American model and actress Sandra Taylor, also known as Sandi Korn or Sandra Korn, began as a poster model before becoming a featured endorsement model for giant advertisers like Anheiser Busch and Revlon. Her face has grassed the covers of major publications such as “Playboy” and “Cosmopolitan.” As an actress, Taylor has appeared in several of Garry Marshall's movies such as “Exit to Eden” (1994), “Runaway Bride” (1999), “The Princess Diaries” (2001) and its installment, “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” (2004), “Raising Helen” (2004) and “Valentine's Day” (2010), as well as acted in two films directed by Marshall's son, Scott, “Keeping Up with the Steins” (2006) and “All's Faire in Love” (2009). She is known as the mambo partner of Mickey Cohen (played by Paul Guilfoyle) in Curtis Hanson's “L.A. Confidential” (1997). Taylor has guest starred in television series “ER,” “Married with Children” and “Just Shoot Me!.” She is a regular guest star in “The Howard Stern Show,” “Howard Stern” and “The Howard Stern Radio Show.”
Childhood and Family:
Sandra Taylor was born on December 26, 1966, in Westchester, New York. Her birth name is Sandra Lisa Korn. She attended Port Chester, New York High School, along with David Tutera and Jonathan Del Arco.
Sandra is married and has one daughter. She is known with the nickname Sandi.
The Princess Diaries Suki
Sandra Taylor first enjoyed success as the No. 1 poster selling model. Using the name Sandi Korn, she was Penthouse Pet of the month for March 1991, and later joined the ensemble of models for popular pin-up artist Olivia DeBernardinis in the 1993 compilation “Let Them East Cheesecake: The Art of Olivia.” She posed nude for Playboy Magazine in 1995 and appeared on the cover of American Dream Girl Calendar in 1997. She has graced the cover of “Cosmopolitan,” among other magazines worldwide, and appeared in ad campaigns for “Revlon” and “ Anheiser Busch” to name just a few.
Billed as Sandra Korn, Taylor made her acting debut in a 1994 episode of “Married with Children” called “Ride Scare,” where she portrayed Naomi. He soon broke into the big screen with a supporting role of Riba on Garry Marshall's comedy/thriller “Exit to Eden” (also 1994), which was loosely adapted from the novel of the same name by Anne Rice. The film starred Dana Delany as Lisa Emerson and Paul Mercurio as Elliot Slater. It was followed by another supporting role in Fred Gallo's thriller, “Lady in Waiting” (1994).
Taylor was cast as a train barmaid named Kelly in the action movie “Under Siege 2: Dark Territory” (1995), which was helmed by Geoff Murphy and starred Steven Seagal. To promote her appearance in the film, she did a cover shot and also appeared in a feature pictorial in the July 1995 edition of “Playboy.” She resurfaced two years later with bit parts in the critically acclaimed film adaptation of James Ellroy's “L.A. Confidential” (1997), which was produced, co-written and directed by Curtis Hanson and starred Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce and Kim Basinger, and in Joel Schumacher's critically panned “Batman & Robin” (1997), starring George Clooney and Chris O'Donnell. After guest starring in “Head Over Heels” (as Anne), she supported Sally Kellerman and Ed Begley Jr. in the independent film “The Lay of the Land” (directed by Larry Arrick) (both also 1997) and appeared as video game stripper in “Phoenix” (1998), a crime/drama film starring Ray Liotta as Harry Collins. She closed out the decade with work in the Garry Marshall film “Runaway Bride” (1999), starring the famed couple from “Pretty Woman” fame Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, and in an episode of the NBC hit medical series “ER” called “Responsible Parties” (1999).
Entering the new millennium, Taylor portrayed Molly Mellon on Zalman King's “Women of the Night” (2000), opposite Seymour Cassel and Shawnee Free Jones, and Nurse Nancy in the comedy “Tomcats” (2001), directed and written by Gregory Poirier and starring Jerry O'Connell, Shannon Elizabeth and Jake Busey, before delivering a memorable turn as Suki Sanchez in “The Princess Diaries” (2001), the screen adaptation of Meg Cabot's 2000 novel of the same name, directed by Garry Marshall and starring Anne Hathaway as the titular character. The film was a success at the box office, with over $165 million worldwide gross against its budget of $26 million. On the small screen, she guest starred in “The King Queens” (2000), “Just Shoot Me!” and “Son of the Beach” (both 2001).
In 2004, Taylor reunited with Garry Marshall for the drama “Raising Helen,” starring Kate Hudson as Helen Harris, and the sequel “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement,” where she reprised her role of reporter Suki Sanchez. The next years, she portrayed Mrs. Condon in Dale Launer's “Tom's Nu Heaven” (2005), Raylene Stein in the comedy “Keeping Up with the Steins” (2006), which was helmed by Garry Marshall's son, Scott Marshall, Sally in Michael DeLorenzo's “One, Two, Many” (2008) and Concierge Dianne in David Michael O'Neill's “Player 5150” (2008, starred Kelly Carlson, Kathleen Robertson and Ethan Embry). She rejoined Scott Marshall for the 2009 comedy “All's Faire in Love,” costarring with Christina Ricci, Ann-Margret, Matthew Lillard and Cedric the Entertainer.
Recently, in 2010, Taylor appeared as beach girl candy in “Valentine's Day,” a romantic comedy helmed by the senior Marshall. The film features the large ensemble cast including Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba, Patrick Dempsey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, George Lopez, Hector Elizondo, Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts, Taylor Swift, Taylor Lautner, Eric Dane, Queen Latifah, Shirley MacLaine, and Topher Grace. She has completed filming “The Group,” a comedy film directed by Lawrence Trilling. It will be released straight to video on August 24, 2010.