• Brooke Bundy is a retired American actress and film producer
• She is best known for her role in the 1988 horror movie “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master”
• She was married to Peter Helm and has a daughter with him
• She is a cat-lover and a philanthropist
• Her net worth is estimated at over $2 million
Who is Brooke Bundy?
Brooke Bundy was born in New York City, USA, on 8 August 1944 – her zodiac sign is Leo, and she holds American nationality. She’s a retired actress and a film producer, who has appeared in more than 100 movies and TV series, perhaps still known best for her portrayal of Elaine in the 1988 horror movie “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master”, directed by Renny Harlin, and which starred Robert Englund, Rodney Eastman and John Beckman. It follows Freddy Krueger who’s terrorizing the dreams of a young woman, and the movie won two of the 11 awards for which it was nominated.
Brooke retired from acting in 1991, and has since been staying away from the media’s attention.
Early life and education
Brooke was raised in New York City by her parents about whom nothing’s known, as she prefers to keep the details surrounding her private life to herself; because Brooke hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, most people believe that she’s an only child.
She became interested in modelling while attending a local high school, and launched her modelling career when she was 16 years old. Brooke studied at the Professional Children’s School, and was interested in various activities during her four years there, including acting, creative writing and singing. Upon matriculating in 1962, she moved to Hollywood in Los Angeles, California to focus on her acting career.
Roles in TV series
Brooke made her debut TV series appearance with her portrayal of Joanne Wells in the 1962 episode “To Be a Boy” of the family comedy “The Donna Reed Show”; by the end of the ‘60s, she’d guest starred in an episode or two of various series, such as the western “The Big Valley”, the comedy “Occasional Wife”, and the adventure crime comedy “Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre”.
Between 1968 and 1973, Brooke played various characters in the action crime drama “Mod Squad”, created by Tony Barrett and Harve Bennett, and which starred Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III and Peggy Lipton. The series follows three former delinquents who are now working as undercover police officers, and it won six of the 33 awards for which it was nominated, including seven Primetime Emmy nominations.
The later ‘70s then saw Brooke play supporting characters in various series, including the action adventure comedy “Emergency!”, the drama “Medical Center”, and the mystery crime drama “Barnaby Jones”.
Between 1977 and 1981, she starred as Diana Maynard Taylor R. N., in the romantic crime drama “General Hospital”, which is one of the longest-running series in the TV world; it has been airing since 1963, today stars Maurice Benard, Steve Burton and Laura Wright, and follows the lives of people who have found themselves in Port Charles in New York. The series has won 301 of the 937 awards for which it has been nominated, including a Primetime Emmy nomination.
The ‘80s once again saw Brooke guest star in numerous series, with some of her most notable performances having been in the adventure comedy drama “Fantasy Island”, the comedy drama “Lottery!” and the action crime drama “Legmen”.
Her final two roles in TV series before disappearing from the film industry, were in the 1990 episode “Unacceptable Loss” of the action crime drama “Hunter”, and the 1991 episode “Where’s Poppa” of the comedy drama “Sons and Daughters”.
Roles in movies
Brooke made her debut film appearance with her portrayal of Leah in the 1968 western “Firecreek”, written by Calvin Clements Sr., directed by Vincent McEveety, and which starred James Stewart, Henry Fonda and Inger Stevens. It follows the Sheriff of Firecreek who has to figure out what to do now that a gang of outlaws has taken over his town.
A couple of Brooke’s following roles were in the 1968 drama “The Young Runaways”, and the comedies “The Gay Deceivers” and “The Best Years”, both in 1969. In 1970, she starred as Adrienne Klein in the drama “Along Came a Spider”, directed by Lee H. Katzin, and which also starred Suzanne Pleshette and Ed Nelson.
The film follows a woman who has set out to expose her late husband’s colleagues who murdered him. In the following year, Brooke appeared in the crime drama “Travis Logan, D. A.”, and the year 1972 then saw her appear in three films: the crime mystery thriller “Adventures of Nick Carter”, the horror western “A Man for Hanging”, and the drama “Short Walk to Daylight”.
Her most notable performance in the ‘70s was perhaps in the 1974 comedy “Fools, Females and Fun”, directed by Lou Antonio, and in which she starred alongside Leonard Beatty and Jack Cassidy – the movie provides a satirical look at several sins.
Brooke appeared in many movies in the ‘80s – some of the most popular amongst these were the 1985 drama “Two Fathers’ Justice”, the 1986 drama “News at Eleven” and the 1986 action comedy “Stewardess School”. Her final film role before retiring from acting, was in the 1990 crime drama “Without Her Consent”.
Brooke worked as an associate producer on the 2006 crime comedy movie “Lovers, Liars and Lunatics”.
She could have been seen featured in the 2010 documentary film “Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy”.
Brooke has made a guest appearance in various talk-shows, including “The Jim Nabors Hour” and “Slasher Scotty”.
Love life and husband
Brooke’s more or less secretive when it comes to her love life, but it’s widely known that she was once a married woman. In 1962, she exchanged vows with Peter Helm, a famous American actor, cinematographer and film director, credited with appearing in close to 40 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps still known best for his portrayal of Sergeant Crane in the 1971 science fiction mystery thriller film “The Andromeda Strain”, which was nominated for two Oscars.
On 12 May 1964, Brooke gave birth to their daughter Tiffany Helm, who has also become an actress, with nearly 20 credits to her name, probably still known best for her role as Violet in the 1985 mystery horror thriller “Friday the 13th: A New Beginning”.
Brooke and Peter divorced for unknown reasons in August 1966, and Brooke has since been keeping details of her love life to herself. As of November 2021, she seems to be single, was once married, and has a daughter with her former husband Peter Helm.
Hobbies and other interests
Brooke’s acting career took her all around the world, and she has apparently visited every US state, as well various European and Asian countries; her dream travel destination is Paris in France.
She was physically quite active during her 20s and 30s, as she played various sports and also followed a strict diet, mostly because it was important for her acting career to stay in shape.
Brooke’s a huge cat-lover, and has had many since the launch of her acting career.
She is a philanthropist, and has worked with various charity organizations, but mostly those which aim to help underprivileged children.
Brooke has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Bill Murray, Leonardo DiCaprio and Helena Bonham Carter, while some of her favorite movies are “Groundhog Day”, “Titanic” and “Fight Club”.
Age, measurements and net worth
Brooke’s age is 77. She has short blonde hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 2ins (1.6m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of November 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.