Believe it or not, every single actor and actress used to be a rookie. They all had their first audition and their first role, which wasn’t always the highest point of their careers. And many of your favourite actresses were once no-names like you and me, until they caught a big break. Here are some film controversial breakouts that finally put these actresses on the Hollywood map.
Sophie Marceau – La Boum
Sophie Marceau is a world-renowned French actress, screen writer, book author, and director. Is there anything she can’t do? Yes, actually she didn’t become a model. She wanted to, but the modeling agency she worked with, told her to try for a role in a movie titled “La Boum” in 1980 and that’s how her journey into the film world began.
Brooke Shields – Blue Lagoon
Guess how old Brooke Shields was when she starred in The Blue Lagoon? Only 14 years old! No wonder all those infamously sexy island scenes took her to the next level. It was quite shocking back in 1980, not to mention 20-30 years later, where a movie like this would’ve become the biggest controversial topic of the decade.
Milla Jovovich – Return to the Blue Lagoon
Speaking of “Blue Lagoon”, the sequel with young Milla Jovovich as a leading role, was even sexier than the original! At least she was nominated for the “Best Young Actress” in the 1991 Young Artist Awards, which gave her that much needed career boost.
Jennifer Connelly – The Hot Spot
This movie also featured partial nudity and gave “birth” to Jennifer Connelly’s career. Sounds eerily familiar, doesn’t it?
Phoebe Cates – Fast Times at Ridgemont High
The iconic movie scene of Phoebe Cates emerging from the swimming pool in her tiny red bikini basically raised a whole generation of wankers all by herself.
Angelina Jolie – Hackers
Remember the 1995 movie Hackers with the gorgeous Angelina Jolie playing hardcore hacker Acid Burn who also happens to be dazzling and wear tight-fitting leather clothes? And thus a thousand fantasies were born.
Penélope Cruz – Jamón, Jamón
What do you expect to see when the entire movie you’re following the daughter of the village prostitute? And what if I tell you that she was portrayed by 18-year-old Penélope Cruz? Uhhh…
Lindsay Lohan – Mean Girls
Another cult classic, “Mean Girls”, a comedy/drama/Tumblr favorite, is about this girl Cady, played by Lohan, who was raised and home-schooled in Africa for 15 years and now has to visit high-school with all the hilarious and awkward implications. Apart from being hilarious it actually gets a few really profound point across about how screwed up society (like the USA) can be.