Lark Voorhies may be best known for her work as Lisa Turtle, the most stylish student at Bayside High on Saved by the Bell. What has she been up to since graduating from the series?
Lark Voorhies played Bayside’s resident fashionista Lisa Turtle on Saved by the Bell. Her character originated during the Miss Bliss season and stuck around through the end of the series’ original run, though she did make guest appearances on the other iterations of the series.
As the fashionista, Lisa Turtle symbolized the importance of gossip and less scholarly pursuits. Lisa’s no dummy though: she can read a room, doesn’t shy away from a challenge, and even attempted to start her own fashion line in later seasons.1 Somehow she managed to avoid getting overly entangled in Zack’s schemes, offering further proof that she was the best of the main characters in the series. Lisa Turtle is my spirit guide.
Following the end of Saved by the Bell, Voorhies had several guest and bit parts on several series. Most of her long-term work could be found on daytime dramas, specifically Days of Our Lives (1993-94) and The Bold and the Beautiful (1994-95, 2004). She took a break from 2002-2008, returning to more bit roles and some voice work on Robot Chicken.
In 2012, Rich Juzwiak at Gawker shared his obsession with Lisa Turtle when she was interviewed following a questionable make-up job. Rumors about facelifts and bipolar disorder started to swirl, which is kind of a downer. The good news: she’s working as a writer and an independent film producer.
Though her career is not as prolific as those her co-stars had post-Saved by the Bell, Lark Voorhies portrayal of Lisa kept the show grounded to maintain some semblance of reality and kept the series watchable.