ActressNameFilter: Female 1990s b-rated actress, usually plays a minor sexpot villian, red-head, kinda bitchy face?
October 21, 2011 6:35 PM   Subscribe

HiveMind, I need your help in figuring out a name of an actress. All I have is a vague memory of her, but I don't have enough evidence to search properly. Here's some of the gut feelings: 1) Female, in her 20s (at the time) 2) Movies took place in the early 1990s, possibly though 2000 3) I think she's a red-head, but possibly a brunette 4) Usually has a bitchy demeanor, possibly a villian... but a minor villian, like a sidekick 5) Has a large amount of sex appeal 6) Tight facial features, especially around the eyes and cheeks. More poor attempts to describe her after the cut.

The closest I can come to is an earlier Lara Flynn Boyle (for facial features). But cross Lara Flynn Boyle with Linda Fioretino in The Last Seduction. Then add a dash of Ali Larter for tough-woman appeal. Perhaps a smidge of Angie Everhart in Bordello of Blood, or Tea Leoni in Bad Boys.

This is driving me nuts, who am I thinking of?
posted by miasma to Media & Arts (24 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Alicia Witt?
posted by xingcat at 6:38 PM on October 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Laura San Giacomo?
posted by timsteil at 6:39 PM on October 21, 2011




Rose McGowan?
posted by donnagirl at 6:42 PM on October 21, 2011


Famke Janssen?
posted by seanmpuckett at 6:42 PM on October 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Closer to Alicia Witt than Laura San Giacomo or Lori Petty. Alicia Witt plus Lara Flynn Boyle would be closer, but someone even more... mannish? Stronger presence?
posted by miasma at 6:42 PM on October 21, 2011


Also, not a popular actress at all. Alicia Witt is probably about the right level, but a little more b-rated than that. No-one as popular as Rose McGowan or Famke Janssen.
posted by miasma at 6:43 PM on October 21, 2011


Jennifer Tilly?
posted by hooray at 6:45 PM on October 21, 2011


She's more famous, but maybe Tilda Swinton?
posted by xingcat at 6:45 PM on October 21, 2011


Want to make sure you're not thinking of Brigitte Nielsen. This might be a process of elimination thing.
posted by jabberjaw at 6:46 PM on October 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh! Maybe Milla Jovovich?
posted by xingcat at 6:47 PM on October 21, 2011


Bridget Fonda?
posted by juliplease at 6:47 PM on October 21, 2011


I think I got it! I think it's Gina Gershon, let to it from a picture she was in with Lori Petty. Thanks spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints!
posted by miasma at 6:47 PM on October 21, 2011


My first thought was Sherilynn Fenn.
posted by MoonOrb at 6:47 PM on October 21, 2011


Jordana Brewster?
posted by Rock Steady at 6:48 PM on October 21, 2011


Parker Posey?
posted by peagood at 6:48 PM on October 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Ha! I was coming in here to say Gina Gershon but you got it yourself.
posted by crankylex at 6:48 PM on October 21, 2011


Ah! I always think of Gina Gershon as a brunette.
posted by xingcat at 6:48 PM on October 21, 2011


Molly Ringwald?
posted by Land Ho at 7:08 PM on October 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


Funny, I assumed Kari Wuhrer.
posted by phearlez at 8:15 PM on October 21, 2011


My initial thought was Amy Yasbeck, who played Peggy Brandt in "The Mask".
posted by Cheese Monster at 10:28 PM on October 21, 2011


FWIW, Gina Gershon has a small recurring role on the current season of HBO's How to Make it in America, which is a pretty excellent show.
posted by santojulieta at 11:59 AM on October 22, 2011


opened thread up to say Debi Mazar but you got it already.
posted by screamingnotlaughing at 6:14 PM on October 23, 2011


Heh, I was also coming in to say Debi Mazar. Never mind!
posted by naoko at 9:29 PM on October 23, 2011


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