Biography

Theresa Saldana (August 20, 1954 – June 6, 2016) was an American actress and author, known for her work in film and television. She is perhaps best known for her role as Rachel Scali, the wife of Police Commissioner Tony Scali, in the 1990s television series The Commish, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, in 1994. Major film roles include the part of Lenore La Motta, the wife of Joe Pesci's character, in the 1980 feature film Raging Bull and Robert Zemeckis's Beatle-mania ensemble I Wanna Hold Your Hand. She also appeared in Home Movies with Kirk Douglas and Nancy Allen for director Brian De Palma in 1980. The crime of stalking was brought to early attention after Saldana survived a brutal attempted murder by an obsessed fan in 1982. Saldana died at age 61 on June 6, 2016, following her hospitalization for pneumonia.

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Theresa Saldana (August 20, 1954 – June 6, 2016) was an American actress and author, known for her work in film and television. She is perhaps best known for her role as Rachel Scali, the wife of Police Commissioner Tony Scali, in the 1990s television series The Commish, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, in 1994. Major film roles include the part of Lenore La Motta, the wife of Joe Pesci's character, in the 1980 feature film Raging Bull and Robert Zemeckis's Beatle-mania ensemble I Wanna Hold Your Hand. She also appeared in Home Movies with Kirk Douglas and Nancy Allen for director Brian De Palma in 1980. The crime of stalking was brought to early attention after Saldana survived a brutal attempted murder by an obsessed fan in 1982. Saldana died at age 61 on June 6, 2016, following her hospitalization for pneumonia.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 29

Birthday 1954-08-20

Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2001 The Bernie Mac Show (1 episode)
2001 The Time Shifters as Cortez
1999 Batman Beyond (1 episode)
1996 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (1 episode)
1995 Jonny Quest Vs. The Cyber Insects as Dr. Eve Belage
1993 Diagnosis: Murder (1 episode)
1991 The Commish (92 episodes) as Rachel Scali
1990 Angel Town as Maria
1988 Double Revenge as Angie Corello
1988 The Night Before as Rhonda
1987 The Highwayman as Angela Brown
1986 Matlock (1 episode)
1985 MacGyver (1 episode)
1985 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1984 Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story as Theresa Saldana
1984 Tales from the Darkside (1 episode)
1984 Hunter (1 episode)
1984 The Evil That Men Do as Rhiana Hidalgo / Nancy
1982 Cagney & Lacey (1 episode)
1982 T. J. Hooker (1 episode)
1981 Falcon Crest (1 episode)
1981 Simon & Simon (1 episode)
1981 Nurse (1 episode)
1980 Raging Bull as Lenore
1980 Sophia Loren: Her Own Story as Maria Scicolone
1980 Home Movies as Judy
1980 Defiance as Marsha
1979 240-Robert (1 episode)
1978 I Wanna Hold Your Hand as Grace Corrigan

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