Finola Hughes

  1. Gina GershonShowgirls, 1994.  Writer Joe Eszterhas interviewed 50-plus strippers and, aided by Hawaiian weed, came up with All About Eve in Vegas. Unable to land his dream mix of Madonna and Drew Barrymore as the 90s’ Bette Davis and Anne Baxter,the Dutch director decided to create his own star in Elizabeth Berkley. And failed – ruining poor Elizabeth Berkley’s career. (No A-List film since 2001). Also in the mix for top strip star Cristal Connors were Hughes (the original Victoria in Cats),  Daryl Hannah, Sharon Stone, Sean Young and, “in my worst ever audition,” Jennifer Lopez. Gershon refused to reprise Sharon Stone’s pubic-flash from the previous Verhoven-Eszterhas titillation, Basic Instinct– for which Hannah had been seen.


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