P.J. Soles (born July 17, 1950) is an American film and television actress.
Soles was born Pamela Jayne Hardon in Frankfurt, Germany to an American mother from New Jersey and a Dutch father. At the time, her father was working for an international insurance company, and the family moved all over the world. Soles lived in Casablanca, Morocco, and Maracaibo, Venezuela, where she learned to speak fluent Spanish, and then Brussels, Belgium, where she went to high school at the International School of Brussels. When she was at Briarcliff College, she wanted to become the first woman ambassador to the Soviet Union. This career goal changed when she visited the Actors Studio in New York City.
Soles moved to Manhattan and began acting in commercials and modeling for fashion magazines. She was among the hundreds of actors auditioning for Brian De Palma and George Lucas in their joint casting session for Carrie (1976) and Star Wars (1977). After Carrie, she went to Georgia to film Our Winning...
Carrie is a 1976 American horror film directed by Brian De Palma based on the novel by Stephen King, with a screenplay written by Lawrence D. Cohen. The film, and its novel, deals with a socially discriminated teenage girl, Carrie White, who after being subjected to both physical and mental harassment by peers, her mother and teachers, discovers she harbors telekinetic powers. The film stars Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Betty Buckley, Amy Irving, and John Travolta in one of his earliest film roles.
Carrie is regarded as a watershed in the horror genre and is seen as one of Stephen King’s greatest feature film adaptations. The film was also a major success for United Artists, and went on to gross over $33 million at the US box office, upon its $1,000,000 budget, and was welcomed by immense critical acclaim. The film spawned a sequel The Rage: Carrie 2, and a made for television remake, released in 2002, neither of which De Palma participated in.
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