Jane Marla Robbins (born November 2, 1943) made three appearances in the Rocky film series as Gloria, the owner of the pet shop Adrian Balboa worked at in the first Rocky, Rocky II and fifth Rocky V films. Jane graduated Magnum Cum Laude from Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA, and completed post-graduate studies in psychology at Antioch College. Jane is also the author of the book Acting Techniques for Everyday Life, which seeks to teach everyday people the proven techniques actors use to overcome their fears, to confront various difficult situations in their lives.
Jane starred on Broadway at Lincoln Center in Reminiscences of Mozart by His Sister, her own one woman play, which was commissioned by the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. where she initially performed it. Her first starring role on Broadway was in Morning Noon & Night, three one-act plays written by Israel Horowitz, Terrence McNally and Leonard Melfi. Her television credits include: the NBC-TV series ER, The Heidi Chronicles, Beverly Hills 90210, The Disappearance of Christina, Bloodlines, Afterburn, CBS-TV's Murder She Wrote, Norman and the Killer, UPN Network's sitcom Brothers, CBS's nighttime soap-opera series Falcon Crest (one year), and Knots Landing (six months), Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story, and 79 Park Avenue.
Jane's film credits include: Rocky, Rocky II, and Rocky V, Arachnophobia, There Goes the Neighborhood, True Identity, Buckaroo Banzai, One Night Stand (directed by Rocky co-star and friend Talia Shire) and Coming Apart (directed by Milton Moses Gingsburg).
As a life coach, Jane has led many workshops for business groups, individuals, and families in such places as her hometown of New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA, Big Sur, CA, and for numerous law firms across the U.S.