Shannen Doherty


  1. Juliette Lewis, Cape Fear, 1991.    Among the many – the very many – considered  by Steven Spielberg and, later, Martin Scorsese for the teen daughter of Nick Nolte and Jessica Lange: Danielle Bowden. (Nicole in the 1962 original). Christina Applegate, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Nicole Eggeret, Bridget Fonda, Jodie Foster, Helen Hunt, Nicole Kidman, Diane Lane, Jennifer Jason  Leigh, Alyssa Milano, Demi Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker,  Molly Ringwald, Meg Ryan, Winona Ryder, Brooke Shields, Tiffani Thiessen, Reese Witherspoon. Some found it too sexy and, indeed, few could have equalled the on-heat musk of Juliette’s totally improvised – and one take – seduction scene with Robert De Niro.
  2. Holly Marie Combs, Charmed, TYV, 1998-2008.   The Halliwell sisters were utter… witches!   Doherty was up for Piper and became Prue for 71  chapters.
  3. Linda Fiorentino, Dogma, 1999.  Said Rolling Stone critic Peter Travers: Thou shalt not stop laughing… The ex-kid from Little House of the Prairie had headed Kevin Smith’s Mallrats in 1995 and tried hard to persuade New Jersey’s askew auteur to let her be Bethany. He thought she’d be better as Serendipity. Until he met…
  4. Salma Hayek, Dogma, 1999.  “Serendipity was always kinda smart,” said the (over) writer-director Kevin Smith about his film’s angelic muse. “Salma was just smarter! But Shannen is an angel, too… in her own yeoman-like manner.”
  5. Salma Hayek,  Dogma, 1999.   “Serendipity was always kinda smart,” said New Jersey auteur Kevin Smith about his   film’s angelic muse.   “Salma was just smarter!   But Shannen is an angel, too… in her own yeoman-like manner.”
  6. Kelly Rutherford, Scream 3, 2000.    Didn’t she do well!   Kelly won Christine   from Shannen, Charisma Carpenter, Jennifer Connelly, Shannen Doherty, Kate Hudson, Alyssa Milano, Denise Richards, Keri Russell, Rachel True, Liv Tyler and Kate Winslet.
  7. Busy Phillips, Love, Inc, TV, 2005-2006.    She was Denise Johnson in the pilot, but UPN switched to Phillips for the series about a dating consultant  (oh America!) who can’t seem to find love for herself.


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