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The eldest daughter of actress Marie Harmon, Sondra Currie, along with her sisters, was introduced to the allure of show business at an early age. As a child, Sondra dreamed of being a racecar driver, but ultimately chose to follow in her mother's footsteps. Currie made her film debut inauspiciously with an uncredited role in John Wayne's revenge-centered Western "Rio Lobo." But as the 1970s progressed, Currie made a name for herself in film, though not in mainstream Hollywood productions. Instead, while her kid sister, Cherie, was rebelling with punk rock in the girl group the Runaways, Sondra was delving into a rebellion all her own by starring in a string of exploitation features like the gritty crime drama "Policewoman," whose tagline proudly proclaimed, "Before James Bond.There was Lacy Bond." She went on to play a tramp-turned-killer in the thriller "Mama's Dirty Girls," a vengeance-seeker in the edgy Western "Jessi's Girls," and a tough convict in the prison-set thriller "The Concrete Jungle." Currie tried to branch out from exploitation flicks with a variety of one-off roles on TV programs, but she found the bonds of B-movie stardom hard to break. In 1989, she married director/producer Alan J. Levi, and together they founded Lumina Pictures and Entertainment LTD, a production company that produces features and miniseries. Though Currie continues to act, she also contributes to film by serving on film festival juries, and being a participating in Women in Film, an organization design to assist female filmmakers.

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