Deborah Carrington, ‘Total Recall’ and ‘Star Wars’ Actress, Dies at 58

April 2, 2018 Updated: April 2, 2018

Deborah Carrington, an actress who appeared in a number of films, died at the age of 58, reports said.

Her cause of death has not been revealed, according to her sister, Kathy Ellis, reported the New York Times. She said that Carrington had health issues in the past year.

Carrington may have been best known for her role as Thumbelina in 1990‘s “Total Recall,” which also starred Arnold Schwarzenegger. As a little person, she often played as a stuntwoman for child actors. Her roles include “Titanic” and the “Child’s Play” series. She also had roles on TV in “In Living Color,” Tammy in “Seinfeld,” as well as Doreen in “The Drew Carey Show.”

She also performed in costumed roles in several “Star Wars” movies as well as “Men in Black,” Variety reported.

“She was incredibly tough in the suits,” said Kirk R. Thatcher, who worked with her in a few “Star Wars” movies such as “Return of the Jedi.” He told the New York Times: “She could do anything. She was a great body actor, like a mime.”

“She played the gamut, from action to horror films to commercials,” Gregg Sargeant, who worked with Carrington on “Total Recall.” “She was about everything you’d dream of in an actress.”

According to the Times, Carrington attempted to help “dwarfs in Hollywood, insisting that they received credit for their work, since many costume-specific parts often went uncredited. She would also confront writers and directors about clichéd and cheap jokes about her height.”


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