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'Saturday Night Fever': Where Is Karen Lynn Gorney Today?

"Saturday Night Fever“ stars John Travolta and Karen Lynn Gorney in 2010

July 24, 2019 - 11:01 / Clemens Fanger

Saturday Night Fever darling Karen Lynn Gorney, AKA Stephanie, captivated audiences with her talent for dancing and her reserved, but warm manner. Karen carried on working as an actress after her success in Saturday Night Fever. Nowadays, she is not only an actress, but also a singer and an artist.

Karen Lynn Gorney and John Travolta became THE stars of the seventies thanks to starring as Stephanie Mangano and Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever. They danced their way into audiences' hearts and turned the musical drama film genre into one that is a guaranteed box office money-maker. The film premiered forty years ago, but while John Travolta is one of Tinseltown's most well-known actors, not that many people know that Karen Lynn Gorney has also had a very successful career.

Saturday Night Fever John Travolta and Karen Lynn Gorney

John Travolta and Karen Lynn Gorney

Karen Lynn Gorney took a break from acting 

Karen took a long break from acting after starring in Saturday Night Fever to run an art gallery in Manhattan. Even today, she still sells pictures that she has painted on her homepage. Painting is one of Karen's great passions, along with acting, of course. 

Her return to the silver screen 

Karen returned to Hollywood at the beginning of the nineties. She played various small parts to begin with in flims such as The Hard Way and Ripe. She also had numerous guest appearances in TV series, including Law & Order, The Sopranos and Six Degrees. She also played the Duchess of Windsor at the Grennwich Street Theatre in New York. According to her Facebook page, she will soon be appearing in the Broadway production of the film Warrior.

John travolta and Karen Lynn Gorney in "Saturday Night Fever"

John Travolta and Karen Lynn Gorney in "Saturday Night Fever"

 Karen Lynn Gorney is also a musician 

Karen seems to be at home in all creative art forms. As well as acting and painting, the actress is also passionate singer. She has released three albums and has performed in numerous jazz clubs and cafés. 

Karen has been married to her husband Mark Toback since 1996.