If one thing is for certain, its that Susan Dey photographed very well. The following image proves that no matter what era of her career she was in, she always looked great:
Back in February 2011, we first examined Susan Dey's 1995 TV movie Deadly Love. The information offered in that post was sparse but it was all that was available at the time. Now the time has finally come for us to take a deeper look at this fantastic Lifetime vampire movie!
Susan Dey is absolutely wonderful in Deadly Love. The actress is perhaps at the very top of her game, having just come off a string of well-received made-for-television movie projects over the previous few years. Physically, Dey is simply stunning here (she reminded me a bit of Michelle Pfeiffer, only much better looking) and proves beyond a doubt that she could have been starring in feature films if she had wanted or had been given the chance.
Deadly Love allowed Susan Dey an opportunity to do something completely new: play a vampire! Though no stranger to projects involving romance, the actress rarely played in things involving an element of fantasy. She is perfectly cast as the immortally beautiful vampire and she brings a wonderful ethereal quality to her role.
Dey also has great chemistry with her co-star Stephen McHattie and the two share several somewhat explicit love scenes together. Some Susan Dey fans, if they haven't seen the movie, will be happy to hear that the actress appears to have done most or all of her own love-making scenes with minimal use of a body double!
Overall, Deadly Love is a great entry in the Susan Dey canon. She handles her role with great style and looks lovely doing it.
Here are four promos for Susan Dey and her 1995 Lifetime movie Deadly Love:
Here are 28 images of Susan Dey playing a vampire in Deadly Love:
In early 2014, Susan Dey's Partridge Family co-star Dave Madden passed away. Portraying the Partridge's high-strung manager, the actor was truly funny and an integral part of the show. He and Susan Dey had various scenes together during the four season run of The Partridge Family and the pair always exuded great humor as well as consummate professionalism.
Here are some images Laurie Partridge (Susan Dey) and Reuben Kincaid (Dave Madden) sharing the screen during the third and fourth seasons of The Partridge Family:
Before revitalizing her career in 1986 with the independent feature film Echo Park and a return to mega television exposure with L.A. Law, Susan Dey was featured in the 1984 TV movie Love Leads the Way. This emotional recounting of the early days of seeing eye dogs and the rights of blind people was a Disney Channel original and starred Timothy Bottoms as guide dog pioneer Morris Frank. Love Leads the Way, inexplicably, has failed to surface officially on DVD (as of 2013...hopefully this will be rectified!) despite the high probability that a nostalgic item like this would sell well. Regardless, it is wonderful to see Susan Dey in a period piece (this one is set in the late 1920s).