Cherry Darling
General Information
Gender Female
Occupation Go-go Dancer
Affiliations El Wray
Dr. Dakota Block
Status Alive
Debut Planet Terror
Appearances Planet Terror
Portrayed by Rose McGowan
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I'm just Cherry.
— Cherry Darling

Cherry Darling (Palomita to El Wray) is a former go-go dancer and survivor of the zombie apocalypse. After Cherry's leg is torn off by Sickos, she is given a special prosthetic leg in the form of a high powered machine gun by El Wrey. At the film's conclusion, she now leads a community made up of the remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

She is portrayed by Rose McGowan.


Cherry dances.

Not much of Cherry Darling's past is known. She was possibly born in Texas, as this is where she was shown to currently reside in during the events of the film. She had dreams of becoming a doctor and, at some point in time, was dating a young man named El Wray. Her plans to become that doctor, as well as her relationship with El Wray, both came to a dead end. Cherry would eventually become a go-go dancer/stripper. Like most strippers, that life took the piss out of her, and she became somewhat tough. With a sleazy boss like Skip and in the company of other strippers, one becomes somewhat cut throat. However, overtime she would become frustrated with her career choice, culminating in her tearing up during one of her performances, and quitting that same night.

Planet Terror

Cherry talks to Wray.

On the way home from the go-go/strip bar, she was nearly hit by an army hummer which was part of a caravan of military hummers. She injured her leg as she fell, puncturing it with a broken piece of glass that was wedged in her leg. She walked to the nearest building which is a BBQ restaurant. In the bathroom, she tended to her wound, pulling out the glass and stitching up the wound. After she stepped out and ordered something to drink. She was sitting in the BBQ, alone. The only people to keep her company was the owner and the owner's dog, until El Wray came back into her life. They had a civil conversation. There was an attraction that was still there between the two of them. He gives her a ride home.

El Wray and Cherry.

On the road they have a car accident when El tried to swerve away from a pedestrian. Neither was hurt in the accident. However she was pulled out and pulled into some bushes by this group of sickos(zombies). They mutilated her, pulling off her leg and running off with it when El scared them off with his assault rifle.She went into shock and didn't wake until she was at thehospital. There she found herself where her leg should be is a stub. She broke down in tears. The hospital patients and doctors were infected by some disease that made people into sickos. Cherry hid under a blanket. However she was still tearing up due to the fact that she was still without a leg.

Cherry discovers her amputation.

El Wray returned to get her. He slapped on a wooden leg from a table onto her stub and rescued her from the hospital. Though-out the night they were running from these sickos with uninfected survivors. They were then captured by The military.

Cherry with Dakota.

A few short hours later, they find out that the sickos-creating infection was created chemically from a scientist. Cherry and a doctor named Dakota Block were taken out of the holding cell and brought into a room. They were alone for a short time until the soldiers returned. They were gonna rape them.

Cherry, moments before knocking down Rapist #1.

Cherry stomped her wooden leg into one of the rapist's eye. The infection was causing one of their genitals to melt. But he was gonna try to rape Cherry anyway. El Wray and a scientist rescued them. El Wray gave cherry a M4 carbine/M203 grenade launcher combo leg. She used it to kill her rapist and a few guards. They then broke out all the other prisoners. There was a battle. In the middle of the battle, the last hope for humanity's survival, the scientist, was killed. Shortly after, El Wray was killed, but he left a message to Cherry saying that a part of him will be with her, fo

Cherry turns around and notices that Wray is shot.

r he impregnated her. He died and tearful Cherry left with the survivors.

After the infection either killed or convert most of humanity into sickos, Cherry went around the country searching for survivors and bringing them back to Tulum, Mexico, with her and El's infant daughter. Two against the world.


Cherry and Wray were separated, but by the middle of the film, it appears as if they are back together again.

It seems as if she and Dakota became friends after the events of the film.

Skip is her former employer. It is not implied that she was ever sexually harassed by him.

Actor's Comments

Yeah, I knew about that before getting into it. I got a call from Robert one day saying "Cherry's going to have a machine gun leg." I started laughing and said "Sounds good!" I thought it was great, considering I hate horror films, I think that's fun.
— Rose McGowan


  • The character refers to herself as 'Cherry Darling'. The origin of the name Cherry [ Pronounced CHER-ee ] in French means dear one or darling.


  • "What the hell was that?"
  • "I'm gonna be a stand-up comedian."
  • "Shit-eating grin."
  • "I don't suppose anyone else here is a bio-chemical engineer?"
  • "Two against the world."

See Also

Cherry Darling Cosplay

Bushmaster Carbine

GE M134

Useless Talents



Rose McGowan interview

Planet Terror
Grindhouse Planet Terror - Death Proof
Fake Trailers Machete - Hobo with a Shotgun - Werewolf Women Of The S.S. - Don't - Thanksgiving
Main Characters Cherry Darling - El Wray - Dr. Dakota Block - Dr. William Block - Abby - Crazy Babysitter Twins - Lt. Muldoon - J.T. Hague - Sheriff Hague - Tammy Visan - Joe - Earl McGraw - Skip - Tony Block - Rusty
Locations The Bone Shack - Skip's Go-Go-Go Club - Hospital - Military Base - Police Station - Block Family Home - McGraw Home - Tulum
Music Planet Terror (soundtrack)
Galleries Planet Terror Gallery - Fan Art - Posters
Items Red Apple cigarettes - Great White Bites - "My Friends" - All Or Nothing Box - To Do List - DC2
Terms/Concepts Grindhouse - Amputation - Dismemberment - Useless Talents - Wray's Wreckage - Sickos - Movie References - Women in Cages
Vehicles AM General HMMWV - AM General M-939 - Blata - Cadillac DeVille Convertible - Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado - Chevrolet Bel Air - Chevrolet C/K-Series - Chevrolet Impala - Custom Made Dominator - Ford Crown Victoria - International Harvester R-Series - Lincoln Town Car Stretch Limousine - Mercedes-Benz SEL - Toyota Celica - Volvo 240
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