We’ve just learned the sad news via fan site Welcome to Twin Peaks that actress Pamela Gidley, known to fans of the David Lynch series for playing Teresa Banks in 1992’s Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, passed away at her home in New Hampshire last week.
Gidley was just 52 years old.
Throughout her career, which began in 1986, Pamela Gidley also starred in Thrasin’, Cherry 2000, The Blue Iguana, Highway to Hell and television shows such as “Angel Street,” “Strange Luck,” “The Pretender,” “CSI” and “Skin.” She also played the title character’s mother in the 2000 family film, The Little Vampire.
Star Jonathan Lipnicki paid tribute to his movie mom over on Twitter:
Just found out that Pamela Gidley who played my mom in The Little Vampire, passed away. She was lovely and I’m gutted. Love to her family.
— Jonathan Lipnicki (@JLIPNICKI) April 24, 2018
Prior to starting her acting career, Gidley won the Wilhemina Modeling Agency’s “Most Beautiful Girl In The World” contest in 1985. She soon moved to LA to pursue acting.