Lori Allison and Johnny Depp were pals long before he became famous. Depp met Allison as a teenager through a band he was in, according to The Things.
After dropping out of high school, the actor went on to play with The Kids, earning modest success as a musician. Allison was the younger sister of the band’s bassist.
Allison and Depp decided to marry in 1983. Allison was 25 at the time, while Depp was only 20.
They embarked on a journey to Los Angeles to advance their careers in the music industry.
Allison had huge hopes of becoming a record producer, but she had to change course after becoming half-deaf. She went on to work as a makeup artist in the film industry.
Allison was able to introduce Johnny Depp to Nicolas Cage because of her newly established ties in the film industry.
Cage persuaded Depp to audition for A Nightmare on Elm Street, which launched his Hollywood career.