Kimberly Ross was an American actress who was born on October 8, 1959 in Missouri, USA. She was best known for her roles in movies such as Pumpkinhead (1988), The Last Starfighter (1984) and Nightmare at Noon (1988). She was also the ex-wife of former boxer Bobby Czyz and the mother of their daughter Mercedes Czyz. Sadly, Kimberly Ross passed away on December 19, 2006 at the age of 47 in Raritan, New Jersey, USA. The cause of her death was breast cancer, a disease that she had been battling for a long time. In this article, we will pay tribute to her life and career, and remember her as a talented and beautiful actress who left a mark on the film industry.
Early Life and Career
Kimberly Ross was born on October 8, 1959 in Missouri, USA. She graduated from Bensalem High School in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. She began her career as a model and actress in the early 80s, appearing in various commercials, magazines and TV shows. She made her film debut in the comedy film The Rosebud Beach Hotel (1984), where she played a waitress. She then landed a role in the sci-fi adventure film The Last Starfighter (1984), where she played Maggie Gordon, the girlfriend of the main character Alex Rogan, who is recruited by an alien to fight in an intergalactic war. The film was a moderate success and became a cult classic among fans of the genre.
Rise to Fame and Personal Life
Kimberly Ross continued to work in films throughout the 80s, mostly in horror and action genres. She starred in the horror film Pumpkinhead (1988), where she played Tracy, the girlfriend of the main character Ed Harley, who seeks revenge on a group of teenagers who accidentally killed his son by summoning a demonic creature. The film was well-received by critics and audiences, and is considered one of the best horror films of the decade. She also appeared in the action film Nightmare at Noon (1988), where she played a reporter who gets caught up in a town overrun by homicidal mutants. The film was a low-budget production, but gained a cult following among fans of B-movies.
Kimberly Ross married former boxer Bobby Czyz on October 27, 1992. Their daughter, Mercedes Czyz, was born on September 27, 1993. They moved to New Jersey in the early 90s, where Kimberly Ross operated a photography studio. She also became a daughter of former Herald News boxing writer and columnist Rosemarie Ross, a member of the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame. However, their marriage did not last, and they divorced sometime before Kimberly’s death.
Death and Legacy
Kimberly Ross was diagnosed with breast cancer in the late 90s, and underwent several treatments and surgeries. She fought bravely against the disease, but it eventually took her life on December 19, 2006. She was 47 years old. She was survived by her daughter, her ex-husband, her mother, and her siblings. She was buried in St. Bernard Cemetery in Bridgewater, New Jersey.
Kimberly Ross was a talented and beautiful actress who starred in some memorable films in the 80s. She was also a loving mother, a devoted daughter, and a passionate photographer. She left behind a legacy of work that will be cherished by her fans and admirers. She was a star gone too soon, but she will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Kimberly Ross.