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Jordan Ladd

  1. Rose McGowan, The Doom Generation, 1995. Alan Ladd’s grand-daughter was chosen by Greg Araki as his sex-violence teen Amy Blue - but Momma said no, even though Cheryl Ladd’s daughter was then 20. Hence the "no thanks" credit for Cheryl and "others who had no faith" and a "special thanks" credit for Jordan. Araki and Cheryl made up and Jordan made his next: Nowhere, 1997.

  2. Cameron Diaz,  Charlie’s Angels,2000.  Well, she is the daughter of TV’s fourth angel, Cheryl Ladd,  the one succeeding Farrah Fawcett, 1977-1978....  Barrymore bought the movie rights and proved herself as star and producer. Chasing, for example, Ellen DeGeneres  to be angel Dylan Sanders. When she passed,  Jordan was  to test. Too late. Drew decided to  take the role, herself.   Jordan’s mother , was keen on some participation. Too late. The decision had been made. Roles or cameos would be offered only to the first season’s trio: Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith - who made Poison Ivy with Barrymore in 1961.   (Smith appeared , sans credit, in the sequel, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, 2002). Jordan's father is David Ladd, son of Alan. And the breasts she  unveiled in Cabin Fever, 2002, had been reduced at age 16.

  3. Kate Hudson, Almost Famous, 2000.  Looking for his Penny Lane groupie in his semi-autobiographical look back to his Rolling Stone reporter daze, auteur Cameron Crowe saw 48 of LA’s bright young things… Christina Applegate, Selma Blair, Lara Flynn Boyle, Neve Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Claire Danes, Cameron Diaz, Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jenna Elfman, Jennie Garth, Maggie Gyllenhal, Alyson Hannigan, Angie Harmon, Anne Heche, Katherine Heigl, Jordan Ladd, Kimberly McCullough (busier as a TV director these days, High School Musical: The Musical - The Series, etc), Rose McGowan, Bridget Moynahan, Brittany Murphy, Gwyneth Paltrow, Laura Prepon, Lindsay Price, Christina Ricci, Rebecca Romijn, Winona Ryder, Chloë Sevigny, Marley Shelton,  Tori Spelling, Mena Suvari, Uma Thurman, Liv Tyler, Lark Voorhies.  Plus the English Saffron Burrows, Anna Friel, Thandiwe Newton and Rachel Weisz, Madrid’s Penélope Cruz, the French Charlotte Gainsbourg, Canada’s Natasha Henstridge, Ukrainian Milla Jovovich, Scottish Kelly Macdonald, Israeli Natalie Portman, German Franka Potente, Australian Peta Wilson and Welsh Catherine Zeta-Jones.  And the winner, Canada’s Sarah Polley, simply split. (Silly girl).  Crowe then chose Kate  (previously booked  for Anita) because “she seemed more like a free spirit.”  But, but, but… Chloë  was the freest spirit in all Hollywood. As she proved two years later in The Brown Bunny... in a way the others would never have dared.





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