Ladies of the 80s A Divas Christmas is a made-for-TV Lifetime movie that takes viewers through some signature locations of California, sets against the backdrop of iconic 80s pop music.
The sweet rom-com movie offers nostalgic fun through its vibrant 1980s soundtrack and talented cast portraying internationally-known soap opera stars reunite to share the spotlight and shoot the final Christmas episode for the longest running soap opera.
Christie Will Wolf has directed the film from a script of James Berg and Stan Zimmerman while Ed Polgardy and Robert G Endara II have produced the film under Larry Thompson Entertainment and StarScrape Entertainment.
Where was Ladies of the 80s A Divas Christmas filmed?
The Lifetime original, Ladies of the 80s A Divas Christmas was entirely filmed on location in Los Angeles, California, United States. Filming of the movie began in the third week of June and wrapped on July 7, Travis Burns shared on Instagram.
Multiple aerial and establishing shots featured throughout the movie provide glimpses of the natural scenic beauty along Broad Beach Road in Malibu and the dazzling cityscape of Los Angeles.
Production took advantage of the county’s environs during the July filming schedule to provide plenty of establishing views before transitioning into interior shooting locations constructed on sound stages.
And since it’s a reunion type movie, most of the shooting was done within the studio with some scenes taking place in the actual environment of LA.
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles County’s diverse terrain provided filmmakers plenty of options to choose suitable backdrops and views to establish settings and advance the holiday story. Situated in a peaceful residential area, the property’s vibrant exterior and interiors shifted into holiday mode for filming.
Nicollette shared a small clip on her Instagram when she was chilling around a Christmas movie set. Do you know the name of that film? Yes, It’s Ladies of the 80s A Divas Christmas.
In particular, the house at 2466 Southridge Drive in the desert resort city of Palm Springs served as an important on-location filming site for a scene in the Ladies of the 80s A Divas Christmas movie.
Burns also posted a reel on his Instagram featuring behind the scenes of Ladies of the 80s A Divas Christmas film.
Palm Springs, California
A shot was taken in the sun-drenched city of Palm Springs, known for its luxurious resorts, mid-century modern architecture, and stunning desert landscapes.
The scene was shot at 2466 Southridge Drive and it served as the exterior for the home of one star.
For the shooting purposes, the design team decorated the site with Christmas lights, wreaths, and other Yuletide paraphernalia to allow filming against an authentic Christmas backdrop.
Ladies of the 80s A Divas Christmas Cast
Loni Anderson as Lily Marlowe
Loni Anderson stars as Lily Marlowe, a former soap opera star who is still trying to make her mark in Hollywood.
Anderson is an American actress who is best known for her roles in the television series WKRP in Cincinnati (1978-1982) and Easy Money (1983-1987).
Morgan Fairchild as Margaux Roberts
Fairchild is an American actress who is best known for her roles in the soap operas Falcon Crest (1981-1990) and Paper Dolls (1982-1983). She also starred in other romance series as The City (1995-1996) and Fashion House (2006).
In Ladies of the 80s A Divas Christmas, Morgan Fairchild plays Margaux Roberts, another former soap opera star who is now struggling with personal and professional challenges.
She posted a bts picture on her Instagram sitting with other ladies of the 80s.
Linda Gray as Lauren Ewing
Linda Gray takes on the role of Lauren Ewing, a successful businesswoman who is trying to balance her career with her personal life.
Gray is an American actress who is best known for her role as Sue Ellen Ewing on the CBS soap opera Dallas (1978-1991) and Models Inc (1994-1995).
Donna Mills as Dana Cunningham
Donna Mills portrays Dana Cunningham, a compassionate and supportive friend to the other women.
Mills is an American actress who is best known for her roles in the soap operas Knots Landing (1980-1989) and Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (1967-1973).
Nicollette Sheridan as Juliette Sheridan
Nicollette Sheridan rounds out the cast as Juliette Sheridan, a talented actress who is trying to make a comeback. She shared a pic with the screenwriter.
Sheridan is an American actress who is best known for her roles in the soap operas Knots Landing (1981-1993), Dynasty (2018-2019), The Legend of Tarzan (2001-2002), and Desperate Housewives (2004-2012).
Travis Burns as Alex
Burns is an Australian actor who is best known for his roles in the soap operas Neighbors (2015-2019) and SAF3 (2013).
Taylor Ann Thompson as Neil
Thompson is an American actress who started her acting when she was just 4 years old. Since that time, she has appeared in many movies and TV shows like Shameless, ABC’s Speechless, The Kicks, etc.
Christopher Atkins as Pete
Atkins is an American actor who is best known for his roles in the films, The Blue Lagoon (1980) and A Night in Heaven (1984).
Other cast of Ladies of the 80s A Divas Christmas is as follows:
- Patrika Darbo as Julie
- Scott Evans as Tommy Johnson
- Alec Mapa as Jeffrey
- Chloe Mills as Dana’s daughter
- Layne Herrin as Gary
- Beko Andre
- David Michael Lewin as Mover
- Aimee La Joie as Worker
- Indra Kelly as Ellen
Where to watch Ladies of the 80s A Divas Christmas?
Ladies of the 80s A Divas Christmas premieres on Dec 2, 2023 at 8/7c only on Lifetime channel. The movie will also be released on the Lifetime app, the next day of the original premiere, where you can stream it for free.
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