Ashlie, would you be
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I have heard you say on several occasions that
you have stage fright. Was overcoming that
something that prompted you to go into an acting
career? How did Ashlie in Movies come about?
have always dealt with stage fright, even when I
did fashion shows I was nervous. But I also
always wanted to do what the stars do. When the
modeling started to wind down I got serious about
the acting work and threw myself into classes and
simultaneously started shooting for Playboy.
Then, once I knew I was going to be published
nude worldwide I started auditioning for roles
that were 'nudity required'. Thats when my
film-acting career began. For me it was a mission
for my soul to overcome my tremendous shyness.
looking back over your 40 or so films and acting
projects what scene or flick can you watch and
say to yourself - "That's my best moment as
an actress, I really nailed it there."
think that moment may be in a short film I shot
recently. I have not seen it yet, but hope that
what I was experiencing as the character
will translate well and the audience will fully
relate. It was a heartfelt human drama piece. One
other moment that really stands out was when I
had to kill my husband in The
Summoned to stop the demon that possessed
him. For me it was a very deep moment in
character, the cameraman was making fun of me
calling it therapy on the set or
something like that.
the 90s you did a number of adult thrillers. That
genre seems to have diminished in the past
decade. Any theories about what has happened on
am not sure how that genre came about and
why it dropped off. I do know that the fans of
those movies want more new product and there is
just not as much being filmed now.
want to hear about 'Cannibal Taboo'.
What was your predominant memory of filming that
the script and seeing the psychotic things my
character does was a trip. Although her actions
are normal for an incestuous cannibal, I was
like, wow! I was really excited to play such a
deviant psycho person who just acted like that
was Norman Rockwell everyday life. I also had
quite a time changing my hair color to red (or in
this case, it was sorta
red); red is not an easy thing to do.
Rachel in 'Witchcraft VII: Judgment Hour'
(1995) in which you are seduced by a vampire and
subsequently seduce as a vampire. What do you
consider to be the allure of those creatures?
think it is the eternal life
I think it is a basic human desire to
know or believe we go on somehow.
while we're on the subject, what has the power to
turn you into a witch in real life?
I call it "Pity Me Someone" and if you
enjoyed your work as Jenny Harris in the film 'The
Demon Lover' as well. What were your
memories of working alongside such horror icons
as Robert Z'Dar, Joe Estevez, and Michelle Bauer?
was my first starring role and I was working with
these established well-known actors! I was so
glad that they were so gracious and nice to me as
the beginner I was at the time. They are really
great people as well as really great actors. That
showed me a lot about what being a star
really is rather than what one might
fantasize that it is. I remember
thinking, I want to be like Michelle one day;
with a great body of work, well liked, well know
your work you are also closely associated with
several Playboy projects. Was that a good
stepping-stone into movies or did you find it put
a sort of ceiling on where your film work could
far as the nudity-required work it was definitely
a stepping-stone. As for mainstream work it might
limit my working for some of the commercial
clients, as they dont necessarily want
their products associated with
the oddest request you've ever had from a fan?
nipple-print-autograph. Its where you put
lipstick on your nipple and print it on a
picture, I had never heard of it before that
request. I was like, you want what?
Okay, we are pulling the
car into the Ashlie Rhey Drive-In (it can be 'Bikini
Drive-In' if you want!) Anyway, what
three horror movies are you going to be showing
on the triple bill tonight and what goodies are
you going to be serving up at the concession
Birds, The Exorcist and Rocky Horror Picture Show
(I need some fun after all that tension).
concessions would be: small fried birds, pea
soup, gummy bear bat brains and we gotta have
popcorn. O.K., it sounds like what a 5 year old
might decide to do for this event, but it is fun
for me and its my party :-)
scares you in real life?
much caffeine, I do it all the time and it makes