Joan Severance
Film and television actress, model
Joan Severance
Joan Severance is an American actress and former fashion model.
Biography
Joan Severance's personal information overview.
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News
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Cougars wrap up season
The Daily Cougar - almost 5 years
The Cougars enjoyed their eighth-straight winning season under head coach John Severance. Catherine Lara/The Daily Cougar Last week at the C-USA tournament UH tennis earned a win against Southern Mississippi State 4-0, to advance to the quarter-finals but lost to No. 53 Tulane 4-0, which snapped their five match win streak and ended Houston’s season. “I thought we came out and played Southern Miss very well, and against Tulane doubles was very crucial,” head coach John Severance said. “At the end of the day we were leading the third, fourth, and fifth positions and felt we could (have) won those games … We were tied at the leading doubles points and just couldn’t pull out the win.” The Cougars finished the regular season 13-7, (14-8 overall), which included four close 4-3 losses. “Our schedule was a lot more demanding this year than last year. Other than the 4 losses to ranked teams, we lost to very good schools most of the time 4-3 and it would have been nice to grab a ...
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Films To Watch Before You Die #86 - See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
Flickering Myth - almost 5 years
D.J. Haza presents the next entry in his series of films to watch before you die... See No Evil, Hear No Evil, 1989. Directed by Arthur Hiller. Starring Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Joan Severance and Kevin Spacey. See No Evil, Hear No Evil is the classic 80s comedy caper that sees Richard Pryor as the blind Wally teaming up with Gene Wilder as the deaf Dave and work ingtogether to solve a murder and clear their own names. The pair communicate via Dave reading Wally’s lips and assist each other through Dave guiding Wally and in return, Wally explaining any sounds that Dave can’t see. As the pair strike up a hilarious friendship, Wally helps out at Dave’s shop and that’s where the trouble starts. One morning a customer places a gold coin in the box of coins on Dave’s counter and is then shot by the beautiful Eve (Joan Severance) whilst Dave has his back turned. He misses the crime, but notices Eve’s legs as she leaves. Wally, who heard the gunshot, rushes into the shop and trips ...
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TELEVISION REVIEW; A Knack for Meeting the Famous and Marrying Well
NYTimes - over 18 years
Things have reached a sad state when two hours with Ann-Margret isn't sexy. This is no reflection on the actress, who has been exuding sensuality since ''Bye Bye Birdie,'' when she was 22. Now, at 57, she seems the perfect choice to play Pamela Harriman, America's Ambassador to France who was better known for the powerful men she had loved and/or
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FILM; The March Of the Sex Fiends
NYTimes - over 24 years
If you think you've seen it all ("Basic Instinct," "Single White Female," "Innocent Blood," "Consenting Adults"), brace yourself. Whether big budget or small, a bevy of forthcoming films have a common denominator: erotic obsession that leads to trouble. * "Bram Stoker's Dracula": Vampires battle Victorian sexual repression. With Gary Oldman as the
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Carol Perkins's Incendiary Performance
NYTimes - almost 26 years
When Carol Perkins sat down in the New York Times cafeteria last week, she pulled down her lower lip and exposed two big white blisters. "They're not herpes," she announced, which certainly turned a lot of heads. But that is something she expects. Ms. Perkins is a model with the Eileen Ford Agency, and her face -- not to mention the rest of her --
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Review/Film; The Ferocious Hulk Hogan And Other Tough Guys
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: In ''No Holds Barred,'' Hulk Hogan's first feature film, the blond, mustachioed wrestling idol plays a professional gladiator who is so ferocious he can reduce a gymnasium to rubble in five minutes flat and so sensitive that he spontaneously bursts into tears after his little brother is beaten up. In ''No Holds Barred,'' Hulk Hogan's first
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Review/Film; Pryor and Wilder Pool Handicaps in 'See No Evil'
NYTimes - almost 28 years
LEAD: Wally (Richard Pryor) is blind, but refuses to acknowledge the fact. He will not carry a white cane. Being blind is not something he mentions at job interviews, though the fact inevitably creeps out. Wally is so desperate to pass for sighted that when he rides the subway, he pretends to read the paper. Wally (Richard Pryor) is blind, but
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NOTES ON FASHION
NYTimes - about 31 years
IN a dimly lighted garage behind the Silvercup Bakery sign in Long Island City, the influential Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo showed her Comme des Garcons collection for spring and summer. The setting in Queens was the ground floor of the International Design Center, New York, and it seemed that all of the city's fashion avant-garde were there.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joan Severance
    FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 47
    Severance has appeared in the 2006 My Network TV telenovela Wicked Wicked Games, and in shows like CSI: Miami, One Tree Hill, and, in 2013, American Horror Story: Asylum.
    More Details Hide Details She has also appeared in several music videos, including the Scorpions' video for the song, "Rhythm of Love".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 30
    She was featured alongside Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder in the 1989 comedy See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and as Hulk Hogan's love interest, Samantha N. Moore, in the wrestling film No Holds Barred (1989).
    More Details Hide Details She had leading roles in Roger Corman's Black Scorpion (1995) (she later starred in and co-produced a sequel, Black Scorpion II: Aftershock (1997)), and The Last Seduction II (1999). Her most notable role is as a villainess on the TV series Wiseguy, where she played half of a brother/sister crime team (the other half was played by Kevin Spacey) to great acclaim. Their partnership was reprised in See No Evil, Hear No Evil. In the early 1990s, Severance appeared as Samantha "Sam" Dooley, the Martian Belle, in two training videos for Virtual World Entertainment alongside other actors such as Cheech Marin, "Weird Al" Yankovic, R. Lee Ermey, and Judge Reinhold.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 28
    She made her debut in a small role in the first Lethal Weapon film in 1987.
    More Details Hide Details She usually takes the femme fatale roles in lower budget horror and murder-mystery movies, most notably Lake Consequence (1993), Criminal Passion (1994) and Payback (1995).
  • 1986
    Age 27
    In 1986, Severance began auditioning for acting bits at the urging of her friend Robin Leach.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1977
    Age 18
    Severance married fellow model Eric Milan in 1977.
    More Details Hide Details They separated amicably in 1984. According to Severance they "just grew apart".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Age 8
    Severance and her family also lived in Libya, but in 1967 had to flee the country because of the Six-Day War.
    More Details Hide Details The family left the Middle East to return to the United States and settled in Houston, Texas. Severance attended Westbury High School and, at age 15, started modeling to make money for college. Although she hoped to become a veterinarian, she could not afford the cost of tuition. After appearing in the "Miss Houston" beauty contest, she was discovered by Alan Martin, a local photographer in Houston who introduced her to John Casablancas. Casablancas signed her up with the Elite modeling agency and sent on assignment to Paris. During this time, she also met her future husband, model Eric Milan. During her time in Paris, she posed for Sportswear International, Vogue Paris, and others. Upon her return to the United States, Severance became one of America's top models, filming over 40 commercials, and earning $7,500 per day.
  • 1958
    Born
    Born on December 23, 1958.
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