Lena Olin

  1. Glenn Close, Fatal Attraction, 1987
  2. Melanie Griffith, The Bonfire of the Vanities, 1990.   Lena was taken with (just not by) director Brian De Palma…
  3. Michelle Pfeiffer, Batman Returns, 1991.
  4. Sharon Stone, Basic Instinct, 1991.
  5. Isabella Rossellini, The Innocent, 1992. Cast change by UK director John Schlesinger on succeeding Jon Amiel. “It has a resonance of Casablanca,” said producer Norma Heyman, “even more added resonance by casting Isabella.” Hmm, didn’t help it resonate with the public.
  6. Meryl Streep, The Bridges of Madison County, 1995. Before Clint Eastwood rescued the entire project – as director, as well as star – Australia’s Bruce Beresford tested various Francescas and preferred Olin to the public (and author’s) choice of Isabella Rossellini.


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