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Valerie Perrine

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Valerie Perrine (born September 3, 1943) is an American actress.

Born in Galveston, Texas and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, her father was a military officer and they traveled from base to base throughout the world. Perrine began her career as a Las Vegas showgirl. She made her motion picture debut with an uncredited part in Diamonds Are Forever (1971), then played the soft-core porn actress Montana Wildhack in Slaughterhouse-Five (1972).

In 1975, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for playing Honey Bruce in Lenny (1974), for which she was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama. She was also nominated for the 1979 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress playing Eve Teschmacher in Superman (1978).

She had further good roles playing Carlotta Monti in W. C. Fields and Me (1976) and Charlotta Steele in The Electric Horseman (1979), but her career grew bumpy when she appeared in such movies as Can't Stop the Music (1980), for which she was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Actress.

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