Lauren-Marie Taylor

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Lauren-Marie Taylor
Born (1961-11-01) November 1, 1961 (age 57)
Years active1980–2013

Lauren-Marie Taylor (born Lauren Schwartz[1] on November 1, 1961) is an American film and television actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Vickie in the 1981 horror movie Friday the 13th Part 2,[2][1][3] she is also known for starring in the soap opera Loving as Stacey Donovan Forbes Alden from 1983 to 1995. Her role was notable as she was an original cast member and the only one to stay with the show for its entire run.[4][5][6]

Taylor also had a comic turn as John Belushi's character's daughter in Neighbors (1981).[2][1] Prior to Loving, Lauren starred in Ryan's Hope as Eleanor Skofield from 1980 to 1981. After Loving, she hosted her own daily crafts series, Handmade by Design, for several years on the Lifetime channel,[7] she has also done numerous TV commercials and off-Broadway plays .[2]

She attended Wagner College, New York University and the Circle in the Square Theatre School.[2]

In 1983 she married to actor and singer John Didrichsen,[2] whom she met when they were both filming Girls Nite Out, they have three children, Katherine, Wesley, and Olivia.


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1980-81 Ryan's Hope Eleanor Skofield Guest role (3 episodes)
1981 Friday the 13th Part 2 Vickie
1981 Neighbors Elaine Keese
1982 Girls Nite Out Sheila Robinson
1983–1995 Loving Stacey Donovan TV series
1985 The Cracker Brothers Cracker Girl TV film
1987 Pound Puppies Various (voice) Guest role (5 episodes)

Other work[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Handmade by Design Host TV series
2006 My First Time Self "Soap Opera Starts"
2009 His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th Self TV documentary
2013 Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th Self / Vickie Video documentary


  1. ^ a b c Croke, Karen (13 October 1993). "Running through her lines". New York Daily News. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e Peterson, Bettelou. "SOAP STAR GOT START IN TV ADS" (23 March 1986). Wichita Eagle. Knight-Ridder News Service. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  3. ^ Gross, Linda (4 May 1981). "A grim 'Friday the 13th Part II'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  4. ^ Reichardt, Nancy M. (11 July 1993). "Actor Taylor is last original cast member on "Loving'". The Tampa Tribune. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  5. ^ Novakovich, Lilana (23 June 1995). "McCay wants character to get into some trouble". Waterloo Region Record. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  6. ^ Perigard, Mark A. (27 August 1995). "Plot twists and star turns Soap operas are fighting low ratings the old-fashioned way -- by killing off cast members, bringing people back from the dead and stirring up new daytime drama". Boston Herald. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  7. ^ Froelich, Janis D. (24 January 1998). "How-to TV - More viewers are turning to the tube for tips on home improvements, crafts and gardening". Tampa Tribune. Retrieved 25 February 2018.

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