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Notable Women From Famous TV Series & Films

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Lea Thompson embarked on her professional journey through TV advertisements at 20 years old and eventually landed roles in “Dennis the Menace,” “JAWS 3-D,” “Switched at Birth,” and “Dancing With The Stars.” She recently appeared in the 2018 popular Netflix movie “Sierra Burgess is a Loser!” Were you aware that Zoey Deutch, her daughter, is recognized for her performances in “Beautiful Creatures” and “Why Him?”

Bo Derek

Renowned for her part in the 1979 film “10,” Bo Derek has maintained her allure and charm over the course of her career. She also starred in “Tarzan, the Ape Man,” “Bolero,” and “Ghosts Can’t Do It.” Presently, she relishes semi-retirement with John Corbett while engaging in occasional acting endeavors.

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda is celebrated for her enduring beauty and her resistance to societal norms regarding aging. Her career span includes acting, writing, modeling, activism, and fitness advocacy, resulting in two Academy Award wins and two BAFTA Awards.

Sophia Loren

Dubbed the “Italian Marilyn Monroe,” Sophia Loren gained recognition in Hollywood during the 1950s. Noteworthy for her roles in “Marriage Italian Style” and “Two Women,” she was a prominent sex symbol of her era. Nowadays, Sophia resides in Geneva, Switzerland, savoring the rewards of her extensive and illustrious career.

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Most prominently acknowledged for portraying Buffy Summers in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Sarah Michelle Gellar embodied a tenacious spirit and action-packed finesse that established her as an icon of #GIRLPOWER.

Nancy McKeon

Primarily recognized for her portrayal of Jo Polniaczek on the acclaimed 80s series “The Facts of Life,” Nancy McKeon also showcased her talents in various TV films and participated in season 27 of “Dancing with the Stars.”

Angie Harmon

Transitioning from modeling to acting upon being discovered by David Hasselhoff, Angie Harmon featured in works such as “Baywatch Nights,” “C-16: FBI,” and “Law & Order.” Harmon set aside her modeling career to pursue her passion for acting.

Angie Harmon achieved more success in television but also made appearances in movies like “Agent Cody Banks,” “Fun with Dick and Jane,” “End Game,” and “Seraphim Falls.” Garnering a Gracie Award and People’s Choice Award, she most recently depicted Detective Jane Rizzoli in the TV series “Rizzoli & Isles.” Had she not seized the opportunity to debut on “Baywatch Nights,” her career trajectory might have diverged.

Pamela Anderson

Acknowledged for her portrayal of CJ in “Baywatch,” Pamela Anderson is now in her 50s. She rose to fame following a feature on a Playboy cover in February 1990 and proceeded to act in “Home Improvement,” “Baywatch,” “V.I.P.,” “Raw Justice,” and “Barb Wire.” Despite her prominence, Anderson encountered tumultuous relationships with Tommy Lee and Kid Rock. After a brief romance with French footballer Adil Rami, she had a short-lived union with producer Jon Peters.

Her latest known appearance was in the 2016 Emmy Award Winning TV series, “Ray Donovan,” and she tied the knot with “Aquaman” actor Jason Momoa in 2017. The couple shares children but opted to part ways in 2022.

Lisa Bonet

Elevating to recognition through her portrayal of Denise Huxtable, Lisa Bonet transitioned to an acting career and tied the knot with musician Lenny Kravitz, sharing a child named Zoë, who pursued an acting pathway too.

Bonet’s most recent known role was in the 2016 Emmy Award Winning TV series, “Ray Donovan,” and she wed “Aquaman” actor Jason Momoa in 2017. They had offspring before mutually choosing to separate in 2022.

Linda Kozlowski

Attaining fame for her performance in “Crocodile Dundee” alongside Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski continued making appearances in various films. However, tired of being typecast, she opted to depart from the industry. She wed Paul Hogan in 1990, welcoming a son named Chance. Their marriage ended in 2013, after which she married Moulay Hadid Babaa.

Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch soared to prominence for her portrayal in “One Million Years B.C.” and was hailed as a sex symbol. Enduring personal adversities like early motherhood and divorce, her acting career did not reach the pinnacle she aspired for. Sadly, in 2023, at the age of 82, she passed away.

Kim Richards

Commencing her career at a young age, Kim Richards featured in numerous TV series and films. She later joined “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” as a recurring cast member for five seasons.

Nancy Kerrigan

Gaining recognition for her figure skating achievements, Nancy Kerrigan ascended to stardom despite a scandal with Tonya Harding. She subsequently appeared on “Dancing with the Stars.”

Jaclyn Smith

Famous for her portrayal of Kelly Garrett in “Charlie’s Angels,” Jaclyn Smith remained the sole original female lead on the show till its conclusion. Making a cameo in the 2003 film “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” Smith and the other Angels garnered fame from the original TV series, earning a spot on Time magazine’s cover.

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