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Theresa Saldana

Highest Rated:   93% Raging Bull (1980)
Lowest Rated:   40% The Evil That Men Do (1984)
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Petite brunette leading lady Theresa Saldana made her first film appearance in 1978's I Wanna Hold Your Hand. In 1980, Saldana was seen as Jake LaMotta's sister-in-law in Raging Bull and as Sophia Loren's sister Maria in the made-for-TV Sophia Loren: Her Own Story. That same year, she showed up in a traditional woman-in-peril role in Defiance. One of the most fervent fans of that film was a drifter by the name of Arthur Richard Jackson, who couldn't stand the thought of his beloved Saldana (whom he'd never met) being subjected to danger and evil. Reportedly, he decided then and there to "save" the actress by killing her himself. On March 15, 1982, Saldana was assaulted and nearly stabbed to death by Jackson. After a long and traumatic recuperation period, she organized Victims for Victims, a support group for other people who'd survived near-fatal attacks from "devoted admirers." Her own story was dramatized in the 1984 TV movie Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story, in which she played herself. More recently, Theresa Saldana co-starred as Rachel Scale, wife of the title character, in the 1990s TV series The Commish, and hosted the Lifetime Cable Network "reality" series Confessions of Crime (1991). Saldana retired from acting in 2004; she passed away in 2016 at age 61.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Gang Warz
  • Carmela Cruz
2004
No Score Yet Illusion Infinity
  • Maria
2004
No Score Yet Ready to Run
  • Sonja Ortiz
2000
No Score Yet The Time Shifters
  • Cortez
1999
50% Bliss
  • Laura
1997
No Score Yet Going Underground
  • Rachel
1993
No Score Yet Angel Town
  • Maria
1989
No Score Yet Double Revenge
  • Angie
1989
No Score Yet The Night Before
  • Rhonda
1988
40% The Evil That Men Do
  • Rhiana Hidalgo / Nancy
1984
93% Raging Bull
  • Lenore
1980
No Score Yet Home Movies
  • Judy
1980
No Score Yet Defiance
  • Marsha
1980
No Score Yet Sophia Loren: Her Own Story
  • Sophia as a teenager
1980
90% I Wanna Hold Your Hand
  • Grace Corrigan
1978

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Commish
1991-1996
  • Rachel Scali
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
  • Maria
  • 1990
No Score Yet Hunter
1984-1991
  • Jennifer Hartman
  • 1987
No Score Yet Matlock
1986-1995
  • Maid
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Inez
  • 1985
No Score Yet T.J. Hooker
1982-1986
  • Maria
  • 1983

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