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Mary Lambert

Mary Lambert has an eclectic body of work that includes feature films Pet Sematary, starring Fred Gwynne and Miko Hughes, and Pet Sematary II, starring Anthony Edwards and Eddie Furlong. She also directed the independent films Siesta, starring Ellen Barkin, Gabriel Byrne, Jodie Foster and Julian Sands, and Clubland, about L.A.'s music scene.

Also among her credits are Clio-winning television commercials, top 10 music videos, including Madonna's groundbreaking and controversial video for Like a Prayer, and an award-winning interactive videogame for Sega. Lambert's telefilms include Grand Isle, starring Kelly McGillis and Ellen Burstyn; Face of Evil, starring Tracy Gold and Shawnee Smith; and No Recourse, starring Rachel Ward. In addition, she directed CableACE-nominated episodes for HBO's Tales From the Crypt and Showtime's Drive-In Classics.

Lambert began her music video career in the '80s, pioneering the format and collaborating with some of the foremost artists of that decade including Janet Jackson, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, Mötley Crüe, Annie Lennox, Bobbie Brown, Debbie Harry, Chrissie Hynde and Sting. She directed Borderline for Madonna in 1983 and would eventually direct four more videos for her (including the classic, Marilyn Monroe-inspired Material Girl). Recently, Lambert has come back to the music video genre with videos for the bands Live, the Devlins and Alison Krause.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Mary Lambert Facts


Selected Filmography

The Attic
The Director
Mega Python vs. Gatoroid
Pet Sematary II
Urban Legends: Bloody Mary
The Stephen King Collection
Janet Jackson
Triple Feature: Urban Legend, Urban Legends: Final Cut & Urban Legends: Bloody Mary
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