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Also Known As: Died:
Born: September 26, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor, model, producer

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Top fashion photographer David Bailey once called Lysette Anthony "The Face of the Eighties", but Anthony took the funds from her youthful career as an international model and invested them in acting lessons, eventually abandoning modeling altogether when the acting roles began coming full force. The daughter of actors Michael Anthony and Bernadette Miles, Anthony was the youngest member in the National Youth Theatre in her native England when she joined at age 14. Early roles were in TV remakes of classics, such as "Ivanhoe" and "Oliver Twist" (both CBS, 1982) as well as Lady Sarah in the miniseries "Princess Daisy" (NBC, 1983). She portrayed Angelique in NBC's 1991 update of "Dark Shadows" and scored a hit with critics as Sydney Pollack's aerobics instructor girlfriend in Woody Allen's "Husbands and Wives" (1992). Anthony found herself in demand and she was cast as the second lead in "Look Who's Talking Now" (1993) and in leading roles in two 1994 TV-movies, "The Hard Truth" (HBO) and "Target of Suspicion" (USA). Anthony appeared on the big screen in two send-ups of classic tales, "Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde" and Mel Brooks' "Dracula: Dead and Loving It" (both 1995).

Top fashion photographer David Bailey once called Lysette Anthony "The Face of the Eighties", but Anthony took the funds from her youthful career as an international model and invested them in acting lessons, eventually abandoning modeling altogether when the acting roles began coming full force. The daughter of actors Michael Anthony and Bernadette Miles, Anthony was the youngest member in the National Youth Theatre in her native England when she joined at age 14. Early roles were in TV remakes of classics, such as "Ivanhoe" and "Oliver Twist" (both CBS, 1982) as well as Lady Sarah in the miniseries "Princess Daisy" (NBC, 1983). She portrayed Angelique in NBC's 1991 update of "Dark Shadows" and scored a hit with critics as Sydney Pollack's aerobics instructor girlfriend in Woody Allen's "Husbands and Wives" (1992). Anthony found herself in demand and she was cast as the second lead in "Look Who's Talking Now" (1993) and in leading roles in two 1994 TV-movies, "The Hard Truth" (HBO) and "Target of Suspicion" (USA). Anthony appeared on the big screen in two send-ups of classic tales, "Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde" and Mel Brooks' "Dracula: Dead and Loving It" (both 1995).

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Fiance, The (1997)
3.
 Trilogy of Terror II (1996) Alma ("Bobby"); Ellen ("He Who Kills"); Laura ("The Graveyard Rats")
4.
 Dead Cold (1996)
5.
6.
 Dr. Jekyll and MS. Hyde (1995) Sarah Carver
7.
 Affair Play (1995)
8.
 Advocate, The (1994) Filette D'Auferre
9.
 Brilliant Disguise, A (1994) Michelle
10.
 Hard Truth, The (1994) Lisa Kantrell
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Milestones close milestones

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Born in London, England
1973:
Joined parents' theater company
1977:
Became member of National Youth Theater
1979:
Discovered by photographer David Bailey; began modeling career
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Left modeling to devote full time to acting
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Appeared on BBC-TV series "Three Up, Two Down"
1982:
US TV debut as Lady Rowena in "Ivanhoe" (CBS)
1983:
Film debut as Princess Lyssa in "Krull"
1990:
Starred in TNT movie "A Ghost in Monte Carlo"
1991:
First Hollywood film, Blake Edwards' "Switch"
1991:
Played Angelique on TV remake of "Dark Shadows"
1992:
Breakthrough screen role as Sydney Pollack's girlfriend in Woody Allen's "Husbands and Wives"
:
Formed Barnaby Films
1998:
Portrayed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the London production of the comedy "Jackie"
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Companions close complete companion listing

husband:
Luc Leestemaker. Painter. Born in The Netherlands; divorced.
husband:
David F Price. Director. Married on April 23, 1999.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Michael Anthony. Actor. Operated touring company, Stage Arts Players; divorced from Anthony's mother; died on February 14, 1998 at age 86.
mother:
Bernadette Milnes. Actor. Operated touring company, Stage Arts Players; divorced from Anthony's father.
half-sister:
Frances Anthony Butlin. Art restorer. Older; from father's marriage to Mary Mays.

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