Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sexy 40-something of the Week: Gina Gershon

Gina L. Gershon was born June 10, 1962  in Los Angeles, CA, to Mickey and Stan Gershon. She is Jewish and has a brother Dann and sister Tracy.

She spent her high school years at Beverly Hills High and was a classmate of Lenny Kravitz. After her fours years at B.H. High, she moved East to Boston to continue her schooling at Emerson College. Earlier this year, Vanity Fair reported in a story about her romantic involvement with President Clinton. Gershon told the nation with Regis and Kelly "It is such a crazy, outrageous lie.... I met him three times at events. It disturbed me on so many levels. I felt I had to stand up and say the truth."  

While still at Emerson, she decided to change her major, move to New York and attend NYU to study drama and child psychology. While there, she also attended Circle in the Square Professional Theater School and is a founder of New York based theater group Naked Angels.

Her first movie role came in small form in 1986's Pretty in Pink. From there, she moved on to the sexy, sultry photo journalist with Tom Cruise in Cocktail, a role on Melrose Place and a role in Face/Off with John Travolta and Nicolas Cage.

She is considered a gay icon for her roles in Bound, Prey for Rock & Roll and Showgirls. And why not? She played the role of a lesbian pretty well in each of the three.

But because she is a gay icon of sorts, her sweltering good looks have not gone un-noticed by the men. She was ranked #51 by Maxim in 2004 on their Hot List. If you ask me, she should have been a hell of a lot higher than #51. But that's just me loving those pouty kissers she has.

Gina can also be a little political. On September 10, 2008, she appeared in a video on parodying former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, titled "Gina Gershon Strips Down Sarah Palin", which she followed by "Gina Gershon Does Sarah Palin 2".

Gina, so very nice to meet you.

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