Julee Cruise is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and musician who appeared as herself in Twin Peaks, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, and the series' 2017 revival. In the original series, she performed the songs "Falling" and "The Nightingale" in the pilot and "Rockin' Back Inside My Heart" and "The World Spins" in Episode 14. Her song "Into the Night" is also heard in Episode 5. In the 2017 series, she performed "The World Spins" in Part 17. All of these songs were originally released on Cruise's 1989 album Floating into the Night.
In the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Cruise performed the song "Questions in a World of Blue". The song appeared on the film's soundtrack album and on Cruise's 1993 album The Voice of Love. The latter album also included a vocal version of the song "The Voice of Love", which appeared in an instrumental version in the film and on the soundtrack album.
She first worked with Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch on Blue Velvet, for which she performed the prominently-featured song "Mysteries of Love." They also collaborated for two albums: Floating into the Night and The Voice of Love which included songs written for Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.