Pamela Gidley, ‘Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me’ star, dead at 52

Pamela Gidley, who was best known for playing Teresa Banks in “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me,” died earlier in the month.

She was 52.

Gidley died at home in Seabrook, N.H., her family announced in her obituary.

A former childhood model — she won Wilhelmina Modeling Agency’s “Most Beautiful Girl in the World” in 1985 — Gidley made her movie debut in 1986 in “Thrashin,’” starring Josh Brolin and Sherilyn Fenn, her longtime friend and “Twin Peaks” star.

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Pamela Gidley throughout her career
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Pamela Gidley throughout her career
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA -MARCH 12: (L-R) American beauty pageant Pamela Gidley winner of the Most Beautiful girl in the World poses with singers American David Hasselhoff and Australian Peter Allen and Jayne Kennedy at the State Sport Centre in Homebush March 12, 1985 in Sydney, Australia. The pageant was telecast was live and only American viewers could vote by phone. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - APRIL 7: Pamela Gidley attends the premiere of 'Anaconda' on April 7, 1997 at Mann Village Theater in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 29: Pamela Gidley attends the world premiere of 'Deep Impact' on April 29, 1998 at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Pamela Gidley in 'The Pretender.'
(Original Caption) Jay Mohr and Pamela Gidley. (Photo by Ronald Siemoneit/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)
Pamela Gidley during 'The Pledge' Hollywood Premiere at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 13: (Rto L) Actresses Pamela Gidley and Michelle Hurd attend the Fox 'Skin' Premiere Party on October 13, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Giulio Marcocchi /Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 13: (L-R) Actress Olivia Wilde, D.J. Cotrona and Actress Pamela Gidley attend the Fox 'Skin' Premiere Party on October 13, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Giulio Marcocchi /Getty Images)

She also had roles in “Cherry 2000,” “Angel Street,” “CSI,” “The Little Vampire” and “The Pretender,” but “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” was Gidley’s breakout role.

In the prequel movie, Gidley played Teresa Banks, the underage, cocaine-addicted prostitute who was murdered by Leland Palmer.

“Good-bye sweet Pamela! You'll always be in my heart!” tweeted Ray Wise, who played Palmer in the series and movie.

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