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Theresa Saldana Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Theresa Saldana Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5 in
Weight 50 kg
Date of Birth August 20, 1954
Zodiac Sign Leo
Date of Death June 6, 2016

Theresa Saldana was an American actor, voice actor, activist, and writer who is known for her television roles like playing Rachel Scali in the ABC comedy-drama series The Commish and Rosa (voice) in the animated series New Kids on the Block. She was also cast in several other shows including All My ChildrenFalcon Crest, Law & Order, The Bernie Mac ShowThe Real Adventures of Jonny QuestTales from the Darkside, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Confessions of Crime, Batman BeyondMartial LawSeven Brides for Seven Brothers, Nothing SacredCagney & Lacey, Diagnosis: MurderWerewolf, Santa Barbara, MacGyverBuck James, Simon & Simon240-Robert, The Twilight Zone, and American Playhouse. Moreover, Theresa Saldana was a part of many films such as Nunzio, The Evil That Men DoHome MoviesOf Men and Angels, Sophia Loren: Her Own StoryThe Night Before, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana StoryJonny Quest vs. The Cyber InsectsReady to Run, She Woke Up PregnantThrill SeekersAngel TownIllusion InfinityDouble Revenge, and Raging Bull.


Theresa Saldana

Nick Name


Theresa Saldana in 1981
Theresa Saldana in 1981 (Jim Accordino / Flickr / CC BY 3.0)


She was born on August 20, 1954.


On June 6, 2016, she died of pneumonia at the age of 61 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States


She resided in Los Angeles, California, United States.





Growing up, Theresa Saldana took dance as well as acting lessons.


Actor, Voice Actor, Activist, Writer


  • Others – Tony Saldana (Adoptive Father), Divina Saldana (Adoptive Mother)



Theresa Saldana (Left) and Dee Wallace in the film 'Illusion Infinity' (2004)
Theresa Saldana (Left) and Dee Wallace in the film ‘Illusion Infinity’ (2004) (Phonyfilm / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)


5 ft 5 in or 165 cm


50 kg or 110 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Theresa Saldana had dated –

  1. Fred Feliciano (1979-1986)​ – She got married to Fred Feliciano on February 11, 1979, but the duo divorced in 1986.
  2. Phil Peters (1989-2016) – She married Phil Peters in March 1989 and they were blessed with a daughter named Tianna Saldana Peters on August 30, 1989. The couple remained together until Theresa’s death in 2016.

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Thin frame

Theresa Saldana and filmmaker Roger Steinmann on the set of 'Illusion Infinity'
Theresa Saldana and filmmaker Roger Steinmann on the set of ‘Illusion Infinity’ (Phonyfilm / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Theresa Saldana Facts

  1. She was just 5 days old when she was adopted by a family of Puerto Rican and Italian-American heritage.
  2. Theresa Saldana started dancing at a young age but later suffered a serious shoulder injury while part of a tumbling team. She then started taking acting lessons.
  3. In 1977, she was spotted by a talent scout while performing in an Off-Broadway musical called The New York City Street Show and was subsequently cast in the 1978 drama film Nunzio.
  4. Theresa co-starred as Grace Corrigan, a Beatles fan, in the 1978 historical comedy film I Wanna Hold Your Hand.
  5. She was cast as Lenora LaMotta, Joey’s second wife, in the 1980 biographical sports drama film Raging Bull, starring Robert De Niro.
  6. Theresa Saldana was stalked by Arthur Richard Jackson, a 46-year-old drifter from Aberdeen, Scotland, who attacked her with a hunting knife at her home in 1982. Saldana was hospitalized with 10 stab wounds and underwent a 4-month hospital stay at the Motion Picture Hospital.
  7. She authored a book titled Beyond Survival, a memoir of her experiences after being attacked.
  8. From 1991 to 1996, she appeared as Rachel Scali (née Metzger), Tony’s wife, in the comedy-drama television series The Commish. This role got her nominated for a Golden Globe award in the “Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role” category in 1994.
  9. Theresa provided vocals to the character of Mame Slaughter in 2 episodes of the animated environmentalist superhero television series Captain Planet and the Planeteers in 1994.

Featured Image by Jim Accordino / Flickr / CC BY 3.0

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