‘Twin Peaks’ star Pamela Gidley has died, aged 52

She's best known for her role as Teresa Banks.

Pamela Gidley, best known for her role in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, has died at the age of 52.

The actress played the role of troubled teenager Teresa Banks in the big-screen prequel to David Lynch’s cult TV series, which hit cinemas in 1992.

Her family confirmed the star’s death at her home in Seabrook, New Hampshire on April 16. A cause of death was not specified.

Born in Metheun, Massachusetts, Gidley was a former child model before making her big screen debut in 1986’s Thrashin’ alongside Josh Brolin and Sherilyn Fenn, who also starred in Twin Peaks as Audrey.

In her most famous role, Gidley played underage prostitute Banks, who was murdered by Leland Palmer.

In a 2016 interview, she explained how she was shooting 1994 film The Crew in the Caribbean when she was approached by David Lynch.

“He offered me that role, and so there was a conflict of interest”, she said.

“David wanted me so much for the character that he guaranteed the other film that he would pay all flights and all insurance.

“I was literally going from the Bahamas to Seattle, from Seattle to the Bahamas, almost every other 10 days…That to me was like, ‘Wow, you want me that bad?’ Holy Christ. I can’t imagine anyone wanted me that bad.”

Her most recent big screen appearance came in 2005 indie film Cake Boy, where she played Becky.