Sherilyn Fenn
Sherilyn Fenn
Sherilyn Fenn is an American actress. She came to international attention for her performance as Audrey Horne on the 1990 cult TV series Twin Peaks. She is also known for her roles in Of Mice and Men, Ruby, Boxing Helena, Rude Awakening, and Two Moon Junction and for portraying actress Elizabeth Taylor in Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story.
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12 Baby Names Straight From The Mayflower
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Most of the 102 passengers who traveled on the Mayflower in 1620 had names like John, William, Mary and Elizabeth, but there were some more unique names on the passenger list as well. Here are some of the most interesting ones -- for possible baby name inspiration. Bartholomew Bartholomew Allerton arrived on the Mayflower at the age of 7 or 8 with his parents, Isaac and Mary, and a brother named Remember; he later returned to England. New Testament name Bartholomew -- one of the 12 apostles -- has been rarely used in modern times but could get some attention as one of the newly trending long names. Constance Constance Hopkins was a teenager when she arrived on the Mayflower with her family. A virtue name, Constance was a popular choice from the 1930s to '50s -- number 82 in 1942 -- but nickname Connie has stood in the way of a revival.  Damaris Damaris Hopkins came on the Mayflower as a toddler with her parents, Stephen and Elizabeth. Another rarely used New Testame ...
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12 Baby Names Straight From The Mayflower
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Most of the 102 passengers who traveled on the Mayflower in 1620 had names like John, William, Mary and Elizabeth, but there were some more unique names on the passenger list as well. Here are some of the most interesting ones -- for possible baby name inspiration. Bartholomew Bartholomew Allerton arrived on the Mayflower at the age of 7 or 8 with his parents, Isaac and Mary, and a brother named Remember; he later returned to England. New Testament name Bartholomew -- one of the 12 apostles -- has been rarely used in modern times but could get some attention as one of the newly trending long names. Constance Constance Hopkins was a teenager when she arrived on the Mayflower with her family. A virtue name, Constance was a popular choice from the 1930s to '50s -- number 82 in 1942 -- but nickname Connie has stood in the way of a revival.  Damaris Damaris Hopkins came on the Mayflower as a toddler with her parents, Stephen and Elizabeth. Another rarely used New Testame ...
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Breaking Bad's Place in TV History
Huffington Post - over 3 years
I have an exceptionally low tolerance for subpar television drama. This is not a cross-genre condition. I will lazily eyeball a hackneyed episode of The King Of Queens or motor through a Storage Wars marathon, both instances leaving me to question my life's trajectory. But drama is one area where I will not skimp. If you expect me to engage in video largely devoid of comedic, documentary, athletic or meteorological merit, it better be gripping. Enter, Walter Hartwell White. I am going to go out on a limb to predict this Sunday's final episode of AMC's Breaking Bad will be the best in breed: the best final episode ever. For this distinction I apply no genre caveat. Stack them all up against each other. Seinfeld. The Sopranos. The Wire. Even the inevitable The Simpsons last hurrah. Breaking Bad feels like the one on which you place your bet. If, due to a galling lack of self care, you are not caught up on the program, I won't shatter your future pleasure with endless fanboy blat ...
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1990 Things From The 90s (Seriously)
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It's been more than a decade since the 1990s ended, yet the Internet can't seem to go a day without a reminder of the neon slap bracelets that may have been banned from your school. Yes, we get it. Times are tough and there's comfort in reflection, but enough is enough. Below, a final goodbye to the 90s to end the nostalgia once and for all. (We're not kidding. There are 1990 items below.) 1. Scrunchies 2. "The Wild Thornberries" 3. Dawson and Joey 4. "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" 5. Mr. Feeny 7. MTV playing music videos 8. Snick 9. The premiere of "Freaks and Geeks" 10. Levar Burton 11. "Daria" 12. "Arthur" 13. "The Powerpuff Girls" 14. "Smart Guy" 15. Comedy Central globe logo with buildings 16. "The X-Files" 17. Rosie O'Donnell 18. Bill Nye 19. "Dawson's Creek" 20. The Mighty Ducks" 21. "Are You Afraid of the Dark" 22. Cornholio 23. Rachel Green 24. Tim Allen 25. "All That" 26. "Beverl ...
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A 'Girls' Star Heads To 'SVU'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
One of the stars of HBO's "Girls" is heading to a different New York-set series this fall. Alex Karpovsky, who plays Ray on the hipster hit, will guest star on "Law & Order: SVU" for its milestone 300th episode, TVLine reports. In addition to Karpovsky, Tom Sizemore and Hamash Linklater will make appearances on NBC procedural's upcoming milestone installment. In the Season 14 episode "Manhattan Vigil," which includes nods to the series' pilot, Karpovsky plays an auxiliary police officer, Linklater is a part of a successful real estate family whose son goes missing, and Sizemore is employed by Linklater's character's family. Tune in to see Karpovsky, Sizemore and Linklater on "Law & Order: SVU's" 300th episode, airing Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. In more casting news ... Diane Kruger moves to the small screen. The actress nabbed the female lead in FX's drama pilot "The Bridge," adapted from the Scandinavian series "i Bron." It follows two detectiv ...
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In Honor Of Tax Day: The 12 Sexiest Celebrity Tax Evaders Ever!
Best Week Ever - almost 5 years
Everyone knows that not paying taxes can become a celebrity’s legacy. (Go with me on this.) When someone mentions Willie Nelson or Wesley Snipes, if you don’t automatically make a joke about weed or Passenger 57, the next easy go-to in your bag of Nelson-Snipes jokes is totally about tax evasion, I just know it. But stars who don’t abide by the tax code are such a common thing that it’s not that shocking anymore once you hear who’s been in hot water for it. Martha Stewart. Snoop Dogg. Val Kilmer. Teri Polo! Clearly she wasn’t reporting her income from being a Miss America judge. So sure, lots of celebs get in trouble for it, but haven’t we all wondered who the sexiest tax evaders are? We sure have: 12. Burt Reynolds This centerfold was no angel (see what I did there?), Burt owed the state of California $225,000 back in 1996. [Photo] 11. Sophia Loren Back in the early 1980′s, Sophia owed Italy over $600,000. You know if Berlusconi was president back then, she would h ...
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Amber Heard on her Bunny Maureen role, 'The Playboy Club' previews - Monsters and
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Some famous women who were once bunnies, including Gloria Steinem, Barbara Walters, Lauren Hutton, Deborah Harry, Susan Sullivan, Sherilyn Fenn, even NBC's own Barbara Bosson, the star of “Hill Street Blues,” was a Bunny, as well as Federal Judge Kimba
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When Murder Is Just Another Film Pitch - New York Times
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Glimpses of old-school luminaries like the director John Landis (“An American Werewolf in London”) and the “Twin Peaks” alumna Sherilyn Fenn add only fleeting credibility. Mr. Berger's dialogue isn't as tart as he may think, though he gets off an
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'Twin Peaks Festival Film Night' heads special film features - The Seattle Times
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... "Twin Peaks Festival Film Night" will feature a screening of David Lynch's personal 35 mm copy of "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me," and a Q&A with special guests Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer), Ray Wise (Leland Palmer) and Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne)
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10 Hot Romance Movies - Screen Junkies
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"Two Moon Junction" A drifter meets a southern debutante and the sparks fly in this 1988 hot romance starring a pre-"Twin Peaks" Sherilyn Fenn. This tale of forbidden love between complete opposites may seem like a standard love story, but it's also
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Carmageddon It! Screw the Pile Up LA with These Rough & Tumble Auto Flicks - Indie Wire (blog)
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Nick Cassavetes, Sherilyn Fenn and Randy Quaid co-star. Martin Scorsese's 1976 film with Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Leonard Harris, Peter Boyle and Cybill Shepherd, about which the Washington Post says;
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Why Tommy was ready for a resurrection - Sydney Morning Herald
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He also worked his way into US television, with regular roles in the TV version of Highlander and a slot as old rocker Nobby Clegg in the series Rude Awakening, alongside Sherilyn Fenn and Lynn Redgrave. He even appeared in The Bill as a former crack
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Murder! Infidelity! Treachery! International sales! -
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Each Incendo protagonist is played by an import from south of the border, including Doherty, Mena Suvari (American Beauty), Ally Sheedy (High Art, The Breakfast Club), Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks, Gilmore Girls) and Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers, Saw)
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sherilyn Fenn
  • 2016
    Age 51
    In February 2016, she joined the cast of the American version of Shameless.
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  • 2010
    Age 45
    In December 2010, Fenn appeared on Psych with other Twin Peaks actors on the season-five episode "Dual Spires" as sultry librarian Maudette Hornsby.
    More Details Hide Details The episode paid homage to Twin Peaks and also made many in-joke references to the show. She is set to return to her role as Audrey Horne in 2017 for the limited third season of Twin Peaks.
  • 2009
    Age 44
    In July 2009, Fenn made a guest appearance on In Plain Sight as a lesbian counterfeiter.
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  • 2008
    Age 43
    In July 2008, Fenn filmed The Scenesters, a black comedy made by Los Angeles-based comedy group The Vacationeers, which premiered in October 2009.
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  • 2007
    Age 42
    She subsequently joined its executive team in 2007 as executive director of the film and television division.
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  • 2006
    Age 41
    In July 2006, shortly after shooting The Dukes of Hazzard prequel, Fenn stepped behind the camera for the first time and directed in Pittsburgh a documentary film about child enrichment program CosmiKids and its founder, Judy Julin.
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    Fenn was slated for a recurring role on CBS's 2006 crime drama Smith, but the show was quickly canceled.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared in the 2007 Dukes of Hazzard prequel, The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning as Lulu Hogg. "It's just a fun silly role," Fenn said. But having already worked with director Robert Berlinger on Rude Awakening, she wanted to do so again.
    Fenn was cast as the female lead in ABC's 2006 comedy series Three Moons Over Milford, but she was ultimately replaced by Elizabeth McGovern.
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    In 2006, Fenn reteamed with Amy Sherman-Palladino and reappeared in the sixth and seventh seasons of Gilmore Girls as Anna Nardini, the ex-girlfriend of Luke Danes (played by Scott Patterson) and protective mother to his daughter April.
    More Details Hide Details Since the failure of the 2003 Gilmore Girls spin-off project, Sherman-Palladino had continued to want to work with Fenn again, and she wrote the character of Anna with her in mind. When asked why she cast Fenn for two different roles on Gilmore Girls, Sherman-Palladino explained: However, after Sherman-Palladino left the show, the direction for the character changed - the producers decided to make her character a villain in a custody battle.
  • 2005
    Age 40
    In 2005, Fenn made a notable appearance on The 4400, playing Jean DeLynn Baker, a 4400 who has the ability to grow toxin-emitting spores on her hands.
    More Details Hide Details She also guest-starred on the final episode of Judging Amy. After finishing the Russia-set action film Treasure Raiders with David Carradine, Fenn starred in the Canadian psychological thriller Presumed Dead, alongside Duncan Regehr, as a detective working on a missing-person case who has to outwit a crime novelist.
  • 2004
    Age 39
    In 2004, Fenn co-starred opposite Traci Lords and Paul Johansson in Emily Skopov's Novel Romance, released in 2006, in which she played a pregnancy shop owner who herself cannot have children.
    More Details Hide Details She then appeared in the martial arts film Lesser of Three Evils alongside Ho Sung Pak, Peter Greene, and Roger Guenveur Smith, as the unbalanced and alcoholic wife of a corrupt detective. The film was released in 2009 under the title Fist of the Warrior.
    She was afterwards cast for the 2004 remake of Mister Ed, planned for the Fox network—but after the pilot was shot, the show's writer/producer, Drake Sather, committed suicide, and the pilot was not aired.
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    In 2004, Fenn joined former co-star Mark Harmon in an episode of NCIS, as an amnesiac woman.
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  • 2003
    Age 38
    In 2003, Fenn appeared on The WB's Gilmore Girls as Sasha, the girlfriend of Jess Mariano's estranged father (played by Rob Estes) in the season-three episode "Here Comes the Son", which was the back-door pilot for a California-set spin-off titled Windward Circle, that was to have starred Milo Ventimiglia, Estes, and Fenn.
    More Details Hide Details But the network dropped the project, citing cost issues due to filming on location in Venice, California. She then played the recurring part of Violet Montgomery on Fox's Boston Public (2003–2004), and appeared in Showtime's Cavedweller (2004) opposite Kyra Sedgwick.
  • 2002
    Age 37
    Fenn played a crime boss in the 2002 film Swindle alongside Tom Sizemore.
    More Details Hide Details She had a small role in the film The United States of Leland alongside Ryan Gosling, in which she played a mother who captivates a troubled teenage boy.
    In 2002, Fenn was one of several former Twin Peaks stars, such as Dana Ashbrook and Mädchen Amick, to have a recurring role on The WB's Dawson's Creek.
    More Details Hide Details She guest-starred in three episodes from the fifth season, as Alex Pearl, the seductive manager of the restaurant where Joshua Jackson works. Fenn was afterwards cast as madcap villain Harley Quinn in The WB's Birds of Prey but was replaced by Mia Sara before the series began. Fenn starred in the original pilot episode, but dropped out, due to scheduling conflicts, as the show's creators realized that the character Harley Quinn would need to be a bigger part of the show. She also played a manipulative woman in a season-four episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit versus both Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay, and appeared in Watching Ellie.
  • 2001
    Age 36
    She was cast as a kindergarten teacher for the pilot of the 2001 American version of the British TV show Blind Men, alongside French Stewart.
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    In 2001, she starred in the episode "Replica" of The Outer Limits, playing a scientist who volunteered to be cloned.
    More Details Hide Details She also starred in an episode of Night Visions, as a woman who buys a used car possessed by a vengeful spirit.
    She also reteamed with actor/director Bruce Davison for his 2001 family comedy, Showtime's Off Season alongside Rory Culkin, Hume Cronyn, and Adam Arkin.
    More Details Hide Details Following Rude Awakening, Fenn's work consisted of a number of episodic TV appearances. In the middle of the 2000s, she failed to find a role that could re-ignite her career as she got involved in many projects that went unrealized.
  • 1999
    Age 34
    In 1999, she reteamed with Chris Penn and Adrian Pasdar for Pasdar's art-house directorial debut, the neo-noir Cement, a contemporary retelling of Othello in which she played a tempting but imprudent wife of jealous corrupt cop Penn. "I play a character who's selfish and sloppy with her sexual energy.
    More Details Hide Details I saw the film and I was really happy with it. It's got a lot of soul." The film, which won Best Picture awards on the festival circuit, was written by Farscape’s screenwriter, Justin Monjo and also starred Jeffrey Wright and Henry Czerny.
  • 1998
    Age 33
    Fenn again joined Jeremy Piven in a 1998 episode of Cupid, as Piven's love interest.
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    She subsequently starred alongside Jon Tenney in the pilot for a remake of ABC's Love, American Style, for the 1998–1999 television season.
    More Details Hide Details The pilot, that also featured Melissa Joan Hart, Matt Letscher, and Mariska Hargitay, was not ordered into a series. Nevertheless, ABC aired it on February 20, 1999. Fenn gained newfound enthusiasm with the lead role in Showtime's sitcom Rude Awakening as Billie Frank, an alcoholic ex-soap opera actress, who tries to go sober and become a writer, but continues to struggle with her self-destructive habits. The series ran from 1998 to 2001 and co-starred Lynn Redgrave, Jonathan Penner, and Mario Van Peebles. She said of it:
  • 1997
    Age 32
    Fenn called the film "a wonderful character piece" While shooting the film in the Isle of Man in late 1997, Fenn considered settling in London to start a European career, but eventually decided to stay in the U.S.
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    In a 1997 episode of Friends, "The One with Phoebe's Ex-Partner," which was Episode 14 of Season 3 of the show, Fenn guest-starred as Matthew Perry's girlfriend Ginger, who has a prosthetic right leg.
    More Details Hide Details She stated, "I like the show. I was happy to be a part of it." The same year, she was cast as the female lead in ABC's show Prey (originally entitled Hungry for Survival) and starred in the unaired original pilot episode. However, the pilot was reshot and Fenn was replaced by Debra Messing. Fenn starred in the 1998 British psychological drama and huis-clos Darkness Falls as a wealthy and neglected wife, who is sequestered with her husband (played by Tim Dutton) by a man (Ray Winstone) determined to understand the events that led to his wife ending up in a coma.
    Fenn also appeared in the 1997 romantic comedy Just Write, along with Jeremy Piven, as the dream actress of a Hollywood tour bus driver, who mistakes him for a famous screenwriter.
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  • 1996
    Age 31
    She then began to alternate TV movies and independent films. In 1996, she joined the ensemble cast in the romantic comedy Lovelife as a waitress who attempts to become a writer and has to rebuild her life.
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  • 1995
    Age 30
    After a short break during which she married and gave birth to a son, Fenn was chosen out of more than 100 actresses to portray actress Elizabeth Taylor in NBC's 1995 telemovie Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story.
    More Details Hide Details Fenn called the role "probably the hardest job I’ve ever done." "Director Kevin Connor and I arranged a lunch, not an audition," said executive producer Lester Persky. "We knew 10 minutes into our meeting that Sherilyn was it. She has the same striking beauty, and because of that she's experienced some of the things in life and in this business that make Elizabeth such a fascinating person." When she accepted the part, Fenn was unaware that Taylor was embroiled in a lawsuit intended to stop both the broadcast of the film and the unauthorized biography that it was based on. Fenn stated about the controversy, "I am somebody who doesn't make choices lightly at this point of my life. I'm not somebody who wants to exploit another's woman story or life in any way." Fenn felt a kinship with Taylor, stating, "There are stereotypes of what a beautiful woman is. She struggled with that. A certain part of her life she went on that calling card. I certainly know I've come into contact with that. ‘You are too pretty,’ I'm told." During the shooting, Fenn supported the original screenwriter's effort to concentrate on Taylor the person, not the legend:
    In 1995, she starred in an episode of Tales from the Crypt directed by Robert Zemeckis, alongside Isabella Rossellini and John Lithgow, in which she played the lover of Humphrey Bogart, who appeared in the episode via CGI special effects.
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    Fenn afterward portrayed Potiphar's wife Zulaikha in Showtime's 1995 Biblical TV movie Slave of Dreams opposite Adrian Pasdar and Edward James Olmos.
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  • 1994
    Age 29
    In 1994, Fenn married guitarist-songwriter Toulouse Holliday, whom she met on the set of Three of Hearts; she had previously given birth to their son, Myles, in late 1993. Their marriage came to an end three years later in 1997.
    More Details Hide Details Fenn is the mother of two boys, born in 1993 and 2007.
  • 1993
    Age 28
    In 1993, she starred in the romantic comedy Three of Hearts as Kelly Lynch and William Baldwin's love interest.
    More Details Hide Details During the shooting, the relationship between Fenn and director Yurek Bogayevicz became more and more strained as she refused to appear nude in the film. Another of her notable film roles was in the controversial Boxing Helena, directed by David Lynch's daughter Jennifer Chambers Lynch. Fenn portrayed a narcissistic seductress amputated and imprisoned by Julian Sands, who makes her become his personal Venus de Milo in an effort to possess her. Fenn said of the film, "Society, Hollywood, some men... they want to wrap women up in a neat little package." Both Lynch and Fenn were proud of their work in it, but the film was ultimately a critical and commercial failure. (Perhaps suspecting that possibility, Kim Basinger had rejected the role Fenn ultimately acted out, at the expense of nearly wiping out her available money and being forced to declare bankruptcy as a direct result.) However, both women enjoyed their collaboration. "Sherilyn is an amazing actress, a total bundle of energy and a real powerhouse and I think people will see a side of her that we have never seen of Sherilyn anywhere else before," said Lynch of the actress. "Jennifer’s one of the brightest person I know," said Fenn. "Boxing Helena was... not perfect, but I think for the story that we were trying to tell, it turned out pretty good. What it signified was really powerful to me: how society puts us in boxes one way or another."
    Fenn landed her first starring role, as an engaged heiress to an old Southern family who falls for carnival worker Richard Tyson, in Zalman King's erotic drama film Two Moon Junction, after which she told Banner, when interviewed for Premiere UK, that she wanted to hide for a year. "I was so embarrassed about how it turned out that I went into a cocoon for a year afterwards," Jessica Sully, writing for the Australian publication Movie Magazine, quoted her as saying in "Everybody's Mad about Sherilyn Fenn," which was published in its January 1993 edition.
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  • 1991
    Age 26
    In 1991, veteran Hollywood acting coach Roy London chose her to star in his directorial debut Diary of a Hitman, in which she plays a young mother determined to protect her child from hit man Forest Whitaker.
    More Details Hide Details According to Fenn, the turning point in her career was when she met London in 1990. She credits him with instilling confidence and newfound enthusiasm. She learned from her beloved teacher "to find the roles that you're passionate about, that speak to you on some level and which will help you grow on some level," which has then become her line of conduct. "A lot of the sentiment that acting should be about an art form rather than mass entertainment and celebrity is at the core of Fenn’s attitude to the business," wrote Jessica Sully in Australian magazine Movie. "I try to keep myself centered," Fenn said. "I don't go to parties and all that. I don't think being seen or being in the right place is going to make me a better actress. I care about my work and try to do what's right in my heart." As Mike Bygrave wrote in Sky Magazine: "One of the keys to understanding Fenn is that when she talks about the characters she plays she's really talking about herself." Fenn was eager to play varied parts that could eclipse her sex-symbol image. "People who think they know me would be surprised that my whole life doesn't revolve around sex," she said. After Twin Peaks, Fenn demanded a no-nudity clause in her contracts. She turned to independent films, choosing varied and unusual roles:
    She posed for photographer Steven Meisel for the autumn-winter 1991–1992 Dolce & Gabbana campaign, for which he photographed her as a classical Hollywood femme fatale.
    More Details Hide Details In 1992, photographer George Hurrell took a series of photographs of Sherilyn Fenn, Sharon Stone, Julian Sands, Raquel Welch, Eric Roberts, and Sean Penn. In these portraits, he recreated his style of the 1930s, with Fenn posing in costumes, hairstyle, and makeup of the period.
  • 1990
    Age 25
    In 1990 Us Magazine chose her as one of the "10 Most Beautiful Women in the World" and in 1991 People magazine chose her as one of the "50 Most Beautiful Women in the World".
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    In October 1990, while promoting Twin Peaks, Fenn made the cover of Rolling Stone magazine along with Mädchen Amick and Lara Flynn Boyle.
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    Also during this period, Fenn appeared on the cover and in a nude pictorial in the December 1990 edition of Playboy magazine.
    More Details Hide Details She soon portrayed John Dillinger's girlfriend Billie Frechette in ABC's 1991 gangster TV movie Dillinger opposite Mark Harmon, and shot the neo-noir black comedy Desire and Hell at Sunset Motel in which she played a sultry, seductive femme fatale. After Twin Peaks, Fenn chose to focus on widening her range of roles and was determined to avoid typecasting. She stated, "They’ve offered me every variation on Audrey Horne, none of which were as good or as much fun." She turned down the Audrey Horne spinoff series that was offered to her, and unlike most of the cast, chose not to return for the 1992 prequel movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, as she was then shooting Of Mice and Men. After two nominations (Emmy and Golden Globe) for Twin Peaks, and the pictorial in Playboy mentioned above, for which she chose her then boyfriend, Barry Hollywood, to photograph her, Fenn was propelled to stardom and became a major sex symbol, with her Old Hollywood looks.
    Speaking to Henry Edwards of Details Magazine, who quoted her in "Sherilyn Fenn: The Twin Peaks Temptress Is Back for Fall," which was published in September 1990, Fenn pointed out: "Audrey is a woman-child who dresses like the girls in the '50s and shows her body.
    More Details Hide Details But she's daddy's little girl at the same time." In the show's second season, when the idea of pairing Audrey with Cooper was abandoned, Audrey was paired with other characters like Bobby Briggs (played by Dana Ashbrook) and John Justice Wheeler (Billy Zane). About Audrey, Fenn said: Shortly after shooting the Twin Peaks pilot episode, David Lynch gave her a small part in Wild at Heart, as a girl injured in a car wreck, obsessed by the contents of her purse, alongside Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern. The film won the Golden Palm Award at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival. "David’s direction was, ‘Only think of this: bobby pins, lipstick, wallet, comb, that’s it.’ It’s very abstract." "I just pictured her being able to do this," said Lynch of her scene, "she’s like a broken China doll." David Lynch, who once described Sherilyn Fenn as "five feet of heaven in a ponytail" (quoting from a 1958 record by The Playmates), said to Banner, who used that description as the title of his article, "She's a mysterious girl and I think that actresses like her who have a mystery – where there's something hiding beneath the surface – are the really interesting ones." "He's very creative and unafraid of taking chances," she said of the director. "I really respect him. He's wonderful."
    The series ran from 1990 to 1991, and the character of Audrey was one of the most popular with fans, in particular for her unrequited love for FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (played by Kyle MacLachlan) and her style from the 1950s (with her saddle shoes, plaid skirts, and tight sweaters).
    More Details Hide Details Fenn reached cult status with a scene in which she danced to Angelo Badalamenti's music and a scene in which she knotted a cherry stem in her mouth. "With Sherilyn Fenn, Twin Peaks came on and effortlessly destroyed every other show’s sexuality," said James Marshall, one of her cast-mates.
  • 1987
    Age 22
    In 1987, she joined Depp in a season-one episode of 21 Jump Street called "Blindsided."
    More Details Hide Details Fenn has described many of these early films as sexploitation films "where directors tried to convince her to appear naked after the contract was signed." In an interview she gave to Simon Banner in February 1993 for the July 1993 British edition Premiere Magazine, published under the title "Five Feet of Heaven in a Ponytail," she explained, "Still, I did a lot of movies instead of waitressing or that kind of thing at the beginning, and it wasn't as if I even took acting very seriously when I started. I was in California for the first time. I was going to clubs, I was going here, I was going there, I was skipping acting classes when I could. Luckily, I had an agent who really believed in me and she just kept pushing me, thinking something would happen."
  • 1985
    Age 20
    Fenn dated pop singer Prince for a short time during 1985 and then Johnny Depp in 1986; their relationship lasted several years.
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    Fenn starred alongside Johnny Depp in the 1985 short student film Dummies, directed by Laurie Frank for the American Film Institute.
    More Details Hide Details Fenn and Depp dated for three and a half years, subsequently getting engaged.
    She had a part in the 1985 cult teen-comedy Just One of the Guys in which she tries to seduce a teenaged girl disguised as a boy, played by Joyce Hyser.
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  • 1965
    Age 0
    Fenn was born Sheryl Ann Fenn on February 1, 1965 in Detroit, Michigan.
    More Details Hide Details She comes from a family of musicians: her mother is keyboard player Arlene Quatro, her aunt is singer Suzi Quatro, her grandfather Art Quatro was a jazz musician, and her father, Leo Fenn, managed such rock bands as Suzi Quatro's The Pleasure Seekers, Alice Cooper, and The Billion Dollar Babies. (She herself had not, as of late April 2016, been known to have shown any musical talent of her own.) Fenn is of Italian and Hungarian descent on her mother's side, and of Irish and French descent on her father's. She was raised Catholic. Fenn frequently traveled with her mother and two older brothers before the family settled in Los Angeles when she was 17. She did not want to start with a new school again, and soon enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. Fenn began her career with a number of B-movies, including The Wild Life (1984, opposite Chris Penn), the 1986 skater film Thrashin' (opposite Josh Brolin and Pamela Gidley), the 1986 teen car action and revenge fantasy The Wraith (alongside Charlie Sheen and opposite Nick Cassavetes), the 1987 horror film Zombie High (alongside Virginia Madsen), and the Beauty and the Beast-inspired erotic movie Meridian.
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