[[quoteright:315:[[Film/TheLonelyLady http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lonley.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:315:The undisputed master of DullSurprise.]]

Zadora's acting career falls mainly into TheEighties, though her career goes back to TheSixties when she appeared in ''Film/SantaClausConquersTheMartians'' at the age of eight. Her fifteen minutes of fame ended after ''Film/TheLonelyLady'' and she has been fully retired since TheNineties. Her last acting appearance was in an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}''.

Has to her credit a Golden Globe for best newcomer. She also has no less than four [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzies]] to her name, including worst new star of the decade and a nomination for worst actress of the ''century'', losing the latter "honor" to Music/{{Madonna}}.

She was also a singer and found much more recognition and success in that field. She is now retired from that career as well.
!!! Tropes Associated with Pia Zadora:
* BribingYourWayToVictory: She controversally won the Golden Globe for Best Newcomer through her husband essentially providing a vacation for voters.
* DullSurprise
* TheEighties
* GirlsBehindBars: Her "Rock It Out" video is set in a women's prison.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Pia stands five foot tall with an extremely petite build. Though she was never deliberately cast as part of a HugeGuyTinyGirl duo, any leading man she worked with automatically ''became'' this while sharing a screen with her.