Lee Benton

Actress | Writer | Director
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KNOWN FOR 
The Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer (1986) | Scarface (1983) | Victory Road (2014)
AKA 
Rosa Lee Benton
HEIGHT 
5' 5" (1.65m)
AGE RANGE *
Performs ages 40-50
GUILDS *
SAG-AFTRA
ETHNICITY *
Caucasian
HAIR *
Blond(e) (Long)
EYES *
Blue
WEIGHT *
125 lbs
PHYSIQUE *
Slim
VOICE TYPE *
Soprano
ATHLETICS *
Volleyball | Yoga | Softball | Water Skiing | Boxing | Bowling | Snow Skiing | Ice Skating | Baseball | Fencing | Equestrian | Swimming | Tennis | Martial Arts | Weight Lifting | Hand Guns,Shot Guns & Rifles | Golf  Less
ACCENTS *
British | Southern | Spanish
INSTRUMENTS *
Piano
DANCE *
Line | Tango | Hula | Salsa | Disco | Ballroom  Less
WORK HISTORY *
Internet | Voice Over | Film | Music Video | Radio | Theater | Commercial | Industrial | Television  Less
JOB TYPES *
Acting | Producing
CITIZENSHIP *
United States (with valid passport) (Authorized to work in United States)
UNPAID WORK *
Not willing to work unpaid
VANITY URL *
http://www.imdb.me/leebenton
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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Past Film & Video (14 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (14 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Victory RoadVictory Road (TV Series) Writer (creator) ( 1 episode, 2014 ) , Producer ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014 1
    • Episode #1.8 (Nov 2014) Producer, Writer (creator)  Less
  • Primary photo for Victory Road With Lee BentonVictory Road With Lee Benton (TV Series) Director, Herself, Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2014– 
  • Primary photo for Scare TacticsScare Tactics (TV Series) Actress ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for The Bold and the BeautifulThe Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series) Tina ( 2 episodes, 2001–2002 )  Less 2001–2002 2
  • Primary photo for Even StevensEven Stevens (TV Series) Dottie Woods ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanLois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series) Lilah Monroe ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996 1
    • Ghosts (Nov 24, 1996) Lilah Monroe  Less
  • Primary photo for RenegadeRenegade (TV Series) Dianne - Guest with Raines ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for Silk StalkingsSilk Stalkings (TV Series) Francine Rose / Terry Kelsey ( 2 episodes, 1992–1993 )  Less 1992–1993 2
  • Primary photo for Mike Hammer: Murder Takes AllMike Hammer: Murder Takes All (TV Movie) Jennie  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Mike HammerMike Hammer (TV Series) Jenny ( 24 episodes, 1984–1987 )  Less 1984–1987 24
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  • Primary photo for The Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike HammerThe Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer (TV Movie) Jenny  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Scrooge's Rock 'N' Roll ChristmasScrooge's Rock 'N' Roll Christmas (TV Movie) The Girl  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Fantasy IslandFantasy Island (TV Series) Angelique ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for HotelHotel (TV Series) Melissa Sands ( 1 episode, 1983 )  Less 1983 1
    • Christmas (Dec 21, 1983) Melissa Sands  Less
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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FilmCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • MY DADDY'S in HEAVEN * – Supporting Nasser Ent./Waymon Boone
  • NOCTURNAL ANIMALS * – Supporting Fade to Black Prod./Tom Ford
  • JET SET * – Starring B. Invest Productions/Louis Mandylor
  • DEWITT & MARIA * – Starring Mueller Productions/Dennis Devine
  • LEGION...the FINAL EXORCISM * – Starring David Heavener Prod/David Heavener
  • PEACE OF HEART * – Starring Hollywood Dreams Productions
  • SEAMLESS * – Supporting Shower Productions
  • SECOND CHANCES * – Supporting Moore/Rivers Productions
  • IN SEARCH OF A WOMAN * – Supporting Fortune Ent./Yacov Bentsvi
  • JADED * – Starring Graver Productions
  • BLOOD GAMES * – Starring Fortune Entertainment
  • DOWN THE DRAIN * – Supporting Ron Hadar Productions
  • BEVERLY HILLS BRATS * – Supporting Moore/Rivers Productions
  • THE ASYLUM * – Starring YBS Productions
  • BLOWGUN * – Starring Cinema 8 Productions
  • AGNES * – Supporting Hollywood Cinema Productions
  • SCARFACE * – Supporting Universal Studios/Brian De Palma
TelevisionCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • VICTORY ROAD with Lee Benton * – Host & Producer Victory Road Productions
  • THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS * – Guest Star Bell-Phillip TV Productions
  • THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL * – Recurring Bell-Phillip TV Productions
  • SCARE TACTICS * – Guest Star WMTI Productions
  • EVEN STEVENS * – Guest Star Disney Studios
  • SHOWSTOPPER * – Talk Show Host Showstopper Productions
  • LOIS & CLARK - THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN * – Guest Star Lorimar Television
  • RENEGADE * – Guest Star Stu Segall Productions
  • SILK STALKINGS * – Guest Star Stu Segall Productions
  • GOOD MORNING MARIO * – Starring - SERIES REGULAR Winning Productions
  • DESIRES * – Starring Eagle Productions
  • MICKEY SPILLANE'S MIKE HAMMER * – Starring - SERIES REGULAR Jay Bernstein Productions
  • THE RETURN OF MIKE H.- (M.O.W.) * – Starring Jay Bernstein Productions
  • THE NEW MIKE HAMMER * – Starring - SERIES REGULAR Jay Bernstein Productions
  • GENERAL HOSPITAL * – Guest Star NBC Studios
  • HONEY BOY - (M.O.W.) * – Guest Star NBC Studios

Education (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

SPECIAL TRAININGYEARCITY/STATE
  • Harvey Lembeck Comedy Workshop, Alan Landers, Rick Walters, Steve Nave's Actors Workshop, & The Casting Network * – ACTING - Drama & Comedy, Helaine Lembeck, & many various instructors 1999 Los Angeles, CA
  • Murray Harrison * – SINGING, Murray Harrison 1979 Tampa, FLA
  • Karl DiMarco School of Theater * – DANCING - Ballet, Tap & Jazz, Karl & Sandy DiMarco 1976 Tampa, FLA

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

LEE BENTON'S BIOGRAPHY
  • * Lee just loved playing the comedic character named, Madge, in her latest film called, "MY DADDY'S in HEAVEN". She said this was one of her very favorite films because it was faith-based with a superb cast & crew plus the most incredible Director, Waymon Boone & the Producers were a blessing. This is based on a true story & Lee feels this will be a big hit the moment it's released.

    Lee recently worked on TOM FORD'S, "NOCTURNAL ANIMALS", release date is Dec. 9, 2016. She played the role of Linda Addison, serving as a board member of a famous art gallery in Beverly Hills (Gallery owner played by Amy Adams.) This is a true story based on a novel. Action-thriller with a star-studded cast such as Jake Gylllehaall, Armie Hammer & more. Lee enjoyed working with these actors & was impressed with Tom Ford, an Oscar Nominated Director who knows what he wants & gets itl

    In the film, "JET SET", she played the comedic role of a Cooking Show TV Host. She pulled out all of her comedy training with this over-the-top, obnoxious character named Mary. This film is about a super model & very wealthy man that start their sparks on this wild & wacky cooking show...who end up traveling around the world together with a twist of exciting adventure along the way. The Director, LOUIS MANDYLOR,, told Lee in between takes that he was actually snickering at her performance. Lee says, "now that's a great thing, when the director laughs & thinks you're funny"!!!

    In “DEWITT & MARIA”, a romantic comedy film, WHICH WON AWARDS at FILM FESTIVAL, Lee starred as Jean, the mother of Dewitt, who ends up falling in love herself with Tony (played by David Novak) as she tries to connect her son with Maria. Maria’s dad proposes to Jean after a long ordeal of events. A double love story takes place. This is a great family film & great fun.

    “CONFESSIONS OF AN EXORCIST” aka "LEGION...the FINAL EXORCISM", is another film starring Lee. She played the role of a preacher’s wife in this exciting drama. This is showing Lee in something quite different than anything she has played. Lee is use to playing the glamorous roles and this role will show her diversity. Lee says, “I wanted to ugly up and play this role. I want to prove that I can play roles other than glamour” Lee successfully did it. The reviews are great.

    She was working on, “THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL” soap opera, as “Tina” for a while. She had a recurring role as a powerful, wealthy woman.

    As “Jenny”, the good natured and worldly wise bartender on CBS-TV series “MICKEY SPILLANE’S MIKE HAMMER”, Lee Benton had the honor of working in her first series-regular role for many years with seasoned veteran, Stacy Keach.

    Having enjoyed an extremely successful career as a top fashion model, Lee had always dreamed of becoming an actress. “Although I was one of the top fashion models in my home state of Florida – the thought of actually making it to Hollywood seemed like an impossible dream”, reflects Lee, “and now I am a working actress who’s actually starring in many TV shows & films! It really is a dream come true”!!!

    Blessed with dazzling good looks, (you can actually hear the sound of heads snapping when Lee enters the room), natural talent, a keen sense of humor and a hearty, infectious laugh, Lee Benton was a sure fire candidate for super stardom.

    Lee Benton was born & raised in Tampa, Florida and grew up with loving parents and one older sister. Lee and her sister sang gospel songs in various churches & events performing as a duet, known as the “Benton Sisters”.

    When she was a teenager she started attending modeling school on Tuesday nights “just for the heck of it”. But her Tuesday night boredom booster turned into a very successful ten year modeling career. She then became the media darling of Florida, with her gorgeous face and figure seen in magazines, newspapers, & TV commercials. Word of mouth soon spread and Lee was brought to the attention of film & television casting agents and producers on location in Florida. (She also studied ballet, tap & jazz during this time and danced with a dance troop for a while.)

    “That’s when I decided that modeling no longer presented a challenge and I had always secretly longed to be an actress”. Encouraged by a producer to send her picture off to a Hollywood agent, Carol Brewster, Lee who is always unassuming, resisted at first. But after sending off her pictures she got an immediate response from Carol asking her to fly out to Hollywood for a meeting.

    “The letter arrived on my birthday, and believe me – it was the best present that I have ever had. It was worth a trip to Hollywood to see if the interest was legitimate”. The interest was legitimate alright, and Lee was immediately signed to the agency and an interview with a casting director was set up for the following morning. “I felt like Cinderella”, laughs Lee, “I kept thinking that at the stroke of midnight, I’d wake up back up in Tampa, Florida.” The real proof that this was not a fairy tale was Lee’s casting as “Jenny” in the “MICKEY SPILLANE’S MIKE HAMMER” TV series.

    But this was no children’s story and Lee immediately got plenty of work with guest starring roles on “Fantasy Island, “General Hospital”, “The Tonight Show”, “Hotel”, and even landed a role on the incredible hit movie, “Scarface”. She has not stopped working in TV or films since.

    She moved on to the BIG SCREEN – starring in various feature
    films and of course, still doing a lot of television with more offers coming her way.

    Lee has a production company, “VICTORY ROAD PRODUCTIONS” and also owned a very successful Pet Care Agency, “L.A. – N. Y. CRITTER SITTERS”, which catered to the stars and their pets. Acting & Animals are two of Lee’s greatest passions.

    She attributes all of her success to the Lord God. “I just pray and read my Bible daily and ask for His will to be done and for His direction – then I follow His lead”.

    Lee makes her home in Orange County, Ca. (better known as the “O.C.”), and maintains her stunning 5’6” figure with daily workouts consisting of pumping iron, yoga, & hiking with her dogs.

    She has two beautiful Siberian huskies and a Papillion mix. They are all spoiled beyond imagination. “My dogs get more attention than I do”, laughs Lee, “every time we go hiking or anywhere together, people are constantly wanting to love on them”.

    This busy girl also spends a lot of her time making appearances and giving lectures at various charity events & foundations to help raise money for people in need. She is also a bold activist for pets and avid animal lover, rescuing many lost and abandoned pets.

    Talent, beauty and determination. This is what stars are made of – and Lee Benton certainly has it all !!!!

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LEE BENTON'S WEBSITE with video clips & updates
  • * Go to: leebenton.nowcasting.com
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