Barbie Wilde


Barbie Wilde

Infobox actor


imagesize = 150px
birthdate = 1960
birthplace = Canada
occupation = film actress / television actress / writer / singer

Barbie Wilde is a Canadian actress and writer, best known for appearing as the Female Cenobite in " - the second of eight 'Hellraiser' films based on Clive Barker's novella, 'The Hellbound Heart'.

Born in Canada in 1960 and raised in the United States, Barbie Wilde lived in the United States for eleven years before moving to London, England in 1977 as part of her drama studies at Syracuse University. In London, she studied classical mime with Desmond Jones and in 1978 joined his company, SILENTS, at that time the largest mime company in Britain. In 1979, along with Robert Pereno, LA Richards, Carole Caplin, Tim Dry and Sean Crawford (Tik and Tok), Miss Wilde formed . SHOCK toured with Depeche Mode and Classix Nouveaux in the early 1980s and supported Adam & The Ants at The Venue (London), Ultravox at The Rainbow Theatre (London) and Gary Numan at Wembley Arena (April 1981). SHOCK released two singles with RCA Records: 'Angel Face' and 'Dynamo Beat' produced by Richard James Burgess of Landscape.

In 1986, Miss Wilde appeared in the Bollywood blockbuster, 'Janbazz', directed by 'the Clint Eastwood of India', Feroz Khan. She was the first classically trained robotic mime artist to appear in a Bollywood movie. She also robotically mimed with British TV legends Morecambe and Wise in their Christmas TV Special of 1983 and appeared as a robotic mime as part of the duo Technical Glamour on 'The Sooty Show', the longest running children's TV program in the UK. Other film appearances include 'Death Wish III' (1985) starring Charles Bronson and " starring Charlie Sheen, George Clooney and Laura Dern.

In the 1980s, Miss Wilde wrote and hosted 'The American Hot 100' (Skytrax TV) as well as 'The Morning Show' & 'Supersonic' for Music Box, where she interviewed Jimmy Somerville from Bronski Beat, Roger Meddows-Taylor of Queen and The Sisters of Mercy. In 1987, Miss Wilde presented a long-running music show for Granada Television called 'Hold Tight', where she interviewed such pop personalities as Cliff Richard, John Lydon (AKA Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols), Iggy Pop, The B52's, Black, Pepsi & Shirlie and Lisa Stansfield. In 1988, she wrote and presented 'The Small Screen', a film review program for the Night Network on London Weekend Television, where she interviewed actor Hugh Grant. In the 1990s, Miss Wilde hosted a live music program, 'The Gig', for London Weekend Television and the movie history program, 'Sprockets' for Sky Digital Television.

Barbie Wilde has also worked as a film critic for the prestigious Film Review Annual; as an assistant casting director for the BBC production of 'The Buddha of Suburbia' (1993); and as a casting director for MTV's London production of 'The Real World' (1995).

External links

*imdb|name=Barbie Wilde|id=0928411
* [http://www.barbiewilde.com The Barbie Wilde Web Site]
* [http://www.myspace.com/barbiewildemusic Barbie Wilde Music]
* [http://www.youtube.com/barbiewilde Barbie Wilde videos on Youtube]
* [http://www.tikandtok.co.uk The Tik and Tok Web Site]


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