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FactShe graduated from Atascadero High School in Atascadero, California.

Rena Riffel is an American actress, model, and director. She is best known for her roles in the films Showgirls, Striptease, and Mulholland Drive.

Rena was born on March 1, 1963 in San Diego, California, USA. Her parents are Robert and Barbara Riffel. She has two sisters, Robin and Kelly. Rena was raised in a Catholic household and attended Catholic schools. She graduated from high school in 1981.

Rena began her career as a model, appearing in magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse. She made her film debut in the 1985 film Stitches. She has since appeared in over 50 films and television shows. Some of her most notable roles include Nomi Malone in Showgirls, Vickie in Striptease, and Diane Selwyn in Mulholland Drive.

In addition to acting, Rena has also directed two short films, The Sperm Donor and The Third Date. She has also written and produced the film My Trip to the Dark Side.

Rena has been married three times. Her first husband was actor Dean Cameron, with whom she has a son, Dylan. Her second husband was actor Thomas Jane, with whom she has a daughter, Harlow. She is currently married to actor Michael Massee.

Rena has had several high-profile relationships, including with actor Val Kilmer and director David Lynch.

Rena is 5’7″ tall and has blonde hair and blue eyes.

General Info

Full NameRena Riffel
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film Score Composer, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Dancer, Model, Film Editor, Singer


SiblingsTodd Riffel


MoviesShowgirls, Striptease, Candyman 3: Day of the Dead, Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire, Mulholland Drive, Wild Roomies, Dark Reel, Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven, Art Deco Detective, French Movie, Citizens of Perpetual Indulgence

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1She graduated from Atascadero High School in Atascadero, California.




Citizens2018post-productionSupermodel's Assistant
Noirland2016completedElektra Wishnow
Above the High Roadfilming
The Next CassavetesfilmingKylie
Spreading Darkness2017Daniella Menzie / Elle
French Movie2016Kiki Montparnasse
My Wife Is at Home2015Wife
Astrid's Self Portrait2015Astrid von Star
The Sound of Spying2014Marilyn Monroe, Control Vera
Exit to Hell2013Penny
Absolutely Modern2013Regina the Muse
Summoned2013TV MovieHead Nurse
The Trouble with Barry2013Pussy Johnson
Emmanuelle Through Time: Emmanuelle's Skin City2012TV MovieMedical Marijuana Emmanuelle
Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven2011Penny Slot / Helga
Trasharella Ultra Vixen2011
Heaven's Muse2010Short
The Gertrude Stein Mystery or Some Like It Art2010Agent Agnes Goddard
Trasharella2009Trasharella / Helena Beestrom
Caligula's Spawn2009VideoDruscilla
The Making of Gnome Killer 22009Video shortDetective LaRue / Gnome Queen
No Escape2008VideoBrandt
Dark Reel2008Detective LaRue
One, Two, Many2008Tiffany
Dante's Cove2005TV SeriesTina
Wild Roomies2004/IFemale Caller
Bound Cargo2003VideoWidow
National Lampoon's Gold Diggers2003Fantasy Girl (uncredited)
Unstable Minds2002Pamela
Spyder Games2001TV SeriesLydia
Mulholland Dr.2001Laney
Strip Mall2000TV SeriesPussy Magnifico
Between Christmas and New Year's2000Blue
Shark in a Bottle2000The Receptionist
Dark Confessions2000Erica
The Pretender2000TV SeriesMona Jeffries
Singapore Sling1999VideoMichelle Drake
Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire1999Party Girl #2
Candyman: Day of the Dead1999VideoLina
The Pornographer1999Tiffany
MP Da Last Don1998VideoDancer
Breast Men1997TV MovieSwimming Pool Girl
Clueless1997TV SeriesMasseuse #2
Married with Children1997TV SeriesStripper #1
Minor Adjustments1996TV SeriesLeslie
Showgirls1995Penny / Hope
Land's End1995TV SeriesTaffi Bishop
Undercover Heat1995VideoRain
Art Deco Detective1994Julie / Meg Hudson
Models Inc.1994TV SeriesFashion Model
Gunmen1993Loomis' Bride
Sinatra1992TV Mini-SeriesMay Britt (uncredited)
Freshman Dorm1992TV SeriesLisa
Satan's Princess1989Erica Dunn
Guns of Paradise1988TV SeriesTeenage Prostitute


Noirland2016associate producer completed
Astrid's Self Portrait2015producer
Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven2011producer
Trasharella Ultra Vixen2011producer
The Gertrude Stein Mystery or Some Like It Art2010associate producer
The Making of Gnome Killer 22009Video short associate producer
Between Christmas and New Year's2000associate producer


My Wife Is at Home2015
Astrid's Self Portrait2015
Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven2011written by
Trasharella Ultra Vixen2011
Trasharella2009screenplay / story


My Wife Is at Home2015
Astrid's Self Portrait2015
Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven2011
Trasharella Ultra Vixen2011


Wild Roomies2004/I
Back in the U.S.S.R.1992


My Wife Is at Home2015
Astrid's Self Portrait2015
Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven2011


Forbes 20 Billionaire Heiresses: Young, Fabulous and Incredibly Rich2007TV Movie performer: "Livin' In The Fast Lane"- Theme Song
Wild Roomies2004/Iperformer: "Geisha Girl"
Showgirls1995performer: "Deep Kiss" / writer: "Deep Kiss"


My Wife Is at Home2015
Astrid's Self Portrait2015

Costume Designer

Life Is Like a Short Train Ride2009Video short


I Am Divine2013Documentary special thanks
Vito2011Documentary special thanks


Brides of Beverly Hills2011TV SeriesHerself
Starz Inside: Sex and the Cinema2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew2008TV SeriesHerself
Welcome to the Real Hollywood2003Documentary shortRena
The X Show2000TV SeriesHerself
The Making of 'Showgirls'1995TV Short documentaryPenny / Hope

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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