Actress Kymberly Herrin, 65, Passes Away; She Was In Ghostbusters!

Kymberly Herrin dead

Kymberly Herrin, 65, an actress who appeared in iconic films and music videos like “Romancing the Stone” and “Ghostbusters,” has died.

An obituary published in the Santa Barbara News-Press confirmed Herrin’s death on October 28, stating that she passed away at her longtime residence in Santa Barbara, California.

The obituary does not specify what caused her death, but readers are encouraged to support efforts to “further the research of the prevention and treatment of breast cancer” at the American Cancer Society.

Herrin was born in Lompoc, California on October 2, 1957, but he has always called Santa Barbara home. Following her 1975 graduation from Santa Barbara High, she embarked on a career as a fashion model. Finally, she was featured on the covers of dozens of publications, including FIT and Playboy in 1981.

In 1984, Herrin was a part of two now-classic movies: Romancing the Stone and Ghostbusters. In the second movie, she had a scene with Dan Aykroyd’s character, Ray Stanz, where she appeared as a “Dream Ghost.

” In the same year, she also made an appearance in the video for ZZ Top’s “Legs,” which would become the band’s most popular single.

For example, Herrin told Noblemaina in 2013 that “everyone [in my family] was very supportive.” “No matter how hard I tried, I never did anything to make them feel ashamed of me. The video was well received by them.”

It was my friends who saw the video before me,” Herrin went on. “They said my red top stood out on the screen and that my garter belt and fishnet stockings looked fabulous.

A guy on the coral coast of East Africa, not far from Madagascar, approached me and asked if I was the girl from the “Legs” video. The young Australian boy who recognized me once went into a tizzy upon learning that I was an American model.

The guitarist from ZZ Top reportedly just won MTV’s Best Group Video award for 1984. They made me feel like a Hollywood star when I was in Australia. Astounding, right?”

Kymberly Herrin Can Be Seen In ZZ Top’s Music Video For The Song “Legs”

In “Legs,” Herrin would be cast as the enticing blonde in the red top. The video, which won the inaugural Video Music Award for Best Group Video, became an instant classic on MTV.

After the shoot, Herrin reportedly kept in touch with ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons and even joined the band backstage at concerts on occasion. She returned to work with ZZ Top for the music video of their 1985 single “Sleeping Bag.”

Kymberly Herrin Can Be Seen In ZZ Top's Music Video For The Song Legs

Herrin’s career took off after the success of the “Legs” music video, and he went on to appear in such films as Romancing the Stone, Road House, and Beverly Hills Cop II. In Ghostbusters, the model made a memorable cameo as a dream ghost who floats above Dan Aykroyd’s character, Ray.

As the 1980s progressed, Herrin remained a regular fixture in music videos like David Lee Roth’s “California Girls” and Kiss’s feature-length Exposed from 1987.

Herrin has tried her hand at a number of different things outside of the modeling industry. She had a brief stint as the CEO of a women’s clothing line and went on to pen The Sexercise Book. From that point on until the day she passed away, she made all of her own jewelry and never left Santa Barbara.

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Death At 65 For Kymberly Herrin, “Ghostbusters” Star

Herrin explained to an interviewer that she had to replace one of the three women in the first two videos because the other two “didn’t like” her. For her role in the band’s biggest hit, “Legs,” which charted in the top 10 in the United States and several other countries, you can thank the woman in the bright red top.

In 1985, she appeared in the music video for ZZ Top’s top 10 hits, “Sleeping Bag.” After appearing in a David Lee Roth video in the early ’80s, she made her way into the feature-length Kiss video Exposed in 1987.

Death At 65 For Kymberly Herrin, Ghostbusters Star

Both the Robert Zemeckis film Romancing the Stone starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner and the Ivan Reitman film Ghostbusters starring Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Harold Ramis, and Sigourney Weaver, and others featured Herrin in supporting roles.

Herrin portrays the spectral figure that appears over Ackroyd’s bed as he sleeps and appears to be doing more than simply floating in the latter.

Herrin, a native of Lompoc, California, was born on October 2, 1957. He has appeared in several films and television shows, including Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), Road House (1987), and Moving Violations (1989).

Kymberly will be remembered only by her mother Billie Dodson, her brother Mark Herrin, and a number of nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

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The family made a donation to the American Cancer Society in the hopes of funding additional studies into the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer.


During the same year, Herrin appeared in two blockbuster movies: Robert Zemeckis’ Romancing the Stone, starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, and Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters, starring Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Harold Ramis, and Sigourney Weaver.

In the latter, Herrin plays the ghostly figure who appears above Ackroyd’s bed while he sleeps and seems to be doing more than just floating.

Herrin, who was born on October 2, 1957, in Lompoc, California, has appeared as a guest star on the television shows Matt Houston and St. Elsewhere and in the feature films Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), Road House (1987), and Moving Violations (1985).

Kymberly’s mother, Billie Dodson, and brother, Mark Herrin, along with many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews, will miss her dearly. The family donated to the American Cancer Society in order to fund breast cancer research.

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