Angelyne, the healthy bleached blonde non-celeb who has spent years on L.A. billboards promoting herself, gets her break: "Earth Girls Are Easy," now nearing completion from De Laurentiis Entertainment.
Starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis, it's a musical comedy about three men from a distant planet who come to Earth and land in the Valley.
Director Julien Temple ("Absolute Beginners") described Angelyne's role as "what we call a walk-on-part--a lean-in part. She plays a girl--she plays Angelyne, basically--trying to get to an unleaded pump in a gas station, and asks these aliens to pull forward. And they don't quite understand what she means."
Why Angelyne? "This is very much a film about L.A., the Valley in particular, as seen from an alien point of view, and I think she is one of the strange marvels of L.A.," Temple said. "I think she's kind of like the Patron Saint of a certain side of L.A., and I think she's the heir--if anyone is--to Jayne Mansfield. I don't think someone like Angelyne could exist anywhere else than here."