Image of Cristina Raines

Cristina Raines

Cristina Raines (born February 28, 1952) is an American former actress and model who appeared in numerous films throughout the 1970s, mainly horror films and period pieces. She went on to have a prolific career as a television actress throughout the 1980s. Born in Manila, Philippines to American parents, Raines was primarily raised in Florida. After graduating high school, she relocated to New York City to pursue a career as a model, and signed with the Ford Modeling Agency. Urged by Eileen Ford to audition for acting roles, Raines was subsequently cast as a lead in the independent horror film Hex (1973), opposite Keith Carradine and Scott Glenn. She had a minor part in the Charles Bronson-led thriller The Stone Killer, followed by a lead in the television film Sunshine, in which she played a young mother with terminal cancer. In 1975, Raines was cast in a supporting role in Robert Altman's ensemble comedy Nashville, portraying a folk singer, followed by a lead in the supernatural horror film The Sentinel (1977), in which she starred as a model tormented by supernatural goings-on in her new apartment building. Raines also co-starred in Ridley Scott's directorial debut, The Duellists (1977), a period piece based on the Napoleonic Wars. Raines had her first major television role in the twelve-part miniseries Centennial (1978), playing the daughter of a fur trapper in 1800s Colorado. Raines continued to act throughout the 1980s, with such film credits as the anthology horror film Nightmares (1983). She spent the majority of the decade acting in television, notably with a lead role on the NBC series Flamingo Road (1980–1982). She appeared as Poppea in the miniseries Quo Vadis? in 1985, followed by guest-starring roles on Riptide (1985), Hotel (1987), Highway to Heaven (1988) and The Highwaymen (1988). In 1991, she formally retired from acting and pursued a career as a nurse, specializing in patients undergoing kidney dialysis. Description above from the Wikipedia article Cristina Raines, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Read bio at tmdb | Read bio at Wikipedia
Born:
Feb 28, 1952 In Manila, Philippines
Movie/TV Credits:
34
First Appeared:
In the movie Stacey 1973-04-01
Latest Project:
Series Hang Time 1995-09-09
Known For
Poster of Generation
Poster of Highway to Heaven
Poster of Hunter
Poster of T. J. Hooker
Filmography
Series Hang Time Unknown 1995-09-09
Series Hardball Unknown 1989-09-21
Series Quo Vadis? Poppaea 1985-02-24
Series Moonlighting Unknown 1985-03-03
Movie Generation Unknown 1985-05-24
Movie Streets of Justice Asst. Dist. Atty. Carol Nielson 1985-11-10
Series The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1985-09-29
Movie Real Life Laurel 1984-01-01
Series Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense Unknown 1984-09-05
Series Murder, She Wrote Margo Santana 1984-09-30
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series Highway to Heaven Unknown 1984-09-19
Movie Nightmares Lisa the Wife (segment "Terror in Topanga") 1983-09-02
Series Masquerade Unknown 1983-12-15
Series Hotel Unknown 1982-08-21
Series T. J. Hooker Unknown 1982-03-13
Series Matt Houston Unknown 1982-09-26
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Series Flamingo Road 1980-05-12
Movie Silver Dream Racer Julie Prince 1980-06-13
Movie Touched by Love Amy 1980-10-31
Series Centennial Lucinda McKeag Zendt 1978-10-01
Movie The Sentinel Alison Parker 1977-01-07
Movie The Duellists Adele 1977-08-31
Series Battle of the Network Stars Unknown 1976-11-13
Series Doctors' Hospital Unknown 1975-09-10
Movie Nashville Mary 1975-06-11
Series Sunshine Kate Hayden 1975-03-06
Movie Russian Roulette Bogna Kirchoff 1975-08-20
Series The Family Holvak Unknown 1975-09-07
Movie Stacey Pamela Chambers 1973-04-01
Movie Hex Oriole (as Tina Herazo) 1973-10-05
Movie Sunshine Kate Hayden 1973-11-08
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24