Lisa Bonet pisses me off. As the rest of us get older she gets hotter. No fair! In 1992 Lisa changed her name to Lilakoi Moon, whatever the hell that means. Not surprisingly Lilakoi appeared in beauty pageants as a kid before landing the role of Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show. She left in 1987 to star in A Different World, a spinoff about Denise at college. Didn’t work out. That same year Lilakoi accepted the role of Epiphany Proudfoot (even her fictional name is hot) opposite Mickey Rourke (remember that bum?) in the flop Angel Heart. Ouch. She had a graphic sex scene that had to be edited to keep the movie R rated. Denise, you shock me. Rourke shot her in her privates…with a gun you perv. She returned to The Cosby Show in 1988 (she learned her lesson after Angel Heart) but was fired in 1991 for creative differences. Ouch. Okay, you just know that means she was a junkie. That’s when Lilakoi’s career took a serious nosedive. To read a blog about Lisa’s probable drug use click here. To see the Angel Heart Trailer click here. To see Lisa in A Different World click here.
After leaving the Cosby’s (hope the door didn’t bang her ass) Lilakoi appeared on embarrassingly straight-to-video releases and TV shows. Name one. Can’t? Me neither. I did my homework and found Tales from the Darkside (good series), and Eden. Hum de dum. The years went by and by. Finally in 1998 she had a supporting role in Enemy of the State with Will Smith. In 2000, she appeared in the movie High Fidelity. 2002 brought the tv flick Lathe of Heaven (Lilakoi of Hell). In 2003, she played the role of Queenie in Biker Boyz. In 2006 she appeared in White Paddy (I know, I know). To see Lisa as Denise in The Cosby Show click here. To see Lisa in Biker Boyz click here. To see Lisa in Tales From the Darkside Satanic Piano click here.
In 1987 Lilakoi eloped with Lenny Kravitz and they had a daughter, Zoë Isabella. Predictably Lilakoi and Kravitz eventually divorced in 1993 (celebrity marriages). To see Zoe Kravitz on the Brink of Stardom click here. To see Zoe in Interview: Elevator Fight click here.
That’s where it gets tawdry.
Rumour has it that her Cosby dismissal was due to drug use when she was tied up with that Lenny fellow. Wouldn’t surprise me…musicians…pah. Their marriage supposedly ended when Lisa stepped out on him. That was unexpected. Usually its the guy and especially because Lenny was a musician….musicians…pah.
Comeback Grade: P for Perfect example of “I wish I wasn born rich instead of beautiful.”