Talalay made her producing debut on John Waters' "Hairspray" (1988) and performed the same chores on "Cry-Baby" and the teen comedy "Book of Love" (both 1990). She made her directorial debut on "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare" (1991) for which she also provided the story.
Talalay received a first chance for mainstream success with "Tank Girl" (1995), based on the English comic book of the same name. Talalay was given $25 million to bring her post-apocalyptic world to the screen. The result was an uneven attempt to make a futuristic cult film, a la "A Clockwork Orange" or "A Boy and His Dog". While there were some interesting moments (a dance sequence inspired by Busby Berkeley) the fil... Continue Bio >>
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