Darlanne Fluegel, the beautiful Nanelia from Roger Corman’s Battle Beyond the Stars and the femme fatal from the neo-noir To Live and Die In L.A. has passed away at her home in Orlando, Florida at the age of 64.
Born November 25th, 1953 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania acting and modelling were not her first choices growing up, but due to the untimely passing of her father when Miss Fluegel was 16 she turned to modelling not to be a burden on her mother.
Having a successful career with the Ford and Zoli modelling agencies, she felt she was washed up at the age of 25 and decided to try acting.
Miss Fluegel’s first role was in the John Carpenter-scripted film The Eyes of Laura Mars. Other featured roles that she starred in were in Once Upon A Time in America as Robert DeNiro’s ill-fated girlfriend, Tough Guys with Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster, and Running Scared,
Television credits included Crime Story, Wiseguy, Hunter and the pilot to the MacGyver series.
Moving to Florida in 2002, Miss Fluegel continued to have a successful career as an acting teacher at the University of Central Florida.
STARBURST send our good thoughts out to her family and friends.