If any sleek-bodied brunette with shockingly sexy, otherworldly green eyes and a dancer's long, strong, limber limbs ever needed one more reason to buckle up her seat belt before hitting the highway, let that deciding bit of inspiration be Valerie Quennessen. Parisian-born and supernaturally stunning, Valerie focused her youthful energy into becoming an actress. She studied the craft at the prestigious and arduous Conservatoire National d'Art Dramatique de Paris from 1976 to 1979. So bright was her star as a student that she worked in a steady stream of local cinema projects during that time, amassing an impressive resumé of French-language films by the time she graduated. Quennessen's powerful allure first entranced American eyes as a bra-straining, snake-handling princess in Conan the Barbarian (1982). Her entire body worked wonders in Summer Lovers (1982). Tragically, an automobile accident took Valerie before she could show more.