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Twin Peaks: There's No Killing Laura Palmer

The unstoppable ‘Twin Peaks’ ingenues

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In the seven years since the surrealist soap Twin Peaks got Bobbed, its four costarlets have made more than 60 films. Lara Flynn Boyle, now a D.A. on the ABC series The Practice, has the highest profile, but everybody’s keepin’ on. Here’s a career update.

Who
Lara Flynn Boyle, Peaks‘ cutesy confidante Donna Hayward

Post-Peaks Peak
1992: Drove Nic Cage to distraction in the Big Sky noir Red Rock West

Current Trajectory
Arcing toward art-house cred. Played herself in Cannes Man. Recently on tape in Cafe Society.

Who
Madchen Amick, Peaks‘ dishy diner waitress Shelly Johnson

Post-Peaks Peak
1995: Went mainstream as a gossip columnist in 17 episodes of Aaron Spelling’s Central Park West

Current Trajectory
A cyberscientist in the new-to-tape Bombshell, she seems headed for ground zero.

Who
Sheryl Lee, Peaks‘ comely corpse Laura Palmer

Post-Peaks Peak
1993: Sparkled as Ur-Beatles babe Astrid Kirchherr in Backbeat

Current Trajectory
Staying the cerebrally sexy course. A tantric novice in 1997’s Bliss; next in John Carpenter’s Vampires.

Who
Sherilyn Fenn, Peaks‘ fille fatale Audrey Horne

Post-Peaks Peak
1992: Brought nuance to the role of a tragic tease in Of Mice and Men

Current Trajectory
Turning from art kink like Boxing Helena to respectable TV movies like Liz. Lonely of late in Lovelife.