By Diane Franklin, Michael Picarella, Savage Steve Holland
This publication follows the superb performing profession of 80s youngster megastar Diane Franklin, revealing how she turned the main "excellent babe" of the 80s!
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Extra info for Diane Franklin:The Excellent Adventures of the Last American, French-Exchange Babe of the 80s
That’s what I loved most about going to high school—I could be myself. I had friends, best friends, and boyfriends. I went to the mall, went to the beach, and went bowling. I ice-skated, skied, played mini-golf, took hikes. I went to proms and fell in love. I learned a lot about life in high school. And one of the things I learned was that not all knowledge comes from books. Life has much to give, too. Part of living life was deciding whether to go to college or not. I was a solid honors B+ student—not the best grades for college.
Her role in Pretty Baby had a huge impact on how preteens were seen in film. In the 70s, girls were cast as tough tomboys, like Jodie Foster (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Taxi Driver) or Tatum O’Neal (The Bad News Bears) when they were kids. In the 80s, a sexual revolution occurred that allowed girls to be seen as feminine and sexy. When this change took place, my success was directly affected. The 80s allowed the fantasy of the young teen to be possible. Along with this allure, came the look—strong eyebrows.
One of the greatest gifts in my life was that Diane Franklin walked into my casting session in 1984 and agreed to star in my first movie. It changed everything, and she helped make Better Off Dead the cult classic it is today. I am grateful to Diane and cannot wait to hear the story she has to tell. With love and respect always, Savage Steve Holland TABLE OF CONTENTS Editor’s Note Dedication Foreword Preface Childhood: A Little Different Pre-Teen Years (10-12): Modeling & Commercials Teen Years (13-17): Theater & Soap Opera Over 18: Angel or Siren?