Ashley Laurence is an American film and television actress. She is noted for her appearances in horror films, particularly the Hellraiser series.
Laurence first appeared as Kirsty Cotton, the protagonist of the first Hellraiser movie (1987), then reprised her role in the sequel Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) and had a cameo appearance in Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992). The only other entry in the series to feature Laurence is Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002), the sixth film in the series.
Known for her good looks and girl-next-door personality, Laurence has also starred in The Lurking Fear (1994) (an adaptation of the H. P. Lovecraft story "The Lurking Fear") and Savate (1997). She was featured in the 2004 E! True Hollywood Story episode "Scream Queens".
In 2004, she took a role in Lightning Bug. She plays the mother of a teenage boy who wants to become a special makeup effects artist (a fictionalized version of the director's own life). In a homage to her Hellraiser films, she is seen picking up a copy of Fangoria magazine with Pinhead on the cover.
Though most of her work has been in film, during the course of her career she has appeared in episodes of television series such as Suddenly Susan, ER and Beverly Hills 90210, and has been featured in national television commercials for Geico as well as having been the sexy Coors Light "Beerman" in one of the company's national ad campaigns. She was also featured in the Hallmark television movies Gentle Ben and Gentle Ben: Danger on the Mountain.
In 2008, she appeared in the movie Red, based on the novel by Jack Ketchum. She also appeared in Slipknot's short film for their song Snuff, which was released in December of 2009.
Horror filmography Edit
|Hellbound: Hellraiser II||1988|
|Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth||Kirsty Cotton|
|Lurking Fear||Cathryn Farrell||1994|
|Stranger by Night||Nicole Miller|
|Warlock III: The End of Innocence||Kris Miller||1999|
|Hellraiser: Hellseeker||Kirsty Cotton Gooden||2002|