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Born: December 31, 1953 Cause of Death:
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A glamorous sci-fi icon, Jane Badler went from Miss New Hampshire to a splashy role as a murderous musician on "One Life to Live" (ABC, 1968- ). Her breakthrough came as the villainous alien Diana in the influential "V" miniseries and series franchise (1983; 1984; 1984-85). Glamorous, charismatic and relishing every guinea pig-eating moment of her role, Badler became a sci-fi legend. Although she became a fixture on 1980s TV with roles on "Falcon Crest" (CBS, 1981-1990) and "Murder, She Wrote" (CBS, 1984-1996), her career languished in a series of lower-profile genre projects like "The Highwayman" (NBC, 1987-88) and "Mission: Impossible" (ABC, 1988-1990). Falling in love with an Aussie businessman, Badler moved Down Under, resuming her singing career with indie albums and a cabaret act, as well as essaying another "super-bitch" on the soap "Neighbours" (Seven Network, 1985; Network Ten, 1986-2010; Eleven, 2011- ). To the delight of fans, Badler returned as the indomitable Diana on the reimagined "V" (ABC, 2009- ) almost 30 years later. An enduring cult favorite, Badler's career was a testament to the staying power an actor could achieve if they hit upon the right role.

A glamorous sci-fi icon, Jane Badler went from Miss New Hampshire to a splashy role as a murderous musician on "One Life to Live" (ABC, 1968- ). Her breakthrough came as the villainous alien Diana in the influential "V" miniseries and series franchise (1983; 1984; 1984-85). Glamorous, charismatic and relishing every guinea pig-eating moment of her role, Badler became a sci-fi legend. Although she became a fixture on 1980s TV with roles on "Falcon Crest" (CBS, 1981-1990) and "Murder, She Wrote" (CBS, 1984-1996), her career languished in a series of lower-profile genre projects like "The Highwayman" (NBC, 1987-88) and "Mission: Impossible" (ABC, 1988-1990). Falling in love with an Aussie businessman, Badler moved Down Under, resuming her singing career with indie albums and a cabaret act, as well as essaying another "super-bitch" on the soap "Neighbours" (Seven Network, 1985; Network Ten, 1986-2010; Eleven, 2011- ). To the delight of fans, Badler returned as the indomitable Diana on the reimagined "V" (ABC, 2009- ) almost 30 years later. An enduring cult favorite, Badler's career was a testament to the staying power an actor could achieve if they hit upon the right role.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Lluvia de Otono (1988)
2.
 Penalty Phase (1986) Katie Pinter
3.
 Covenant (1985) Dana Noble
4.
 First Time, The (1982)
5.
 Terror Among Us (1981) Pam
6.
 Battle of the Network Stars XVII (1984) Nbc Team Member
7.
 Fine Gold (1990) Julia
8.
 V: The Final Battle (1984) Diana
9.
 V (1983) Diana
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