Lisa Marie –

Marie in Ed Wood.

About Lisa Marie (1968 – ____)

Lisa Marie Smith was a model for Robert Mapplethorpe and was featured in photographer Bruce Weber's ad campaign for designer Calvin Klein's Obsession perfume.

Marie went on to appear briefly in Let's Get Lost, Weber's documentary on the life of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker, and had a small role in Woody Allen's film Alice. In 1989 she appeared on Malcolm McLaren's song "Something's Jumpin' in Your Shirt" from his 1989 album Waltz Darling.

Marie met film director Tim Burton at Starbucks in New York on New Year's Eve in 1992 when she had just quit modeling for Calvin Klein, and Burton had been having difficulty in his four-year marriage. According to a Boston Herald article, they claimed to have bonded over mutually witnessing two UFO sightings in California. She was engaged to him from Valentine's Day 1993 to 2001 and appeared in small roles in most of his productions made during this time.

Burton abruptly ended their relationship following the premiere of 2001's Planet of the Apes, which he directed. Marie had a small role in the film, while Burton's new girlfriend Helena Bonham Carter was one of its lead actresses.

Marie has appeared in numerous magazines including Maxim and Esquire. She’s also had her own photographs exhibited and published in magazines; Vanity Fair ran photos side by side that Marie and Burton each took.

In 2015 Marie starred in the critically acclaimed horror film We Are Still Here with Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, Larry Fessenden, Monte Markham, and Susan Gibney.

Lisa Marie's movie credits include...

Year Movie Role
1988Let's Get LostHerself
1990AliceOffice Xmas Party Guest
1994Ed WoodVampira
1996Mars Attacks!Martian Girl
1997Breast MenVanessa
1998Frogs for SnakesMyrna L'Hatsky
1999Tail Lights FadeKitty
1999Sleepy HollowLady Crane
1999If... Dog... Rabbit...Judy
2000Chasing the DragonClaire Oberon
2000The Beat NicksSophie
2000Stainboyvoice of Match Girl/Stainboy's Mother/Cracker Girl
2001Planet of the ApesNova
2003Starring(a short film by fashion designer Jeremy Scott)
2008Secret World of SuperfansHerself
2012The Lords of SalemPriscilla Reed
2012Silent NightMrs. Morwood
2015Tales of Halloween
("Grim Grinning Ghost")
The Victorian Widow
2015We Are Still HereMay Lewis

Memorable Quotes by Lisa Marie

“ I'd walk across Death Valley in stilettos. ”

Things You May Not Know About Lisa Marie

She was offered the role of Kathy in Vanilla Ice's film debut, Cool as Ice.

Grew up in New Jersey, raised by her father and her grandparents. Her grandmother died when Lisa Marie was four. She moved to New York at age 16 to study theatre, dance and music.

For her role in Mars Attacks!, her costume was so tight that it had to be stitched on.

She is a photographer and filmmaker, whose work has been exhibited and published in magazines such as Vanity Fair.

She has chihuahuas named Violet and Poppy.

She was the inspiration for the character Sally in The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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Lisa Marie as Vampira in Ed Wood (1994).
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As the Martian Girl in Mars Attacks! (1996)... second picture with Martin Short.
All but invisible under makeup in Planet of the Apes (2001).
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Marie in Silent Night (2012).
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As Lady Crane in Sleepy Hollow (1999).
As the Victorian widow in Tales of Halloween ("Grim Grinning Ghost") (2015).
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Lisa Marie in We Are Still Here (2015)... top picture with Larry Fessenden.