Sunday, May 29, 2011

Maya Khabira Rudolph

You don't think "science fiction / fantasy" when you think of multi-talented Saturday Night Live alum Maya Rudolph.
Why not?
Currently appearing in BridesMaids, she hasn't done much genre, but what she's done recently has been either top-billed or featured player!
But perhaps her biggest Fantastic Femme credit was her uncanny ability to impersonate other Fantastic Femmes including Halle Berry, Lucy Liu, Beyonce, Vanessa Hudgens, and Whitney Houston during her tenure on SNL!
One of Maya's closest friends is Gwyneth Paltrow, whom she's known since grade school!
Maya is the daughter of legendary soul singer Minnie Riperton. Her greatest hit, "Lovin' You", was conceived and written by Minnie as a lullaby for baby Maya!

Genre appearances include...
Shrek Forever After / Shrek the Third (Rapunzel)
The Simpsons "Homer of Seville"
Idiocracy (Rita)
Devil's Child (Holly)
Gattica (Delivery Nurse)

Check out...
her bio on Saturday Night Live's Official Site

Other actresses to play Rapunzel include...
Mandy Moore in Tangled
Tereza Srbova in InkHeart
Emma Rose Lima in Enchanted
Kelly Sheridan in Barbie as Rapunzel
Tress MacNeille in The Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror XI"
Louise Robey in Play Nice
Pamela Winslow in Into the Woods
Stephanie Walski in Pee Wee's PlayHouse
Shelley Duvall in Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre "Rapunzel"
Carol Lynley in Shirley Temple's StoryBook "Rapunzel"

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Gloria Reuben

Though her longest run was on ER (over 100 episodes), Gloria's been a regular or semi-regular on several tv series, most recently, Raising the Bar!
She's also sung backup for Tina Turner, and composed the theme music for 1-800-MISSING, one of the series she appeared in!
Genre appearances include...
Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (Thelma Gleffey)
Understudy (Greta)
Sentinel (Mrs. Merriweather)
Salem Witch Trials (Tituba Indian)
1-800-MISSING (Brooke Haslett / Composer: main theme)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Christine Danielson)
The Agency / The District (Lisa Fabrizzi)
Happy Here and Now (Hannah)
Anne Rice's The Feast of All Saints (Cecile Ste. Marie)
Dean Koontz's Sole Survivor (Rose Tucker)
Cold Blooded aka Bad Faith (Lana Fuentes)
Shaft [2000] (Sgt. Council)
Inferno aka Pilgrim (Vicki)
TimeCop (Sarah Fielding)
Homicide: Life on the Street (Det. Theresa Walker)
Silk Stalkings (Hattie Morgan)
Confessions: Two Faces of Evil (Tanya Blackmon)
Nick of Time (Krista Brooks)
ShadowHunter (Cayla)
Dead Air (Judy)
The Flash (Sabrina)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents [1987] "World's Oldest Motive"

Thursday, May 19, 2011

CAVE GIRL in "Ape Men of Kor"

The very first Cave Girl story (but not her origin) from Thun'da #2, guest-starring Thun'da himself, along with his "mate", Pha!
Art by "good girl" artist Bob Powell, who took over on Thun'da from the legendary Frank Frazetta!
Cave Girl continued as a back-up in the remaining four issues of Thun'da, and as the lead in four issues of her own title (with a Thun'da strip as a back-up!).
Despite the overlapping of the strips in each other's books, the characters never guest-starred in each other's strips again.
plus these jungle goodies from Amazon...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Helena Bonham Carter (Burton)

Known to the general public for her award-winning romance / historical drama acting, Helena Bonham Carter has far more genre appearances than drawing-room performances!
(And her ongoing role in the Harry Potter film series is certainly raising her recognition factor among the teen and tween audience!)
Helena also does quite a bit of dramatic radio (Still popular in England), audiobooks, and occasional theatre work.
Genre appearances include...
Dark Shadows [2012] (Dr Julia Hoffman)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2/
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix /
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince /
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
(Bellatrix Lestrange)
Terminator: Salvation (Serena Korgen)
Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
(Mrs Lovett also performer of numerous songs)
Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (Red Queen)
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (Corpse Bride)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Mrs. Bucket)
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
(Beatrice Baudelaire)
Wallace & Grommit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit /
Wallace & Grommit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit the Video Game
(Lady Campanula Tottington)
Big Fish (Jennifer Hill / the Witch)
Planet of the Apes [2001] (Ari)
Sweet Revenge (Karen Knightly)
Merlin (Morgan Le Fay)
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (Elizabeth Frankenstein)
Miami Vice (Dr. Theresa Lyons)
The Vision (Jo Marriner)
The Mask (Iris)

Check out...
Helena World (FanSite)
Other actresses to play Julia Hoffman include...
Grayson Hall in Dark Shadows (1966-1971) / House of Dark Shadows
Barbara Steele in Dark Shadows (1991)
Kelly Hu in Dark Shadows (2004) [Unsold pilot]

Other actresses to play Mrs Bucket include...
Diana Sowle in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Other actresses to play Mrs Lovett include...
Joanna Lumley in Tale of Sweeney Todd
Angela Lansbury in Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street [1982]
Jane Helay in Bloodthirsty Butchers
Stella Rho in Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Other actresses to play The Red Queen include...
Janet Waldo in Alice Through the Looking Glass [1987]
Agnes Moorehead in Alice Through the Looking-Glass [1966]
Edna May Oliver in Alice in Wonderland [1933]

Other actresses to play Elizabeth Frankenstein / Elizabeth Lavenza / Elizabeth Levenza include...
Catherine Rabett in Frankenstein Unbound
Madeline Kahn in Young Frankenstein
Valerie Hobson in Bride of Frankenstein
Mae Clarke in Frankenstein [1931]
Mary Fuller in Frankenstein [1910]
Other actresses to play Morgan Le Fay / Morganne LeFay / Morganne Le Fay include...
There's almost four dozen of them, so if you really want to know, go to...
Morgan Le Fay (character) on IMDB

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