AMANDA DONOHOE, British actress, born; An English actress who first came to attention of the worldwide audience in 1986 when she was cast opposite Oliver Reed as “Lucy Irvine” in Nicolas Roeg’s Castaway (where she appeared nude in some sequences of the movie). She followed this up with roles in two Ken Russell films The Lair of the White Worm, based on a Bram Stoker novel, and The Rainbow, based on a D.H. Lawrence novel.
In 1981, Amanda appeared in the music video for the song, “Stand & Deliver” by Adam & The Ants. She has been open about being bisexual telling Diva magazine “My first sexual experiences were with women and if a woman comes into my life who is absolutely stunning and satisfies me emotionally, intellectually and sexually I’m not going to draw the line and say ‘I can’t because you’re a woman'”.
She reminds this writer of a modern day Talullah Bankhead, both physically and in personality. She has been romantically linked to Sandra Bernhard and Jim Carrey.