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Vanessa Angel : biography

10 November 1966 -

Vanessa Madeline Angel (born 10 November 1966) is an English actress and former model. She played the role of Lisa on the television series Weird Science. She is also known for her role as Claudia in the film Kingpin.


Angel's first film role was in the 1985 American comedy, Spies Like Us, in which she played a soldier in the Soviet Strategic Missile Forces who sleeps with Dan Aykroyd; she also appears in the accompanying Paul McCartney video. In 1990, she appeared in a small role in the film King of New York. Angel continued to appear in films throughout the early 1990s. After a leading guest-spot on TV's The Equalizer, she played the recurring roles of Megan on Baywatch and Detective Peggy Elliott on Reasonable Doubts. She guest-starred in two episodes of Melrose Place, playing what she described as "this crazy, drugged out, bisexual supermodel who kissed [the character played by] Daphne Zuniga!"

In 1994, she starred in the television series Weird Science. The show ran for five seasons, ending in 1998. In 1995, Angel was cast in the role of Xena, a guest spot on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, but due to an illness was unable to take the role, which eventually went to Lucy Lawless.

During the series run of Weird Science, Angel landed the female lead in the Farrelly brothers film, Kingpin. She played roles in Kissing a Fool with David Schwimmer, followed by a role in the 1999 film, Made Men. In 2004, she appeared in SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2, as Scott Baio's wife. Angel has also had roles in the Sci-Fi Pictures Original telefilm Sabretooth (2002) and The Perfect Score (2004).

In 2000, she guest starred in three episodes of the Sci-Fi Channel's Stargate SG-1, playing Anise, a Tok'ra archaeologist/scientist whose host is named Freya. Her first appearance is in the season-four episode Upgrades, and she appeared in the two following episodes, Crossroads and Divide and Conquer. In 2005, Angel played herself in the season-two episode of Entourage entitled I Love You Too. In 2007, she completed the independent film Blind Ambition. and later appeared in the Farrellys' Hall Pass. She played a guest role as Alison in the fifth season of Californication.

Angel started a clothing line in 2009, VANE LA.

Early life

Vanessa Angel, who has said this is her birth name and not a stage name, was discovered by a model-management agent in a London cafe as a teenager. At 16, she was signed by Ford Models and moved to New York City. During her modelling stint, Angel appeared on the covers of Vogue and Cosmopolitan. She was also contracted as the Diet Pepsi Girl.She was also contracted as the Diet Pepsi Girl


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Spies Like Us Russian Rocket Crewperson
1989 Another Chance Jackie Johanson
1990 King of New York British Female
1991 Killer Instinct Deborah Walker Alternative title: Homicidal Impulse
1992 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Stewardess
1994 Cityscrapes: Los Angeles Trouble
1994 Sleep with Me Marianne
1996 Kingpin Claudia
1998 Kissing a Fool Natasha
1999 Made Men Debra
2000 Enemies of Laughter Jennifer
2000 G-Men from Hell Gloria Lake
2001 Camouflage Cindy Davies
2001 Firetrap Beth Hooper
2002 Sabretooth Catherine Viciy
2004 The Perfect Score Anita Donlee
2004 Out for Blood Susan Hastings Alternative title: Vampires: Out for Blood
2004 SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2 Jean Bobbins
2005 Raging Sharks Linda Olsen Direct-to-video release
2005 The|Good Humor Man|nolink=1}} Ms. Barlass Uncredited
2005 Popstar Diane
2006 Monster Night Claire Ackerman Direct-to-DVD release
2008 Blind Ambition Autumn Milestone
2008 Endless Bummer Brenda Schooler
2009 Level Seven Angela
2011 Hall Pass Missy Frankenopolis
2011 A Christmas Puppy Hope, A spirit of Christmas
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