Louise Robey

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Louise Robey
Robey74.jpg
BornLouise Ann Robey
(1960-03-14) 14 March 1960 (age 53)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Other namesLady Burford
Louise Burford
Louise, Countess of Burford
Robey
OccupationSinger-songwriter
Actress
Model
Years active1979-present
Website
http://www.louiserobey.com
 
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Louise Robey
Robey74.jpg
BornLouise Ann Robey
(1960-03-14) 14 March 1960 (age 53)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Other namesLady Burford
Louise Burford
Louise, Countess of Burford
Robey
OccupationSinger-songwriter
Actress
Model
Years active1979-present
Website
http://www.louiserobey.com

Louise Ann Robey, during her first marriage styled Countess of Burford (born 14 March 1960), is a Canadian singer-songwriter, model, and actress. During much of her career, her stage name was simply credited as Robey.

Early life and career[edit]

According to Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, Louise was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of Malcolm Robey (born 1933), a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and his wife Dallas (born 1935), who was also an actress.[1]

Robey was educated throughout Europe and attended the Royal Ballet School.[2] Discovered by French photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue while sunbathing in the French Riviera, Robey began modeling and appeared in Vogue. After moving to the United States in the early 1980s, she fronted the group Louise and the Creeps. Though the group soon broke up, in 1984, Robey landed a record deal.[3] She recorded a self-titled album, which yielded a hit, a cover of "One Night in Bangkok," one of Benny Andersson's, Björn Ulvaeus's, and Tim Rice's songs from the musical Chess.[4] The single peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.[5]

Robey had small roles in The Money Pit and Raw Deal before landing the role for which she may be best known, that of Michelle "Micki" Foster, niece of antiques dealer Lewis Vendredi, on the 1987-1990 syndicated horror series Friday the 13th: The Series, which Frank Mancuso Jr. produced. The show, filmed in Canada, ran for three seasons. Robey's character, Micki Foster, was a young woman who had inherited an antique shop from Lewis Vendredi (R. G. Armstrong), her estranged uncle. When the antiques in the shop proved to have been cursed by the devil, it came to be up to Micki, Ryan Dallion (John D. LeMay), her cousin by marriage, and family friend Jack Marshak (Chris Wiggins) to hunt down and recover these antiques before they could kill, or cause the damnations of the souls of, anyone else.[6] Robey also had a starring role in the film Play Nice.[7]

In a post on her now-defunct website dated 17 August 2008, Robey announced that she would be appearing on the DVD release of the first season of Friday the 13th: The Series, and that she also continued to work on music and photography projects.[8]

In December 2013, Robey released a new single,"Take It To The Top", a collaboration with recording artist Lovari. The single debuted at #87 on the iTunes U.S. Dance Chart.

Personal life[edit]

Robey married Charles Beauclerk, Earl of Burford, on 29 December 1994.[9] They divorced in 2001 and share custody of their son James.

Robey subsequently moved to The Dordogne, France, with her fiance, photographer Stan Shaffer. Robey and Shaffer married in France on 22 March 2008.[8] Shaffer died in France on 10 June 2010.

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1986The Money PitFemale VocalistCredited as Robey
1986Raw DealLamanski's Girl
1987–1990Friday the 13th: The SeriesMicki Foster70 episodes
Credited as Robey
1992Play NiceJill Crane/RapunzelCredited as Robey

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burke's Peerage and Baronetage
  2. ^ Northernstars.ca
  3. ^ "Louise Robey bio". louiserobey.com. Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Murray Head's version of "One Night in Bangkok" was released at the same approximate time. Head and Robey were not, as of late October of 2012, known to have met face to face, much less collaborated.
  5. ^ "Artist Chart History - Robey". allmusic.com. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Friday the 13th: The Series at the Internet Movie Database
  7. ^ Play Nice at the Internet Movie Database
  8. ^ a b "Louise Robey Resurfaces". louiserobey.com. 7 August 2008. Archived from the original on 20 April 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "The Rock Chick and The Earl". The Daily Mirror. 24 August 2001. 

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