Dyanne Thorne Bio
Dyanne Thorne was active as a band vocalist and New York stage actress. She was also popular as a comedic sketch artist/talking foil. Comedy albums with Allen & Rossi, Vaughn Meader and Loman & Barkley, earned her appearances on many T.V. variety shows, such as “The Tonight Show”, “Red Skelton”, “Steve Allen”, “Merv Grifﬁn”, and with Tim Conway at Caesar’s Palace Hotel in Las Vegas.
Filmed in New York City, Ms. Thorne’s ﬁrst major film role was in Norman Chaitin’s “Encounter”, which was also an early screen credit for Robert De Niro. Moving to Hollywood to appear on T.V.s “Star Trek”, and star as yet another villainess in Crown International’s “Point of Terror”, opened the door to several more movie roles.
In 1975, Dyanne married composer, conductor, musician and actor, Howard Maurer. Note: ( not to be confused with Howard Maurer of “The 3 Stooges” fame). She and her husband Howard have teamed as actors in ﬁve ﬁlms, so far. Thorne/Maurer have co-produced and starred in several Las Vegas Strip
showroom productions. Their careers have taken them around the world.
As an actress, Dyanne Thorne is best known for her characterization of the heinous international dominatrix, solder of fortune, “The infamous Ilsa”, i.e.: “She Wolf”; “Oil Sheiks”; “Wicked Warden”; and “The Tigress of Siberia”.
As marriage ofﬁciants, (both are CHURCH ordained, non-denominational ministers) Dyanne and Howard created “A Scenic Outdoor Wedding” as an alternative to commercial chapel weddings. Couples world-wide come to Las Vegas to be married by “Ilsa”.
Howard Maurer Bio
Actor, musician, vocalist, writer and performer, Howard was born in New York. He has a BA, a Doctorate, and a PhD. At age 14 he began playing piano for parties, that led to him leading bands for weddings and conventions. After graduating from college, he partnered with his brother in a musical act that played all over the world, eventually winding up performing and living in Los Angeles and working in Las Vegas quite a bit.
In 1973 Howard met Dyanne Thorne in LA. Although they were traveling in different directions, they kept in constant contact with one another and saw each other whenever they were both in LA. In 1974, Dyanne was filming ILSA, SHE-WOLF OF THE SS, Howard visited her on set and got hired as an extra. By the time Dyanne filmed ILSA, THE TIGRESS OF SIBERIA, she and Howard had gotten married. Howard had also gotten his SAG card, an agent & a part in the film. He did several more films with Dyanne and a few films alone.
In 1975 they moved to Las Vegas where Dyanne was doing a show and Howard was hired to run the Aladdin Theater. They then co-starred in the hit show “Sex Over 40” which ran for several years, after which they wrote and directed their own show “Burlesque-a-Poppin”.
Howard and Dyanne have been married for over 40 years, when asked how they’re doing they say “It just gets better-n-better”.
ILSA, THE TIGRESS OF SIBERIA
ILSA, HAREM KEEPER OF THE OIL SHEIKS
OH GOD, YOU DEVIL
THE TONIGHT SHOW
Las Vegas Hotels:
2 Little Boys (#1 in England)
Mandom, Lovers of the World (#1 in Japan)
Peppers Little People (TV Show in Las Vegas)
Dyanne Thorne Resume
|Real Men||Featured||Universal Pictures|
|Point of Terror||Star||Crown International|
|Hell Hole||Featured||Arkoff Productions|
|Blood Sabbath||Star||Bill Bairn Productions|
|Aria, The Movie||Featured||Frederico Fellini|
|The Swinging Barmaids||Star||Ed Carlin Productions|
|The Swing-a-ling Murders||Star||Premier Productions|
|Chesty Anderson, U.S. Navy||Featured (5 roles)||Paramount Pictures|
|Pleasure Palace||Featured||Marble Arch Productions|
|La Nieve del Sur||Star||Century Films, Mexico|
|The Gulag Massacre||Star||Euro Films, Switzerland|
|Greta, Executioness-La Paloma||Star||Aetas Films Inc|
|Ilsa I, II, III||Title Role||Canada/Europe|
|Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS||Star||Cinepix|
|Ilsa & The Oil Sheiks||Star||Cinepix|
|Ilsa, Tigress of Siberia||Star||Cinepix|
|Mysterious Isle||Featured||Martin Schmidt|
|House of Forbidden Secrets||Featured||Todd Sheets|
|House of the Witchdoctor||Featured||Devon Mikolas|
|Sheriff Lobo/BJ & the Bear||Guest Star||Universal, MOW Special|
|Star Trek (A Piece of the Action)||Featured||Paramount Pictures|
|Space (The Mini-Series)||Comedy/Tap/Song||CBS|
|Johnny Carson, Tonight Show||Comedy Skit||NBC|
|Merv Griffin Comedy Specials||Comedienne||CBS|
|Steve Allen, Las Vegas Special||Guest Star||ABC|
|Tim Conway Comedy Show||Sketch Comedienne||Caesar’s Palace & Tour|
|The Applicant (Pinter Plays)||The Interviewer||Booth Theatre, Broadway|
|Cactus Flower||The Nurse||Windmill Dinner Theatre|
|The Only Game In Town||Lead w/Jim Drury||Windmill Dinner Theatre|
|Blithe Spirit||Lead w/Phil Ford||Las Vegas Theatre|
|As You Like It||Lead||Boston Theatre|
|Norman, is that You?||Mother||Union Plaza, Las Vegas|
|This Was Burlesque||Sketch Comedienne||Broadway|
|New York State Repertory Theatre||One Season||Buffalo, New York|
|Dialects: Major International & Domestic. Firearms Horses Sports|