The Evolution of Sex in Cinema & its Top 100 Actresses #92. Jennifer Jason Leigh

#92. Jennifer Jason Leigh

Neither blessed with the kind of looks Hollywood sought in its leading ladies, Jennifer Jason Leigh, the daughter of actor Vic Morrow, who was tragically killed while on the set of the Twilight Zone, has made a career out of the unconventional. Although she came to prominence in the 80s and grew more me popular in the 90s, a time when the roles for women were not at their highest, Jennifer was able to find consistent work.Neither blessed with the kind of looks Hollywood sought in its leading ladies, Jennifer Jason Leigh, the daughter of actor Vic Morrow, who was tragically killed while on the set of the Twilight Zone, has made a career out of the unconventional. Although she came to prominence in the 80s and grew more me popular in the 90s, a time when the roles for women were not at their highest, Jennifer was able to find consistent work.

Jennifer began acting at the age of nine and she began attending acting classes taught by noted acting coach Lee Strasberg at the age of 14. Slowly, Leigh would graduate from television roles to small parts in films onto larger ones.

Leigh’s break through role would come in the 1980s classic Cameron Crowe film Fast Times at Ridgemont High . Though her appearance in film would be overshadowed by Phoebe Cates poolside topless scene and, of course, Sean Penn. Leigh would go onto to play a lot of second bananas in her films.

Our Conclusions – Lee Strasberg was an innovator. Instead of teaching actors to act. He taught how to be bad but not in a good way.

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