Anna Nicole Smith


  1. Cameron Diaz, The Mask, 1993.   Jim Carrey’s producers were falling for ANS’s bountiful – bounciful – charms as Tina when they noticed Diaz striding through her model agency.  She still had to audition a dozen times to win her movie debut – a week before shooting began.
  2. Gena Lee Nolin, Underground Comedy Movie, 1996.   Nothing comic – or underground – in the way one month after she won $450m from   her late husband’s estate, the  1993 Playmate of the Year  with the 39-inch bust. was sued   for breach of contract regarding a film dating   back to… 1996.  Considering her co-star was the headlined adulterer Joey Buttafuco, ANS decided the movie would not help  her career or image (sic). Released straight to video bins in 1999,  the film eventually featured a younger Baywatch babe (and future sex-tape star)   plus  the future Green Mile star Michael Clarke Duncan, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, even Karen Black. Critics buried it as disgusting, funny, childish, profane, ultimately stupid.  Hey,  rather like – no, one should never speak ill of the dead.
  3. Angelina Jolie, Lara Croft, Tomb Raider, 2000.  For the girls, Lara Croft is their James Bond.  Well, more of a sexy Indiana Jones.  And 22 hopefuls wanted to bringther sassy, video-game adventurer to life. Demi More was, perhaps, the most keen, but who was simply disregarded. Christina Applegate, Drew Barrymore, Victoria Beckham, Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Eggert, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kate Hudson, Elizabeth Hurley, Ashley Judd, Jennifer Lopez, Gwneth Paltrow, Anna Nicole Smith Catherinre Zeta-Jones were more serioiusly considered. Fairuza Balk, Natalie Cassidy, Kirsten Dunst and Milla Jovovich auditioned while Denise Richards, Charlize Theron, Uma Thurman and Liv Tyler simply refused. And Lara’s guy (who fled the sequel) was Daniel Craig – complete with a Walther PPK pistol that he would use again as 007 in Casino Royale, 2006.


 Birth year: 1967Death year: 2007Other name: Casting Calls:  3