Clarke. Born in Dana Point, California
, she was raised by her ballerina
mother Patricia, and her father John, who was an actor.
At the age of 18 she moved to L.A.
to pursue her dream of acting. She was cast in a few small parts and did a bit of model
ling before landing a small reccurring role as a jazz singer on Days of Our Lives
(she actually sings).
Maybe you've never heard of her? Understandable, since her big break was in the movie "Return of the Living Dead 3
" as the zombie
'Julie Walker'. This brought her great notoriety within the B-movie
community, as the film gained a cult following and she even became a Fangoria
After ROTLD:3, she made a series of flops including 'Return to Two Moon Junction
' and 'Mulholland
Falls' (I assume to try and assert herself as a serious actress) and guest starred on Xena
as the amazon princess
'Velasca' before falling back into low grade horror
with 'La Lengua Asesina' aka 'Killer Tongue
', which also starred Robert Englund
It's weird, I don't get it. She's really attractive, and she actually isn't that
bad of an actress. I had a conversation with a friend about her, she said 'Maybe she's in on the joke
. Maybe she just likes bad
I sort of agree. It seemed that at one point in her career, she actually did try to make serious
movies, but in all those roles it seemed like there was a need for her to take off her clothes. I suppose work is work.
Selected TV and Filmography:
(1997) as Jessica Priest
Solider of Fortune
TV (1997) as Margo Vincent
(1996) as Abby Gordon
(1995) as Allasandra
Xena: Warrior Princess
--credits from various sites on the Melinda Clarke webring