Her name sounds familiar, right? You may not remember her as an actress despite her 43 credits on IMDb, but she became quite famous as a singer-songwriter when she performed her own composition, “We’ll Sing In The Sunshine,” which become first a smash hit, and then a standard at folk festivals and an enduring entry in the Great American Songbook. (A pretty good achievement for a Kiwi who relocated to Canada. As my Canadian friends inevitably remind me, “We’re Americans too, eh? Just not from your part of America.”)

Talented woman. In her spare time, Garnett also wrote some books and essays.

You may not remember:

Although Garnett was the composer of “We’ll Sing in the Sunshine,” her version of the song was actually a cover. Hoyt Axton recorded it first. It’s very appropriate that her version is the one we remember. (And she nailed it! I’m not crazy about Hoyt’s version.)

Gale was about 38 when she performed the silly scene below.

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There is a lot of pressure on all kings to produce offspring worthy of rule, but it’s even worse for the Kickboxing King. I mean what if his sons just want to be physicists and florists and aren’t at all interested in kicking other people in the face? I guess His Majesty would just have to follow the path of the Roman emperors, by adopting heirs.

Presumably ones with quick and powerful feet.

Johnny Moronic’s clips from this film can be found here.

Anne Gaybis fits into the Twin Peaks series because she was a topless dancer in the feature-length film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.

That role was a fair representation of her entire career. She had three specialties: singing, dancing and getting naked. In the latter category, she was even willing to do the kind of nudity required in soft-X movies (where they showed open leg shots and flaccid penises, but no erections or penetration), as demonstrated below in Deep Jaws.

That skill set meant that she truly had a narrow niche in show biz: musical erotica. As ridiculous as that sounds, she actually managed to make a living by answering the casting call whenever a director needed somebody who could sing and dance while looking good naked. That drew her into some low-budget movies of the type you might see in drive-in triple features, but she occasionally got a chance to strut her stuff for major directors like David Lynch (Fire Walk), Colin Higgins (Best Little Whorehouse) and Paul Verhoeven (Showgirls).

Wham Bam Thank You Spaceman (1975)

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Deep Jaws (1976)

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The Amorous Adventures of Don Quijote and Sancho Panza (1976)

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Fairy Tales (1978)

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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)

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The Lost Empire (1985)

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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)

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Showgirls (1995)

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Also in this series:

Part 1 covers Madchen Amick;

Part 2 covers Sherilyn Fenn

Part 3 covers Sheryl Lee

Part 4 covers Lara Flynn Boyle

Part 5 covers Joan Chen

Part 6 covers Heather Graham

Part 8 covers Moira Kelly

Incidentally, when I post these collections to the Fun House, there are film clips for all of the entries.