Pamela Gidely dead at the age of 52
She was known for her performance of Teresa Banks, Laura Palmer’s friend and killer’s victim, in Twin Peaks – Fire Walk with Me
Born June 11, 1965, she began her career in 1986 playing in an episode of season 2 of MacGyver . The following year, she played in the cult movie Cherry 2000 with Melanie Griffith. In the early 1990s, she crosses the path of David Lynch, who prepares the film adaptation of his Twin Peaks series. From the shoot, the actress keeps a burning memory:
"It was summer and you know how well Twin Peaks is known for its wool sweaters, we were in Seattle and it was hot to die in. We were shooting in a motel room with Ray Wise [the actor] Leland Palmer, Laura's father, Ed] and I was sweaty, I was asking for a fan and Ray said to me after half an hour, 'I can not, Pamela, David does not want 'there to be any ventilation'."
After Twin Peaks , Pamela Gidley appeared in several series like The Chameleon and The Experts. In the cinema, she also played in The Prince of Sicily Jim Abrahams, parody of mafia movies.
GIDLEY, Pamela (Pamela Catherine Gidley)
Born: 6/11/1965, Merhuen, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Pamela Gidley’s westerns – actress:
Cherry 2000 – 1987 (Cherry 2000)
Paper Hearts – 1993 (Samantha)