Madonna wore the black and gold bustier (with tassels), during her “Who’s That Girl” tour
Madonna – Biography : It’s little wonder that the best-reviewed film starring this mega-successful pop diva is the candid musical documentary Truth or Dare (1991). Recording artists often have a difficult time translating their appeal to the big screen, and only occasionally demonstrate the ability to command an entire motion picture. Madonna commands the screen in Truth or Dare but can’t seem to deliver a competent performance elsewhere. Early in her career, in Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), this platinum-blond siren found a hip romantic comedy tailormade for her tough and sexy ‘downtown’ persona. But despite her attempts to reincarnate the image of Marilyn Monroe (which she has frequently played up in her music videos), she has not yet mastered the art of screwball comedy, as evidenced by her work in the execrable Shanghai Surprise (1986), which costarred thenhusband Sean Penn, and Who’s That Girl? (1987). Madonna seems to fare best when she’s not required to carry a movie, as was the case when she played femme fatale Breathless Mahoney in Dick Tracy (1990); she also had a highly publicized fling with director and star, Warren Beatty. Her work in A League of Their Own (1992), which starred Tom Hanks and Geena Davis, was also relaxed and amusing. But Body of Evidence (1993), which cast her as a sexaddicted femme fatale, put the burden of its patently ridiculous (and undernourished) script on her slender shoulders, which weren’t quite up to the challenge; it was a classically bad movie that enjoyed little box-office success despite all the attendent publicity. Later that same year she costarred with Harvey Keitel in Abel Ferrara’s Dangerous Game (1993). In 1985 she unsuccessfully tried to block the video release of A Certain Sacrifice a tawdry, ultra-low-budget film (and her debut), which she made as a desperate newcomer to New York. She occasionally contributes songs to her and others’ movies (including Sean Penn’s 1986 vehicle At Close Range OTHER FILMS INCLUDE: 1985: Vision Quest 1989: Bloodhounds of Broadway 1992: Shadows and Fog
The lacy garter belt was worn by Susan Sarandon in the Kevin Costner film, “Bull Durham”
A fur-trimmed negligee and bra was worn by Cybill Shepherd in the TV series “Moonlighting”
“Peg Bundy’s” (Katey Sagal’s) wore a bra in “Married…With Children”
Black lace panties were worn in Zsa Zsa Gabor
Boxer shorts were worn by Tom Hanks in the film “Forrest Gump”
Lana Turner wore a slip in “The Merry Widow”
A girdle was worn by Ethel Merman in “There’s No Business Like Show Business”
Judy Garland wore a nightgown in “Presenting Lili Mars”
Ava Gardner wore a petticoat in “Show Boat”
Two bras worn in Cher (one black, one white)
Ingrid Bergman wore a corset in the movie, “Cactus Flower”
Jeanette MacDonald wore a petticoat in the film “Maytime”
Undies were worn by the cast of “Beverly Hills 90210” (Tori Spelling, Tiffani-Amber Thiesen, Kathleen Robertson, Ian Ziering, and Jason Priestley)
Assorted “unmentionables” were worn by Mae West, Natalie Wood, Kim Basinger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Pamela Anderson Lee, Robert Redford, Lana Turner, Doris Day, Belinda Carlisle (of “The Go-Go’s”), Naomi Judd, Cyd Charisse, Bette Davis, Shirley MacLaine, KISS, Loni Anderson, Isabel Sanford and many more…
Phyllis Diller wore a training bra (marked “This Side Up!”)
Oscar Night 2003
Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez – Biography : Jennifer was born on July 24, 1970 in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx. Her father, David, was a computer technician. Her mother, Guadalupe, taught kindergarten. Jennifer is the middle of three daughters. Her elder sister, Leslie, is a housewife who sings opera. Her younger sister, Lynda, is a dj on New York’s WKTU, a VH1 vj., and a morning news show correspondent on New York’s Channel 11. Jennifer’s parents were born in Puerto Rico, but did not meet until both came to America. Her mother’s parents were Europeans who settled in Puerto Rico. She says that it was her parents’ work ethic that made a difference in her life. Jennifer took singing and dancing lessons from age 5. She attended 12 years of Catholic school, including an all-girl high school. She played softball and tennis in high school and was a gymnast. After high school, she briefly worked in a law office. During this time, she continued dance classes at night. At 18, she left home because her mother was scared by her decision to pursue show business. With casting on ‘In Living Color’ in 1990, she moved to L.A., but initially hated it. Finally her boy friend, David Cruz, moved to be with her there and she learned to accept her new environment. David stayed with her for 4 years. Her career took off from her ‘Living Color’ stint and reached new peaks with her portrayal of slain Latino singer appeared on Oscar night in a pale green one-shouldered dress with cut-work embroidery around the hem. This was retrieved from Valentino’s archives.
J.LO PICKS HER LOOKALIKE FOR LINGERIE LINE (April 26, 2004)
JENNIFER LOPEZ has handpicked a look-alike to front her new lingerie line.
J.LO has decided not to model her bras and panties herself and has picked
doppelganger ANNA BEATRICE to model for her in new print ads. Lopez says, “She has an edge to her that’s young and street and urban.”
This same dress had been worn by Mrs. Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy She was born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, daughter of John Vernon Bouvier III and his wife, Janet Lee. Her early years were divided between New York City and East Hampton, Long Island, where she learned to ride almost as soon as she could walk. She was educated at the best of private schools; she wrote poems and stories, drew illustrations for them, and studied ballet. Her mother, who had obtained a divorce, married Hugh D. Auchincloss in 1942 and brought her two girls to ‘Merrywood,’ his home near Washington, D.C., with summers spent at his estate in Newport, Rhode Island. Jacqueline was dubbed ‘the Debutante of the Year’ for the 1947-1948 season, but her social success did not keep her from continuing her education. As a Vassar student she traveled extensively, and she spent her junior year in France before graduating from George Washington University. These experiences left her with a great empathy for people of foreign countries, especially the French. In Washington she took a job as ‘inquiring photographer’ for a local newspaper. Her path soon crossed that of Senator Kennedy, who had the reputation of being the most eligible bachelor in the capital. Their romance progressed slowly and privately, but their wedding at Newport in 1953 attracted nationwide publicity.”> in 1967 for her visit to Cambodia.
Mariah Carey Mariah Carey
Growing up in the heart of New York, Mariah struggled through the first 19 years of her life. Then everything seemed to happen over night, making her the top selling artist of the decade. For the past seven years Mariah has devoted day and night to her music, releasing an astounding seven albums.
Anna Kournikova Anna Kournikova
She was born in Russia on the 7th June, 1981 to Sergei and Alla Kournikova. Sergei, a natural athlete who wrestled professionally and coached tennis part-time, encouraged her to play sports from an early age, as did Alla.
Anna received her first tennis racquet at the age of 5 as a Christmas present. She joined Moscows Soklniki Park and soon was a member of the prestigious Spartak Tennis Club.
There she was coached by the husband of Russian pro Olga Morozova. By the age of eight, Anna began to catch the eye of local tennis scouts.
When the ATP Tour established a tournament in Moscow in 1990, Anna Kournikova was first able to demonstrate her potential. She competed in the junior event, which swiftly led to a management deal.
Two years later Anna jetted off to Florida, to train with coach Nick Bolletierri at his famous tennis academy.
At 14, she was the youngest ever winner of a Federation Cup match and won the European Championships and Italian Open juniors. At the close of 1995, she was ITF Junior World Champion and ranked number 1 in the world for the junior game.
There was plenty of media attention when Anna Kournikova burst onto the profesional tour in 1996 and reached the fourth round in the U.S. Open.
She followed this up with a semifinal appearance on her Wimbledon debut in 1997, losing to Martina Hingis.
Though a top ten singles player, Anna’s only Grand Slam title to date came in the 1999 Australian open Ladies’ Doubles with Hingis.
Shannon Tweed Shannon Tweed
Born in Canada, Shannon Tweed rose to stardom as Miss November, 1981 for playboy magazine. In 1982 she began acting in movies and also starred on the television show Falcon Crest. She became Playmate of the Year in 1982. She was briefly involved with Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner. She has acted in several low budget films since 1982. She got involved with Gene Simmons in December 1984. She had two children by Simmons. A son named Nicolas that was born in 1989 and a daughter Sophie born in 1992.
Monica Bellucci Monica Bellucci
MONICA BELLUCCI is perhaps best known for her sizzling performance as Malena, the beautiful young widow who turns a small Italian village upside down in the film Malena by Giuseppe Tornatore. Bellucci began her career as a model while studying law at the University of Perugia. In 1990 Dino Risi cast her for the Italian television series Vita Coi Figli and she made a rapid transition to entertainment. She then made her feature film debut in Francesco Laudadios La Riffa. Francis Coppola gave Bellucci a small role in Bram Stokers Dracula with Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins and Keanu Reeves and she went on to star in numerous Italian features. More recently, she appeared with Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman in Under Suspicion and in the French sensation Le Pacte des Loupes (Brotherhood of the Wolf). Bellucci recently starred in Gaspar Noés riveting Irréversible and also appeared opposite Bruce Willis in Antoine Fuquas Tears of the Sun. She has completed filming The Passion for director Mel Gibson. Bellucci lives in Paris and London.
Deborah Caprioglio Deborah Caprioglio Born May 3, 1968 in Mestre, Italy.
It must not be an easy thing to live in a country that peaked during the Renaissance, where the trains haven’t run on time since Mussolini, and where Life Is Beautiful is hailed as first native film since the 60s that doesn’t altogether suck. But in a country where every new hot actress is dubbed the new Sophia Loren, where porn stars get elected to parliament, and where rape is considered consensual if the victim is wearing jeans, it must be even harder and weirder to be an Italian woman.
Especially if the woman has a face and a bustline like Deborah Caprioglio. Deborah was 20 years old when her 62 year old boyfriend Klaus Kinski launched her career and life of notoriety by putting her in the co-starring role in his film Paganini, a sex flick that became an immediate scandal and prompted a lawsuit from the movie’s own company on the grounds that it was close to porn. Shortly after she starred in another soft-core movie, Paprika, whereupon she was crowned the new Sophia Loren and seemed destined for greatness indeed, after she and Kinski broke up, she was dating government ministers and might have gone on to be the new Ilona Staller as well as the new Sophia Loren. Italy was hers for the taking.
But it wouldn’t wait forever. For whatever reasons, Deborah didn’t appear in another film until two years after all the hooplah over Paprika, and in the mean time it looks as though Rome had already found other Venuses to adore. Deborah then had a brief Renaissance of her own and managed to crank out a couple of films a year, but by 1996 her wild ride was largely over. Nowadays the once hopeful new Sophia Loren is starting to look a little like the old Sophia Loren, and there doesn’t seem to be much to show for it except for a couple of isolated web pages like this one.
Penelope Cruz Penelope Cruz
Penelope was born April 28, 1974, in Madrid, Spain. Penelope is a star actress and an international celebrity. Raised in Madrid, Penelope is the daughter of an auto mechanic and a hairdresser, and the elder sister of her brother Eduardo and sister Monica. Eduardo is a soccer player, and Mónica is a flamingo dancer. Penelope was always fond of the arts, particularly ballet and jazz. She studied classical ballet for nine years. Additionally, she spent four years under the direction of Cristina Rota and three years learning Spanish ballet from Ángela Garrido. In 1991, Penelope made her debut in “El Laberinto Griego”, and worked steadily in Spanish cinema for the next seven years.
Professionally educated in Spain at the National Conservatory in Madrid, Penelope majored in classical ballet. She has been well recognized in Spain since the early ’90s, but the fetchingly sexy actress has in recent years only started to make a splash on this side of the earth. People magazine declared her one of their “50 most beautiful folks of 2000”. “She can actually stop traffic”, claims producer Alan Poul. “When you see her in motion, you can’t help but stare.”
Her big break came at the age of 17, when she was cast in “Jamon, Jamon” (Ham, Ham in English) and “Belle Epoque”. Set in pre-Franco Spain, Penelope portrayed one of four daughters of a wealthy man. Penelope filmed “La Niña de Tus Ojos”, in a role that would earn her a 1999 Best Actress Goya. Next, she appeared in a Hollywood feature, “The Hi-Lo Country”. Her role in the film “All About Mother” by Pedro Almodovar that brought her to the attention of Hollywood. She won the roles in “Women on Top” and “All the Pretty Horses”, which are sure to win the hearts of audiences. She has already captivated the producers and directors with her dark eyes and impossibly sultry figure. Penelope, now a worthy starlet, completely disposed of her first official Hollywood paycheck in a very unique manner. Unlike any starlet, she donated her earnings to Mother Theresa’s children’s sanctuary in Calcutta, India. This sexy brunette celebrity is hardly sitting around waiting for offers to pour in. Penelope confessed to Vanity Fair, “Not everybody can do what they want to do and still eat. I’m very lucky”, adding, “And it’s getting better and better”.
Penelope supports a organization called the Sabera Foundation. Together with Nacho Cano and other Spanish entertainers, they have set up a home, a school and a clinic for homeless girls and people suffering from tuberculosis in Calcutta. Two documentary programs have already been made for Spanish TV on this project and one is being prepared in English for the US market. Penelope has been romantically linked to former co-stars Matt Damon and Nicolas Cage, but is presently involved with her “Vanilla Sky” co-star, Tom Cruise.
Pamela Anderson to Launch New Lingerie Line
Aspiring bombshells hoping to turn heads like Pamela Anderson will soon be able to sport the same sultry style as the curvaceous blonde. The former Baywatch babe is said to be planning her own line of lingerie, with this autumn as the likely launch date.
Pamela has a licensing agreement to develop a range of lacy underthings, as well as a fragrance, accessories and sportswear, reports the New York Post. “We’ll follow her lifestyle, and she’s very jeans and T-shirts,” said chairman of United Licensing Group, Jimmy Esebag, who says fans can also expect “fun jewellery and nice shoes” inspired by the international sex symbol.
Though few details are known about Pamela’s collection, fur and leather products will not be included, as the star is a longtime supporter of animal rights.
And as she turns 36, the activist and mum-of-two sees furry creatures in her future. “I really wanna get old,” she says. “I can see me on the porch with no teeth and a sawed-off shotgun, sitting there scaring the neighbours and acting like a kooky old lady on a rocking chair, surrounded by animals.”
Joking aside, however, Pam isn’t concerned about one day passing her pin-up prime. “I think women are beautiful at all ages,” she says.