Elaine Hendrix

  1. Bridgette Wilson, Mortal Kombat, 1994.    The blonde from Oakridge, Tennessee, was among the many offered the role of Special Forces Agent Sonya Blade (Cameron Diaz, Sharon Stone, etc) in the $20m debut of the franchise based on the video game. Hendrix was over-booked, Wilson (the 1990 Miss Teen USA and future wife of tennis ace Pete Sampras) was too young to be convincing… and wisely refused the next chapters.
  2. Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn, 2010.  Obviously the toughest casting of this memoir about the making of The Prince and the Showgirlin London, 1956, was not Laurence Olivier (like Kenneth Branagh, who else?) but the mythical Marilyn.  Candidates included Amy Adams, British Laura Haddock, Tennesse’s Elaine Hendrix, Kate Hudson and Scarlett Johansson.  Blonde wigs and red lips are not alwaysenough. But Williams was superb. She actually looked more like, Marilyn minus the Monroe make-up – and won a Golden Globe, like Marilyn in 1960 for (her next film), Some Like It Hot. 
  3. Selma Blair, Anger Management, TV, 2012.     The long search for Charlie Sheen’s apres-meltdown comback series came down to four actresses. Sheen led the voting for Selma as his therapist… and, naturally, love interest. 

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