Lauren Holly

  1. Robin Wright (Penn), The Princess Bride, 1986.     Director Rob Reiner thumbed through a veritable little black book of Hollywood’s new young hotties! Suzy Amis, Valerie Bertinelli, Yasmine Bleeth, Phoebe Cates, Courteney Cox, Kim Delaney, Rebecca de Mornay, Cathryn de Prume, Sherilyn Fenn, Jennifer Grey, Anne Heche, Marg Helgenberger, 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.
  2. Wendy Makenna, Sister Act 1992.  Mobster’s moll Whoopi Goldberg hides out in a convent, where the sweetest, most innocent nun is Sister Mary Robert. Holly’s singing voice came from Andrea Robinson.
  3. Courteney Cox, Ace Ventura, Pet  Detective, 1993.     The Picket Fences TV cop spent one hiatus as Mrs Bruce Lee in Dragon. She turned this next hiatusoffer down.“I saw the script before Jim Carrey rewrote it.” She snapped up the next offer with the same star, Dumb and Dumber.And married him. For less than a year.
  4. Samantha Mathis,  Broken  Arrow, 1996.    Hong Kong action ace John Wood considered Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Lauren Holly. Then gave the park ranger  to Hunt – but she preferred Twister.  Probably they all  agreed with Roger Ebert’s later criticism: that the  purpose of The Girl  was to “take off her shirt as soon as possible.” Christian Slater suggested his similar main squeeze  from Pump Up The Volume, 1990.
  5. Jessalyn Gilsig, Boston Public, 2000-2002.     As she had starred for 22 hours of his Chicago Hope series, the Social Studies teacher at David E Kelley’s Winslow High was created forHolly.Hence the name: Lauren Davis.
  6. Leslie Stefanson, Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot, TV, 2001.    “At first, I was asked to play Teddy’s wife, Joan,”Lauren told meat Monte Carlo in 2007, “and then they decided I should be Ethel. Fineby me!”Her RFK was Prison Break star Robert Knepper: “She really worked hard on capturing  Ethel – a real tiger.  With all those cub!  All Bobby did was worry about running for President or not.  nd I kept trying – maybe too hard – to smile like him.  Lauren did all the work.”
  7.  Sasha Alexander, NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, TV, 2005-2008.     Lauren auditioned for agent Caitlin Todd’s 48 episodes – and became the boss lady, 2005-08, as NCIS Director Jenny Shepard during 66 chapters.


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