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Brinke Stevens (born Charlene Elizabeth Brinkman; September 20, 1954) is an American actress, model and writer.

Brinke Stevens
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Stevens in February 2005
Charlene Elizabeth Brinkman

(1954-09-20) September 20, 1954 (age 65)
  • Actress
  • model
  • writer
Years active1981–present
Dave Stevens
(m. 1980; div. 1981)

Early lifeEdit

Stevens was born in San Diego and grew up in Crest, California.[1] She is of German and Mongolian descent and her parents are Charles Brinkman II, an aircraft riveter, and Lorraine Brinkman.[1]

Stevens has studied several foreign languages, including Esperanto,[2] and gained a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology from San Diego State University and a Master of Science in Marine Biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California.[3] Initially intending to study dolphin communication, she was instead tossed out of Scripps for doing "forbidden research" on dolphin communication, largely to do with the Navy's use of dolphins in undersea weapons research at the time.[4]

In 1974, Stevens attended San Diego Comic Con and won first place in the first Masquerade Ball.[1][5][6][7] She was part of running the masquerade at Comic Con for years after her win.[6] Photographer Dan Golden saw a photograph of Stevens in the costume and then hired her for a non-speaking role in the student film Zyzak Is King (1980), and later photographed her for the cover of the first issue of Femme Fatales (1992).[1]

In 1980, Stevens married her college sweetheart Dave Stevens.[1] They moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a storyboard artist on Raiders of the Lost Ark. The marriage ended in divorce after six months.[1]


While going to a modeling assignment, Stevens was discovered by a producer who cast her in a film as an extra. While leaving a modeling agency, she stopped by an office door to look at film posters on the walls. The occupant, Jacob Bressler, told her to enter and asked for her portfolio. On the basis of that, he cast her in an uncredited, non-speaking role in ...All the Marbles (1981).[1] Stevens' first speaking role was as Linda in The Slumber Party Massacre (1982).[1]

Stevens has appeared in more than 100 feature films, primarily in the genres of horror, science fiction, and fantasy film. She has gained notoriety as a scream queen. [8]

In addition to acting, Stevens has co-written a number of screenplays, co-produced two documentaries, and served as an onset decorator.

Stevens portrayed Julie Quinn, mother of serial killer Wayne Montgomery, in the 2007 horror film Head Case. She reprised her role in the three sequels, 2009's The Ritual, 2010's Post-Mortem, and 2013's Head Cases: Serial Killers in the Delaware Valley.

Brinke Stevens is depicted in the horror novel Bad Moon Rising, the third installment of Jonathan Maberry's "Pine Deep" trilogy, alongside Jim O'Rear, Tom Savini, and Debbie Rochon, published in 2008.[9][10][11][12][13]

More recently she has appeared in a 2009 documentary Pretty Bloody: The Women of Horror and appeared in the 2013 remake of Die Sister, Die!.


Year Title Role Notes
1972 Necromancy Berinka Stevens
1981 ...All the Marbles Extra Uncredited[14]
1982 The Slumber Party Massacre Linda
1983 The Man Who Wasn't There Nymphette
1983 Sole Survivor Jennifer
1984 Body Double Girl #3 in Bathroom
1984 The Forgotten Ones Mistress
1985 24 Hours to Midnight Devon Grady Voice
1987 Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity Shala
1988 Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama Taffy
1988 Nightmare Sisters Marci
1988 Grandmother's House Woman
1988 Warlords Dow's Wife
1989 The Jigsaw Murders Stripper #1
1989 Transylvania Twist Berry Lou
1990 Chinatown Connection Missy
1990 Spirits Amy Goldwyn
1990 Bad Girls from Mars Myra
1991 My Lovely Monster Party Guest
1991 Shadows in the City Fortune Teller
1991 Scream Queen Hot Tub Party Herself Video
1992 Roots of Evil Candy
1991 Teenage Exorcist Diane
1992 Munchie Band Member
1993 Acting on Impulse Waitress TV movie
1995 Droid Gunner Kitten
1995 Jack-O Witch
1995 Mommy Beth
1996 Masseuse Hotel Manager as C.B. Stevens
1996 Over the Wire Jenny as C.B. Stevens
1996 Theater Dark Video Magazine Host TV movie
1996 Repligator Dr. Goodbody
1997 Mommy 2: Mommy's Day Beth Conway
1998 Illicit Dreams 2 Dianne
2000 Sideshow Madame Volosca
2000 Submerged Bar Tender Uncredited
2000 Blood on the Backlot Sabrina Morgan Short
2001 Victoria's Shadow Victoria
2001 Eyes Are Upon You Amanda
2001 Real Time: Siege at Lucas Street Market Janet
2002 The Frightening Mrs. Peterson
2002 The Bad Father Shady Short
2002 Bleed Mother
2003 Deadly Stingers Helen
2004 Something to Scream About Herself
2004 Dead Clowns Lilian - The Storyteller
2004 Tele-Zombie Wednesday Toogood
2005 October Moon Nancy
2006 Speedbag Grade School Teacher
2006 Revenge Live Mrs. Norris
2007 The Two Sisters Professor Renee Davis
2007 Head Case Julie
2007 Sigma Die! Mrs. Angleman
2008 Her Morbid Desires Brinke
2008 October Moon 2: November Son Nancy
2008 Bryan Loves You Nurse
2009 Blood Siblings Aunt Molly
2009 The Ritual Molly
2009 Demon Divas and the Lanes of Damnation Morgan/Morrigan
2009 Caesar and Otto's Summer Camp Massacre Sashi
2009 George's Intervention Judy
2009 It Came From Trafalgar Descenda Lou
2010 Post-Mortem Julie
2010 Psychosomatika Dr. Klopek
2010 Bloodstruck The Psychiatrist
2011 Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era Herself (documentary)
2011 Shy of Normal: Tales of New Life Experiences Vinnie Judith Rosenberg
2011 The Greatest Women of Horror and Sci Fi Herself Documentary
2011 Bleed 4 Me Lady Jasmine
2011 Bloody Mary 3D Elle's Mother Voice
2011 JustUs Sheryl Black Voice, Short
2012 The Summer Of Massacre Mrs. Williams
2012 No Strings 2: Playtime in Hell Midnites Sister
2012 Caesar and Otto's Deadly Christmas Sashi
2012 Jonah Lives Zora
2013 Axeman at Cutter's Creek Sheriff Charlene Wopuzer
2013 The Trouble with Barry Brinke
2013 Die Sister, Die! Amanda Price
2013 Head Cases: Serial Killers in the Delaware Valley Julie Quinn
2013 Lizzie Borden's Revenge Abby Borden
2014 Safe Inside (film) Betsy Kane
2014 Disciples Tatiana
2014 3 Scream Queens Ellen
2015 Terror Toons 3 Pandora Post-production
2015 Caesar and Otto's Paranormal Halloween Sashi Post-production
2015 Adam K Mrs. Kraul Post-production
2015 Night of Something Strange Teacher Post-production
2015 Ripped to Shreds House Mother Post-production
2017 Death House Head Staffer


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Collum, Jason Paul (2004). "The Girls of The Slumber Party Massacre". Assault of the Killer B's. McFarland. pp. 22–37. ISBN 9780786480418.
  2. ^ Priol, David (2005). "Brinke Stevens: Only the Beautiful Scream". David Priol Autograph Collecting. Retrieved March 12, 2008.
  3. ^ Shepard, Jewel (March 1992). "Brinke Stevens". Invasion of the B-Girls. Forestville, California: Eclipse Books. p. 136.
  4. ^ James, Gary. "Brinke Stevens Interview". Retrieved March 12, 2008.
  5. ^ Vasseur, Richard; Stevens, Brinke (March 11, 2012). "Brinke Stevens Interview". Jazma. Archived from the original on April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Bozung, Justin; Stevens, Brinke (April 28, 2012). "The Brinke Stevens Interview". The Gentleman's Blog to Midnight Cinema. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  7. ^ "Vampirella Revealed". Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  8. ^ "'Scream queen' Stevens highlights upcoming horror convention", Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh, March 1, 2017.
  9. ^ BC Books Interviews Author Jonathan Maberry Archived November 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Maberry, Jonathan. Bad Moon Rising. Pinnacle Press, 2005.
  11. ^ Horror Chronicles Features Debbie Rochon Archived February 21, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ MTV Artist Focus On Tom Savini
  13. ^ Horror Unlimited Ingrid Pitt Award – Debbie Rochon
  14. ^

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