Jennifer SymeNot much is known about Jennifer Maria Syme, except that she was a girlfriend of actor Keanu Reeves. A lot of what is known about her centered around tragic circumstances: First, the 1999 stillbirth of the baby she expected with Reeves, and second, her untimely death in 2001 at age 28. Around the time she met Reeves, Jennifer worked as an assistant to director David Lynch, and was even featured briefly in his film "Lost Highway". She and Reeves started dating casually in the late 1990s, and were expecting a baby girl in 1999. Sadly, Eva Archer Syme Reeves was stillborn around Christmas 1999. The couple separated permanently not long after the baby's death, but were said to have remained good friends. Ms Syme had been suffering from depression and was receiving medication since.

At the time of her death, Jennifer was working as a record company executive in Los Angeles. She died April 2 2001 at 6:20am, after her Jeep Cherokee crashed into a row of parked cars in Los Angeles. She had just come from Marilyn Manson's mansion, where she was apparently getting high. Marilyn Manson, who was featured in "Lost Highway" and also agreed to make cameo appearances in the MD TV series, was claimed responsible for her death when having been negligent in "instructing the woman to operate a motor vehicle in her incapacitated condition". Jennifer Syme was buried at Westwood Memorial Park next to her daughter. In tribute to his former assistant David Lynch dedicates Mulholland Dr. (2001) to her in the closing credits of the film.

It is an eerie coincidence that Jennifer Syme was killed crashing into a parked car. It happened in April 2001 so all of MD had been filmed prior to the accident. An accident is a terrible thing. There was enough time to dedicate the film to her though. Lynch must have been fond of her. - (richdubbya)

Dedicated to Jennifer Syme

Scene from "Lost Highway"

Cameo appearance in 'Lost Highway': 
Scott Coffey & Jennifer Syme as couple

Something I found really odd after doing some digging was that the woman Keanu left to be with Jennifer, Amanda de Cadenet, was a good friend of Rose McGowan, Manson's then fiancée. They were such good friends in fact that during one interview conducted with Rose around that period, Amanda was swimming in the pool while Rose was giving the interview in the yard. Apparently Manson was a long-time friend of Jennifer's. Syme was the one who introduced Manson to Lynch, which led to Manson receiving a small part in Lost Highway. I find it a bit peculiar that Manson and his fiancée were each friends with one of the two prominent women in Keanu's love life at the time. And if you look at pictures of Amanda from the early 90's, she looks amazingly like Naomi Watts in the film (she even had the same haircut). Also, there is a striking resemblance between Laura Harring and Syme. I've been comparing photos and it's eerie. I'm wondering with all the subtle clues the movie gives us, if somehow Lynch is trying to tell the viewer to dig deeper. It just seems very odd that Amanda was immediately back in Keanu's life the second Jennifer was out of the way, and that Jennifer died after leaving the home of a friend whose girlfriend was close to Amanda, so conceivably could have had something against Syme for dating the guy her friend wanted. Maybe I'm just over-analysing it, but there are some really weird connections here. - (Magda07)

Jennifer Syme (
In Memory of Miss Jennifer Syme (aol) Pictures
Marilyn Manson denies crash claim (BBC)
Details of the lawsuits against Marylin Manson

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- (Rochas)
Ellie Parker...Jennnifer Syme...David Lynch...strange coincidences - (janenglish72)