Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1943-12-08
89 Movies · 8 TV Series
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Mary Woronov (born December 8, 1943) is an American actress, published author and figurative painter. She is primarily known as a "cult star" because of her work with Andy Warhol and her roles in Roger Corman's cult films. Woronov has appeared in over 80 movies and on stage at Lincoln Center and off-Broadway productions as well as numerous times in mainstream American TV series, such as Charlie's Angels and Knight Rider. She frequently co-starred with friend Paul Bartel; the pair appeared in 17 films together, often playing a married couple.
Woronov married producer/director Ted Gershuny in 1970, completing three films with him – Kemek (1970), Sugar Cookies (1973) and Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974) – before their divorce in 1973. She then married producer Fred Whitehead in 1976, later divorcing.
Woronov was born to Carol Eschholz in the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, while it was temporarily operating as the Ream General Hospital during World War II. Her mother married Victor D. Woronov, a cancer surgeon in Brooklyn Heights, in 1949, where they settled as a family and her step-father legally adopted her. She attended Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights and Cornell University.
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Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time - Vol. 3: Comedy and Camp
The final volume of Time Warp digs deep into what makes us laugh over and over again as we reveal the greatest cult comedies and campy classics of all-time. From "Fast Time at Ridgemont High" and "Off...
Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time - Vol. 2: Horror and Sci-Fi
The greatest cult horror and science fiction films of all-time are studied in vivid detail in the second volume of Time Warp. Includes groundbreaking classics like "Night of the Living Dead," and "The...
Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader
Aspiring college cheerleader, Cassie Stratford consumes an experimental drug that grants her beauty and enough athletic ability to make the cheer squad. The drug has an unforeseen side effect — Cassie...
Cooking Up Raoul
Mary Woronov, Robert Beltran, and Edie McClurg recall how Eating Raoul came to exist, their initial impressions of each other and director Paul Bartel's work during the shooting of the film, the uniqu...
13 Most Beautiful... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests
Between 1964 and 1966, Andy Warhol shot nearly 500 Screen Tests, beautiful and revealing portraits of hundreds of different individuals, from Warhol superstars and celebrities to friends or anyone he ...
The House of the Devil
In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret.
The Devil's Rejects
The sequel to House of 1000 Corpses – the Firefly family are ambushed at their isolated home by Sheriff Wydell and a squad of armed men guns blazing – yet only Otis and his sister, Baby, manage to esc...
30 Days in Hell: The Making of 'The Devil's Rejects'
An extensive documentary about the making of Rob Zombie's "The Devil's Rejects" (2005)
The Halfway House
Young girls are disappearing in and around the Mary Magdalen Halfway House for Troubled Girls.
I Pass for Human
Jane's lover Dax overdoses on heroin. Wanting to kill the pain of loss, Jane does dope for the first time and is soon on the way to addiction herself. She then discovers that drug users are being haun...
Chemical waste seeps into a small town's water supply, causing the birth of a mutant FROGGG which is instinctively driven to mate with its genetic match - human women. Sexy EPA super-agent Dr Barbara ...
Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Fed up with all the attention going to Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck quits Hollywood, teams up with recently-fired stuntman Damien Drake Jr. and embarks on a round-the-world adventure, along with Bugs and Th...
A women-in-prison action comedy featuring girls running amok! Multiple Shower Scenes! Kung Fu Food Fights! Mutant Zombies! Evil Scientists, Prominent Product Placement, and Mud Wrastlin!
Andy Warhol: The Complete Picture
Andy Warhol, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century (who also coined the immortal catchphrase "In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes"), gets the definitive treatment. ...
The New Women
The New Women is a post-apocalyptic adventure about Lisa LaStrada (Mary Woronov) and her small town group of women friends who clearly haven't come a long way, baby.
The Vampire Hunters Club
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Mom, Can I Keep Her?
Timmy Blair has the usual twelve-year-old's share of problems: his father is too busy at work, his new stepmother loads him with chores, and school life is as difficult as ever. When a furry friend fo...
Secrets of a Chambermaid
In this erotically-charged drama, a group of people are gathered at a secluded mansion to hear the reading of a rich man's will. The assembled guests are to stay the night and learn of their inheritan...
Jane, an HIV-positive heroin addict, meets Tony, a young AIDS victim with no family, and the two form a bond.
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Women: Stories of Passion
Women: Stories of Passion is a dramatic series that aired on the American cable television network Showtime and distributed by Playboy Entertainment overseas. The episodes were based on stories of lo...
The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas
The made for television movie Munster's Scary Little Christmas, created three decades after the demise of the original series, concerns son Eddie missing his home in Transylvania. Soon the entire fami...
Number One Fan
A movie star is being stalked by a one-night stand.
Here Come the Munsters
The Munsters come to America to search for Herman's brother-in-law Norman Hyde, only to find out that he has turned himself into Brent Jekyll, who is running for congress, and Grandpa must make a form...
It's punk rock meets Animal House in this campus comedy that stars Ben Affleck as Jack, a soon-to-be graduate who finds he's having a difficult time letting go of the college life -- and decides maybe...
Acting on Impulse
An erotic thriller actress becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a B-movie producer, leading her to hide out and engage in sexual thrills with a pair of innocents.
Good Girls Don't
Brash and gutsy stripper Bettina and mousy secretary Jeannie are framed for a murder they didn't commit. The radically contrasting distaff duo go on the lam in a red convertible with a half million do...
A campy chronicle of the lusts and loves of the men and women who work on a low-rent TV show called, "The Love Judge."
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Highlander: The Series
Duncan MacLeod is 400 years old and has seen his share of the history of humankind. He tries to save people from harm, even though he risks his life in the battle.
Invasion of the Scream Queens
Women who have made a career out of starring in the B horror and science fiction genres are interviewed, and clips and trailers from their films are shown.
The Living End
Luke is a gay hustler. Jon is a movie critic. Both are HIV positive. They go on a hedonistic, dangerous journey. Their motto: "Fuck the world".
A horror film about a maniacal serial killer in a wheelchair.
A ten year old boy gets tired of life with abusive parents and cashes in his piggy bank and steals a Mustang. He rides off into a surreal America playing "Motorama," a game sponsored by Chimera Gas Co...
Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever
Those rambunctious kids are back in school and back in trouble in a smash sequel to the 1978 worldwide hit. Corey Feldman leads a rock and roll rally at Ronald Reagon High, but must triumph over the e...
Where Sleeping Dogs Lie
A murder mystery writer misreads the nervous man he bullies in a spooky Hollywood mansion.
A young woman who is obsessed with Buster Keaton stays in the sanatorium where the actor was once a patient.
Made in Hollywood
Steeped in irony, Made in Hollywood depicts the personal and cultural mediation of reality and fantasy, desire and identity, by the myths of television and cinema. Quoting from a catalogue of popular ...
The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.
A genetically re-engineered dog develops a psychic link with a monster created in a lab experiment which goes awry.
A powerful gangster is murdered. However, All of his holdings were in his girlfriend's name. So she is charged and sent to a minimum-security prison, where all of the prisoners are filthy rich. There ...
3 Movies · 1 TV Series
A long-running dramedy centering on the Winslow family, a middle-class African American family living in Chicago, and their annoying next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel. Perfect Strangers was a...
A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit. A Warlock is taken captive in Boston, Massachusetts in 1691 by a witch-hunter Giles Redferne. He is sentenced to ...
Let It Ride
An average kind of guy who has a slight problem with gambling goes to the track, and mystically, it seems as though he can't lose, no matter how he bets; and he has an incredible day.
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills
The widow's houseboy and the divorcee's chauffeur bet on which will bed the other's employer first.
Deconstructing the myth of Oedipus within the framework of an ancient Japanese folk story, the Yonemotos craft a highly charged discourse of loss and desire. Quoting from Bunuel, Freud, pop media and ...
The Princess Who Had Never Laughed
There was once a very serious kingdom. So serious, that the King demanded to be addressed as Your Seriousness...
A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.
A group of teenagers that work at the mall all get together for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock down before they can get out, the robot security system activates af...
French anthropologist Jean-Charles Pommier and his wife have come to LA so he can take up a position as lecturer. To his surprise he encounters a group of urban nomads. As he investigates things becom...
3 Movies · 1 TV Series
The anthology series was presented by Steven Spielberg and featured guest appearances by many famous actors, actresses, and directors.
An unlucky woman’s mother is murdered by a scarf-wielding killer named Silk, leaving the woman injured, traumatised and suffering from amnesia. She’s committed to a mental institution, where Silk foll...
Challenge of a Lifetime
Nora Scoonover is 35, divorced, in debt and going nowhere when her 16 year-old son, Steven, runs away from camp and asks to spend the summer with her. Together they decide that she will enter the Iron...
A Bunny's Tale
A dramatization of Gloria Steinem's undercover investigation of the working conditions Bunnies faced at the Playboy Clubs.
Three young movie theater employees are given the task of re-opening a long closed old-time theater at which many years before a shocking series of grisly murders took place. It seems many more murder...
Night of the Comet
Two girls from the Valley wake up to find that a passing comet has eradicated their world and left behind a mysterious red-dust and a pack of cannibal mutants. With the help of a friendly truck driver...
Angel of H.E.A.T.
A mad scientist uses an army of androids and a device that can disintegrate metal to try to steal microchips containing top secret information. The government dispatches a beautiful female agent to st...
Mega-promoter Colin Beverly plans to sabotage the New Year's 1983 concert of small-time operator Max Wolfe. Wolfe's assistants Neil Allen and Willie Loman find romance while trying to save the drugs, ...
2 Movies · 2 TV Series
Faerie Tale Theatre
A live-action children's television anthology series retelling popular fairy tales.
Michael Long, an undercover police officer, is shot while investigating a case and left for dead by his assailants. He is rescued by Wilton Knight, a wealthy, dying millionaire and inventor who arrang...
National Lampoon's Movie Madness
A parody of film genres composed of three shorts, spoofing personal growth films, glossy soap operas, and police stories.
A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discover a bizarre, if not murderous way to get funding for opening a restaurant.
2 Movies · 1 TV Series
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is an American science fiction adventure television series produced by Universal Studios. The series ran for two seasons between 1979–1981, and the feature-length pilot...
Rock 'n' Roll High School
A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.
The Lady in Red
1930's set film that tells the crime story of Polly Franklin, a poor farmer's daughter who leaves for Chicago, where she is sent to prison, serves as a prostitute, falls in love with the gangster know...
1 Movie · 1 TV Series
Coy "Cannonball" Buckman (David Carradine) and his blazing red Pontiac enter the Trans-America Grand Prix, an underground road race spanning the continent in which there are no rules, no speed limits ...
Joe Dante and Allan Arkush direct this story of the glamour, the glitter, the magical allure of Hollywood... and not a speck of it rubs off on Miracle Pictures, where "If it's a good picture, it's a M...
Hollywood action film star Rafe Stoker has sunk $130,000 of his own money into his own production, but can't find legitimate financing to complete the film. His mob-connected investor demands an exorb...
Jackson County Jail
A young woman stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.
Death Race 2000
In a boorish future, the government sponsors a popular, but bloody, cross-country race in which points are scored by mowing down pedestrians. Five teams, each comprised of a male and female, compete u...
Cover Girl Models
A fashion photography assignment teams three American models and inadvertently pitches them into the mystery and danger of international espionage, when an invaluable roll of microfilm secreted into o...
The Velvet Underground Tarot Cards
Documents each member of The Velvet Underground having their cards read at a big apartment party. The tarot reader is continually interrupted in her readings by the chaos created by the characters aro...
Salvador Dalí is a 35-minute film directed by Andy Warhol. The film features surrealist artist Salvador Dalí visiting The Factory and meeting the rock band The Velvet Underground.
Screen Test: Mary Woronov
With light only shedding on half of her face, Mary Woronov remains calm and stern as she stares into the camera, until the very end, where she sheds a slight smile.
Egotistical faded star Hedy Lamarr visits a plastic surgeon to be transformed into the "14-year-old girl" she believes herself to be. She is then caught shoplifting by Mary Woronov and is put on trial...
The Velvet Underground and Nico
The film depicts a rehearsal of The Velvet Underground including Nico, and is essentially one long loose improvisation.
Lacking a formal narrative, Warhol's mammoth film follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City. The film was intended to be screened via dual projector set-up.