Marilyn Vance

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Marilyn Vance (* 20th century ) is an American costume designer and filmmaker who was nominated for an Oscar .


Vance started her career in the 1980s with the television series The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo , a comedy series. During her time in television, she began creating costumes for films such as the teenage films I Believe, I'm Standing in the Forest (1982), The Breakfast Club (1985), Ferris Makes Blue (1986), the crime film The Untouchables - Die Unbrechlichen (1987) and the romantic comedy Pretty Woman (1990) and was able to make a name for itself in this respect.

1988 she was nominated for an Oscar in the category "Best Costume Design" for the criminal drama film The Untouchables - The Untouchables ( The Untouchables ) with Kevin Costner and Sean Connery in the lead roles. However, the Oscar went to James Acheson and the epic film The Last Emperor ( The Last Emperor ). Vance was also nominated for a BAFTA Award with the film , as well as in 1990 with Pretty Woman . For her work in the science fiction adventure Rocketeer , Vance won a Saturn Award in 1992 , and in 2000 she was nominated for her costumes in the comic book version Mystery Men .

Vance not only made a name for herself as a costume designer, she also produced films. Her first production was Pentagram - The Power of Evil (1990), which was followed by Judgment Night (1993), Getaway (1994) and Timecop (1994).

Vance, nee Marilyn Kaye , was married to Kenny Vance , a founding member of Jay & the Americans singing group . The couple has sons Ladd Vance, now a film producer, and Gregg Vance, now an actor, producer and writer. Vance, who works as a costume designer in Hollywood, was called Marilyn Straker, Marilyn Vance-Straker, Marilyn Kay Vance and Marilyn Vance.

Filmography (selection)

as a costume designer
as a producer

Awards (selection)

Web links


  1. Marilyn Vance on dressing the Brat Pack at (English). Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  2. Happy Birthday, Pretty Woman at (English). Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  3. ^ Kenny Vance at Retrieved February 7, 2015.