Franklin Fan Site - a most excellent blog all about the talented
Franklin - The Excellent Adventure of the Last American,
French-Exchange Babe of the 80's
A website where you can buy Diane's Autobiography (and how can you
resist with a title like that??)
Birth year: February 11, 1963
Birthplace: Plainview, New York
Note: In the credits and press information for Excellent Adventure
Kimberley LaBelle is credited with playing Elizabeth and Diane Franklin is
credited as playing Joanna. The princesses are not addressed by name on
screen in the first movie. But in the second movie not only
did the actresses change but the names changed, with the red-head
being Joanna and the brunette being Elizabeth. This has led
to some confusion about which princess is which!
Biography from 1989 Excellent Adventure
Diane Franklin (Princess Joanna) (SIC - should be Elizabeth) began her film
career at age 19 as the star of "The Last American Virgin."
Other feature credits include "Amityville II," "TerrorVision"
and "Better Off Dead," while television audiences have seen her in
"Summer Girl," "Deadly Lessons" and the series
"Boone" and "Bay City Blues."
Probably best known for her role in Better Off Dead,
Diane Franklin made her impact on 80's films. Other credits since Excellent
Adventure include a role in How I Got Into College on the big screen
and television appearances in Providence and Family Law. She
also to appeared in the film Punchcard Player in 2006.
Diane has made occasional appearances at the
Show. In 2008, she appeared in the short film, The
Adventures of Lass and then in 2009 the follow-up short The Adventures of
Lass II: The Sweet Potato Rush. In 2010, she appeared in the short
film Toon Wolf and she continues to work in short films such as The
Adventures of Lass III: Going to America and Humanized.
more information about Diane, definitely check out her official website listed
For a list of Diane's acting credits,
please visit the Internet Movie Database