Her face is probably familiar.
Her outstanding performance as the young Vanessa
Redgrave in the multi-Oscar nominated film "Julia", launched her
on the road to stardom.
The lovely young redhead in question is Lisa
Pelikan, whose vivid portrayal of the sophisticated and cosmopolitan young
Julia, combined with her uncanny resemblance to Ms. Redgrave won her rave
reviews and made Lisa one of the most sought after young actresses in
Ms. Pelikan is now starring in her first major
motion picture, a terrifying suspense thriller called "Jennifer"
from American International Pictures. As Jennifer, Lisa plays a shy
scholarship student at an exclusive boarding school who is so taunted and
ridiculed by her snobbish rich fellow students, she is forced to make her
own kind of revenge. Her extraordinary supernatural powers are so
terrifying ... so bizarre, they're unthinkable ... even to Jennifer
"This is surely one of the most spellbinding
and frightening movies I've ever come across", says Lisa. Which
is why she chose "Jennifer" for her first starring role in a
A native of California, Lisa spent most of her
childhood as a world traveler since her father was an International
Economist with the U.S. Treasury Department. Although Lisa's first
theatrical interest was dancing, when she was accepted to the prestigious
Julliard Academy of Drama in New York she began to develop and
perfect her acting technique. Spotted by an important agent, Lisa
was cast in The Hallmark Hall of Fame production of "The Country
Girl". TV work followed and Lisa recently co-starred with
Lauren Bacall, Sandy Dennis and Ruth Gordon in the ABC-TV movie
Produced by Steve Krantz (whose credits include
"Cooley High", "Ruby", and "Fritz the Cat")
and directed by Brice Mack from a story by Steve Krantz, the screenplay
was written by Kay Cousins Johnson. "Jennifer" also stars
Bert Convy, Nina Foch and John Gavin.