Adelle Lutz

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Adelle "Bonnie" Lutz
Born (1948-11-13) November 13, 1948 (age 73)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress, model, costume designer
Spouse(s) David Byrne (m. 1987; div. 2004)
Children Malu Abeni Valentine Byrne

Adelle Lutz (born November 13, 1948) is an American costume designer,[1] model and actress.[2]


Lutz was born in New York City, the daughter of a Japanese mother, Mona Lutz and a German father, Walter E. Lutz. Her sister is model Tina Chow. Lutz was married to David Byrne. Together they have a daughter, Malu Abeni Valentine Byrne, born in 1989.[3] Lutz and Byrne divorced in 2004.[4][5]



In 1995, Lutz portrayed Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, in John Boorman's film Beyond Rangoon.[6] Lutz was cast as one of the Deetz's dinner party guests in Tim Burton's 1988 film Beetlejuice. She had a small and unseen cameo in Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs as a news reporter on TV.

Lutz was cast as the main character's best friend in Wim Wenders' Until the End of the World, and supporting roles in Oliver Stone's Wall Street (1987) and Something Wild (1986). She played the role of Mari in the film Dead Funny (1994) an independent, drama.

Costume Design

Lutz designed costumes for stage performances such as Punch and Judy Get Divorced (1996) from the American Repertory Theater.[7]


Lutz co-directed with Sandy McLeod the music video "Too Darn Hot" performed by Erasure.


  1. New York Magazine
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  3. Bowman, David (2001). This Must Be the Place: The Adventures of Talking Heads in the 20th Century. New York: HarperCollins. p. 336. ISBN 978-0-380-97846-5.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Life
  6. James, Caryn (August 25, 1995). "Beyond Rangoon (1995): Sad Tourist Trapped In Burma". New York Times. Archived from the original on 2012-12-24.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Adelle Lutz Profile". American Repertory Theater. Archived from the original on 2012-12-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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