Mary Woronov

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Mary Woronov was born on December 8, 1943, at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida (some sources cite New York as her birthplace). She was raised by her mother, Carol (Eschholz), and her stepfather, Victor D. Woronov, a surgeon, who adopted her. She grew up in Brooklyn Heights and attended Cornell University as a sculpting major. After a ... See full bio »

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  Citizens (post-production)
Gordon's Mother
 2016 A Flock of Birds (Short) (completed)
 2019 Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein (TV Short)
Nancy Erlich
 2016 Snowbird (Short)
Today Theo
 2012 Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader
House Mother
 2009 Heaven Wants Out
 2009 The House of the Devil
Mrs. Ulman
 2005 The Devil's Rejects
 2004 I Pass for Human
Dr. Larraz
 2004 Frog-g-g!
 2004 The Halfway House
Sister Cecelia
 2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Acme VP, Bad Ideas
 2003 Prison-A-Go-Go!
Dyanne She-Bitch Slutface
 2001 Perfect Fit
 2001 The New Women
Lisa LaStrada
 2001 The Vampire Hunters Club (Video short)
 2000 Who's Watching Who? (TV Movie)
 2000 Straight Right
Dr. Wright
 2000 Secrets of a Chambermaid
 1999 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series)
Motel Manager / Receptionist
- Get Your Kicks at Motel 66 (1999) ... Motel Manager
 1999 Zoo
 1999 Invisible Mom II (Video)
 1998 Mom, Can I Keep Her? (Video)
Dr. Klein
 1998 Sweet Jane
Sales Lady
 1996 The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas (TV Movie)
Mrs. Dimwitty
 1996 Family Matters (TV Series)
Mrs. Ramsay
- Swine Lake (1996) ... Mrs. Ramsay
 1995 Number One Fan
Wedding Coordinator
 1995 Here Come the Munsters (TV Movie)
Mrs. Dimwitty
 1995 Glory Daze
Joanie's Mom
 1995 Highlander (TV Series)
Rita Luce
- They Also Serve (1995) ... Rita Luce
 1994 My So-Called Life (TV Series)
Dr. Linda Shields
- Pressure (1994) ... Dr. Linda Shields
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series)
E. Joyce Togar
- Shake, Rattle and Rock! (1994) ... E. Joyce Togar
 1994 Shake, Rattle and Rock! (TV Movie)
E. Joyce Togar
 1994 Babylon 5 (TV Series)
Ko D'Ath
- Born to the Purple (1994) ... Ko D'Ath
 1993 Good Girls Don't
 1993 Grief
 1993 Acting on Impulse
 1993 Flying Blind (TV Series)
- Unforgiving (1993) ... Mona
- My Dinner with Brad Schimmel (1993) ... Mona
- The Player (1993) ... Mona
 1993 Wings (TV Series)
Lydia Detmeir
- The Gift: Part 2 (1993) ... Lydia Detmeir
 1992 Hellroller (Video)
Eugene's Aunt (as Penny Arcade)
 1992 Parker Lewis Can't Lose (TV Series)
Officer Gwen
- Money Talks (1992) ... Officer Gwen
 1992 The Living End
 1991 Where Sleeping Dogs Lie
Woman Tourist
 1991 Motorama
Kidnapping Wife
 1991 Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever
Doctor Vadar
 1991 Buster's Bedroom
 1990 Watchers II
Dr. Glatman
 1990 Club Fed
 1990 Dick Tracy
Welfare Person
 1989 Let It Ride
 1989 Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills
Lisabeth Hepburn-Saravian
 1989 Warlock
 1988 Monsters (TV Series)
- Pillow Talk (1988) ... Viki
 1988 Mortuary Academy
Mary Purcell
 1988 Trial and Error (TV Series)
Officer Burdette
- Man's Best Friend (1988) ... Officer Burdette
 1987 Kappa (Short)
 1987 Webster (TV Series)
- San Francisco: Part 3 (1987) ... Carol
- San Francisco: Part 2 (1987) ... Carol
 1987 Sledge Hammer! (TV Series)
Jill Taylor
- The Spa Who Loved Me (1987) ... Jill Taylor
 1987 Black Widow
 1987 Shell Game (TV Series)
Bean Sweeney
- The Upstairs Gardener (1987) ... Bean Sweeney
 1987 You Again? (TV Series)
Dr. Quinn
- Where the Sun Don't Shine (1987) ... Dr. Quinn
 1986 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
- Nothing Up My Sleeve (1986) ... Lisa
 1986 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
- The Princess Who Had Never Laughed (1986) ... Governess
 1986 Brothers (TV Series)
Sophia Santini
- The Seduction of Lou (1986) ... Sophia Santini
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
- Secret Cinema (1986) ... Nurse
 1986 Chopping Mall
Mary Bland
 1986 TerrorVision
 1986 Nomads
Dancing Mary
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
- Jessica Behind Bars (1985) ... Brady
 1985 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series)
- The Letter (1985) ... Cheryl
 1985 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Dr. Von Furst
- Knight of the Juggernaut (1985) ... Dr. Von Furst
 1985 Hellhole
Dr. Fletcher
 1985 A Bunny's Tale (TV Movie)
Miss Renfro
 1985 Challenge of a Lifetime (TV Movie)
Mary Garritee
 1984 Blood Theatre
Miss Blackwell
 1984 Suicidal Tendencies: Institutionalized (Video short)
 1984 The Princess Who Had Never Laughed (TV Movie)
 1984 Night of the Comet
Audrey White
 1984 Overnight Sensation (Short)
Woman at Party
 1984 Young Lust
 1984 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
- The Dog Who Knew Too Much (1984) ... Clavell
 1983 Get Crazy
 1983 Angel of H.E.A.T.
Samantha Vitesse
 1982 Movie Madness
Joyce, Secretary ('Success Wanters')
 1982 Eating Raoul
Mary Bland
 1981 Heartbeeps
Party House Owner
 1980 Phyl & Mikhy (TV Series)
Anya Trigorin
- Mikhy's Visitor (1980) ... Anya Trigorin
 1980 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series)
- A Dream of Jennifer (1980) ... Nola
 1979 Mrs. Columbo (TV Series)
Kate's Fellow Inmate
- Off the Record (1979) ... Kate's Fellow Inmate
 1979 Taxi (TV Series)
Fran Strickland
- Nardo Loses Her Marbles (1979) ... Fran Strickland
 1979 The Lady in Red
Woman Bankrobber
 1979 Rock 'n' Roll High School
Miss Evelyn Togar
 1978 The One and Only
 1977 Logan's Run (TV Series)
Irene Borden
- Capture (1977) ... Irene Borden
 1977 Bad Georgia Road
 1977 Mr. Billion
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1977 In the Glitter Palace (TV Movie)
 1976 Hollywood Man
Julie (as Mary Waronov)
 1976 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
- Angels in Chains (1976) ... Maxine
 1976 Cannonball!
Sandy Harris, Girl in the Van #1
 1976 Jackson County Jail
 1976 Hollywood Boulevard
Mary McQueen
 1975 Cover Girl Models
 1975 Death Race 2000
Calamity Jane
 1974 Seizure
Mikki Hughes
 1974 Somerset (TV Series)
Stephanie Dillard
- Episode #1.1103 (1974) ... Stephanie Dillard
- Episode #1.1101 (1974) ... Stephanie Dillard
- Episode #1.1100 (1974) ... Stephanie Dillard
- Episode #1.1096 (1974) ... Stephanie Dillard
- Episode #1.1086 (1974) ... Stephanie Dillard
 1973 Sugar Cookies
Camila Stone
 1972 Silent Night, Bloody Night
Diane Adams
 1970 Kemek
Mary Wonderly
 1967 ****
 1966 Hedy
 1966 Kiss the Boot
 1966 Milk (Short)
 1966 Shower
 1966 Since
John F. Kennedy
 1966 Superboy
 1966 Chelsea Girls
Hanoi Hannah
 1966 The Beard
Jean Harlow
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in David Rabe's off-Broadway play "In the Boom Boom Room." She won the Theater Guild Award. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 4 Interviews | 4 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Penny Arcade | Mary Waronov


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With most of the movies, they asked for me specifically. A lot of the movie auditions I did, I never got. But the TV stuff I would get, because they needed certain types and I just started filling a niche. Strong and domineering, or lesbian, whatever. But TV then was nothing like TV now, which is just incredibly subtle and very well-written and just amazing. TV was really deadly boring back then.... See more »


Best known by the public for her role as Mary Bland in the black comedy Eating Raoul (1982). See more »


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