Professional wrestler Lana Kinnear is most famous as the star of the short-lived “WOW: Women of Wrestling” (2000-2001). Known as the pinked-belted Lana Star, she emerged as a commanding spirit and beat out opponents such as Poison, Roxy Powers, Randi Rah Rah, and Ice Cold during the show's brief run. 5' 7” Kinnear has parleyed her wrestling success into a famed modeling career with gigs on numerous music videos and magazines, among others. She also has been invited to appear in several TV series, including “Baywatch” and “The Man Show.” Prior to “WOW,” Kinnear had brief parts in the movies “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” (1999) and “Pay it Forward” (2000).
Outside of the limelight, Kinnear loves shopping in her spare time. She also enjoys spending time in clubs and attending concerts. The lovely blue-eyed mentions the Adam Sandler vehicle “Happy Gilmore” (1996) and the Oliver Stone-directed “Natural Born Killer” (1994), starring Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis, among her favorite films. She is a fan of messages and chocolate.
Childhood and Family:
A native of Burbank, California, Lana Kinnear was born on July 29, 1976. She attended the Improv Workshop in Los Angeles.
Lana Kinnear has always wanted to be a movie star and in order to achieve her ambition, she enters the world of wrestling. In many occasions, she was late for matches because of her auditions. Before her famous stint in “WOW: Women of Wrestling,” she broke the small screen with an episodic part as Story Lady in the sketch comedy show “Mr. Show with Bob and David” (1998). The following year, she landed an uncredited part as nurse in the Mike Myers hit comedy “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” (1999).
Entering the new millennium, Kinnear resurfaced on the big screen when she was featured as a dancer on the Mimi Leder-directed “Pay it Forward” (2000), starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt. Her true fame, however, arrived outside of her profession as an actress. It was wrestler that made Kinnear a true star. Joining “WOW: Women of Wrestling” in 2000, the blonde beauty soon proved a dominating presence on the program, which she perpetually called “The Lana Star Show.”
The pro wrestler shared a degree of notoriety by attacking her opponents with hairspray and breaking mirrors over their heads. Some of her victims include Randi Rah Rah, Poison, Roxy Powers and Ice Cold. She was winner in several matches until the show departed the airwaves in 2001. The attractive lady also won the WOW first annual swimsuit competition, in which the camp was selected through online votes.
After the cancellation of “WOW,” Kinnear has continued to wrest in small federations. She also has made a number of appearances on magazines, most notably Play Boy, and acted in numerous music videos, including Eminem's “Superman,” Kid Rock's “Bawitdaba” and “American Bad Ass,” Offspring's “The Kids Aren't Alright,” Ricky Martin's “Livin' La Vida Loca,” Good Charlotte's “The Anthem,” Hole's “Malibu” and Danzig's “Five Finger Crawl.” Her popularity on television was further verified with appearances in such shows as “Baywatch,” “Profiler,” “Pacific Blue” and “The Man Show,” among others.