Alien from L.A. (1987)

Nomination Year: 1994
SYNOPSIS:  Yes, this could describe nearly anyone from L.A., but in this case it's Kathy Ireland. She plays a whiny, dorky girl who can never keep a boyfriend. If you believe that, then you're ready to swallow the existence of a hidden underground civilization. When Kathy is swept there suddenly, her hardships teach her self-reliance, self-esteem, and self-determination. Of course, it doesn't hurt that she also becomes drop-dead gorgeous.

Worst Acting

Is She Live or Is She Memorex?
In defense of Ms. Ireland's acting talents, I can say only this: one wouldn't think it possible to make unappealing someone who looks like Kathy Ireland, but Kathy actually pulls it off. In this beach scene, she's whining (the very definition of whining) to her boyfriend Robbie, asking him why he's breaking up with her. Her voice is so high-pitched that when we were fast-forwarding this clip in the editing room, the sped-up soundtrack nearly caused poor Kevin's ears to bleed.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Kathy Ireland Supermodel. Not-so-super actress. 
William R. Moses Husband of Tracy Nelson, who played the nun on "Father Dowling" and is Ricky Nelson's daughter 
Richard Haines  
Don Michael Paul  
Thom Mathews  
Simon Poland  
Director Claim to Fame
Albert Pyun Director who seems to have a "thing" for tech/android/cyborg movies: Cyborg, the Nemesis series, Omega Doom, and others 

Bryan Cassidy

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