Theresa Saldana

Theresa Saldana

  • Born on
    • August 20th, 1954
  • Died on
    • June 6th, 2016
Theresa Saldana (August 20, 1954 – June 6, 2016) was an American actress and author, known for her work in film and television. She is perhaps best known for her role as Rachel Scali, the wife of Police Commissioner Tony Scali, in the 1990s television series The Commish, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, in 1994. Major film roles include the part of Lenore La Motta, the wife of Joe Pesci's character, in the 1980 feature film Raging Bull and Robert Zemeckis's Beatle-mania ensemble I Wanna Hold Your Hand. She also appeared in Home Movies with Kirk Douglas and Nancy Allen for director Brian De Palma in 1980. The crime of stalking was brought to early attention after Saldana survived a brutal attempted murder by an obsessed fan in 1982. Saldana died at age 61 on June 6, 2016, following her hospitalization for pneumonia. Description above from the Wikipedia article Theresa Saldana, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Acting (9 Credits)

1999Thrill Seekers as Cortez
1991The Commish as Rachel Scali
1990Angel Town as Maria
1988The Night Before as Rhonda
1984The Evil That Men Do as Rhiana Hidalgo / Nancy
1980Defiance as Marsha
1980Raging Bull as Lenore
1979Home Movies as Judy
1978I Wanna Hold Your Hand as Grace Corrigan


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