Throughout her electrifying career onstage, this legendary music icon has not only captivated our hearts with her soul-stirring melodies but also graced the silver screen with her undeniable talent. With a voice that could move mountains and a presence that commands attention, Tina Turner’s cinematic adventures have sparkled just as brightly as her performances on stage.
So grab your popcorn and settle in for an unforgettable journey through the cinema of Tina Turner – from sassy comedies to heart-wrenching dramas; let’s unravel the enigmatic filmography of one of music’s greatest living legends!
Tina Turner made several notable appearances in films throughout her career.
Here are some of the films in which she appeared:
1Tina Turner: One Last Time Live in Concert (2000)
This concert film captures Tina Turner’s final concert tour, performed at Wembley Stadium in London. The film showcases her electrifying stage presence and includes live performances of her most iconic songs.
2Last Action Hero (1993)
In this action-comedy film directed by John McTiernan, Tina Turner makes a cameo appearance as herself. Her performance includes a rendition of the song “Proud Mary,” alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, who plays the lead role in the film.
3What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993)
This biographical film about Tina Turner’s life and career stars Angela Bassett as Tina Turner and Laurence Fishburne as Ike Turner. Although Tina Turner was not heavily involved in the film, she contributed to the soundtrack by re-recording some of her old songs and recording several new ones.
4Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
This post-apocalyptic action film, directed by George Miller and George Ogilvie, features Tina Turner in a prominent role. She portrayed the character Aunty Entity, who rules the town of Bartertown and engages in a power struggle with the film’s protagonist, Max Rockatansky (played by Mel Gibson).
Directed by Ken Russell, “Tommy” is a rock musical film based on The Who’s 1969 concept album of the same name. In this film, Tina Turner played the role of The Acid Queen, a character who provides a psychedelic experience to the main character, Tommy.
These films highlight Tina Turner’s versatility, from her powerful performances as a fictional character to the portrayal of her own life story.