|Owen: Say it isn't so. Is
it true that you are retiring after so
feel like I have reached my peak in the movies. I
got into this as a one-movie deal but it
developed into a regular gig. I love the
attention I am getting and appreciate the fan
base that has developed but feel that I have set
out to do what I wanted ... to become a scream
What were the main factors that prompted your
I just don't have the drive to do this
anymore...each role seems to be all about topping
what I have done before. I really would like to
focus more on writing and developing my own
I have read that you got into acting on
a fluke, doing a cameo in the Falcon film 'Arena
of Death' as that gorgeous creature in
the pink bikini. Since then fans just have
not been able to get enough. After
that film did you make a conscious decision to
"go for it" or did you need to be
convinced to take another step in front of the
I did not even think that part would
make it into the movie. Little did I know that I
would become the focus of the movie. Who is that
girl? Will she be doing any more movies? Etc....
I mean I was in the movie for maybe 15 seconds!!!
Of all your films 'Horrortales
666', 'Arena of Death',
'Jacker', 'Tales for
the Midnight Hour', 'Burglar
from Hell', 'Jacker 2',
'After Midnight', etc. Which
gives you the greatest sense of pride?
I have always loved The Jacker
series. They were well written and well made
movies. They had that film noir look to them and
put Falcon on the map. I played the misunderstood
girl friend Kate who died in the first scene but
returned to haunt the almighty Jacker (Phil
Herman) in the sequel. I always told Phil that I
would return to the character Kate if he did
another one. Those movies were so brutal in the
portrayal of the lead character as an unstoppable
killing machine that hated everyone and killed
everyone who tried to stop him. They were the
height of my career and will always cherish those
You were also quite hesitant to do a
nude scene and had to be convinced. How did
Phil Herman talk you into taking that plunge
in 'Before I Die...'?
Well, I had done nude scenes for Jacker 2 but at the last moment changed my mind. Phil had
taken pictures of me for behind the scenes for
interviews in Draculina and Celebrity Sleuth. The
response was overwhelming and I was very pleased
at the way I looked. I said what the hell and
told Phil that I would do nude scenes if the
script was right and if he would do it with me.
Before I die I had a great dream scene were we
would be both nude and I took the plunge. I was
so comfortable I did almost the whole short in
the nude and my fans went crazy. I thought that I
had reached my peak with that, because for so
long I had been getting letters requesting that.
Each movie leading up to it I had a more risqué
role till I finally did it. I was pleased with it
and have no regrets. People pay to see these
movies and want a little T/A, and it was very
Do you think Phil could work the same
magic to talk you out of retirement?
He keeps writing and begging for me to
either do a short or a cameo for Always Midnight
the final chapter in the Midnight
series. But so far I have declined. I was going
to host but said been there done that!!! But I
did give him permission to use some footage that
was not used in After Midnight, which will work
in well to the movie!
Owen: Looking back on your film career is there
any moment, scene, or occurrence on a set or
in front of the cameras that stands out in
your memory more vividly than any other?
In Burglar From Hell we were
filming for 3 months on that. We were using for
exteriors a boarding house that was used by a mix
of college kids and derelicts. It was a huge
scary looking house and really worked well. Every
once in a while, like the arrival and a few other
scenes that needed the outside of the house, we
would plop on their lawn and film. This went on
for almost 3 months before finally the caretaker
came out with a hose and starting spraying us and
cursing at us. Saying, who the hell are you
guys, get away from here." It was so funny
as Phil was trying to calm him down the title
character in The Burglar From Hell is choking me
to death on the lawn with blood all over the
place. That was the last shot and thankfully we
did not have to return there.
Owen: I also hear that you are married. Is your
husband okay with your spicy film career or does
the thought of so many men lusting after you make
Nancy: That is another big reason for retirement. I have
only done Falcon Movies and my husband has been
present for every one. He and Phil are like
brothers and Phil is a real good guy, you never
hear anything bad about him in the business. He
just loves his women naked in the movies. Getting
back to my husband, He doesn't take it well and
doesn't ever watch the finished product. There is
never sex, just nudity so that makes things a
little better. But were very private people
and this doesn't make for a very private life
with these type of movies.
Do you have any ideas as to why you have been
such a success as a scream queen?
My Latin heritage and curly black hair
has a big deal to do with it. People love the
Latinos and there are very few in the business,
also I am a natural girl next-door type who
everyone can relate to and wants to pal around
with. I am not snotty or conceited and when
were filming I never complain about
conditions or long shoots. I give it my all! I
never thought of myself as beautiful or to be
lusted after till I started making these movies,
they have been very good for my ego!
Have you always been a fan of horror films?
Love horror movies, nothing better than cuddling
up with the one you love and being scared!
What are some of your favorites?
I like a lot of the old Hammer
movies they were sexy and scary! Especially the
old Chris Lee movies were he played Dracula!
What are Nancy Feliciano's favorite things to do
to relax and have fun?
My favorite thing to do is go to the beach on a
nice hot day and just hang loose surfing, boogey
boarding and being with my family. Simple huh!
What scares you in real life?
The current status of the world. With
all the terrorist bombings it scares me more than
any horror movie. Life has become a horror movie
were you don't know what lurks behind the next
corner and who the bad guy is anymore!
Thanks again Nancy and good luck to you.
I would like to thank you for this interview and
hope to talk again soon. Thanks for thinking
enough of me to conduct this interview. God bless
and be safe!!!!