Vale: Theresa Saldana
US actress best known for The Commish and Raging Bull, has died.
US actress Theresa Saldana, best known for The Commish and Raging Bull, has died aged 61.
Her death was reported by The Associated Press, which did not state a cause.
Saldana played Rachel Scali wife of small town police commissioner Tony Scali, played by Michael Chiklis on the US ’90s crime series The Commish from 1991 – 1996. She received a 1994 supporting actress Golden Globe nomination for her work.
Her career took a giant step forward when she was cast in Raging Bull as Lenore LaMotta, the sister-in-law of the boxer Jake LaMotta, played by Robert De Niro.
Other TV credits included All My Children, Law & Order, Cagney & Lacey, Falcon Crest, MacGyver and TJ Hooker.
Saldana also dedicated her life to helping assault victims after surviving a stalker attack in 1982. She founded the Victims for Victims organisation, and played herself in the TV movie Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story.