Dorothy Vallens

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Tortured torch singer (played by Isabella Rossellini) in director David Lynch's bleak, twisted take on small town America circa 1986, Blue Velvet.

Our chanteuse croons the title track (a #1 hit for Bobby Vinton in 1963) in a Lumberton, N.C. lounge before going home to be sexually abused by Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper at his most evil), who holds her true love hostage.

Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) is the stout young lad who finds a severed ear in a field and eventually comes to her rescue. Isabella Rossellini actually sang the title track and another song, "Blue Star," herself; both can be found on the soundtrack album.