Saturday, October 13, 2012
Saturday Scream Queen: Tracy Scoggins
Born and raised in Texas, Tracy Scoggins narrowly missed qualifying for the 1980 U.S. Olympic Diving Team. However, she found success as a model and by the mid-1980s had transitioned completely to acting. She was busy guest-starring on numerous television action shows and was a regular on night-time soap operas "Dynasty" and "The Colbys" (from 1985 to 1989), as well as "Hawaiian Heat" and "The Renegade" (both in 1984).
As the 1990s dawned, Scoggins career emphasis shifted to movies, with a focus on thrillers and horror films. and starring in over 20 movies during the decade. Among these were the classic Charles Band production "Demonic Toys" (1992), "Watchers II" (1990) and "Dead On" (1993).
During the second half of the decade, Scoggins was at her busiest, as she returned to series television, big time, while continuing to make films. She had recurring or starring roles in "Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years" (1995 - 1996), "Highlander: The Series" (1996 - 1997), and both the "Babylon 5" series, the "Babylon 5" made-for-TV movies, and the spin-off series "Crusades" (1998 - 1999).
Her career began to cool during the 2000s, but she has continued to appear in films and television series, with horror genre appearances including "Asylum of the Damned" (2003), "Saurian", "Mr. Hell", and "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (all in 2006), and the irregularly released homoerotic-themed "Dante's Cove" (starting in 2007 and continuing at least through 2011).