Amanda Donohoe Biography
Amanda Donohoe was able to catch worldwide attention when she starred opposite Oliver Reed in Nicolas Roegs Castaway in 1986, where she appeared naked all throughout the movie. This was followed by the equally controversial films, The Lair of the White Worm, and The Rainbow, both directed by Ken Russell. Oftentimes Amanda Donohoe played the role of a temptress, thus she made a completely opposite character when she did the film Paper Mask in 1990, for she became rather tame and sympathetic. She then went back to being a femme fatale in 1993, when she did the made-for-cable movie The Substitute.
She became a regular face on television as Amanda Donohoe became Atty. C.J. Lamb in the hit TV series, LA Law. It was in the law drama where the first lesbian kiss on American television, when she kissed Michelle Greene who played the role of Abbie Perkins. Amanda Donohoe is as well active in theater productions. She took over Jerry Halls role as Mrs. Robinson on the London stage in 2001, and four years later, she led the title role of Hedda Gabler a the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. Amanda Donohoe is noted for her guest appearance in Ally McBeal, and mainstay character in Murder City and Bad Girls.
Amanda Donohoe is ranked number 38 in the list of the 50 Greatest British actresses according to UKs Channel 4.
Amanda Donohoe also led an adventurous personal life. She is a self-confessed bisexual. She used to date Adam Ant during the 1980s and once punched a fan who threatened the said band front man with a knife. She also lived with director Nick Broomfield. Their relationship lasted for three years. She also admitted experimenting with drugs during her younger years. In an interview with Diva magazine, Amanda Donohoe expressed her feelings about her sexuality: My first sexual experiences with women. If a woman comes to my life and satisfies me emotionally, intellectually and sexually, Im not going to draw the line just because she is a woman.
Amanda Donohoe is as well a feminist and an atheist.