Is Sheryl Lee in this movie ?

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Is Sheryl Lee in this movie ?

Postby Mb3 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:49 pm

I'm not sure if this has been asked before in another thread. But today I watched Mulholland drive again and during the scene when Betty and Rita enter the theatre to watch the performance of Rebekah Del Rio I noticed a woman sitting on the right side that looked exactly like Sheryl Lee but she wasn't named in the credits or anything. So does anyone know if it was her or maybe just someone who looked similar to her ?
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Re: Is Sheryl Lee in this movie ?

Postby Jerry Horne » Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:46 am

Check out who's sitting next to 'Laura'. Looks like Ronette to me.
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Re: Is Sheryl Lee in this movie ?

Postby yvanehtnioj1214 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:36 am

http://dugpa.com/2002/04/09/mulholland-drive-mystery

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Re: Is Sheryl Lee in this movie ?

Postby Mb3 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:22 am

Thanks for the link. I've watched Mulholland Drive five or six times but last night it was the first time that I noticed this woman.
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Re: Is Sheryl Lee in this movie ?

Postby yvanehtnioj1214 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:52 pm

Mb3 wrote:Thanks for the link. I've watched Mulholland Drive five or six times but last night it was the first time that I noticed this woman.


Actually, before I noticed "Laura and Ronette" I thought I saw a guy who looked like James in the same scene.
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Re: Is Sheryl Lee in this movie ?

Postby John Neff » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:59 pm

I can tell you Sheryl Lee is not in this scene.
The resemblance is just that - a resemblance.
Besides, I've met Sheryl, and she does not look that old.
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Re: Is Sheryl Lee in this movie ?

Postby davidchili » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:55 pm

Another mystery solved.
Thank you very much, John.
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Re: Is Sheryl Lee in this movie ?

Postby Here Comes That Bob » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:13 am

Alright I've noticed that too when rewatching MD yesterday. I've looked up the MD cast on imdb and there is indeed Phoebe Augustine (Ronette Pulaski) listed with the uncredited role as Woman in Club Silencio.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166924/ful ... cl_sm#cast

Yet there is no Sheryl Lee even under uncredited roles, but I'm 100 % convinced that was her. I don't know why she was left out, or why would Lynch want to keep her appearance as secret, but character of Laura Palmer was there for a purpose to as one of many symbols that indicate Diane was sexually abused during her childhood.
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Re: Is Sheryl Lee in this movie ?

Postby David Locke » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:18 pm

Here Comes That Bob wrote:Alright I've noticed that too when rewatching MD yesterday. I've looked up the MD cast on imdb and there is indeed Phoebe Augustine (Ronette Pulaski) listed with the uncredited role as Woman in Club Silencio.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166924/ful ... cl_sm#cast

Yet there is no Sheryl Lee even under uncredited roles, but I'm 100 % convinced that was her. I don't know why she was left out, or why would Lynch want to keep her appearance as secret, but character of Laura Palmer was there for a purpose to as one of many symbols that indicate Diane was sexually abused during her childhood.

Pretty much anybody can edit IMDb, though. Especially seeing as it's uncredited, I'd be very skeptical. Now it's possible that Lynch got two extras who have a similar look to Laura and Ronette on purpose, but I don't think that it's actually Lee and Augustine.
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Re: Is Sheryl Lee in this movie ?

Postby Here Comes That Bob » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:59 pm

David Locke wrote:
Here Comes That Bob wrote:Alright I've noticed that too when rewatching MD yesterday. I've looked up the MD cast on imdb and there is indeed Phoebe Augustine (Ronette Pulaski) listed with the uncredited role as Woman in Club Silencio.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166924/ful ... cl_sm#cast

Yet there is no Sheryl Lee even under uncredited roles, but I'm 100 % convinced that was her. I don't know why she was left out, or why would Lynch want to keep her appearance as secret, but character of Laura Palmer was there for a purpose to as one of many symbols that indicate Diane was sexually abused during her childhood.

Pretty much anybody can edit IMDb, though. Especially seeing as it's uncredited, I'd be very skeptical. Now it's possible that Lynch got two extras who have a similar look to Laura and Ronette on purpose, but I don't think that it's actually Lee and Augustine.


It could be, altough I don't get why anyone would randomly edit some relatively unknown actress on the cast board. I believe it was Lynch's intention for those 2 to represent Laura and Ronnete even if they were some look alike extras like you say.
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Re: Is Sheryl Lee in this movie ?

Postby Jerry Horne » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:31 am

To me the question isn't is Sheryl and Phoebe in the film, but did Lynch find two actors who looks like them on purpose. The fact that we know they used that same location for the new series only adds to the :?:
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Re: Is Sheryl Lee in this movie ?

Postby bluefrank » Sat May 06, 2017 10:29 am

When I met Sheryl at the 2014 UK Twin Peaks fest - this was what I asked her about, NO LIE! I asked her if she was in the Silencio scene for MD. The funny thing is - even she seemed a bit confused and not sure herself! This is the truth (she really was a bit fazed by my question) I remember it like it was yesterday! I think she had been asked about it before - that's what I thought, at least. David either used them, or deliberately chose actors that looked like Laura/Ronette - or some sort of digital manipulation might've been used. :D
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Re: Is Sheryl Lee in this movie ?

Postby Jonah » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:44 am

(This is currently being discussed here: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=3613&p=125345#p125345. Repeating what I posted there:)

My take - both women bear more then a slight overall resemblance to Laura and Ronette so I could see Lynch having them in the scene for that purpose. But are they the actual actors? I don't think so. The blonde looks a little like Sheryl Lee in the face, but I don't think it's her. The brunette's facial features look nothing like Phoebe Augustine to me, and I definitely don't think it's her, but she's the one who should really be asked considering someone got it added to her IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0041935.
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Re: Is Sheryl Lee in this movie ?

Postby Jonah » Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:18 am

In the other thread, Jasper linked to this page, which I thought should go here too:



I'm still not convinced that's Sheryl Lee but have to admit the side by side photos on that page make the facial similarly stronger.

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Phoebe Augustine has completely different facial features than the brunette, though, imo.

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