birth date:
October 06, 1963

birth place:
Wilmington, Delaware, USA

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Elisabeth Shue is an American actress noted for her roles in such films as Leo (2002), Hollow Man (2000), Deconstructing Harry (1997), Back to the Future Part II & III and The Karate Kid.


Available to buy:

Cousin Bette
DVD
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Cousin Bette
VHS Tape
cover

Cousin Bette:
Original Soundtrack Recording [SOUNDTRACK]
Audio CD

Cousin Bette
by Honore De Balzac
Book
cover

Cousin Bette
(double-sided UK Quad), 40x30

Cousin Bette,
Movie-Original Poster, 27x40

Leaving Las Vegas
DVD
cover

Leaving Las Vegas
VHS Tape
cover

Leaving Las Vegas
by John O'Brien
Book
cover

Leaving Las Vegas
(DVD/video release),
Movie-Reprint Poster, 27x41


 
 
                          

. Elisabeth Shue

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

Title: Leaving Las Vegas
Released: 1995
Genre: Drama / Romance
Runtime: 111 min
Country: USA / France / UK
Language: English / Russian

Plot Summary: Ben Sanderson, a hard-core alcoholic, drives to Las Vegas after being fired from his film production job and divesting himself of all possessions. He plans to drink himself to death within four weeks. He meets Sera, a prostitute; they fall in love and he moves in with her. Each pledges not to try to change the other's chosen destiny, and they carry on a romance over Ben's last weeks.

Comments: Elizabeth Shue is more than just gorgeous...She is beyond...I cannot even begin to describe how unattainably great looking she is in this Masterpiece...Fantastic Script, Brilliant Direction, and two Remarkable Lead Performances.


Scene Description: Elisabeth Shue, sitting in Nicolas Cage's lap, pulling down her bathing suit top to reveal her great breasts. She then pours tequila on them and Nicolas sucks it off.

..Movie Stills
Available to buy:
 Leaving Las Vegas (DVD)
 Leaving Las Vegas (VHS)
 Leaving Las Vegas -- by John O'Brien (Book)
 Leaving Las Vegas (DVD/video release), Movie-Reprint Poster, 27x41

Cousin Bette (1998)

Title: Cousin Bette
Released: 1998
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Runtime: 108 min
Country: USA / UK
Language: English

Tagline: Who knew deception, treachery and revenge could be this much fun...

Plot Summary: Jessica Lange stars as Cousin Bette, a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot (Hugh Laurie, and her niece, Hortense Hulot (Kelly MacDonald). Failing to do so, she instead finds solace and company in a handsome young sculptor (Aden Young) she saves from starvation. But the aspiring artist soon finds love in the arms of another woman, Hortense, leaving Bette a bitter spinster. Bette plots to take revenge on the family who turned her away and stole her only love. With the help of famed courtesan Jenny Cadine (Elisabeth Shue) she slowly destroys the lives of those who have scorned her.

Comments: This is a great version of a classic French novel. Cousin Bette is a very good 1840's period peice (as I am not a fan usually of period peices)where yes a miscast Jessica Lange who is strikingly beautiful at the age of 48 when she filmed this movie plays a spinster who has a family of backstabbers who treat her barely above the servants in attitude and her character taking advantage of certain situtions that come to light that help her reverse her finacinal and living arrangement woes.I don't like to give spoilers as this movie is a fun " Black Comedy" and to give away too much detail spoils this film for people who haven't had the experince of watching it. Jessica Lange is great as Cousin Bette yet an older uglier actress would've played the role more convincingly. But in that day and age if you were as old as Ms Lange character was an unmarried then you were doomed for love as her character portrays, so I guess really she isn't that miscast. Elisabeth Shue finally has done another good movie since Leaving Las Vegas and actually can hold a note suprisingly.


Scene Description: Elisabeth Shue posing topless for a sculptor, her right breast cupped in her hand and her left breast slightly covered by her hair.

..Movie Stills
Available to buy:
 Cousin Bette (DVD)
 Cousin Bette (VHS)
 Cousin Bette: Original Soundtrack Recording [SOUNDTRACK]  (Audio CD)
 Cousin Bette -- by Honore De Balzac (Book)
 Cousin Bette (double-sided UK Quad), 40x30
 Cousin Bette, Movie-Original Poster, 27x40

Trivia
Son, with Guggenheim, Miles William born. [11 November 1997]

Sister of Andrew Shue.

Educated at Harvard University.

Got started in commercials as the Burger King girl.

Auditioned for the Sherilyn Fenn role in Of Mice and Men.

Was an accomplished high school gymnast with aspirations to the state finals.

Majored in government at Wellesley College; transferred to Harvard University in 1985; planned to become an attorney.

Graduated from Harvard University 8 June 2000, with a degree in political science. Shue was one semester short of earning her degree when she dropped out to pursue her career 15 years ago. She returned to Harvard this spring.

Daughter, Stella Street, was born weighing 6 lb, 7 oz. [19 March 2001]

Son is named after her late brother, William, who died while on vacation with the family when the tire swing he was on broke and he fell onto a broken tree branch. He was impaled and died while his siblings looked on.

Auditioned for the Sherilyn Fenn role in Of Mice and Men.

Daughter-in-law of Charles Guggenheim and Marion Guggenheim.

Sister-in-law of Jonathan Guggenheim and Grace Guggenheim.


Personal quotes

On Cocktail (1988), Shue said, "If I'd known that it was just going to be about these guys throwing drinks around then I might have had some second thoughts . . ."


Elisabeth Shue - Filmography
Below is a complete filmography (list of movies she's appeared in)


Leo (2002) .... Mary Bloom
Tuck Everlasting (2002) (voice) .... Narrator
Amy & Isabelle (2001) (TV) .... Isabelle Goodrow
... aka Oprah Winfrey Presents: Amy and Isabelle (2001) (TV) (USA: complete title)
Hollow Man (2000) .... Linda McKay
... aka Hollow Man - Unsichtbare Gefahr (2000) (Germany)

Molly (1999) .... Molly McKay
Cousin Bette (1998) .... Jenny Cadine
City of Angels (1998) (uncredited) .... Pregnant Woman
... aka Stadt der Engel (1998) (Germany)
Palmetto (1998) .... Mrs. Donnelly aka Rhea Malroux
... aka Dumme sterben nicht aus (1998)
Deconstructing Harry (1997) .... Fay
Saint, The (1997) .... Dr. Emma Russell
Trigger Effect, The (1996) .... Annie Kay
Leaving Las Vegas (1995) .... Sera
... aka Leaving Las Vegas (1995) (France)
Underneath (1995) .... Susan Crenshaw
... aka Underneath, The (1995) (USA: promotional title)
Blind Justice (1994) .... Caroline
... aka Canaan's Way (1994)
Radio Inside (1994) .... Natalie
Twenty Bucks (1993) .... Emily Adams
Heart and Souls (1993) .... Anne
Hale the Hero (1992) (TV)
Soapdish (1991) .... Lori Craven/Angelique
Marrying Man, The (1991) .... Adele Horner
... aka Too Hot to Handle (1991)
Back to the Future Part III (1990) .... Jennifer Parker

Back to the Future Part II (1989) .... Jennifer Parker/McFly
Body Wars (1989) .... Dr. Cynthia Lair
Cocktail (1988) .... Jordan Mooney
Adventures in Babysitting (1987) .... Chris Parker
... aka Night on the Town, A (1987) (UK: TV title)
Double Switch (1987) (TV) .... Kathy Shelton
Link (1986) .... Jane Chase
"Call to Glory" (1984) TV Series .... Jackie Sarnac (1984-1985)
Call to Glory (1984) (TV) .... Jackie Sarnac
Karate Kid, The (1984) .... Ali Mills
Somewhere Tomorrow (1983) (as Lisa Shue) .... Margie
Royal Romance of Charles and Diana, The (1982) (TV) (as Lisa Shue) .... Lynn Osborne


Elisabeth Shue - Notable TV Guest Appearances
"Dream On" (1990) playing "Maura Barish" in episode: "Oral Sex, Lies and Videotape" (episode # 4.1) 2 June 1993