to the screen in 2013 after a 25 year absence to star together in indie horror films House of Forbidden Secrets (2013) and House of the Witchdoctor (2013).As an actress, Dyanne Thorne was best known for her characterisation of the heinous international dominatrix, soldier of fortune, Ilsa. After her debut as Ilsa in Ilsa, La Louve des SS (1975), she reprised the role in sequels Ilsa, gardienne du harem (1976), Ilsa, la tigresse du goulag (1977) and unofficial entry Greta, la tortionnaire de Wrede (1977) by director Jesús Franco. Her performance as Ilsa turned the series into a cult favourite amongst horror and exploitation fans, with Ilsa, la tigresse du goulag (1977) earning a special screening at Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival 2018. Following her film career, Dyanne, alongside husband Howard, served as a church ordained, non-denominational minister In Las Vegas. The husband and wife team created "A Scenic Outdoor Wedding" as an alternative to commercial chapel weddings, with couples travelling from across the globe to be married by "Ilsa".

  • Birthday

    Oct 14, 1936
  • Place of Birth

    Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA

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