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birth date: April 19, 1968

birth place:
Granada Hills, California, USA

comments:
She reminds us of Marilyn Monroe (maybe because she portrayed her in HBO's Norma Jean & Marilyn), but she exudes more class than Marilyn.

why is she famous?
She starred in Heat, Frida, Kiss The Girls and Eye of the Beholder.


Available to buy:

Eye of the Beholder
DVD
cover

Eye of the Beholder
VHS Tape
cover

Eye of the Beholder
by Marc Behm
Book
cover

D&D: Eye of the Beholder
Game
cover

Eye Of The Beholder
(1-Sheet), Movie Poster


 
 
                          

. Ashley Judd

Eye of the Beholder (1999)

Title: Eye of the Beholder
Released: 1999
Genre: Thriller / Mystery
Runtime: 106 min
Country: USA
Language: English

Tagline: Obsession is in the eye of the beholder.

Plot Summary: A British secret service agent becomes obsessed with the subject of his observations - A beautiful woman. When he witnesses her killing an estranged sexual partners, he becomes her guardian angel, protecting her from capture. As the web grows deeper, his mental anguishes from past experiences haunt him. Is in too deep or can he stop himself subsequently stopping her?

Comments: I bought this movie because of my fascination with Ewan. However I must say that Ashley Judd made a big impression on me as well. This is not a ordinary love story, but a rather strange one. This movie makes you think hard all the way, to figure out who's the good guy and who's the bad. I like that!


Scene Description: Ashley stepping into a bubble bath fully nude.

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Available to buy:
 Eye of the Beholder (DVD)
 Eye of the Beholder (VHS)
 Eye of the Beholder -- by Marc Behm (Book)
 D&D: Eye of the Beholder (Game)
 Eye Of The Beholder (1-Sheet), Movie Poster

Normal Life (1996)

Title: Normal Life
Released: 1996
Genre: Crime / Drama
Runtime: 101 min
Country: USA
Language: English

Tagline: Love Was Their Addiction, Crime Was The Drug.

Plot Summary: Chris is young idealistic cop who falls in love and gets married to Pam, a beautiful but emotionally unstable woman who suffers from alcoholism and drug addiction. While Chris is trying hard to have a normal life and some money, Pam is big spender and their marriage is constantly troublesome with the financial situation getting worse and worse. The biggest blow comes after Chris loses his job. In the desperate situation Chris decides to use his police skills to rob banks.

Comments: I must admit that seeing 90210's Luke Perry in Normal Life's leading role did not inspire me, but after watching this film I was pleasantly surprised. The foreshadowing scene at the very start of the film gives a sense of foreboding doom that pervades the rest of the story. Pam (Ashley Judd) is a woman torn between living on the edge and having a normal, storybook life. Chris (Luke Perry) longs for such a life, but also seems to be excited by Pam's wild side. He goes from cop to bank robber in a first successful, but then futile attempt to make things right, which only seems to excite Pam more. Eventually their luck runs out, and the inevitable ensues. The last 15 minutes of this film are the best part with some surprising twists right near the end.


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Scene Description: Ashley topless next to the bed.

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Scene Description: A quick clip of Ashley Judd topless in bed.

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Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)

Title: Norma Jean & Marilyn
Released: 1996
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 135 min
Country: USA / UK
Language: English

Tagline: Marilyn Monroe was our fantasy. Norma Jean was her reality.

Plot Summary: Surreal portrait of the life of icon Marilyn Monroe.

Comments: I don't know how many times I seen it. It was a masterpiece.Marilyn done all she could to get to where she wanted to be.She even did as most of em had to do which was sleep with every guy at the top till you get there. The movie was brilliantly done and well played with a good cast.I don't know if i'd used Mira sorvino. First part of the movie was sad to me. She had a hard life and had to put up with being abused and even raped. Marilyn had a hard life.To many,money is everything.Marilyn just wanted to be loved. Marilyn didn't know how loved she was.She was sad. Norma Jean and Marilyn is a movie that I would watch over and over and tell others to watch it. IT IS NOT A MOVIE CHILDREN SHOULD SEE.


Scene Description: Ashley does her Marilyn Monroe impression.

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Scene Description: Ashley Judd lifting up her shirt to reveal her breasts.

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Scene Description: Ashley Judd topless sitting down at a church and walking forward to confess.

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Scene Description: Ashley Judd removing her bathing suit and climbing into a swimming pool.

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Trivia
Publicly announced her engagement to racer Dario Franchitti; they have been engaged since December 1999. [April 2000]

Turned down a larger role in Kuffs (1992) because she was asked to do nude scenes. She responded, "My mother worked too hard for me to take my clothes off in my first movie."

She once worked cleaning her mom's and sister's tour bus for $10 a day.

Hobbies: running, rock climbing, mountain hiking.

Graduated from the University of Kentucky. She majored in French [1998]

Mother and sister are country singers Naomi Judd & Wynonna Judd.

Her father, Michael Ciminella, a marketing specialist in the horseracing industry, divorced Naomi Judd in 1972.

Was named one of "The 50 Most Beautful People In The World" by People Magazine. [1996]

Attended the University of Kentucky. Known to be a avid fan of UK basketball.

Dated Robert De Niro

Dated Matthew McConaughey

Her mother, Naomi Judd, has publicly objected to many of Ashley's movies because they contain either sex or violence.

Attended 12 schools in 13 years.

Was named after Ashland, Kentucky.

Replaced Jodie Foster for the lead in Double Jeopardy (1999).

Is fluent in French.

Could have had Pamela Anderson's role on "Home Improvement" (1991), but wanted to concentrate on making it in the movies instead. She later starred in Where the Heart Is (2000), which was directed by Matt Williams, the producer who wanted her on the sitcom.

She had a role in Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers (1994), but it was left on the cutting room floor.

Dated Michael Bolton.

Fractured her right ankle when she was thrown from a horse's saddle in Franklin, Tennessee. She was hospitalized for two days. [23 November 1993]

Named one of the "25 Most Intriguing People" by People magazine. [1999]

{2000) Voted one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by People Magazine.

A self-proclaimed feminist

She is an etymologist

Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2002.

Ranked #20 in FHM Magazine's 100 "Sexiest Women in the World." (2002)

Worked as a waitress while attending acting school.

She is a sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Measurements: 34-24-35 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

She was Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Kentucky

Modeled her "This is What a Feminist Looks Like" t-shirt for the Ms. Foundation and Ms. Online (ms.magazine.com), as have Whoopi Goldberg, Camryn Manheim and Margaret Cho.

Bakes chocolate chip cookies as a means to relieve stress.

Turned down the role of Catwoman in 2003 so she could star as Maggie in Tennesse Williams' 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' on Broadway.

Models a Hello Kitty t-shirt with the words "Handle with Care" printed on the front. Proceeds go to the Youth Aids Foundation. (2003)


Personal quotes

"I can't think of anything I want and need that I don't already have but at the same time, I'm not sated..."

"When I'm working on a performance, I'll go sideways for a while before I go straight up. If I'm trying something in a take and it's not working for me, I will absolutely exhaust the idea in myself before a change will occur to me. And I almost need to do that. It's the way my neurons work."

"You just don't flaunt your stuff. Mama says it wouldn't be polite. You don't talk about your love life or how much money you make or personal things."

"I have these little talks with myself. I call it an attitude pep talk. I say, 'Ashley, this is not one of those moments you pray God sends a thunderbolt to make it better. Girl, you just endure.'"

On her engagement ring... "It's a cushion cut and Dario organized the entire proposal. He got the ring without asking. Loving cars the way he does he has a lot of opinions about design. He has a developed asthetic."


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


Twisted (2004) .... Jessica Shepard
Frida (2002) .... Tina Modotti
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002) .... Younger Viviane Abbott 'Vivi' Walker
High Crimes (2002) .... Claire Kubik
Someone Like You... (2001) .... Jane Goodale
... aka Animal Attraction (2001) (UK)
... aka Someone Like You... (2001) (USA)
Ryan Interview, The (2000) (TV) .... Fredricka Rose
Where the Heart Is (2000) .... Lexie Coop

Our Friend, Martin (1999) (V) (voice) .... Mrs. Dale
Double Jeopardy (1999) .... Elizabeth Parsons
... aka Doppelmord (2000) (Germany)
... aka Double condamnation (1999) (Canada: French title)
Eye of the Beholder (1999) .... Joanna Eris
Simon Birch (1998) .... Rebecca Wenteworth
... aka Angels and Armadillos (1998)
Kiss the Girls (1997) .... Dr. Kate McTiernan
Locusts, The (1997) .... Kitty
... aka Secret Sin, A (1997) (UK)
Normal Life (1996) .... Pam Anderson
Time to Kill, A (1996) .... Carla Brigance
Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996) (TV) .... Norma Jean Dougherty
... aka Norma Jean and Marilyn (1996) (TV) (USA: video box title)
Passion of Darkly Noon, The (1996) .... Callie
... aka Darkly Noon (1996)
... aka Passion des Darkly Noon, Die (1996) (Germany)
Heat (1995) .... Charlene Shiherlis
Smoke (1995) .... Felicity
... aka Smoke - Raucher unter sich (1995) (Germany)
Natural Born Killers (1994) (scenes deleted) .... Grace Mulberry
Ruby in Paradise (1993) .... Ruby Lee Gissing
Till Death Us Do Part (1992) (TV) .... Gwen Fox
... aka Married for Murder (1992) (TV)
Kuffs (1992) .... Wife of Paint Store Owner
"Sisters" (1991) TV Series .... Reed Lyn Halsey Philby (1991-1993)


Ashley Judd - Notable TV Guest Appearances
"Tinseltown.TV" (2002) playing "Herself" 23 August 2003
"Revealed with Jules Asner" (2001) playing "Herself" in episode: "Ashley Judd" 14 August 2002
"Oprah Winfrey Show, The" (1986) playing "Herself" 29 May 2002
"Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The" (1992) playing "Herself" 19 March 2001
"Sisters" (1991) playing "Reed Halsey" in episode: "Up in the Air" (episode # 4.22) 21 May 1994
"Sisters" (1991) playing "Reed Halsey" in episode: "Protective Measures" (episode # 4.21) 14 May 1994
"Space Ghost Coast to Coast" (1994) playing "Herself" in episode: "Elevator" 6 May 1994
"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) playing "Ensign Robin Lefler" in episode: "The Game" (episode # 5.6) 26 October 1991
"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) playing "Ensign Robin Lefler" in episode: "Darmok" (episode # 5.2) 28 September 1991