Untitled Document
Ex Wife & Author: Marina Anderson to discuss David Carradine, The Eye Of My Tornado
Wednesday - July 1, 2015 2:25 am
Ex Wife & Author: Marina Anderson to discuss David Carradine, The Eye Of My Tornado

This Marina Anderson is not the same person as the erotic book genre author. This Marina Anderson is a dual citizen (American-Canadian), multi-hyphenate. A noted actress, voice-over artist, writer-journalist (including children's books), TV host, producer, designer makeup artist, acting teacher and coach, personal manager and career consultant. For over 35 years, Marina has made a successful life for herself venturing in practically every facet of the entertainment industry in front of and behind the camera. 

Marina Anderson is an established actress, published author ("David Carradine: The Eye Of My Tornado"), publicist, personal manager (The Media Hound PR) and freelance writer specializing in entertainment. She was wife and personal manager to David Carradine, and responsible for resurrecting his career, which culminated in the Tarantino film, Kill Bill. Her diverse roles include starring and supporting roles in television shows, features films, webisodes and national commercials such as "The Mentalist," "Dexter," "Law & Order LA," "Seinfeld" and more. Learn more at www.MarinaAnderson.net or www.IMDB.com. Marina's passion is helping animals and she is an advocate for domestic and wildlife protection. Look for her next book (for children), "The Adventures of Lulu the Collie," which stars her beloved dog, Lulu, daughter of Lassie VIII. 



She was singly responsible via her efforts as personal manager and publicist, for resurrecting the career of actor David Carradine (her now, ex-husband), which culminated with his being cast in Quentin Tarrantino's film KILL BILL. It was Marina who befriended and introduced Tarrantino to Carradine, which ultimately led to his being cast in the film. During their six years together, her life and career with Carradine has been highly publicized worldwide. It was publicly acknowledged that Marina was the sole motivating factor of his sobriety after many years of alcohol abuse (E! True Hollywood Stories and E! Hollywood Wives Tales). Marina combined her skills to rebuild his career as well as pursuing her own. 

During this time and throughout her career, Marina has been cast in unique and diverse starring, recurring, supporting roles in many independent feature films. Her talents as a skilled, versatile character actress were showcased in many comedic and dramatic films and television shows where she displayed chameleon like qualities in roles from murderers to moms, attorneys to bimbos. She has achieved notoriety and recognition in her own right within the indie movie circuit as well as prime-time mainstream distribution. Her talents have lent themselves to hosting, reporting and other journalistic ventures as well.

Other credits: Licensed To Wed, Wild Hogs, Rendition Sex & Mrs. `X' (for Lifetime opposite Linda Hamilton), Macon County Jail (Ally Sheedy and David Carradine), Kiss Of A Stranger (opposite Mariel Hemmingway), My Little Hollywood (Sylvester and Frank Stallone, Dennis Hopper), Naked Movie (Christian Slater, Tori Spelling), Shepherd and Natural Selection (supporting with David Carradine, Michael Bowen, Bob Balaban), The Donor (starring Marina), American Reel, Puzzle In The Air, Zoo, Dangerous Curves (Marina co-lead).



Previous credits include starring and supporting roles in many television shows, feature films, commercials and voice-overs include three films directed by Walter Hill (Brewster's Millions, Johnny Handsome, Crossroads) and 32 SHORT FILMS ABOUT GLENN GOULD (which won Canada's equivalent to the Oscars, directed by The Red Violin award winning French-Canadian Francois Gerard), Dynasty, Cagney & Lacey, Seinfeld, Amazing Stories, Forever Knight and more.

Marina began her acting and modeling career at age 13, appearing in various commercials and television shows. An Art major at Ulysses S. Grant High School, she later attended Los Angeles Valley College where she became their first female DJ (KLAV). After attaining her Associate Arts degree in Theatre/Cinema, Coco received the ASO scholarship, which allowed her to pursue Journalism and Broadcasting at California State University Northridge and UCLA. As an artist, she sold her Grandma Moses style primitive paintings (as Nina Penn) to various galleries in Southern California and also ran her own basket decorating company (The Basket Lady), selling high-end, one-of-a-kind creations she crafted herself, to famous Hollywood clientele.

Entertainment runs in Marina's family. Her mother (MARIANA DOTTORE, the Sicilian side) was a contract singer for Warner Bros. in the 40's, also Pasadena Civic Light Opera as well as appearing in various noted nightclubs. She is related to famed CARDINAL d'ESTE (Villa d'Este in Italy) and LUCREZIA BORGIA. Coco's father (JOSEPH BENJAMIN, Lithuanian descent) was a professional musician, inventor, aerospace engineer and Imagineer for EPCOT/DISNEY. Her father's uncle was film and TV producer, HARRY JOE BROWN (Randolph Scott westerns, classic films such as CPT. BLOOD starring Errol Flynn). Via Brown, Marina is related to acclaimed actor PETER O'TOOLE and Academy Award winning lyricist, RAY EVANS (Mona Lisa, Que Sera Sera, Silver Bells, Mr. Ed and Bonanza themes). Marina has one older brother, Daniel who is also a professional musician as well as a computer programmer and analyst. He is happily married to Maggie Lew (Benjamin), a real estate investor born in Hong Kong). 

In 1990, Marina returned to acting and moved to Toronto, Canada, where she received her dual citizenship , wrote and developed comedy projects as well as guest starred in many Canadian-American TV and film projects (as Marina Anderson). It was there in Toronto, where Marina had recurring guest star roles on the show KUNG FU, THE LEGEND CONTINUES, where she met Carradine (1992). They did not start their relationship until 1995.

On February 20, 1998, Marina and David were married in a highly publicized ceremony on Laramie Street of the Warner Bros. Studio's Western street back lot where they first met in the 70s. David was filming the original series Kung Fu and Marina was taking acting classes located on the lot. Marina divorced David December 12, 2001 and changed her name to Coco d'Este for a time.

Marina enjoys working on the other side of the camera and for over 15 years "at practically every studio in town in just about every capacity from production assistant to Executive Assistant of company's CEO's to producing". In the 70s, Marina co-owned American Biograph Production Company, where she held the position VP of Production and was the youngest producer at that time to join the Academy of TV Arts and Sciences. The company produced commercials and live-action promotions for record companies such as Motown and Warner Bros.

Freelancing in other areas, Marina has held the positions of: Script Analyst for ShowTime/Viacom, makeup artist (specializing in glamour makeovers, personal makeup artist to Yoko Ono), Director of Publicity for various companies, freelance journalist and screenwriter. to owning her own basket decorating company (The Basket Lady) which sold hand-painted and porcelain one-of-a-kind creations across the country and Canada. She has worked as Director of Publicity for various companies and publications and as a modeling and acting teacher (John Casablancas/Elite, John Robert Powers, Sutherland Models (Canada), Film Actors Lab). 

Originally trained in theatre, Marina has performed leads in over twenty productions and touring companies including Taming Of The Shrew, Twelfth Night, Butterflies Are Free, My Fair Lady and Company. Marina has also hosted her own roving reporter on-the-town interview show for WCCO radio Minneapolis.

Dividing her time between Toronto, Canada and Los Angeles, Marina is currently writing her autobiography, a spiritual journey that takes us to, through and beyond her publicized marriage and divorce to Carradine. To add to her schedule, Marina has her own jewelry line -- The Flying Goddess™ which has been covered in the media and is in the possession of celebrities such as: Shirley MacLaine, Fran Drescher, Dr. Maya Angelou, Jillie Mack (Mrs. Tom Selleck) and Jan (Mrs. Mickey) Rooney.

Marina is also developing film projects, paints, sculpts and has an active acting career. She enjoys playing guitar, singing, dancing, horseback riding, jet skiing, golf and bowling! Previous owner of Lulu The Collie (who was Lassie IX's sister and a Ralph Lauren Model) and three cats, Marina actively supports animal and children's rights groups (American Oceans, World Wildlife Foundation, PETA. MADD, ASPCA, Children Uniting Nations, LA Family Housing, to name a few).

 
No comments posted...
Leave a Comment
* Name
* Email (will not be published)
*
* Enter verification code
Please, type the capital of United Kingdom below to prove you are not a spambot?
*
* - Reqiured fields
 
 
Monday - July 16, 2018 8:51 pm
After bestselling author, Dr. Wayne Dyer left the physical plane in 2015, Karen has consistently been receiving
very profound and specific messages from him for his family and for the world as well. While Wayne comes
through singularly for his family, he also comes through together with a group of other celestial beings called the
We Guides that include Saint Francis of Assisi and a countless number of angels and ascended masters.
Karen Noé is a renowned New Jersey-based psychic medium, spiritual counselor, and healer with a two-year
waiting lis   Read more...
Thursday - May 24, 2018 10:15 pm
Kathy Gruver, PhD has graced stages on three continents, two cruise ships and a handful of islands (including TEDx).   Read more...
Thursday - May 24, 2018 10:04 pm
he writes colourful, kaleidoscopic novels in which the fate of the individual is closely related to broad social transformations. His style slowly evolved in his later novels to embrace more personal themes while continuing to branch out into the world at large. International flair has become his trademark.   Read more...
Thursday - May 24, 2018 9:33 pm
The author of 11 acclaimed books, Robinson has devoted his life to helping people find more happiness in their lives (www.findinghappiness.com). A great storyteller and humorist, he is in demand as a speaker and media guest. He has reached more than 200 million people around the world with his practical methods to find the most enjoyment in life. In focusing on relationships, he's taking aim at eliminating the obstacles in the way of romance and love. Isn't that, after all, what the whole world needs more of? MORE LOVE, Less Conflict!   Read more...
Thursday - May 3, 2018 9:59 pm
Bobby Sing is a film critic from India who has deep passion for writing about films. He has been garnered with tremendous respect by his readers for his write ups about cinema of all ages , cinema of all regions that is made in country.   Read more...
Thursday - April 5, 2018 7:35 pm
He has helped hundreds of institutions and individuals in over 75 countries get published. Presentation highlights include numerous universities, professional associations   Read more...
Thursday - April 5, 2018 7:28 pm
his ideas about making world a better place through his initiative The 1- Hour - A - Week - Campaign for Community Betterment. He alos discussed his new book "Plan for America and The World"   Read more...
Wednesday - March 28, 2018 8:08 pm
Izahi Santana ,expert communicator for 20 yrs who helps other professionals to express their knowledge with more power, accuracy, and confidence. Izahi joined us from Mexico to share his valueable knowledge for listeners of Talk Show.   Read more...
Thursday - March 15, 2018 8:03 pm
Dr. Liberman's newest book, Luminous Life: How the Science of Life Unlocks the Art of Living. Integrating 40 years of research, practice and direct experience, this groundbreaking book presents a new science of life.   Read more...
Monday - March 5, 2018 5:22 pm
Lily Sanders can point to extraordinary successes of being named one of the top 15 coaching experts in New York City, years as a soap opera regular and TV/movie dancer and actress, multiple-franchise owner, devoted mother and even a year as a featured Barnum & Bailey Circus show dancer!   Read more...
Thursday - February 22, 2018 6:05 pm
Jeremy has played all over the U.S. and in Europe, including numerous venues in Texas. Pulling from the example of Texas performance artists, Jeremy loves to interact with his audience. He captivates the crowd with his genuine personality, unique humor, and heart-felt love of his occupation.   Read more...
Thursday - February 22, 2018 5:19 pm
The thrill of live performance fed his desires, as he honed his vocal ability in bars and clubs around Pittsburgh for over a decade. His obvious drive and talent quickly won over his family's initial disapproval of his walking away from an engineering career, and they became his biggest supporters.   Read more...
Tuesday - January 16, 2018 6:37 pm
The Formula for Miracles: Where Science Reveals the Secrets of the Spirit
By Brent Michael Phillips   Read more...
Sunday - January 7, 2018 9:02 pm
Ajayan has instructed and guided thousands of meditation students in North America, Australia, Europe, and India over the past 45 years. He is founder of Effortless Mind® meditation and author of several books,   Read more...
Wednesday - December 27, 2017 7:35 pm
Harvey Weinstein, Brett Ratner, Louis CK and James Toback did not respect it. And the women who are now coming forward about their sexual abuse at the hands of these men are only now truly claiming it. "It" is their SEXUAL SOVEREIGNTY-the right to control their own sexual and physical fate-not being subject to the demands, the whims, the control or the perversion of others   Read more...
Tuesday - December 26, 2017 7:53 pm
Using a Simple Quantum-Touch Technique That Has Instantly Brought Relief to Thousands--He Shows that Healing Energy Can be Passed On Through Humans and "Inanimate Matter"   Read more...
Friday - November 17, 2017 6:30 pm
Dale is a frequent guest on radio and television. She has been a featured guest on The Dr. Phil Show, The Big Idea on CNBC, The Travel Channel, CMT, MTV and VH1. She was also featured on a Fox Reality Show.   Read more...
Sunday - November 12, 2017 5:48 pm
Sonya & Sacha are the most experienced speakers in their field sharing their deep and entertaining insight into young peoples issues, openly tackling what most people won’t – with a positive and humane approach designed to break down barriers and assist young people in their quest for acceptance.   Read more...
 
 
 

 
Follow Us On
 
 
 
Buy Original Music
Itunes Release
Desi Rockstar Hits
 
International Hits
 
Now Playing Author/ Personality
 
Your Support is Appreciated.
 
 
 
 




 
     
Untitled Document