Birth year: February 11, 1963
Birthplace: Plainview, New York
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2

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, but these credits are reversed . . . LaBelle played Joanna and Franklin played Elizabeth.


Diane Franklin Fan Site - a most excellent blog all about the talented actress!

Biography from 1989 Excellent Adventure Press Kit

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."

Updated Biography

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 Hollywood Collectors Show.  In 2009, she will appear in the short film, The Adventures of Lass.  For more information about Diane, definitely check out her official website listed above!

Last updated: 2/17/09

For a list of Diane's acting credits,
please visit the Internet Movie Database

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