Janice Dickinson

  1. Jennifer Beals, Flashdance, 1982.       The “nation-wide search“ (of LA…!!) came down to 18 possibilities for the titular Alex Owens. Dickinson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bo Derek, Bridget Fonda, Melanie Griffith, Daryl Hannah, Mariel Hemingway, Helen Hunt (hated the script), Jennifer Jason Leigh, Heather Locklear, Kathy Najimy, Tatum O’Neal, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sharon Stone – and Debra Winger, who moved on, with one of her potential co-stars Jack Nicholson, into Terms of Endearment. And pix of the final three – Beals, Demi Moore and Leslie Wing – were shown to the studio’s  construction guys by Paramount suits asking… “Which of these women do you most wanna fuck?”  Dissolve.   Beals had three body doubles for the flashy dancing, including a break-dancer guy called Crazy Legs, who shaved everything.  Except his moustache!

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