Claudia Ann Christian born Claudia Ann Coghlan; August 10, is an American actress, writer, singer, musician and director, known for her role as Commander Susan Ivanova on the science fiction television series Babylon 5. Her main charity work is publicizing the Sinclair Method as a cure for alcoholism. Her mother is from Germany and her father has Irish ancestry. She was raised in Connecticut and England. She has two older brothers and currently resides in Los Angeles and London, England,. Career Christian's first role on television was a guest appearance on Dallas , followed by a series regular role as Melody Hughes on the short-lived drama Berrenger's. She performed feature film roles such as a stripper possessed by an alien serial killer in The Hidden , a police department psychologist Susan Riley in Maniac Cop 2 and as model Hexina in Hexed
Sign In. Edit The Hidden Showing all 19 items. Claudia Christian Brenda the stripper likes to tell two stories about her experience in this film. First is the design of her wardrobe: the producers found her breasts visually inadequate, and so designed her costumes to emphasize her buttocks instead. Second is her eye injury: the material exploding from a prop gun scratched her cornea painfully. Because of this, whenever she had to fire a prop gun on Babylon 5 she would instinctively turn her face away when pulling the trigger, even though this was unnecessary because the Babylon 5 prop guns did not really fire, as all visual effects were to be added in later. Michael Nouri turned down the role of Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon which was made the same year as this film, set in LA and also a buddy cop film like this film. The role went to Mel Gibson. Actor Ed O'Ross appears in both films.
Police Department on a long and totally reckless chase. This destruction derby is just a taste of things to come, for this action thriller is as unstintingly violent as it is crudely ingenious. Its sheer energy and imagination are seductive but finally the awesome body count becomes a turnoff. The caustic dark humor with which it begins ends up drowning in an ocean of blood.
Claudia Ann Christian  born Claudia Ann Coghlan ;  August 10,  is an American actress and singer, known for her role as Commander Susan Ivanova on the science fiction television series Babylon 5. She has also voiced several characters for the Bethesda Softworks video games Skyrim and Fallout 4. Christian's first role on television was a guest appearance on Dallas ,   followed by a series regular role as Melody Hughes on the short-lived drama Berrenger's. In —, she appeared as Commander Susan Ivanova , one of the series leads, in the first four seasons of Babylon 5. She left unexpectedly when contract negotiations for the fifth and final season — aggravated by the possibility that there would not be one — broke down. Michael Straczynski , the series' creator, maintains that she chose to leave on her own. However, Christian stated that she did wish to return for the fifth season, but was rebuffed and let go when she requested a small reduction in the number of episodes she would appear in so that she could complete another project. She posed nude for Playboy magazine in October , appeared in two episodes of Freaks and Geeks in , and appeared in the She Spies episode "Spy vs Spy". She also had a music career, having released a solo album, Once Upon a Time ,  a single, "Taboo",  a collaboration with Claudia Cummings, Claudia Squared ,  and a collaboration with some of the other cast members of Babylon 5 on the album The Be Five. In , Christian was announced to be starring in Netflix's upcoming animated mythology series Gods and Heroes in which she would voice the goddess Hera.