It is unlikely that anyone reading this page is unfamiliar with the role Ashley Laurence played in Hellraiser. You would be hard pressed to find a female who transformed more over the course of a cinematic journey than Kirsty Cotton.
She began her journey as a young girl thrust into a nightmarish world where much more than her own survival was at risk. She dealt with tragedy the likes of which would bring anyone to their knees and held her own against the forces of Hell itself. But a connection was created between her and Pinhead that would last for ages.
In the second film, she is tempted to cross into Hell itself to save the soul of her father. More than simply expanding upon her journey, this turned Hellraiser into a franchise. One that would last for 3 decades. While in Hell, she met new and old Cenobites as she explored a landscape as terrifying as the hospital she had been kept in at the start of the film.
The third film was rather “Kirsty-lite” with her just having a cameo in a video. But she was in it, and it helps make this a 4 appearance character for day 4.
She didn’t come back until the sixth movie Hellseeker, where she has embraced a bit of her own inner darkness. Her husband having cheated on her, she uses the box to summon Cenobites as punishment for his transgressions.
Boom Comics followed up recently with a comic series that took Kirsty even further down the path of Darkness, with her actually becoming Pinhead as the Pinhead we all know and love is freed from his servitude to Hell. (This differs massively from the Scarlet Gospels novel Clive recently released that tells the final tale of Pinhead as he seeks to free himself from the bindings of Hell.)
Ashley has continued to work in the industry, primarily in horror, including a spectacular performance in the film Red based on the Jack Ketchum novel. You can find her on Twitter.