Yasmine Bleeth

  1. Jennifer Connelly, Labyrinth, 1985.  For (alas) his final film as a director, Muppeteer-in-Chief Jim Henson saw 15 possibles adolescent heroines forever in a dreamworld.  They included Bleeth, Helena Bonham Carter, Laura Dern, Kerri Green, Mary Stuart Masterson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Laura San Giacomo, Mia Sara, Lili Taylor and Marisa Tomei. Choices reached a final five –  Maddie Corman,  Jane Krakowski,  Ally Sheedy,  Sarah Williams… and the stunning Connelly. . The wondrous names of folk in JK Rowling’s Potterverse (Moggle, Dometrious, etc) seem inspired by such Hensonversers as Ambrosius, Didymus, Hoggle, Ludo…
  2. Robin Wright (Penn), The Princess Bride, 1986.     Apart from the future Baywatch star, director Rob Reiner thumbed through a veritable little black book of Hollywood’s new young hotties!Suzy Amis, Valerie Bertinelli, Phoebe Cates, Courteney Cox, Kim Delaney, Rebecca de Mornay, Cathryn de Prume, Sherilyn Fenn, Jennifer Grey, Anne Heche, Marg Helgenberger, Lauren Holly, Patsy Kensit, Juliette Lewis, Carey Lowell, Kelly Lynch, Virginia Madsen, Mary Stuart Masterson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alexandra Paul, Amanda Pays, Meg Ryan, Mia Sara, Greta Scacchi, Annabella Sciorra, Kyra Sedgwick, Tori Spelling, Catherine Mary Stewart, Brenda Strong, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Uma Thurman, Meg Tilly, Charlene Tilton, Nancy Travis, Amy Yasbeck, Sean Young.
  3. Debra Messing, Will & Grace, TV, 1998-2006.   Like Megan Mullally (who would win two Emmys as Karen), Bleeth (and Nicolette Sheridan) lost the interior decorator Grace Adler, sharing an apartment with gay lawyer Will Truman.  They were the support act in the original concept, but NBC liked hem better than the straight leads.

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