Laura Harring came to, well everyone’s attention, as the brunette to Naomi Watts’ blonde in 2001’s Mulholland Drive. Outside of that and an appearance in the ill-fated John Travolta Punisher vehicle she has made a lot of movies but hasn’t had a career as successful as one might expect.
Well, don’t cry for her too bad as she still holds the title of Countess von Bismarck-Schönhausen due to her 1987 marriage to Count Carl-Eduard von Bismarck-Schönhausen, great-great-grandson of Otto von Bismarck. They divorced in 1989, and she went into acting in the kind of role only a Countess could pull off. I am referring to the topless girl in a bath in Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (Her character’s name was Jerri for the record and for all I know she is the main protagonist outside of Old St. Nick of course.)
What is her best film? Mulholland Drive of the ones I have seen. I am somewhat doubtful any of the others will quite reach that level.
What is her worst film? Normally an Adam Sandler film like Little Nicky would be an easy call, but two Logan Paul YA dystopia movies. Yikes, that is some serious competition. There is a dark horse, however. No not Lambada The Forbidden Dance, that is not hidden at all and at least it has 1990’s Laura Harring dancing to Latin Music which I think we can all agree has some entertainment value.
No the dark horse here is a 2006 HBO film called Walkout which JustWatch describes as “the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. Set against the background of the civil rights movement of 1968, it is a story of courage and the fight for justice and empowerment. “ That sounds like an afterschool special version of
Stand and Deliver. Okay, who am I kidding it’s going to be the Logan Paul movies.
Any Surprises? Honestly Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! kind of looks like fun. Inside looks like a well made psychological thriller with Laura Herring threatening a pregnant woman with a large pair of scissors. Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Derailed looks like a fun action film. There are also some good dramas with Love in the Time of Cholera leading the pack.
Overall definitely an eclectic mix of movie projects. Laura Harring has always been great in the few films I have seen her in and I am looking forward to exploring some of her more obscure work.