The next year she played Cathy in the adaptation of V. She also appeared in the film adaptation of the comic-book The Phantom and the black comedy 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag, with Joe Pesci.Most of these films failed at the box office, and she reverted to TV work in the late 90's.She started her career by working for commercials and she joined the Actors Workshop in later stages. She worked in several other movies like Nightingales and B L Stryker.It is known that she got roles in TV shows during the same time and in 1986, Kristy got a chance to work in the first movie of her life. It is known that she also worked on Buffy the Vampire slayer and along with that she got a lot of fame after working in The Phantom.
"We are absolutely ecstatic at the arrival of our first child.
I'm not saying you need to be able to knock down a wall or build a house or anything like that.
But I've been out with a couple of guys who didn't own toolboxes, and they couldn't even change a light bulb.
In 1986, she debuted on the big screen in two John Hughes films: Pretty In Pink, in a non-speaking role, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off as a character who announces a convoluted excuse for Ferris' absence in class. She appeared in both starring and supporting roles in movies such as Hot Shots!
Her first starring role was later in 1986, in Wes Craven's Deadly Friend. By 1990, Kristy Swanson had made many television appearances, including multiple appearances in Knots Landing (1987-1988), Nightingales (1989), her first starring role in a TV series, although it only lasted a season, and a short-lived Burt Reynolds vehicle called B. , The Program, The Chase, or her most critically acclaimed role, that of Kristen Connor, a student discovering her sexuality in John Singleton's Higher Learning.
In 2000, she returned to a television series, as the star of Grapevine, a revamp of a 1992 TV series. Swanson posed nude for Playboy magazine in November 2002.