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PATHWAY Of THE PERFORMER AS IDIOSYNCRATIC INDEPENDENT:
Storyline: The unsinkable exhibitionist pursues her own titanic course, eschewing conventional stardom for the unique opportunity of exploring herself in unconventional vehicles, while pursuing her career agenda, according to her own dictates.

Kate Winslet (Kate Elizabeth Winslet) (1975) - British actress and singer. Outer: Of British, as well as a touch of Swedish and Welsh descent. Father was an actor, as were her maternal grandparents and an uncle, as well as her mother. The middle of 3 sisters, including Beth and Anna, all of whom became actresses. Despite being shy and overweight, she focused on a lime-lit life since she was 11, and after attending a theater school, made her stage debut at 13, followed by TV and commercial work. Dropped out of school, in her mid-teens, and fell in love and moved in with a writer/actor, Stephen Tredre, who was a dozen years her senior, and gave her the emotional ballast to pursue her dreams. Made her film debut as a teenage murderer in Heavenly Creatures when she was 17. 5’6 1/2”, with green eyes and blonde hair and size 11 feet. Her career hit a slight standstill afterwards, sending her back to odd jobs, and the provincial boards, until 1995, when a well-received performance in Sense and Sensibility brought her to universal attention and she followed it with two other adaptations of literary classics. In the interim, ST developed bone cancer, recovered and the duo broke up, although remained close, and he eventually died the opening week of her megahit Titanic in 1997, which suddenly made her a world personality. Had difficulty dealing with the loss, as well as the sudden upthrust to her career. Deliberately chose a series of idiosyncratic small films afterwards, much preferring enjoying herself as an actress than dancing to the empty drums of standard stardom. Full-bodied, although the press made such a to-do about her weight, she dieted down, before realizing she should be herself and not conform to false public esthetics. Unafraid of exposing herself, both literally and figuratively, she would appear nude in many of her films. Married director Jim Threapleton in 1998, one daughter from union, divorced in 2001, and married director and fellow Reading native, Sam Mendes, the following year, one son from union. Moved to NYC with him, and continued pursuing her own sense of craft, as well as domestic happiness, in a nicely balanced go-round, which looked, for all purposes to have a long and happy run, only to run into a snag in early 2010, when the couple separated. Won a libel against a British magazine who misrepresented a trip to the doctor as a desperate ploy to lose weight, in her ongoing battle against anorexia as a female aesthetic ideal. In 2008, she reteamed with her Titanic costar, Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as her husband, in Revolutionary Road, another tale of being submerged by the elements, this time cultural, in a tour de force showcase of her maturing sensibilities as an actress. The film and its attendant tensions, however, would doom her marriage. After numerous nominations, she finally and gushingly won two Golden Globes in 2009, for the latter effort, as well as best supporting actress for The Reader. Repeated the latter triumph at the subsequent Academy Rewards, while also announcing she was finished exposing and exploiting her body on screen. Added an Emmy to her trophy case in 2011, for her work in the made-for-TV melodrama, “Mildred Pierce.” Secretly married Ned Rocknroll, the nephew of entrepreneur Rchard Branson, at the end of 2012. One son from the union. The same year, she was awarded a CBE. Won a Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe in 2016, for her work in the biopic Steve Jobs.Has a net worth of $90 million. Inner: Outspoken, frank and self-confident, with a very strong sense of self, and a desire to enjoy her career, rather than molding it to other people’s expectations. Fierce and passionate, with intense loyalties, while being equally domestic and romantic, with a surety about her needs and desires. Nonconformist lifetime of eschewing conventional stardom to follow her own professional and private bliss. Mrs. Patrick Campbell (Beatrice Tanner) (1865-1940) - English actress. Outer: Mother was the daughter of an Italian political exile, father was an army contractor to the British East India Company. Educated in England and Paris, and briefly studied music. In 1884, she eloped with the holder of a city post, 2 sons, one killed in the Boer War, the other died in WW I. Took her husband’s name as her nom de theatre and made her professional debut in 1888 in “Bachelors” in Liverpool. The possessor of a dark Italian beauty and a rich voice, she had a gift for portraying complex, passionate woman. Became a star of the London stage in 1893, through Arthur Wing Pinero’s (David Hare) “The Second Mrs. Tanqueray” and made her NY debut in 1902. Her husband died in 1900. Smoked in public, which horrified New Yorkers, and was able to use her clout to have 42nd street quieted when she performed. George Bernard Shaw (Stephen Fry) wrote “Pygmalion” for her on a dare, and the two enjoyed a lively correspondence over the years. In 1914, she married a dashing officer, George Cornwallis-West, who had been married to the former Jennie Jerome (Arianna Huffington), the mother of Winston Churchill. A daughter from the union, Stella Patrick Campbell, became an actress. Her career waned after WWI, and she published her autobiography in 1922. Made her film debut in 1935 with Riptide, and subsequently appeared in several unmemorable movies. Died of pneumonia in France, allegedly because the British authorities refused re-entry of her beloved pet Pekinese, Moonbeam, without a period of quarantine. Buried in Aquitaine, France. Inner: Tempestuous, tactless and good-hearted with a cutting wit. Once opined “"Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” Uninhibited lifetime of giving play to her playful nature, and serving as a beacon for independence and insouciance. Elizabeth Linley Sheridan (Elizabeth Linley) (1754-1792) - English singer and actress. Outer: Father was Thomas Linley, a conductor and composer. 2nd of 12 children, six of whom became musicians. Trained by her father, and seemed destined for a brilliant career herself as a soprano. Made her debut, along with her brother, Thomas, a skilled violinist two years her junior, in “The Fairy Favor” in London when she was 12. Gave dual performances with her sibling, and was given much encouragement, thanks to both her talent and exceptional beauty. Her father, however, refused to allow her a career in the theater, and foisted a potential husband upon her, whom she adamantly rejected. Despite numerous other marriage proposals, she fell in love with playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan (George Bernard Shaw), who wound up fighting two duels over her, in part to insure his own gentleman’s status. Over his own father’s objections that he was tossing away a potentially prosperous law career over her, he pursued her ardently, and in 1772, the two eloped to France, although their marriage was invalidated, since both were underage. Made her last public appearance in 1773, and the following day she and Sheridan were officially wed. Her health remained precipitous, and she suffered numerous miscarriages, although finally delivered two children, including poet Thomas Sheridan. Her story became the basis for a comedy, called “Maid of Bath,” in 1776. The duo returned to England, and she devoted the last part of her life to being a homemaker, for the lively and highly social household of her husband, who went on to become a Whig MP, before dying in Bristol. Inner: Rebellious and multi-talented. Subordinated lifetime of giving up her art for love, only to fall victim to her own weak constitution, before returning in far more emancipated fashion to try to integrate her life in a more fulfilling manner. Elizabeth Boutell (Elizabeth Davenport) (1650s?-1714) English actress. Outer: Early life obscured. Became a member of the King’s Company, and established herself quickly as one of their leading actresses. Small and fair, with a childlike mien and a reputation for promiscuity. Despite a weak voice, she had good stage presence, and was an audience favorite, specializing in being the love objects of young swain, or being young men herself, as well as the virtuous embodiment of innocence. Teamed with actress Rebecca Marshall (Keira Knightley) in a series of roles playing her lightness off the latter’s darkness. Her career spanned the decade of the 1670s, after which her husband, Barnaby Boutell, received a lieutenant’s commission and she went to live with him on the continent. Her last recorded role was in 1696, after which she joined her husband in Holland. The final record of her is her will, which was made out in 1714. Inner: Popular, childlike and innocent in her professional life, while her private life remains largely unrecorded. First wave lifetime of stepping on stage when female performers were finally given the greenlight to do so in England, in her initial foray into a craft that she would continue to explore as a reflection of her considerable abilities at emotional expression.

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PATHWAY Of THE PERFORMER AS VULNERABLE VOYAGER:
Storyline: The triumphant tragedian opts for more humble beginnings after earlier having invited her tragedies onto her own internal stages, to deal with physical suffering as a purgative to allow her better understanding of her portrayals.

Samantha Morton (Samantha Jane Morton) (1977) - British actress, screenwriter and director. Outer: Purposefully vague about her background. Of British and Polish descent. Grew up in a gritty housing project, with an older brother and sister. Father was an abusive alcoholic, and her parents separated when she was a toddler, with her sire marrying her teenage baby-sitter. Had 6 half/brothers and sisters from her progenitors subsequent marriages.Spent time in foster homes, and began acting at the age of 11, before hooking up with an acting workshop in Nottingham, funded by a regional TV network. Acted in, wrote and directed plays at the workshop, before getting an agent when she was 16. Began getting notice through TV work, particularly “A Token King,” and appeared in several TV series. Made her feature debut at 19, in Under the Skin, where she played a promiscuous teen trying to deaden her grief at the loss of her mother. 5’3”, with light brown hair and blue eyes. Her career took off with a host of transatlantic films, including Minority Report and Sweet and Lowdown, making her a much-in-demand young actress. Had a daughter with actor Charlie Creed-Miles, although refuses to discuss their relationship, while using her memorable work as the singular element in her life by which she wishes to be known. Revealed two years later that she had a life-threatening stroke in 2006, causing her to take an 18 month break from work. Had to learn to walk again, but made a full recovery, and in 2008, had her second child, a daughter by her fiancee, Harry Holm, son of actor Ian Holm. The following annum, she directed a TV movie, The Unloved, which she also scripted. Her account of her debilitations, however, would be discounted by incredulous friends, who saw her quite active in the period she claimed to be struck down, as one of the more noticeable members in model Kate Moss’s eternal party posse. In 2017, she steered in an ITV and Hulu series on 18th century sex workers, called “Harlots” playing a madam in a high-humored mostly female production. Has a net worth of over $200 million. Inner: Feisty, candid, direct, hidden and versatile, with a tendency to over-dramatize her life. Transitional lifetime of immersing herself in the nitty gritty reality of ordinary existence, after numerous lofty go-rounds of playing classical stage characters, in order to deepen the luster of her abilities, and make them reflect the far less sweet and far more lowdown world of the present. Margaret Leighton (1922-1976) - English actress. Outer: Father was a businessman. Began training for the stage at age 15, and made her professional debut the following year in “Laugh With Me,” at the Birmingham Repertory Theater. 5’10 1/2” and slim. Joined the Old Vic company, and won plaudits for her portrayals, before making her London debut in 1944 as the troll king’s daughter in Ibsen’s “Peer Gynt.” Made her NY debut 2 years later in Shakespeare’s “Henry IV, Part I,” and then continued in her transAtlantic appearances over the next couple of years. In 1947, she wed publisher Max Reinhardt, who was a collector of George Bernard Shaw artifacts. The duo were divorced in 1955. Primarily a stage actress, she made her first film appearance in Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1948, and went on to an equally acclaimed career in that medium as a character actress, with a particular penchant for eccentrics. Tall and elegant, with a commanding presence and an interesting vulnerable face, she won a Tony award for “Separate Tables,” in 1957 and again for “Night of the Iguana,” in 1962. In 1957, she married actor Lawrence Harvey, after earlier appearing with him. The pair were divorced in 1961. Married actor Michael Wilding in 1964, which was the 7th combined union for both, although it was the one that lasted for each as well. The two worked together several times, until his retirement, while she remained active her entire life. No children from any of her unions. Also won an Emmy for her role as Queen Gertrude in a 1970 production of “Hamlet.” Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1971, although she continued working, even when she could no long walk. Excelled at vulnerable, sensitive women, and ultimately died from complications of her affliction. Inner: Suffered from claustrophobia much of her life. Laden lifetime of internalizing her ongoing tensions, and ultimately becoming undone by them, despite a gift of portrayal for the very vulnerabilities that she enacted on stage and large and small screen. Janet Achurch (1864-1916) - English actress. Outer: From a multigenerational theatrical family. Her grandparents ran the Royalty Theater in Manchester. Third and youngest daughter of an insurance agent. Also had a brother, while her mother died giving birth to her. Brought up by her sire, she was educated privately, before receiving formal training for the stage. Made her debut in 1883 in “Betsy Baker.” 2 years later, she joined a touring company, for whom she played Shakespearean leads, showing great proficiency in tragedy, both on the London stage and touring the provinces with various companies. Married actor Charles Charrington in 1889, and became addicted to morphine. One of the highlights of her career was serving as the first English actress to perform Henrik Ibsen (Arthur Miller), playing Nora in “The Doll’s House,” in 1889. The same year, she began managing the Novelty Theater. Served as a pioneer with several other actresses in breaking away from traditional frivolous, commercial fare, through her desire to portray idiosyncratic women in all their vulnerabilities. Playwright George Bernard Shaw was extremely impressed with her skills, and penned “Candida,” specifically for her. Totally identified with her roles, and tried to get at the heart of her characters through extremely realistic portrayals. Toured Australia and New Zealand, where she had a stillborn daughter. The pressures of her performances, however, led to an addiction to alcohol, as well as her drug dependency. Despite il health, she continued working until she was finally forced to retire from the stage in 1913, before dying 3 years later of morphine poisoning. Inner: Intense, passionate, with a total identification with her craft. Heart and soul lifetime of allowing her personal life to reflect the tragos she played to perfection on the stage, and ultimately corrupt her body to the point where she could no longer perform. Margaret Hughes (1630-1719) - English actress. Outer: Early life largely unrecorded. Became the mistress of writer Charles Sedley (Anthony Burgess), and may have also been briefly involved with Charles II (Peter O’Toole). In December of 1660, she made her stage debut as Desdemona in Shakespeare’s “Othello,” and is credited with being the first actress on the English stage, following the longtime ban of the second sex from performing, and a long tradition of males assessing female roles. Continued her career as a member of the Duke of York’s company, Dorset Gardens, appearing in plays by her former lover Sedley, as well as others, into the late 1670s. Ultimately became the morganatic wife of Prince Rupert, one daughter from union. Last decades remained ill-recorded as well, with some question as to her actual death date. Inner: Had a significant gambling habit. Precedent-setting lifetime of etching her name into the record books as the first of her gender to break a barrier, initiating a long and multi-century career as a premier presence of both the stage and screen.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS COMELY COMEDIENNE:
Storyline: The slim star suffers no self-doubts, thanks to a free, but solidly supported upbringing, allowing her to be exactly who she is and wants to be, after an earlier go-round of unstable beginnings, and a similar role as a younger sibling in the insecure business of being a silent mannequin for the fantasies of others.

mCameron Diaz (Cameron Michelle Diaz) (1972) - American actress and producer.. Outer: Of Cuban descent on her paternal side, and Amerindian, Italian and German on her maternal side. Father was a foreman for UNOCAL Oil Mother was an import-export agent. Younger of 2 sisters in a tightly bonded, loving family. Enjoyed a laid-back and loose family environment, was taught to be honest and moral, and readily accepted her parents’ values. Extremely skinny as a child, she was teased as, ‘Skeletor.’ Felt she had to prove her physicality, then learned to accept who she was.5’9”, 120 lbs., with blonde hair and blue eyes. Educated at a vocational high school under a minority program, which was trying to integrate white students into the ethnic majority. Offered a modeling contract, she went to Japan at 16, before returning to finish high school. Lived with an Hispanic video producer for 5 years, while working steadily as a model. Auditioned for a small part in The Mask in 1994, without any acting experience and got the female lead, after a dozen callbacks, which led to continual work afterwards, and she quickly developed into a deft screen comedienne, with an effortless acting style, moving from independent films to mainstream Hollywood. Her movie career ended her live-in relationship, and she subsequently rediscovered herself by traveling and living alone. Hit her stride with Something About Mary in 1998, while being involved with co-star Matt Dillon, although his predatory promiscuity eventually ended the relationship. Unafraid to mute her beauty if the role calls for it and continues as a bright comedic light with a sense of where she’s going and who she is, while enjoying high profile status in a series of Hollywood hits, including Charley’s Angels, and a voiceover for the cartoon Shrek. In 2001, she set the record for highest annual earnings for an actress, raking in $41 million, while projections on future projects will probably see her break it. In 2005, she began her own reality show, “Trippin,’” taking celebrity friends with her around the world. The same year, she faced down a photographer in trial who tried to extort millions from her for some topless photos he had shot of her as a teen. Had a number of high profile romances, without feeling compelled to wed, and in 2007, she ended a four year relationship with singer and actor Justin Timberlake. Also collected a cool $3 million for 6 hours work in an ad for a Japanese cellphone, which would appear on Japanese TV, and reaffirm her status as a worldclass commercial talent. Named as a co-respondent in the divorce of magician Criss Angel, although vehemently denied it. As Hollywood’s most eligible female bachelor, finally married rocker Benji Madden, 7 years her junior, in early 2015Has a net worth of $90 million.. . Inner: Positive, upbeat, secure in who she is. Admitted to an attraction to women and a preference for “animalistic” sex, with strongly physical males. Well-grounded lifetime of being given an extremely stable environment in which to learn to be herself, after an earlier background of quite the opposite, allowing her to both grow as a person and expand as an actress. mDorothy Gish (Dorothy De Guishe) (1898-1968) - American actress. Outer: Descended from Pres. Zachary Taylor (Gerald Ford). Mother Mary (Rosie Perez) became a part/time actress, father was a traveling salesman whose alcoholism led to his deserting the family. Younger sister of actress Lillian Gish, to whom she was extremely close. Her mother took to the stage to support herself and the family, because of the total unreliability of her father. Began her own career at the age of 4, so that show business totally enveloped her early life, which was peripatetic and insecure, to the point of going without food on occasion. Made her screen debut, along with her sister and mother in 1912 in D.W. Griffith’s (Alfonso Cuaron) An Uneasy Enemy, and then appeared often with her sibling in the early days of silent movies, although the latter soon eclipsed her as a seminal figure of the young screen with her dramatic abilities. 5’4”, and slender, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Appeared in more films than her sister, establishing herself as a fine comedic actress, with a facility for pantomime and a deft touch to her work. In 1920, she married her co-star James Rennie in Remodeling Her Husband, a film her sister directed, although she failed to remodel him, and the duo divorced in the mid-1930s. Eventually moved to London, where she continued doing film/work until the advent of sound, then switched to the stage for the rest of her career. Died of bronchial pneumonia. Inner: Down-to-Earth, fey, charming, able to weather the ups and downs of her early life without any apparent emotional scarring. Forthright, intelligent, and articulate. Very protective of her mother and sister. There-at-the-creation lifetime of anchoring herself in the film industry, while finding mostly female support in her life the rest of the way through, as part of a famous sisterly tandem that helped define early screen emoting. mHendrickje Stoffels (1626-1663) - Dutch mistress and model. Outer: Daughter of a soldier. One of four children, with 3 brothers. Came to the household of Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn (Alfonso Cuaron), following the death of his wife, and an unpleasant predecessor, and first served as a maid, then a model, and finally as a wife in all but name, since RvR would have had to give up a trust set up for his son, Titus (Robert Zemeckis) in his mother’s will, if he did so. Served as a model for Flora, the Roman goddess of spring, 23 years after his wife did the same. Bore one illegitimate child, who died in infancy, and then a daughter, Cornelia (Bessie Love), named after RvR’s beloved mother, who outlived both her parents. Along with Titus, she set up a dummy dealership with RvR as an adviser and employee, so as to avoid his creditors, by paying him a salary. Called before the Church Council of Amsterdam in her late 20s for living in sin, and mollified them by having her daughter baptised. Predeceased RvR by several years, and he wound up buried near her, rather than his wife, after selling his spouse’s grave in order to pay for her burial. Inner: Gentle, simple, warm-hearted. Support lifetime of following her crypto-sister into the eyes, and eventually the arms of genius, as an ameliorating force during his descent into the depths of his extraordinary artistic ability.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS PASSIONATE ACTIVIST:
Storyline: The conspicuous queen of causes uses her talent for multiform expression to highlight the preeminent issues of her times and places, creating a unique persona down through the centuries as a fighter for a far more just and equitable world.

Maya Lilly (1980) - American performance artist, actress and writer. Outer: Of mixed and multiracial heritage, including Jamaican, Syrian, Pakistani, Cuban, Chinese, German and Irish. Mother was a drama teacher. Attended the United Nations International School as a preschooler, while initially growing up in NYC. At the age of 9, her family moved to Cincinnati, and she began training at the the School for Creative and Performing Arts, which gave her a thorough grounding in all aspects of the stage, including auditions. Also performed professionally at the Cincinnati Playhouse. Her family then moved to Miami, where she studied music at the New World School of the Arts, before being accepted at the prestigious Juilliard School, allowing her to come full circle in her early training. While she was there she became involved in the environmental movement as a Juilliard Green. After receiving her BA in 2003, she moved to Los Angeles. 5’10”, and quite striking. Her professional life would see her involved in both theater and film to excellent effect, and she would also serve as a producer for the Elevate Film Festival. Her own one-woman show, “MIXED,” in which she plays 8 multicultural characters, both male and female, distilled from several hundred interviews, has toured the world, celebrating the universality of her origins. Given a Congressional award for her use of performance as a means of social change. Inner: Strongly humanitarian, with a gift for putting ideas into theatrical form. Woman on a mission lifetime of celebrating herself as a mixed genetic emblem, giving voice to multicultural identity, while trying to better the world, one performance at a time. Maud Gonne MacBride (Edith Maude Gonne) (1866-1953) - English actress and revolutionary. Outer: Of Anglo-Irish and Scottish descent. Older of two daughters of a Lancers colonel from a wealthy Irish family. Her mother died of TB when she was 5, and she wound up under the care of a French nanny in the south of France, summering in Switzerland and wintering in Italy, giving her a cosmopolitan upbringing. In her mid-teens, she went to Dublin to be with her father, and then, after his death in 1886, which left her financially independent, she returned to France after suffering a lung hemorrhage. 6’ with wavy red hair, she was considered one of the great beauties of her age. In addition, she had a fondness for long black clothes in order to further emphasize her dramatic appearance. While in France, she fell in love with Lucien Millevoye, a radical journalist who was already married, and took up the cause of Irish emancipation, while her inamorata told her she could become the Irish Joan d’Arc (Petra Kelly) if she wished. Came back to live in Donegal, and involved herself with helping people who had been evicted from their homes. After being threatened with arrest, she returned to France in 1890, and had a son, Georges and a daughter with Millevoye, despite their secret relationship, with the latter, Iseult, surviving, after having been conceived in her sister’s mausoleum in hopes of reincarnating her. Joined the mystical Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and then traveled extensively during the decade through the British Isles and the United States espousing the Irish nationalist cause. By decade’s end, her relationship with Millevoye ended when he took up with another, and she founded the Daughters of Erin, while contributing to their monthly journal with articles on feminist and political themes. Helped establish the Abbey Theater in Dublin with the great Irish poet, William Butler Yeats (Vikram Seth), who had not only fallen madly in love with her on meeting her in 1889, but eventually proposed to her daughter Iseult, as well. Played the title role in his “Cathleen ni Houlihan,” a symbol of Irish struggles, as she transformed herself on stage from an old crone to a radiant young woman with the walk of a queen. At the same time, she joined the Roman Catholic Church to complete her identification with the Irish cause. Continually rebuffed Yeats’s obsessive advances for political and social reasons, while serving as his muse. Wound up marrying John MacBride, an officer of the Irish Brigade, who allegedly abused her daughter, in a union marked by her husband’s alcoholism that soon fell apart. Their son, Sean MacBride, an internationalist, ultimately won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1974 and the Lenin Peace Prize the following year, the singular person ever honored with those disparate awards. Focused her attentions on feeding the poor children of Dublin, before returning to France, and during WW I fought against the conscription of Irish men into the British army. In 1916, her husband was executed for the part he took in the Easter Rising, and by war’s near end, she was imprisoned in London for her seditious activities, and became desperately ill there. Following her release, she worked for the White Cross, which helped victims of the independence cause, while co-founding the Women’s Prisoners’ Defence League. Settled in Dublin in 1922, and spent her last three decades at the same address. In 1923, she was imprisoned by the Free State government, and went on a hunger strike. Continued to work tirelessly for the causes dearest to her for most of the rest of her long life. Published her memoirs in 1938, “A Servant of the Queen.” Also a talented amateur painter, in addition to her other gifts of expression. Her last years were marked by illness and the ravages of age, and she died quietly at home of heart disease, with her children by her side. Her last words were, “I feel now an ineffable joy.” Buried with her son Georges booties, as large crowds followed her bedecked hearse. Inner: Passionate, impetuous and genuinely imbued with a powerful identification with the Irish rebellion against British overrule. Loved singing birds, and had them for pets. War-lover, who found violence and the glory of battle exciting. In-your-face lifetime of serving as a militant voice for Irish nationalism, while continuing to explore and develop her strong humanitarian sensibilities as a reflection of what a single dedicated individual can do in opening the world up to its greater possibilities. Amelia Opie (Amelia Alderson) (1769-1853) - English novelist and poet. Outer: Only child of a Unitarian physician. Named after her mother, who was her complete opposite in temperament, and tried to restrain her high-spirited nature. Taught to be philanthropic towards her lessers, she became fascinated by extremes of female behavior, including criminality and insanity, although later reverted to more appropriate feminine pursuits of her class and age. When she was in her mid-teens, her mother died, and she became her father’s factotum. Of average height, with fine hair and expressive eyes, and a natural feminine grace and beauty. Showed her gifts of expression early on, with amateur performances as an actress as well as playwriting, with one full tragedy to her credit, “Adelaide,” which was performed locally with herself in the lead role. In 1790, she anonymously published her first work, “The Dangers of Coquetry.” Following her father’s example, she became involved in political reform and liberal dissent, while contributing poems to a local journal, considered dangerously sympathetic to the French Revolution. Hung out with the controversial William Godwin (Betty Friedan) circle, attracting the amorous attention of several male members. In 1798, she married one of them, John Opie, a carpenter’s son and self-taught artist, who divorced his first wife in order to be with her. No children from the union. Moved to London, and engaged herself in fashionable circles, while her husband supported the two of them by doing portraits. Enjoyed strong backing from her spouse in her literary endeavors, which led to her first novel, “The Father and Daughter,” a moral tale of seduction, abandonment and reconciliation that spanned the classes, and proved quite popular. Visited France during the early Napoleonic period, and a distant view of the emperor left her shaking with excitement. Continued publishing her poetry, which had political and social overtones, as well as further novels, using her tales to limn the ideas and ideals of her circle, which found great favor with the reading public. Also harbored a strong interest in music, publishing songs writ to the compositions of a variety of composers, while taking singing lessons, and developing her own unique style as a soprano. Enjoyed acclaim throughout the century, even after her death, in not only England but the U.S. as well. Her husband died unexpectedly in 1807, which caused her to return to her native Norwich, although she visited London often, maintaining her cultured friendships, while being ardently pursued by a number of suitors. Remained an extremely popular figure in her set, while devoting much of her time to writing. Abandoned her family’s Unitarianism for Quakerism in 1814, ultimately joining the Society of Friends in 1825, after struggling over adopting their plain dress and modes of “thee” and “thou” address. Her father died shortly afterwards, and was buried in a Quaker cemetery. Spent her later life in philanthropic Quaker pursuits visiting workhouses, hospitals, prisons and the poor, as her earlier girlhood fascination with extremes was reawakened. Forced to abandon fiction because of her Quaker beliefs, although continued scrivening and reworking moral tales, and contributing poems and prose pieces to literary annuals. Visited Paris after the restored monarchy, and again following the July Revolution in 1830, which awakened her earlier revolutionary spirit. Gave up her home in 1832 to travel the continent, while maintaining her London connections. Continually had pen in hand to produce missives, claiming she wrote a half-dozen letters a day, as well as notes. Showed herself relatively immune to the ravages of time, maintaining her enthusiasms, her charms and cheerfulness into old age. Enjoyed good health until the last few months of her life, and died at midnight. Buried in her father’s grave. Seen by her contemporaries as one of the major women novelists of her times Inner: Excellent powers of communication in a host of fields, from conversation to literature to music. A natural dissenter and innately highly political, with the ability to galvanize the emotions of her audience, around political and social themes. Pen-firmly-in-hand lifetime of reflecting the liberal dissent of her times through her own unique gifts of self-expression, as a prelude for becoming an out-and-out revolutionary, and as such, a figure for the feminist ages.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS CRYPTO-CONTROVERSIALIST:
Storyline: The gainly gamin returns as a talented innocent, after earlier tackling taboos in her private life, while proving herself a self-expressive artist of the first rank and a champion of the feminine in her ongoing battles with the repressive prejudices of a still-asleep society-at-large.

vAnna Paquin (Anna Helene Paquin) (1982) - Canadian/New Zealand actress. Outer: Of Dumtch, French and Irish descent. Mother was an English teacher, father was a physical education teacher, who moved the family to New Zealand when she was 4. The duo eventually divorced. Originally wanted to be a lawyer or politician. One of 3, including brother Andrew, a film producer. Began her career at 7 doing a voiceover in Castle in the Sky, then came to public attention with The Piano, for which she won an Academy Reward for Best Supporting Actress in 1993, and her sheer joy in receiving it has been looked on as one of the best acceptance speeches ever. Continued working throughout her teens in a variety of genres from blockbuster to the offbeat, and in between matriculated at Columbia Univ., majoring in English, which was her mother’s subject.5’5”, with dyed blonde hair and light brown eyes. In addition to filmwork, she has also appeared on the stage in both London and New York, although initially found working in front of a live audience quite daunting. Ultimately, however, she discovered a good performance to be a transcendental experience. With her brother Andrew, she formed a production company, to add producer to her burgeoning resumé in what looks like another lifetime deep in the public eye. Entered the cable series lists in 2008, with the lead role in a vampire series, “True Blood.” Subsquently announced her bisexuality as part of the “Give A Damn” campaign around the equality of alternative sexual stances, and, in 2010, married her series costar, Stephen Moyer, who is a dozen years her senior and has two children from previous relationships. The duo later produced a pair of twins, a daughter and son Has a net worth of $14 million. Inner: Charming and exuberant, and quite unlike most of the characters she portrays. Piquant lifetime of coming in through teachers to probably serve as a teacher herself of the exuberant feminine, when she is ready to do so. vAlla Nazimova (Alla Leventon) (1879-1945) - Russian/American actress. Outer: Father was a pharmacist. Youngest of 3. Her parents were Jews, but adopted the Russian czarist religion, and were allowed a comfortable existence. Educated at a boarding school in Switzerland, then returned home at 12. Trained to be a violinist at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and also in Odessa. Ended her studies at 17, and went, instead, to Moscow to work with two of the premier directors of the day, including the legendary Konstantin Stanislavsky. 5’3”, black-haired, with penetrating eyes. Appeared with the Moscow Art Theater and then toured the Russian provinces, in order to gain experience, before gaining leads on the St. Petersburg stage. Married Russian actor Sergei Golovin in 1899. The couple soon separated but he refused to divorce her, since there were no laws of the kind in pre-Revolutionary Russia. Went abroad with her company to Berlin and London, and came to the U.S. with them in 1905 to perform, and though she spoke no English, she was hired by 2 of the leading impresarios of the time, the Schubert Brothers, under the proviso she learn the language in 6 months. Did so and began her American stage career as "Hedda Gabler." For the next 2 years, she played numerous other Henrik Ibsen (Arthur Miller) roles in an electrifying naturalistic style, and in her early 30s, the Schuberts built a theater just for her. Unlike her American contemporaries who played variations of themselves over and over, she molded herself into each role, and proved a Broadway sensation for doing so. Forced to do commercial froth as well, which she toured with, and her reputation subsequently diminished, over her overly-dramatic attempts at infusing some sense of drama into them. Married actor/director Charles Bryant in her mid-30s, and after a stint in vaudeville, headed for Hollywood, where she ultimately appeared in 17 films over the next decade, several of which were repeats of her stage successes, and several more of which were directed by her husband. Separated from him at the end of her first decade in Hollywood, while he claimed they were never really married, and quickly went on to wed another. A stylized actress, she tended towards the exotic and the bizarre, particularly in her film roles, since her undemanding audiences preferred exaggeration to nuanced interpretation. Had a lavish sunset Boulevard estate called ‘The Garden of Allah,’ where she was hostess to Hollywood’s secret lesbian community. Gained a reputation for being temperamental and haughty, and like her earlier commercial stage career, her film career also stalled and declined by the early 1920s. Financed Salome, which she also starred in, employing only homophile actors in a secret homage to its author, Oscar Wilde (Joe Orton), but it was way beyond the American public’s comprehension, and failed, costing her, her fortune. Became a U.S. citizen in her late 40s, and returned to the Broadway stage, finally finding two theater groups which could truly display her talents, Eva Le Gallienne’s Civic Repertory Company and the Theater Guild, allowing her to enjoy a renascence in the late 1920s, and the first half of the 1930s. During that run, she directed and starred in 2 well-received revivals of Ibsen, cementing her reputation as one of his foremost 20th century interpreters. Retired from the stage in 1939, and spent her last years in Hollywood, playing character roles. Died of a coronary thrombosis. Inner: Exotic, self-confident. Spontaneous, passionate, tasteful, intelligent. Eye-opening lifetime of coming to see her exotic womanhood in terms of other women, rather than men, and acting out accordingly, while giving full play to her passionate Russian soul. vAnn Seymour Damer (Ann Seymour Conway) (1748-1828) - English sculptress and amateur actress. Outer: Father was a field marshal, mother was the daughter of the 4th duke of Argyll, only child. Spent her childhood in the care of her cousin, Horace Walpole (Tom Wolfe), who would later greatly inflate her sculpting skills. In 1767, she married John Damer, a spendthrift, who shot himself in a tavern 9 years later, after he and his brothers went through their father’s fortune. After his suicide, she became a sculptress, and one of the first of her gender of note. Worked initially in wax, and then studied with an Italian sculptor. Became an honorary exhibitor at the Royal Academy in London, beginning in 1785, specializing in portrait busts and marble statues, with members of the royal household among her subjects. Became involved with Walpole’s literary executor, Mary Berry, and the duo lived in the former’s Gothic House, Strawberry Hill, which was willed to her in 1797. Often affected male dress, and though the subject of vicious gossip, she moved freely in the highest of society, and took part in the Whig politics of the era. Despite her notoriety, she was friendly with many of the Continent’s power elite, including the Emperor Napoleon. Had her papers destroyed before her death. Inner: Claimed to be a channeler, who worked through a ‘ghost.’ Eyebrow-raising lifetime of enjoying eminence, eminent friends, and a highly successful career in the arts, despite her sexual nonconformity, thanks to a penchant for power, an equal ability at gaining the support of friends in high places, as well as a sense of self-assurance that allowed her to transcend the narrow possibilities open to women of the time.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS PEEK-A-BOO BEAUTY REBORN:
Storyline: The perishable player nearly drowns in her own fears, before finally resurfacing to begin the long process of breathing a healthy calm back into her previously unstable but now resuscitated lively waters.

Blake Lively (Blake Christian Lively) (1987) - American actress. Outer: Of British and Scottish descent. Parents, Ernie and Elaine Lively, were both actors and Southern Baptists, while the latter was also a model. Youngest of five, with a brother and two half-sisters and a half-brother, all of whom performed at one time or another. Sat through acting classes her parents taught as a child, so that she was inculcated with the lively arts from an early age. Made her film debut in a bit part in Sandman in 1998, under her father’s direction. Also went to Disneyland twice a week with her mother, adding another veneer of fantasy to her young existence. Developed an interest in clothes and style through her mother’s creative efforts, and wound up attending 13 different schools, including Burbank High, where she was a member of the choir and a cheerleader, as well as class president. 5’10” with long blonde hair, and slim, striking looks. Went on a two month grand tour of Europe with her older brother at 15, and wound up convinced to pursue the family proclivity for performing, despite an initial reluctance on her part. Did auditions anyway, and got a part in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in 2005, to make her re-debut after seven years, in a substantial co-lead. Continued doing films, including a bit part with her siblings in Simon Says, a horrorfest. Made her TV debut in 2007 as part of the cast of "Gossip Girl," and became a cover girl the same year. Did a remake of her first hit, and remains a hot young Hollywood commodity. None of her darkness from lives earlier would appear in her early life or career, which have been free of the conflicts from before, thanks to an ongoing innocence and enthusiasm for everything she undertakes. Has her own interior decorating firm, to give expression to an ongoing fascination with colors and textures. Forced to deal with nude pictures on the internet in 2011, that may or may not be of her, as a throwback to difficulties in lives previous, after easy sailing early on in this one. The following year, she wed actor Ryan Reynolds, who had earlier been married to actress Scarlett Johannson, after both appeared together in The Green Lantern. Two daughters from the union. In 2013, she was named the face of L’Oreal. Announced in 2014, she was leaving acting to launch a lifestyle site, Preserve, amidst much publicity and a Vogue cover, only to abandon it after a year, feeling it did not come up to the standards she had set for it. Inner: Naturally modest and shy. Serious cook, who loves the kitchen, and very attuned to fashion, with both as her grounding mainstays. Lively arts lifetime of finally fishing herself out of earlier unhappy lakes to try to fully enjoy herself and her distinct talent to entertain and style-set. nVeronica Lake (Constance Ockelman) (1922-1973) - American actress. Outer: Of Danish, Irish and Anglo descent Father was a seaman who was killed in an industrial explosion on an oil ship when she was 12. The following year, her mother remarried a staff artist for the NY Herald Tribune, whose TB caused the family to move to the Adirondack Mountains, where she enjoyed an outdoorsy life for two years in an idyll, before the three settled in Miami, having earlier lived there briefly as a child. May have been abused when young, while her mother claimed she was a paranoid schizophrenic, although she was probably manic-depressive, which led to a troubled teenhood.. At 15, she became Miss Florida, before her exploitative mother moved the family once again to Beverly Hills, where she studied acting at the Bliss Hayden School in Southern California. 4’11, 98 lbs, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Married John Detlie, an art director, at 18, daughter and son from the union, with the latter dying in infancy, divorced 3 years later. Entered films at 19 as Constance Keane, her stepfather’s name, and then at 21, she changed it to Veronica Lake, which coincided with her sensational rise as a sultry screen personality. Became a star after playing opposite Alan Ladd in This Gun for Hire in 1942. Her peek-a-boo hair style falling over one eye became so popular during WW II, that the government asked her to stop wearing her hair long because copycats in war plants were catching their tresses on the machinery. Starred in 26 films, although was neurotic and unstable, and earned the reputation of being difficult to work with. Despite her emotional fluctuations, she was courted by some of the world’s wealthiest men. Married director Andre de Toth in her mid-20s, divorced 7 years later, son and daughter from the union. Did a successful stage turn in Georgia, but her career began to decline as she approached 30. After she and her husband filed for bankruptcy proceedings in her early 30s, she disappeared into alcohol, with an occasional headline for public drunkenness. Married Joseph McCarthy, a songwriter, in her early 30s, divorced 4 years later. Worked in a factory, then was rediscovered as a barmaid in a NY fleabag hotel in her 40s, despite never revealing herself to her coworkers. Published her autobiography, “Veronica,” in 1970, in which she presented her life as a search for love, and began putting her existence back together as an actress, beginning with off-Broadway and stock. Appeared in a few low-budget films, summer stock, radio and TV before going to live in the Bahamas and then England, where she did “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Married at 50 to an English sailor, Robert Carleton-Munro, but died of acute hepatitis and renal failure in a hospital, while noticeably quite alone, with no visitors or phonecalls the entire time. Few people attended her funeral and she was cremated, afterwards, although her ashes remained in her funeral home because they weren’t paid for, and may ultimately have wound up in a curio shop in the Catskills, as one final testimony to her completely unsettled life. Inner: Projected cool determination, but underneath was quite the opposite, often appearing aloof or belligerent to mask her underlying fears. Overwhelmed by emotions earlier in life, before anesthetizing herself with alcohol to control them. Down the rabbit hole lifetime of diving into her own inner lake to finally reemerge to try to begin the multi-life process of truly finding and healing herself. nMattie Blaylock (Celia Ann Blaylock (1850-1888) - American wanton woman. Outer: May have been born in Wisconsin, but grew up in Iowa. Ran away from home when she was 16, and became a prostitute in Kansas, winding up in Dodge City, where she met future Western legend Wyatt Earp (Jeff Bridges) sometime in her early 20s. Became his common-law wife and like other women in his life, continued as a part-time prostitute in order to help support herself, while ultimately moving to Tombstone, Arizona with him. Suffered from migraine headaches, and used laudanum, a popular opiated pain killer of the time to relieve them, only to get addicted to the drug. Left Tombstone after Morgan Earp (Lloyd Bridges) was killed, and went to California without Wyatt, who wished to avenge his sibling’s death. Awaited word to come back, but It never came because Earp had fallen in love with Josephine Marcus (Nina Hartley). Returned to a small silver mining town that she they had lived in earlier, but now had gone bust, leaving her with no way to earn money. Blamed Earp for ruining her life, and committed suicide by overdosing on laudanum and alcohol. Inner: Victim lifetime of both heartbreak and addiction, two common themes of hers, in her ongoing struggles to try to find herself amidst the wreckages she creates around her lives.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS WHOLESOME HEROINE:
Storyline: The innocent ingenue maintains her self-appointed role as model for her generation, as she develops her own skills for exposition and self-expression in her ongoing desire to be both independent and quite in control of her life.
Selena Gomez (Selena Marie Gomez) (1992) - American actress, singer and songwriter. Outer: Of Mexican/American and Italian/American descent, with both her parents from the Southwest. Mother, Mandy Cornett, was a stage actress, and 16 at the time of her birth. Named after slain Tejano singer Selena, and raised as a Roman Catholic. Her parents divorced when she was five, and she was raised solo by her working mother, who remarried her first husband when her daughter was fourteen. Homeschooled, while pursuing her craft, after developing an interest in acting by watching her mother prepare for local productions. Began her professional career at seven on the “Barney & Friends” show, playing a repeat character, which proved to be her basic school of thesping, and helped her get over her early shyness. Continued with both a film and TV career, and in 2004, began wearing a purity ring that says, “True Love Waits.” At the same time, she wedded herself to the Disney Channel, after being picked from a nation-wide casting call, and began doing guest roles on several series, including “Hannah Montana,” before rising in 2007 to one of three principle leads on the series, “Wizards of Waverly Place,” The following annum she signed with Hollywood Records, as a contributor to various Disney TV product’s soundtracks. Continued appearing in Disney vehicles for the rest of the decade, as well as launching a singing career that underscored her wholesome and scandal-free appeal. Formed Selena Gomez & the Scene, a teen quintet with herself as lead vocalist. Their first album, “Kiss & Tell” proved a hit, giving her a double entree into clean-cut America’s cultural life.5’5”, and slim with dark brown hair and eyes. Active socially as well with a variety of charities and organizations, and at 17, became a UNICEF ambassador, their youngest ever, with a genuine desire to make a difference in the world. Active in raising charitable moneys, she is also involved in Disney’s Friends For Change, which focuses on environmentally-correct behavior. Launched her own production company, July Moon Productions in 2008, as a vehicle for own multi-hatted efforts including star and producer, and in 2010, after teaming up with two designers, began her own fashion line, “Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez,” with clothes made from recycled and eco-friendly materials, and tags on them with inspirational quotes on them. Has been linked with several young celebrities, although her career seems to have been her main focus, before hooking up with teen idol Justin Bieber, prior to being hospitalized for exhaustion and malnutrition, thanks to a candy jones, her singular addiction in an otherwise squeaky clean existence. Close to fellow teen star Demi Lovato, who serves as bad grrl to her good girl. Unhooked from Bieber showing an insulting enmity towards him afterwards, while reclaiming herself as an independent sexy young star. In 2014, however, she fired her parents as managers, in lieu of a professional while rehoming up with Bieber, much to the formers’ dismay. Finally dumped the Beeb again, thanx to a resurgence in her religious upbringing and a rehab stint, in which she claimed to have reclaimed herself, only to return to him like an addict, unable to shake a bad habit,before dropping him once again, and throwing herself into charity work in an effort to remain her true self. Revealed the following annum, that she had lupus two years previous and underwent chemotherapy to cure herself of the autoimmune deficiency condition. In 2016, she had to cancel a tour for her second solo album, “Revival” and check into rehab for anxiety, depression and panic attacks, in her ongoing struggles with her physical and mental self. Returned to TV in the spring of 2017 as an executive producer for the Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why” based on a best-selling series of young adult books, which she worked on for seven years to bring to fruition. The same year, she got a kidney transplant, with an actress friend as a donor to help with her Lupus. Has a net worth of $45 million. Inner: Poised and level-headed, with a great desire to be a role model, and uplift all whose life she touches. Forced to shield herself from the intrusive eye of the celebrity-obsessed media, while struggling with her physical and emotional self. Animal lover with a number of rescued pets. Good girl lifetime of once again serving as Hollywood’s antidote to actresses gone bad, through an innate sense of moral uprightness and a genuine good-hearted nature, despite an on-again off-again on-again off-again attraction to a dark-side teen idol, hell-bent on self-destruction. Bessie Love (Juanita Horton) (1898-1986) - American/English actress and writer. Outer: Father was a cowboy who moved the family to Hollywood when his daughter was in the 8th grade in order to rstablish a chiropractic practice. 5’, with light brown hair and dark brown eyes. After graduating high school, she spent 6 months traveling around the U.S. visiting its major cities, as a present from her parents. On her return, her family needed an added income and she was introduced to filmmaker D.W. Griffith (Alfonso Cuaron) for that purpose. The latter subsequently launched her on her film career, after redubbing her Bessie Love. Had small parts in his seminal silents, The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance, before establishing herself on her own as a screen favorite with several other film companies, working with some of the top male stars of her time, as a wholesome, winsome heroine. 5’, with an innocent, large-eyed beauty. Moved to Vitagraph Studios, where she played in both dramas and comedies during the teens. Continued to be a major silent screen star throughout the 1920s, and had the honor of dancing the first Charleston on the silver screen, and also appearing in Hollywood’s initial dinosaur drama. Able to make the transition to sound at decade’s end, where she starred in several early musicals, although by the early 1930s, her film career was on the downslide. In 1929, she married William Hawks, the producer brother of director Howard Hawks, one daughter from the union, which ended in divorce in 1935. Moved to England the same year, and continued in the film industry there, as well as appearing on the stage. When WW II loomed, she returned to the U.S., where she worked for the Red Cross, as well as entertained the troops. At war’s end, she came back to England, which became her permanent home. Continued playing character roles in both England and the U.S., doing mostly low budget and TV fare from 1950 to 1970, with bit parts in a few major productions, as well. Also penned a play called “The Homecoming,” in 1958. Finally retired in 1983, following seven decades in front of the camera. After several years of ill health, she died of natural causes in her adopted home country. Made over 130 appearances in both films and TV. Inner: Highly independent with a natural charm, and a drive to continually prove herself. Hand upon the tiller lifetime of relaunching herself via her genius crypto-mentor before establishing her own independent career, and loosely maintaining it through sheer dint of will for seven decades, in her ongoing desire to be completely her own woman. Cornelia van Rijn (1654-1684) - Dutch progeny. Outer: Mother was Hendrickje Stoffels (Cameron Diaz), father was Rembrandt van Rijn (Alfonso Cuaron). One older brother who died as an infant. Named after her father’s beloved mother. A half-sister who died as an infant in 1640 also bore her name. Her parents were unable to marry because of a stipulation in the will of Saskia van Rijn (Lillian Gish), who had left her money to Titus van Rijn (Robert Zemeckis) the only surviving son of her father’s first marriage, under the stipulation Rembrandt did not marry again. Had an artist, Christiaen Dusart appointed as her guardian after the death of her mother from the plague in 1662. At the time, their household was in a downward financial spiral, from which it never emerged, making for gloomy environs in which to grow up. Close with her brother Titus, but lost him to death as well in 1668, after he had left home. Probably had a great desire for stability, although may never have achieved it, since her name does not appear in any marriage records of the time, nor was her progress or regress the subject of any follow-up biographers. Following her father’s death in 1669, she largely disappears into the fog of total obscurity, ultimately dying in the Dutch colony of Batavia, Indonesia. Inner: Secondary lifetime of incarnating into the household of genius, only to see it steadily fall apart, leaving her to self-create her own aftermath, whatever it mysteriously turned out to be, before emerging several centuries later as one of the lookalike female reflections of her father’s sharp cinematic eye.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS HAUNTED CAREERIST:
Storyline: The preternaturally precocious natural tries to raise the level of her game as well as her longevity, to potential longtime A-lister, with a far earlier start, and a similar drive to make her indelible mark on the Hollywood walk of fame.

vDakota Fanning (Hannah Dakota Fanning) (1994) - American actress. Outer: Of British, German, French, German and Irish ancestry. Father was a minor league baseball player for several teams, before giving up his dream of the bigs, and becoming an electrician. Probably passed on his frustrated desires for fame to his daughters. Younger sister Elle, also an actress. Learned to read by the age of 2, and at 5, acted in a Tide commercial. Soon afterwards, she began appearing on hit TV shows, and her family decided to move to Los Angeles, to further her career. Came to prominence in 2000, in her first feature role in I Am Sam, playing the daughter of a mentally handicapped man, and winning unanimous plaudits for her efforts. A host of films followed as well as more TV work and a sci-fi cable series, making her into a tenderfoot player, with a far more impressive resume than many triple her age. Took a million dollar paycut just to have her name above the title in Hide and Seek, right next to Robert De Niro’s in 2005. Home-schooled, she has furthered her education around potential movie roles, picking up a host of skills, including Spanish, the piano, ballet swimming, and riding, all with the thought in mind of broadening her celluloid potential. A frequent talk-show guest, she is 100% into her career, once again, with, perhaps, some of the same lessons around that obsession awaiting her. 5’4”, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Entered NYU in the fall of 2011, joining several other celebstudents there. Has remained active on the big screen during the 20teens as well Inner: Calculating and driven, with an extremely strong work ethic. Poised lifetime of priming herself for a prodigious career, or perhaps the grim realization there is more to reality than its celluloid reflection. vCarolyn Jones (Carolyn Sue Baker) (1929-1983) - American actress. Outer: Had Comanche blood in her background. Father was the branch manager of a farm machinery firm. Shy initially, she turned to acting to deal with her self-consciousness. Came out to Los Angeles at 15, and joined the Pasadena Playhouse, lying about her age. 5’5”, sloe-eyed and sensual-looking. Worked in stock, and also as a disc jockey until she got a contract with Paramount Pictures, and entered films as a bit player in 1952 with The Turning Point. The following year she married producer Aaron Spelling, which greatly enhanced her career, and soon scored her first triumph in a nonspeaking, and nonmoving role, as an embalmed victim in the horrorfest, The House of Wax. Her husband frequently cast her in his TV series, and she came to modest prominence in both B and top line films throughout the 1950s and early 1960s, including Invasion of the Body Snatchers, a telling tale of her own premature fate, as illness would rob her of several potential plum roles. Won an Academy Reward nomination for The Bachelor Party in 1957, but it would be TV, where she would gain her greatest recognition as the sensually ghoulish Morticia in the TV series, “The Addams Family,” in the mid-1960s, after she divorced Spelling, although continued working with him. Because of illness, her film career tapered off afterwards. In 1982, she was diagnosed with colon cancer, although she kept acting, playing her scenes in a wheelchair, until she succumbed a year later. Inner: Ambitious, materialistic and totally dedicated to her career, to the detriment of everything else in her life, including her health. Haunted lifetime of doing battle with a body snatched prematurely by illness, while gearing her existence around her professional rather than her private life, only to be brutally reminded of what should have been her priorities. vMartha Mansfield (Martha Ehrlich) (1899-1923) - American actress. Outer: Her father either divorced her mother or died, so that by the time she was in early teens, she and her mother had moved to NYC. Decided soon after that she would become an actress. Made her debut on Broadway at 13 in a small role as a boy. Dark-haired and blue-eyed, with childlike features. Found more lucrative work as a model, although felt the work was boring, despite becoming fairly successful at it. Continued working on Broadway, before getting her first film break with French comedian Max Linder (Jerry Lewis), in a trio of 1917 silents, where she was billed as Martha Early. None proved successful and Linder returned to France, while she became a Ziegfeld Frolics’ Girl on Broadway. Totally focused on her career, she put in long hours, with little real social life, save for concentrating on getting more jobs in the entertainment industry, before finally settling on her stage name of Mansfield, after the Ohio town in which she had been born. Continued doing occasional films in NY, before enjoying her first big break in 1919, doing Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde with the Great Profile, John Barrymore (Johnny Depp). With the promise of eventual stardom, she moved West to follow the movie industry, and found fairly steady work, with an occasional chance to strut her top billing stuff before the camera. Always a film enthusiast, she settled for supporting roles, with an occasional star turn, until signing a long term contract with Fox in 1923. Her big break seemed to come that year when she agreed to do a remake of a Broadway hit, The Warrens of Virginia, but as she was sitting in her costume on the set, a smoker inadvertantly tossed a match in her direction. Her costume suddenly burst into flames, and she died of burns the next day in a hospital. Her role was subsequently edited down, so that someone else got credit for the lead. Inner: Extremely driven, and totally career-oriented. Phoenix lifetime of flaming out right at the start of what may have been a memorable run, in her ongoing struggle with an innate talent, a drive to succeed at all costs, and an unfortunate draw towards tragic curtailments of her overweening ambitions.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS VOGUISH VIXEN:
Storyline: The venomous voluptuary acts out her roiling interior on those she considers beneath her, while trying to reconcile a deeply wounded interior with a virtually flawless exterior, in her ongoing need to make herself both notorious and known.

kNaomi Campbell (Naomi Elaine Campbell) (1970) - English/American model, actress and entrepreneur. Outer: Had a lower middle-class upbringing. Mother was a Jamaican-born dancer who moved to England at 5 and performed around the world with a troupe called Exotica, and was 18 at the time of her birth. Never knew her father, who was mostly of Jamaican and partly of Chinese ancestry, and never pursued searching for him per her mother’s wishes. Always wanted to be actress. Appeared at 7 in a Bob Marley music video, and at 9 in a French film, La Guerre de Feu. Initially travelled with her mother, then lived with her grandmother. Attended the London Academy for the Performing Arts, and the Italia Conti Academy stage school, when she was discovered on the street at 15, by the head of a larger modeling agency. Appeared in music videos, and upon graduation, she became a fulltime model, quickly rising to the top tier of her profession, thanks to her unusual beauty. 5’9 1/2”, and curvy. Began her career as a cat-walker, but was quickly nabbed for powerhouse advertising campaigns, which soon introduced her to the American public. By the late 1980s, she had become the first black model to appear on the covers of both the British and French editions of Vogue, and by the early 1990’s, she had achieved iconic supermodel status, along with a handful of others. In addition to innumerable magazine covers, she posed nude for Playboy magazine. Launched a singing career along the way, proving quite popular in Japan, and though largely panned by the critics, her first single and album sold well, thanks to Japanese support. Also penned a novel about a supermodel, “Swan” in 1994, and has continued to appear in motion pictures. Became involved in charities in 1997, with a particular focus on African children, and was extremely competitive with fellow model Tyra Banks, in an unconscious electra struggle on her part, deliberately trying to block her career, which largely paralleled her own. Launched her own perfume line, and successful company, NC Connect, as well. It was her meltdowns, however, that would besmirch her larger reputation. Physically assaulted several assistants, and wound up paying undisclosed fines, attending anger management classes, and in a 2006 case, performing public service clean-up duty for 5 days. Subsequently blamed her behavior on abandonment issues she still held onto with her unseen father. Has been coy about her drug use, successfully suing an English newspaper for publishing photos of her exiting a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in London. Able to finally end her competitive feud, at least publicly, with Tyra Banks, on the latter’s eponymous talkshow in 2005. Remains an icon of both beauty and volatility in her ongoing inability to reign in her sense of queenly superiority, with periodic public eruptions just to let the public know she is still very much there. Hooked up with Russian millionaire Vladislav Doronin, only to later break up with him when he took on a much younger lookalike model as his primary paramour, whom she then went out of her way to derail from establishing her career. Made a tearful apology on “Oprah” in 2010 for her temperamental diva behavior, expressing shame for the person she has been, in a very public mea culpa, after yet a further round of tabloid tantrums. Later, appeared as a witness at the war crimes trial of Liberian dictator Charles Taylor, in order to impeach his creditability on whether she received diamonds from him, which he denied, while ultimately proving a distraction to the larger drama in her desire to sidestep the issue. Attacked an Italian photographer in 2013, resulting in a lawsuit, as her unbounded fury shows no signs of diminishment. Served as executive producer on the multi-season TV series “The Face” and ts various manifestation during the teens. Has a net worth of $50 million. Inner: Angry, volatile and highly ambitious, with a particular penchant for making life miserable for those who directly serve her. Do not ignore me lifetime of rising from anonymity to international iconic status, while evincing talents in a number of arenas and breaking barriers, only to repeatedly embarrass herself with diva behavior that underscores the old maxim of beauty being only skindeep. A’Leila Walker (1885-1931) (Leila McWilliams) - American entrepreneur and salonist. Outer: Of African-American descent. Mother was Sarah Breedlove McWilliams (Tyra Banks). Father was killed when she was 2 by a lynch mob. Despite the poverty in which she was raised, her mother always put aside a little money for her education, and she ultimately got a degree from Knoxville College. Moved with her mother to Colorado and then Denver, and took on her final stepfather’s last name. A noted dark-skinned beauty, nearly six feet tall, with a commanding presence. Became involved in her mother’s haircare and hair products company, helping to start it in 1906, and then initially running the mail order part of it, and ultimately served as its New York manager, after opening an office there in 1913. Married, adopted a daughter in 1912, and divorced in 1914. On her mother’s death in 1919, she inherited the company, along with the latter’s estate, Villa Lewaro, which had been named after her, as well as a million dollars. Immediately added an ‘A’ to her first name, making her A’Leila, and married a doctor, later divorced. Far less interested in business than her mother, she became a noted Harlem salonist and hostess instead, using her fortune to throw hundreds of lavish parties over the next decade in both her 136th Street townhouse in Harlem and at Lewaro. Invited the cream of the black culturati, as well as white and European socialites, as well as Harlem number runners and bootleggers to her memorable soirees, along with gay black artists and writers. Originally wanted a place for Harlem Renaissance writers to meet, and created “The Dark Tower,” although it wound up as an upscale gathering hole for white cafe society, and barely lasted a year. Her final marriage in 1926, was to another doctor, which ended shortly before her death, while she continually preferred attractive, light-skinned women as companions. Had a number of bisexual men as close friends as well, giving rise to questions of her true sexual orientation. Despite her wealth, she was not accepted into the inner circles of the black elite of her time, largely because of her independence and exotic stylistics, which included jeweled turbans, and the affectation of a riding crop. Under her aegis, and without her mother’s enthusiastic saleswomanship, the company suffered during the decade-plus run of her stewardship, and she was ultimately forced to mortgage Villa Lewaro and sell its vast array of furnishings in order to maintain her lifestyle. Her parties eventually became less deluxe, although she remained a popular figure in the black gay and lesbian community throughout the decade. Suffered from high blood pressure, and was overweight. Died suddenly at a birthday party in New Jersey, after consuming a midnight snack of lobster, chocolate cake and champagne, and had a spectacular invitation-only funeral, as a final coda to her party-giving life. Inner: Flamboyant, queenly and highly social. Hostess with the mostest lifetime of rising out of poverty to become a NY social power, and a spearhead for uniting its underground and overground partying communities, in a go-round dedicated to bringing people together, while remaining apart from any intimacy that was not group oriented.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS EMPOWERING ENTREPRENEUR:
Storyline: The role model model knows how to fashion successful careers for herself, but is even more adept at serving as a pioneer who provides forums, venues and opportunities to elevate other minority women to be all they can be, as well.

kTyra Banks (1973) - American entrepreneur, model, actress and TV host. Outer: Of African-American descent. Had a middle-class upbringing. Mother was a business manager, and father was a computer consultant. Her mother, Carolyn London, eventually managed her daughter’s modeling career, and launched her own glamour portrait business. One older brother, an Air Force vet. Initially wanted to be a veterinarian. Her parents divorced when she was 6, and she remains extremely close with her mother. Attended an all-girl independent all-girls Catholic private school in Los Angeles, and began modeling at 15. Initially very thin, she thought herself ugly while growing up, thanks to her brother’s constant teasing, causing strong self-image problems, before she eventually emerged as a striking beauty. Nevertheless, she was rejected for her first couple of modeling assignments. 5’10”, green-eyed, and voluptuous. Her career took off when she switched from high fashion to commercial modeling, since her full-figured frame was ill-suited for the waif-look then in fashion for catwalk and glossy magazine work. Assiduously studied the components of her newfound profession, including learning how to project a full array of smiles for every situation. Thanks to “Victoria’s Secret,” and the “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue,” she quickly reached the top tier of modeldom. Became only the third African-American woman to hook up with a large cosmetics company, when she became spokeswoman for Cover Girl in 1993. Made her film debut in 1995 with Higher Learning, although ultimately found the small screen more to her tastes and needs, initially through appearances on sitcoms. Two years later, she won the prestigious Michael Award for “Supermodel of the Year.” Became the first African-American model to grace the covers of “Sports Illustrated” and “GQ,” winning “Woman of the Year” plaudits from the latter. Along the way, she found that supermodel Naomi Campbell was deliberately and competitively trying to block her way. Able to walk away from modeling and become a TV personality, as well as a recording artist, showing a fine voice and a willingness to explore another means of communication for herself. Following the multi-season success of “America’s Next Top Model,” in which she was hostess, head judge and executive producer, she launched her own eponymous weekday talk show in 2005, which also proved extremely successful, thanks to her desire to empower young women, and give them a public forum to discuss their problems, while centering her shows around issues both pertinent to herself and young women-at-large. Eventually added a third program, “Stylista,” a fashion-editor competition, for which she only wore a well-styled producer’s cap, as part of Bankable Productions stable. All her shows are geared towards empowering young women, with her self as highly self-disciplined teacher/role model. Able to reconcile with Naomi Campbell on her talk show, in an unconscious pastlife rapprochement as well. After initially focusing on herself in her early career, she is now very much into helping others. In that spirit, she sponsors a leadership program for young girls, as well as a scholarship fund to give African-American girls the chance to attend her high school alma mater, Immaculate Heart. Like her mother, she also works as a photographer, while giving motivational talks. Has had several relationships with high profile figures in sports and entertainment, despite a preference for non-celebrities, although her true relationship seems to be with her career and its possibilities for helping others rise above their limitations. Continually mentioned as one of America’s most influential women, thanks to her ability to reflect the mainstream in her tastes. Added an online magazine to her enterprises in 2009, called “Tyra: Beauty Inside & Out.” Announced her fifth season would be the last for her show, which won Daytime Emmys in 2008 and 2009, in order to expand her production company, Bankable Enterprises, into a film studio, with a focus on TV fare. Added a special Harvard Business School degree to her c.v., as well, in 2012, as well as coming out with new beauty line two years later. In 2016, she had a baby boy with boyfriend Eric Asia via a surrogate mother. Has a net worth of $90 million. Inner: Highly ambitious, and highly self-involved, with a great desire to elevate as many people as possible. Favorite word is ‘fierce.’ Frugal, with an excellent business sense, which made her worth $75 before her mid-30s. Harbors a curious fear of dolphins. Bank-on-it lifetime of launching herself into the stratosphere of contemporary media personalities, and using her fame and fortune to enhance and uplift the lives of others. kMadame C.J. Walker (Sarah Breedlove) (1867-1919) - American entrepreneur and philanthropist. Outer: Both her parents were former slaves working as sharecroppers, and she was the first of her family to be born free. One older sister, and four brothers. Picked cotton as a child but was orphaned at 7, when her parents died of a yellow fever epidemic. With her sister, she moved to Mississippi, where they both got work as maids. Married Moses McWilliams, a laborer, at 14, to escape her sister’s abusive husband, although she was widowed 6 years later, when her spouse was murdered by a white lynch mob. One daughter from union, A’Lelia Walker (Naomi Campbell). Joined her 4 barber brothers afterwards in St. Louis, and worked as a cook, a housecleaner, and eventually a laundress for nearly two decades, scraping enough money together to give her daughter a college education, while she had none, neither learning to read nor write. Married a second time in 1894, later divorced in 1903, while losing two more babies along the way. After starting to go bald because of all the stress in her life, and failing to find a remedy, she had a dream in which a large black man appeared, telling her what to create for her hair. Sent away to Africa for some of the formula, which proved a success, and after sharing it with friends, she realized there were no hair products, including combs, that served the needs of African-American women. Following the death of her brother, in 1905, she moved to Denver, Colorado to live with a sister-in-law and work as a saleswoman for Annie Malone, a black entrepreneur, arriving with $2.00 in her pocket. Began experimenting and developing preparations specifically designed for black hair, since ordinary beauty supplies were geared towards European physical needs. In 1906, she married a St. Louis newspaperman, Charles Joseph Walker, who had an innate facility for marketing, and she took on his name as Madame C. J. Walker in order to launch her own line of hair care products and cosmetics specifically designed for the needs of African-American women. Continued working two days a week as a laundress and cook in order to support her fledgling business, mixing her preparations in laundry tubs and selling them door-to-door. As the business grew, she trained salespeople, offering them a share of the profits, while also using black people who were better-educated than herself in order to make up for her perceived deficiencies. Eventually divorced her husband, since he did not share her dreams of a huge manufacturing concern, and in 1910, she moved her burgeoning operation to Indianapolis, a manufacturing hub of the time. Had her daughter, who had worked the mail order of the business, manage the company, so that she could travel and promote her products, and by 1917, it was the largest business in the U.S. under black ownership. Along the way, she developed beauty colleges and beauty parlors throughout the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean. Lectured to help promote other women in business, gave talks on black issues at conventions, and promoted black entrepreneurship. In the process, she became the first female American self-made millionaire. Had a huge 34 room mansion built in a NYC suburb, which was named “Villa Lewaro,” after her daughter, Leila Walker Robinson. Lavished hundreds of thousands of dollars in furnishings on her estate, and also had homes in NYC and Indianapolis. After the East St. Louis race riots of 1917, she worked towards make lynching a federal crime, and donated large sums of money to the NAACP towards that end. Used her fortune to help elevate the lives of other black women, employing thousands on commission as part of her sales force. By the time of her death, she had some 25,000 women working for her, with the top tier pulling in hefty rewards for their efforts. Died from complications of hypertension, diabetes and chronic intestinal nephritis, and left 2/3 of her half million dollar estate to educational institutions, orphanages, retirement homes and charities. Inner: Strong-willed and persuasive. Extremely giving, with a solid sense of vision, and the ability to actualize her dreams. Held strong beliefs in both God and hard work. Internalized much of the hardship of her life, which ultimately prematurely undid her. Harbored a great desire to encourage ordinary people to take greater pride in their appearance, and in so doing uplift their sense of self-esteem and dignity. Self-inventing lifetime of seeing a basic need and fulfilling it, while feeling a further need to uplift as many people as possible in the process, in her own ongoing desire to make the world a far more hospitable place for her having been in it.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS STRONG SELF-BELIEVER:
Storyline: The ambitious artiste uses her minority status as a springboard to become a major show business personality, after earlier suffering the limits of both race and gender in exploring her potential as both teacher and exemplar of personal strength through song.

mJennifer Lopez (Jennifer Lynn Lopez) (1970) - American singer, actress, dancer, designer and producer. Outer: Parents were Puerto Rican immigrants. Mother was a schoolteacher, and father was a computer specialist. Middle of 3 sisters, with one of them, Lynda, becoming host of her own VH1 MTV show. Grew up in the South Bronx, and was sent to an all-girls Catholic Academy by her mother to tone down her street toughness. A volatile teenager, but always had high ambitions for herself. 5’6,” and callypygously curvy. Began her career in 1991, as a rump-shaking Fly Girl on “In Living Color,” and then did a series of TV movies afterwards, although her rise to fame and fortune did not happen until she won a nationwide search in 1997 for the lead role in Selena, the murdered Tejano singer. Added singing to her resume afterwards, cutting her first album in 1999, with a sensual video that got repeated airplay. In 1997, she married a male model, but the pair were divorced the following year. After a few more films, she quickly became the highest paid Latina actress ever, showing a flair for exhibitionism with revealing outfits, and an equal propensity for publicity through her chosen companions. Hooked up with record mogul Puffy Combs, to become the volatile couple of the moment, allowing his jealousy and mothlike attraction to dangerous situations to make both tabloid fodder, although she eventually dumped him when his behavior brought him into court for his excessive obsession with gunfire and violent publicity. Created her own empire with a clothing and perfume line, a restaurant and music, as well as her own production company, Nuyorican Films. Married choreographer Christopher Judd in 2001, and divorced him the following year. Took up with actor Ben Affleck, to become a combined Bennifer, although their subsequent screenwork failed to ignite any interest, despite the overwhelming media attention given their forever impending marriage. Constantly working, and totally in control of her career, with the ability to command $12 million a film, although her millennial choice of scripts did not serve her higher ambitions, until the syrupy Maid in Manhattan in 2002. Kept the press guessing as to her ultimate nuptials with Affleck, which never materialized, then in 2004, she married singer Marc Anthony, who quickly proved to be extremely controlling in all aspects of her life. Nevertheless, she raked in some $300 million that year from her clothing lines and fragrances, as an icon with an extremely keen business sense, and the 19th richest person in America under 40, according to Fortune magazine. Along with her husband, she produced and starred in El Cantante, about salsa singer, and fellow Puerto Rican, Hector Lavoe, although it did poorly thanks to a lack of chemistry twixt the stars. Honored in 2007 by human right’s group Amnesty International for raising consciousness about 400 unsolved murders of women in northern Mexico in Bordertown. In 2008, she had a pair of twins, a boy and a girl. After 2002, when she could demand $12 million a picture, her film career stalled, as did the sales of her albums, although she remained a figure of interest, thanks to a natural flamboyance, and a continuing loyal, albeit, far smaller, fan base. Joined the panel of “American Idol” in 2010, serving for two years before quitting along with fellow judge Steven Tyler in a magisterial shake-up of the long-running show. The following year, to the shock of her fans, she separated from Anthony following their seventh anniversary, feeling he was far too jealous and controlling for her to continue with him. Rebounded afterwards with choreographer and dancer Casper Smart, 17 years her junior, in both a professional and romantic manner, in keeping with her ongoing need to be coupled up. In 2014, she rejoined the judge’s panel of “American Idol” for its 13th season, while her obsession with fitness drove Smart away. The following year, she was named the first ever global advocate for girls and women at the non-profit UN Foundation. Relaunched her TV career in 2016 in “Shades of Blue,” a conventional cop drama, geared towards exhibiting her acting chops, playing a member of an elite Manhattan police unit named Harlee Santos. In 2017 she became part of a high profile power couple with retired baseball star Alex Rodriguez. Later that year, she was made one of three judge on “World of Dance,” a family oriented terpsichorean affair which got off to a popular start. Has a net worth of $300 million. Inner: Brash, blunt, highly competitive and nervy. Great fear of being alone, which she sees as her motivating force. Diva to the core. If you’ve got it, flaunt it lifetime of taking full advantage of her minority status to become a major figure in the world of entertainment. mJuanita Hall (Juanita Long) (1901?-1968) - American singer, actress and choral director. Outer: Of African/American descent. Father was an oyster fisherman and her mother died when she was a baby. One of 3 siblings. Her maternal grandmother was her primary motivator, and also raised her. Little is known of her earlier years. Began singing in church choirs, and had a lifelong love of spirituals. Taught singing in her teens, and married and married Clarence Hall, an actor, who died in the 1920s, no children from the union, and never remarried. Attended the Juilliard School of Music in NYC and also studied voice and acting with private teachers. Had a 4 decade career as a choral conductor, as well as a stage and film singer. Also operated a private voice studio. Began her Broadway career in the chorus of “Show Boat” in 1928. During the first half of the 1930s, she sang as a soloist and was an assistant director with the Hall Johnson Choir. Formed her own group in 1935, which stayed together for 5 years as a WPA troupe. Played in musicals in the 1950s, and was one of the leading black stars on Broadway. Best remembered for her role as Bloody Mary in “South Pacific.” Her career faded after “Flower Drum Song,” in 1958. Her health failed at the end, and she finally moved into an actor’s home, at the behest of family and friends, where she died from complications of diabetes. Inner: Firm and outspoken, with a great sense of personal pride. Driven lifetime of transcending the limitations placed on her because of her race, and fiercely forging her own unique career as both teacher and exemplar of the self-made singer, when her own avenues of public expression were limited because of the prevailing prejudices of the time.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS CEREBRAL ENCHANTER:
Storyline: The brainy beauty deliberately stretches herself to put far more of her emotions into both her craft and her life, after earlier playing publicly from the head rather than the heart, which she kept private.

mRachel Weisz (1971) - English actress and model. Outer: Of Hungarian Jewish descent on her paternal side and Italian and Austrian Jewish on her maternal. Mother was an Austrian psychoanalyst, who escaped Vienna two weeks before the Nazi annexation of the country in March of 1938. Father was a Hungarian inventor, who also escaped the Shoa the same year, and later came up with self-supplying oxygen respirators. Because of her parents’ experiences, her early childhood was informed by world events. A tomboy and rebellious while growing up, she was politely asked to leave the prestigious St. Paul’s Girls’s School in London. One younger sister, Minnie, who became an artist and photographer, as well as a step-brother. Began modeling at the age of 14, and was offered a film role soon after, although her father naysayed it, leading to her parents’ separation the following year. 5’7”, with an alluring filmic beauty that belies her real life fresh-scrubbed look. Returned to school and studied English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge Univ., where she also began acting, helping to form an improvisational theater company with 3 others called Talking Tongues. Got a tattoo of a ladder on a hip, after one of the props in one of their productions, as a symbol of taking chances. Won a student drama award at the 1991 Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a play she both acted in and wrote. After school she continued to appear on the stage, winning a most promising actress award in 1994 from the London Critics Circle. Made her film debut in 1995 with Death Machine, and came to larger public notice in 1999, as the female lead, a brainy, breathtaking archaeologist, in The Mummy, a role she later reprised in the sequel. Carefully chose her parts afterwards to show she was far more than another beautiful English rose, with many of them dying prematurely, and in 2006, won a Best Actress Oscar for The English Gardener. Had a son with director Darren Aronofsky, with whom she also worked, and after living for five years in America, returned to her native London with the two in 2008, only to split from her husband in 2010 after nine years together. The following annum, she married actor Daniel Craig in a secret ceremony, after working together on the film Dream House. Has remained an active screen presence, with one project in particular 2016’s Denial, in which she played an Emory Univ. professor, Deborah Lipstadt, who was sued for libel by a Holocaust denier, hitting close to home. In 2017’s My Cousin Rachel she played with the dualities of victim or user, keeping the audience guessing about her character’s true motivation. Has a net worth of $30 million. Inner: Bright, articulate, highly political and deeply socially aware as well as willing to take chances in her professional life. Had a childhood infused with the Holocaust, which probably helped her embrace its opposite of full-throated existence. Pursues a modest lifestyle, despite her fame and fortune, while feeling Brexit plays with the catastrophic possibility of another world war in Europe. Up the down staircase lifetimelifetime of opening up her earlier emotional reserve, to embrace life, love and art from an expanded viewpoint. mViola Allen (Viola Emily Allen) (1869-1948) - American actress. Outer: Father was C. Leslie Allen, a character actor of good repute, mother was an English-born actress who specialized in old women’s parts. Named for the heroine in Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” Oldest of 4. Born while her parents were on tour, she grew up in Boston and attended boarding schools. At 14, she made her debut in the title role of "Esmeralda." playing alongside her sire. Once she had established herself, her father continued appearing alongside her. Tiny and golden-haired, with large expressive eyes, she remained a star on the stage for a 4 decade career. Played with leading companies and leading actors throughout her long stage life, specializing in Shakespeare and costume parts. Married in her late 30s to Peter Duryea, a wealthy horse-breeder, and the couple were deeply devoted to one another. Made only one silent film, The White Sister, in her late 40s, and retired from the stage three years later, with her final performance in 1918 in a war relief effort. Supported theatrical and charitable organizations the rest of her life. Lost her husband in 1944 and died after a lingering illness of several years. Inner: Intelligent, modest, refined and gentle. More a mental than emotional actress, making her competent rather than memorable. Circumscribed lifetime of incarnating into a family that would dictate her career, but using her head rather than her heart in bringing it to fruition, while saving her heart for her private life.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS BAD GRRRL:
Storyline: The feisty hellion tries to channel her considerable rage into her work, in an attempt to integrate her Irish-up interior with creative expression, rather than the self-destructive behavior which earlier made her persona non grata in Hollywood.

mShannen Doherty (Shannen Marie Doherty) 1971) - American actress, producer, author and TV director. Outer: Of British, Scottish and Scots-Irish ancestry on her maternal side, and Irish Catholic on her paternal side.Mother owned a beauty parlor, father worked in a bank, and moved the family to Los Angeles when she was 7. One brother four years her senior. Raised in her other’s Southern Baptist denomination. Started acting in school plays, and an agent got her a part in 1981 in the TV series, “Father Murphy.” After more TV work, she achieved mass recognition via the hit series, “Beverly Hills 90210,” in 1990. 5’3”, and busty with dark brown hair and eyes. During her four seasons on it, she developed a reputation as a difficult diva, with an edgy temper, although she later denied the bar fights and other slander attributed to her. Acrimoniously left the show in 1994. After two broken engagements, she married the son of actor George Hamilton in 1993, two weeks after meeting him. The duo separated after 5 months and divorced the following year. Had a another quickie marriage afterwards to a producer which lasted 9 months. Although she has done some movie fare, beginning with A Burning Passion in 1994, the bulk of her work has been in TV drama, including 3 seasons starring on “Charmed.” Sentenced to anger management counseling in 1996, and was convicted of drunk driving in 2001, before settling down to a life outside the tabloid headlines, preferring to put her emotionality into her work. In 2006, she entered the cable ranks with, “Breaking Up With Shannen Doherty,” capitalizing on her past reputation, but also showing how far she has come from it. Invited back to appear in a remake of “90210,” in 2008, as another signal of her ongoing rehabilitation. Joined reality TV ranks in 2011 with “The Shannen Doherty Project,” along with her fiancé, celebrity photographer Kurt Iswarienko, in a run-up to their wedding, which was the show’s finale. Revealed in 2015, she is suffering from breast cancer, after filing a lawsuit against her former managers that they let her health insurance run out, and documenting shaving her head. Inner: Angry and ambitious, early in her career, with a desire to be seen as a serious actress. Eventually came to peace with herself, no longer looking for someone else to complete her. Act two lifetime of acting out her considerable distemper, before trying to rechannel it into more creative venues, as a lesson learned from her last go-round in this series. mMayo Methot (1904-1951) - American actress. Outer: Father was a ship’s captain. Mother was a police reporter. Under the sobriquet of the “Portland Rosebud,” she began her career as a child actress, playing summer stock. 5’2”, bosomy and blonde. Made her Broadway debut in 1922, and won recognition the following year playing opposite George M. Cohan (Michael Flatley). A second hit in 1929 led to a Hollywood contract, and she made some 25 films in the 1930s, of mostly forgettable fare. Married and divorced a film producer, then repeated the process with someone else, before meeting actor Humphrey Bogart (Matthew Broderick). The duo were married in 1938, as each became the other’s third mates. They quickly took on the nickname of the Battling Bogarts, thanks to an aggressiveness she assumed after consuming alcohol. Acted the jealous, drunken shrew for him, while he used her to shock people. The duo frequently got into highly public fights, and she once stabbed him in the back with a butcher’s knife as he was running from her, although only the tip went in. Bogie claimed they both enjoyed fighting, and probably got the edge for some of his performances from her jealous rages, but they mercifully divorced when he became involved with his fourth wife, Lauren Bacall, but not without some last minute histrionics. Divorced in 1945, she went back to Portland to live with her mother. Died of alcoholism and complications following surgery for cancer. Inner: Lively, defiant, quarrelsome, jealous, possessive, self-destructive. Through a glass darkly lifetime of saving her best histrionics for offscreen, in an uninhibited letting loose of her considerable rage, which ultimately got her nowhere.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS CURVACEOUS COMEDIENNE:
Storyline: The uninhibited exhibitionist takes complete control of her life, after earlier allowing others to define her, so as to become a notable Gen-X personality through the sheer dint of her off-the-wall drive and inflatable and deflatable ambition, allowing her to ultimately become a serious spokesperson for autism.

cJenny McCarthy (Jennifer Ann McCarthy) (1972) - American actress TV host, writer and activist. Outer: Of Irish descent on her paternal side and German, Croatian and Polish on her maternal side. Father had 3 jobs to put his daughters through Catholic school, including working as a steel plant foreman, mother was a hairdresser. 2nd of 4 sisters. Grew up in a Catholic neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. Excellent athlete, excelled at sports in school. Spent 2 years at Southern Illinois Univ. working towards a nursing degree. 5’6 1/2”, and busty with blonde hair and blue eyes. Decided to try her hand at modeling, sent some pictures into Playboy magazine and was chosen successively as Playmate of the Month and Playmate of the Year in 1994. Came to Los Angeles, where she worked in commercials and modeled, before becoming co-host in 1995 of MTV’s “Singled Out.” Managed to parlay her TV exposure, as well as raunchy poses on a toilet seat in a shoe ad campaign, into her own eponymous show on MTV, before starring in a network sitcom called, “Jenny,” which was swiftly flushed. Originally lived with her much older agent, although has become more independent as her ongoing career has taken shape, and eventually hooked up with a director closer in age, John Asher, whom she married in 1999, son from union. Began film/work in her early 20s, and has managed through the sheer dint of her uninhibited personality, not to mention her implanted physique, to become a highly noticeable figure in pop culture. Wrote a memoir, “Jen-X,” as well as two bestsellers and had her enhanced breasts deflated to their natural size. Also added a reality show to her resume, “Party @ the Palms.” In 2005, she filed for divorce, although continues working with her ex-husband, including a film, Dirty Love, which swept the 2006 Razzies as the worst movie of the year. Hooked up with actor Jim Carrey afterwards, who seemed to have a healing affect on her autistic son, Evan, whom she wrote about in Louder than Words: A Mother’s Journey In Healing Autism, while becoming an activist touchstone for the affliction. Eventually ended her relationship with Carrey after 5 years, as both twittered their abiding public appreciation of one another, despite their inability to express it privately. Later made plaint he showed no further interest in her son, who was quite attached to him. Took over hosting duties on the reality dating show, “Love in the Wild,” in 2012, while also posing for ”Playboy” 20 years after her initial au natural appearance in its sticky pages. It would be her 7th pictorial and 6th cover respectively. A stint on “The View” coupled with a variety of controversial opinions led to her being unceremoniously dumped by its producers in 2014. Married singer and actor Donnie Wahlberg later on that year, while hosting a one hour weekly radio series, “Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy,” keeping her brash personality very much in public evidence. In 2015, she launched a reality series, “Donnie Loves Jenny,” by showing her wedding to her inamorata. Inner: Uninhibited, cheerful, ebullient and highly opinionated, particularly about vaccinations for children.Turn-around lifetime of taking control of her life this time around through a far greater focus on her own abilities and her son’s disabilities, rather than serving as a fleshy fantasy for others. Inner: Uninhibited, cheerful, ebullient. Turn-around lifetime of taking control of her life this time around through a far greater focus on her own abilities and her son’s disabilities, rather than serving as a fantasy for others. cMarie McDonald (Cora Marie Frye) (1923-1965) - American actress. Outer: Mother was a former Ziegfeld girl and grandmother was an opera singer. Father was a warden at Leavenworth Prison. Her parents divorced when she was 6, and her mother remarried and moved to Yonkers, New York. Showed musical talent at the piano and was offered a scholarship to Columbia University to study journalism, but opted to drop out of school to pursue a show business career, after working in her mid-teens as a Powers model. Entered beauty contrests, and ultmately became Miss NY in 1939. 5’6”, slim and curvy with blonde hair and blue eyes. Appeared in George White’s “Scandals,” the same year, while also singing with several of the big bands of the day. Moved to Hollywood to embark on a film career in 1941 with It Started With Eve. Dubbed ‘the Body,’ because of her curvaceous figure, although she had far more of a career outside of filmdom with her headline grabbing antics. Used primarily as comic eye candy, she never really established herself as anything other than a starlet, while accumulating seven marriages, beginning with an annulled union to sometime actor Richard Allord in 1940. Wed producer Victor Orsatti in 1943, and divorced him in 1947. Number 3 was shoe tycoon Harry Karl in 1947, which produced two children before they divorced in 1954, only to remarry the following year, and add one more child, before finally divorcing for good in 1958. He would eventually marry actress Debbie Reynolds and bankrupt the both of them. By the end of the 40s, her film career was largely over, and she wound up doing bus and truck shows, while pulling stunts like claiming she was kidnapped by two men, after being found on a desert road in her pajamas. Married again in 1959 to Louis Bass for a year, and in 1962 to Edward Callahan, which was annulled after 48 hours. Her final marriage was in 1964 to Donald Taylor, who produced her final film, Promises, Promises. Ultimately died of an accidental drug overdose on Percodan, and her last husband committed suicide shortly afterwards. Inner: Boisterous, rowdy and completely uninhibited. Hey-look-at-me lifetime of giving vent to her outrageous nature, at the cost of both relationships and career, a victim more of the limitations of her time, than her own desires to be centerstage in all that she did, both publicly and privately.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS SOFT-HEARTED HARD-ASS:
Storyline: The sassy bad grrl sows her wild oats early in order to release her self-destructive urges, so that she can concentrate on her creativity and give full play to the artist that lies beneath her veneer of vulnerable toughness.

Juliette Lewis (1973) - American actress and musician. Outer: Of British, and Irish descent, with some Welsh, Scottish and German and a touch of Dutch. Father was character actor Geoffrey Lewis, mother was a graphic artist. Her parents divorced when she was 2, and her mother ultimately married 3 times, while her father took wedding vows 4 times. 2 siblings and 4 half/siblings. Made her debut at 6 in Bronco Billy, and continued working throughout her childhood. Her brother shot home/made horror movies, while she split her time between Florida, where her mother lived, and Southern California, where her father resided. At 14, she petitioned the court to grant her a legal majority to exempt her from child labor laws. Saw her career take off after Cape Fear at 18, then had her breakthrough role in Natural Born Killers in 1994. 5’6”, and slim with dark brown hair and grey eyes. Struggled with alcohol and drugs, and gained a reputation as a loose cannon and bad grrrl, although able to get her life back on track, as well as expand into comedy. Married Steve Berra, a professional skateboarder in 1999, and has since settled into her career, with an avowed desire to be an artist rather than a movie star. Embraced Scientology towards that end, and remains an enthusiastic adherent of that controversial belief system. Formed Juliette and the Licks in 2003, with herself as lead vocalist, and released her first album the following year. Despite numerous changes in personnel, the band continues to both record and tour, while she has also made guest appearances on other people’s albums. Filed for divorce in 2006, and made her London stage debut the same year in Sam Shepard’s “Fool For Love,” to mixed reviews. While taking much lower profile roles on both the large and small screen, she chose one in 2015 that complete goes against her free-spirited character, a reserved, stoic detective in “Secret and Lies,” a network series based on an Australian TV show of the same name. Inner: Bright, energetic and quite into her career. Act out lifetime of releasing her considerable anger early, before settling into her avowed aim of elevating her abilities and creating a memorable oeuvre around them. Glenda Farrell (1904-1971) - American actress. Outer:Probably shaved a few years off her actual birthdate. Father was a horse and dog trade of Irish and Cherokee descent. Mother was of French/German descent, and had acting ambitions for her daughter. Went to a Catholic Academy Began her career in her early teens doing stock after the family moved to San Diego, and was on Broadway by 1928. 5’3” and slim with light brown hair and dark brown eyes. Began her career in her early teens doing stock, and was on Broadway by 1928. Married film editor Thomas Richards in 1921 and divorced at decade’s end. Their son, Tommy Farrell, became a comic actor, using his mother’s name. The following year, she came out to Hollywood, and made her debut with a bit part in Lucky Boy. Her fiirst noticeable role was in 1931 in Little Caesar as a gangster’s moll. At the same time she wed Jack Durant, one of a pair of vaudeville partners. Later divorced. Tried to escape being typecast as brassy dames in crime dramas through her facility for comedy, but was stereotyped anyway as a wisecracking manhungry blonde. Starred in her own “Torchy Blane” series where she played a reporter, and then became a character actress in films, on Broadway and later on TV. Her third and final marriage was to a doctor, Henry Ross, in 1941. Won an Emmy in 1963 for a “Ben Casey” segment. Could not complete her last run on Broadway in “40 Carats” and died of lung cancer. Inner: Brassy and sassy. Had a facility for speaking fast, and was once clocked at 390 words per minute. Long-run lifetime of playing to stereotypes, like many of the actresses of her generation, and, just as they did, returned with a great desire to expand on her abilities, rather than be straitjacketed into limited roles.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS WORLD-CLASS IBERIAN THESPIAN:
Storyline: The transatlantic Spaniard easily adapts to the world stage through her ongoing desire to continually expand her skills in speaking the universal language of emotional display, while keeping her charitable heart open to the globe’s dispossessed as well.

Penelope Cruz Sanchez (1974) - Spanish actress. Outer: Mother was a hairdresser and personal manager, father was a retailer and auto mechanic. The oldest of three, with a younger sister, Monica, who became an actress, and a brother, Eduardo, a singer. Very close to her family. Performing from the time she could talk, acting out TV commercials for her family. Studied classical ballet for nearly a decade at Spain’s National Ballet, then worked under a variety of master dancers, before having a breakdown and switching to acting in her mid-teens. Fluent in Spanish and French, she later learned English, as well as Italian, which would serve her well in world cinema. Performed in a video for a pop group, Mecano, and then became a TV presenter, while also appearing in an erotic French TV serial, assaying different roles. 5’4”, with highly expressive eyes. Switched to cinema, beginning with Jamon, jamon in 1992, in which her youthful voluptuousness was exploited, much to her later dismay, and was soon quite active on the Spanish silver screen to notable award-winning affect, most memorably in Pedro Almodovar’s All About My Mother, before making the transition to Hollywood at century’s turn in All the Pretty Horses. After appearing with Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky, the two hooked up their similarly pronounced names, only to unhook after three years without much further ado, with speculation about her possible interest in Scientology. After some unmemorable roles, she hit her stride after mid-decade, winning a number of international awards, as well as several Oscar nominations. Helped set up the Sabera Foundation, which aids homeless young girls as well as TB sufferers in Calcutta, although it would eventually be disbanded through internal conflicts, despite considerable publicity on Spanish TV. In 2009, she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Vicky Cristina Barcelona, the first female Spaniard so honored, and the second Iberian, following Javier Bardem’s win the previous annum. The two would also become a couple, and wed in 2010. Her distinctive looks have made her a model for L’Oreal to add to her ubiquity on both small screens and large. Had a son with Bardem, born the same day the latter received an Oscar nomination, then a daughter born the same day as England’s crown Prince George. Inner: Strong-willed and opinionated, with a great curiosity about the larger world, and a desire to help improve it. Always has music nearby, using it to help form her characters. Raised Roman Catholic, although closer to Buddhist thinking as she has gotten older. Extremely charitable, continually collecting stray cats, as well as giving both time and money to a variety of causes. Full bore lifetime of trying to live passionately on all levels, while once again making the world her stage to an ever-expanding audience. Margarita Xirgu (1888-1969) - Spanish/Uruguayan actress. Outer: A Catalonian by birth, her family moved to Barcelona when she was 8. Began appearing on stage in her late teens, quickly making a reputation for herself. Also worked in silent film, although her true love was always the theater. In 1910, she married Jose Arnall, no children from the union. Began having works written specifically for her, and in 1911, formed her own theater company. Lured to South America, where she also established herself on stage, and which would later prove a haven for her from the fascist government of Francisco Franco. Able to assay both classic roles, and also contemporary ones. Close friend of playwright Federico Garcia Lorca (Reinaldo Arenas), who was executed during the Spanish Civil War in 1936, making her an enemy of the state. Forced into exile afterwards, she returned to the Americas, working in both the United State and South America, while basing herself in Uruguay, and ultimately having a theater named after her there. Her singular sound film was Lorca’s Blood Wedding, giving her the distinction of being the only actress who was a personal friend of his to appear in one of his filmed works, which has never received any kind of distribution. Ultimately became a Uruguayan citizen, although her remains were eventually repatriated and buried in the city of her birth. Inner: Transatlantic lifetime of purposeful political exile in order to maintain her integrity as both an actress and a humanist.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS ONGOING ACADEMY REWARD WINNER:
Storyline: The well-grounded wellspring of modest sensibilities is given the opportunity to considerably expand beyond the archetypes that earlier limited her, for a full-fledged career as an unusual emblem of the feminine.

Hilary Swank (Hilary Ann Swank) 1975) - American actress and producer. Outer: Of Mexican and Shoshone Amerrindian descent on her maternal side, and British, German, Swiss-German, Welsh and Dutch on her paternal. Very close to her mother, lived in a trailer park and grew up poor. Her alcoholic father was in the Air Force, and separated from his wife, when she was young. Her mother became very depressive afterwards, which made her feel that she had to be a caretaker afterwards. Began acting at 9, and knew it would be her life-path, carefully observing other people for insight into them. Appeared regularly afterwards in both local theater and school plays. Good athlete, a one-time Junior Olympic swimmer and gymnast. 5’5”, willowy and delicate-looking. Drove out to Los Angeles with her mother in 1990, and the 2 lived in their Oldsmobile for a couple of weeks until she found work on the TV sitcom “Growing Pains,” and then “Evening Shade.” In 1992, she joined the cast of “Camp Wilder,” and made her film debut the same year in Buffy The Vampire Slayer, as the title character’s sidekick. Appeared for one season on “Beverly Hills 90210,” but was fired at the end of it, and almost gave up acting, before getting her first leading role in 1994 in The Next Karate Kid, winning out over thousands of hopefuls. Worked non-stop since then in mostly forgettable fare, including numerous TV movies. Married actor Chad Lowe in 1997, with whom she later formed a production company. Continued her career in secondary roles, until being chosen to play the true story of a transgender teenager passing for a boy who was murdered for her deception in Boys Don’t Cry. Won the Academy Reward for Best Actress in 2000 for the effort, although she forgot to thank her husband in her acceptance speech, and suddenly became a celebrity, with her choice of roles, although she was unable to find a challenging one that truly suited her talents until Million Dollar Baby, a 2004 prizefight saga for which she had to once again use her physicality and innate athleticism to excellent emotional advantage, after putting on nearly 20 pounds of muscle to assay the role. Won her 2nd Best Actress Oscar the following year for her effort. In 2006, her marriage broke up because of her husband’s substance abuse, and her lack of trust in him, as well as her finally tiring of her longtime caretaker role. Inner: Extremely grounded, modest and disciplined. Lean, outdoorsy, competitive, restless and unaffected. Do-gooder at heart. Academy rewarded lifetime of gaining wide recognition for her skills early in her career to allow her flexibility in order to fashion a far more wide-ranging oeuvre than she was allowed in her earlier Hollywood go-round, while coming to grips with her care-taking compulsion after finally seeing the person she need to take care of the most was herself. Fay Bainter (1892-1968) - American actress. Outer: Made her stage debut at the age of 5 in stock, and at 20 made her Broadway debut. 5’5”. Married a military officer in 1922, son from union. Strong focus on the family, with her husband eventually predeceasing her by 4 years. Didn’t appear in films until 1934, in This Side of Heaven, and won an Academy Reward in 1938 for best supporting actress in Jezebel, as a sympathetic aunt, while simultaneously being nominated for Best Actress in another production. She was the first to receive the double accolade of twin nominations. Also received a nomination for her final role, as a questioning grandmother in the gritty The Children’s Hour. Fashioned a Hollywood career out of playing considerate mothers or matrons, often as semi-saintly figures. Inner: Support role lifetime of playing to type on the silver screen in an active, albeit limiting career, where she became the archetype for a fixed cinematic sense of the matronly, as reflection of her own longtime care-taking sensibilities.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS CHAMELEONIC BEAUTY:
Storyline: The divided daughter hides a long theatrical heritage behind the gloss of movie star looks, while alternately dealing with over-the-top parental figures, and trying to figure them out, via acting out on the larger artificial stages of the public imagination.

Charlize Theron (1975) - South African/American actress and producer. Outer: Of Afrikaaner descent with some German and French Huguenot. An only child, she grew up on a farm, and spoke Afrikaans, enjoying a tomboyish childhood, despite tensions in the household. Had her milk teeth pulled as a child because of jaundice, so that she didn’t have a full set until she was 11. Nevertheless, she was given tremendous self-confidence by her mother, who taught her she could do everything. Began studying ballet at 6, with the idea of becoming a classic ballerina, and learned English by watching American soap operas on TV. At 13, she attended a boarding school for the performing arts. Two years later, her mother shot her father in self-defense after he attacked her, and was later acquitted. The following year, she dropped out of school when she won a local modeling contest. 5’9 1/2”, slender, and a classic blonde beauty. Her mother prompted her to go to Europe, although she disliked being a mannequin, and headed for NYC and the Joffrey ballet, only to have her career fantasies curtailed with a knee injury. Her mother then bought her a one-way ticket to Los Angeles in 1994, and though she knew no one, she was handed an agent’s card after throwing a scene in a bank over not being allowed to cash a check. Took acting lessons, and began getting small parts in the mid-90s, which led to larger films, although most of the roles were more geared towards her looks than her abilities. Also displayed herself in Playboy magazine. Came to public notice in 1996 in Two Days in the Valley, although was largely typecast afterwards. Finally got a monster role that would allow her to strut her stuff with Monster, in 2003, in which she convincingly played Aileen Wuornos, a serial killer on Florida’s highways, via disfiguring make-up and the addition of 30 pounds. Won an Academy Reward for Best Actress for it the following year, on what would have been Wuornos’ birthday, and vaulted to the top of her profession, despite making mixed choices in her role selection in its aftermath. Nevertheless, remains a young icon of turn of the century Hollywood, with the world potentially at her feet. Had a nine year connection with actor Stuart Townsend after meeting on the set of Trapped in 2001. Both announced they were married by virtue of saying so, rather than official sanctioned edict, only to go their separate ways after she felt trapped by the eventual loss of passion in their union In 2008, she was made a messenger of peace by the U.N. with a special focus on violence against women. Has also been active in her native South Africa, with a program geared towards educating children and their famlies about HIV/AIDS. Adopted a son in 2012. Has been busy in the mid-20-teens, with a number of high profile films. Has been busy in the mid-20-teens, with a number of high profile films, including 2017’s Atomic Blonde, joining the ranks of female stars as kick-ass action figures able to hold their own with anyone. Has a net worth of $110 million. Inner: Open, friendly, down-to Earth, honest and direct, her mother’s daughter. Recast lifetime of reversing parental models from her earlier go-round, allowing herself to play both beautiful and bestial in her public life, so as not to have to do so privately. Katharine Cornell (1898-1974) - American actress. Outer: Father was a doctor who was completing postgraduate surgery in Berlin, where she was born. Mother was an alcoholic and depressive. Grew up in Buffalo, New York, where her sire eventually became part owner and manager of the Star Theater. Close to her sire, although her mother made the household lonely and downbeat. Thanks to the former’s theater, she decided to become an actress, and studied for a year at 15, before supporting herself by teaching. Following her mother’s death in 1916, she made her professional debut, as a member of the Washington Square Players, and 2 years later, she joined a touring company, appearing mostly in melodramas. Slim, with long black hair. In 1921, she met casting director Guthrie McClintic during auditions of “Nice People,” and they became entwined forever after both professionally and matrimonially. Although they may have initially had some sort of sexual connection, each clearly preferred their own gender, and refashioned their private lives around their needs. They purchased a four story house on Beekman Place in NYC, and while the first two stories were open to both, the third was exclusively hers and the fourth his. Both enjoyed their greatest successes during the 1930s and 1940s, as she switched to classical and challenging coeval roles at his urging, while insisting on touring with everything she did, unlike the Broadway practice of the time. After WW II, their successes were more sporadic, and when McClintic died in 1961, she promptly retired from the stage, having always suffered from some sort of fright upon it. Sold their house, and spent the rest of her life quietly on Martha’s Vineyard. Inner: Reserved, aloof, hidden. Swallowed lifetime of dealing internally with a highly negative mother, to the point of convenience marriage and the inability to believe in herself without strong male support.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS ODD-NAMED DOWN-TO-EARTH STAR:
Storyline: The uncommon comedienne breaks out of an imprisoning pigeon-hole to become far more her own person, both in public and private lives, giving play to her unusual names with an unusual persona geared towards exploiting her strengths, rather than being exploited by others’ fantasies for her.

mReese Witherspoon (Laura Jean Reese Witherspoon) 1976) - American actress and producer. Outer: Of British descent, with some Irish, Scotch, Welsh and Dutch. Father was a surgeon, mother was a professor of nursing. Raised in comfortable Southern circumstances in Tennessee. Attended an exclusive all-girls school for old Nashville families with the intention of going to college and pursuing a medical career like her parents. Made her film debut at 14 in The Man in the Moon, after going to a local casting call hoping to be an extra and winding up with a starring role. Studious, her friends called her ‘Big Words,’ in high school. 5’2”. Decided just before college to pursue films fulltime when the right script came along. Early on refused to play victims, drug addicts or to run after celebrity, preferring characters with whom she can identify. Has showed a shrewdness in the variety of roles she has chosen, using her flexible face and emotive beauty to excellent advantage as both heroines and little villianesses. Hooked up with co-star Ryan Philippe of Cruel Intentions, and got married and had a baby with him in 1999, although not necessarily in that order. Continued in choice comic roles that showed off her versatility as an uncommon young comedienne of more than passing note, and by 2002, she had joined the $15 million-a-picture club, thanks to the popularity of Legally Blonde and Sweet Home Alabama. Added a 2nd child to the family, while continuing to successfully balance domesticity with stardom. Won a Best Actress Oscar in 2006 for her portrayal of singer June Carter Cash in Walk the Line. Ultimately rose to number 3, behind Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman for her price per picture, following her continued successes, and then to number one, thanks to a steady string of hits. Separated from her husband in 2006, and her agent the following year, in a reordering of partners in her life, both intimately and professionally. In 2011, she wed agent Jim Toth, one son from the union. Later that year, she was struck by a car driven slowly by an 84 year old, suffering head injuries. The next annum, while pregnant, she was forced to go to court to try to defend her father from charges of bigamy, after he married a second woman earlier in the year, following the loss of his medical practice, despite still being wed to her mother, who wished to continue their marriage despite his problems with alcohol, hoarding and overspending. Her husband was arrested for DUI in 2013, during which she proved abusive and received a disorderly conduct charge, showing an intemperance heretofore quite hidden. Apologized afterwards and was lightly fined. Optioned Wild for her production company, and was initially reluctant to do the sex scenes, but felt the book was honest and so should she be, despite playing a woman in her 20s in her own middle age, in what proved to be a well-received film all around. Along with Nicole Kidman, she bought the rights for the best-seller “Big Little Lies,” which follows the lives of a trio of women at a personal crossroads, and co-starred with her in it on cable TV in 2017 to rave reviews. Has a net worth of $80 million. Inner: Feisty, outspoken, and a homebody at heart. Strongly intuitive actress, highly intelligent, edgy and very focused in what she wants from her career. Has recurring nightmares of drowning as well as hydrophobia, after having watched her mother dive in and save 3 different kids from a pool. Incredibly driven, with a continual need to prove herself to other people. Breaking the mold lifetime of being able to take far more control of both her professional and private life to create a far more satisfactory combination of the two, than the last time around in this series. mZaSu Pitts (1898-1963) - American actress. Outer: Family moved to Santa Cruz when she was an infant. One of 4 children and 2nd daughter. Named after 2 of her mother’s sisters, Eliza and Susan. Movie-struck as a child, with a good talent for mimicry. Her father died when she was 5, and her mother and two older brothers ran a boardinghouse afterwards. Had a fragile appearance, with fluttering hands and wide eyes. 5’6”. Began her film career in 1917 with a support role in The Little Princess. Married Tom Gallery, a sportsman and boxing promoter, in 1920, one daughter from the union, and also adopted actress Barbara LaMarr’s (Cher) son.The duo separated in 1926 and divorced in 1932. Played both comedy and drama in silent films, scoring her breakthrough as the lead in Greed in 1924. Also had many supporting roles. With the advent of sound, she switched her metier to comedy, where she often played scatterbrained character roles. In All Quiet on the Western Front, a serious drama, she played a mother, but the audiences laughed at the preview, and the director had to reshoot her scenes with another actress. In 1933, she secretly married John Woodall, a former tennis champ and real estate broker. Played opposite Thelma Todd (Goldie Hawn) in a series of two-reelers, and often starred with Slim Summerville (Will Ferrell), with her watchwords, “oh me, oh my!” as her confused trademark. In the early 1950s, she costarred in the TV series “Oh! Susanna,” and “The Gale Storm Show.” Struggled with cancer, but managed to put it into remission and took to the stage again afterwards. An active Republican, she occasionally drew liberal rebuke for her extreme right-wing stances. Campaigned for Richard Nixon in 1960, claiming JFK would lead the country into socialism, then suffered a relapse of her cancer, and died of it. Inner: Happy, contented on the surface, although probably her true heart was in her career, which was limited by her typecasting. Extremely conservative politically, and materialistic. Oh me, oh my lifetime of ultimately being pigeonholed in her professional life, which probably ate away at her, and demanded a far more rounded acting persona the next time around.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS WHITE-BREAD ICON:
Storyline: The benign biddy parlays a simple wholesomeness into a long career run as an unthreatening archetype of decorous domesticity, before returning in order to try to stretch her talents into the demands of the 21st century, and its desire for more complex portrayals.

Alicia Silverstone (1976) - American actress, producer, writer and activist. Outer: Parents were Jewish and emigrated from Scotland and England. Mother was a former flight attendant, and father was a real estate investor. The third of three with an older sister and brother. Taken to England every summer, where she fell in love with the theater. At 6, her father took some photos of her, which led to several TV commercials. Began modeling at 8, although disliked it. Dropped out of high school after her sophomore year, although later got a GED degree. Began her career on TV’s “The Wonder Years,” in 1992, with a guest spot and made her big screen debut the following year in The Crush, where she played a seductive nymphet. Leapt to stardom in 1995 with Clueless, a Jane Austen /9Joyce Carol Oates) rewrite, in which she played a manipulative matchmaker, then appeared in a trio of Aerosmith videos, making her a teen fave. 5’5”, with light brown hair and blue eyes. Had enough clout to produce her next film, and has been producing ever since. Her weight ballooned afterwards in a rebellion against Hollywood’s dictum of waif-thin actresses, as she also began exploring other principled stances around ecology and animal rights, after finding herself again following some self-searching after a series of failures coming out of teenagedom. Appeared in the Batman series as Batgirl, and also did a musical version of Love’s Labour Lost, once again acting in a modern reprise of a canon of England’s past. Made her Broadway debut in 2002 in “The Graduate,” and finally found a TV vehicle worthy of her talents in “Miss Match,” in 2003, where she reprised her Clueless character. Married musician Christopher Jarecki in 2005, and two years later, she raised conservative and carniverous Houston hackles with a TV ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, as a naked vegetarian. One son from the union, per her wish since childhood to be a mother. Penned “The Kind Diet,” a bestselling vegan cookbook in 2010, while also making her Broadway debut in “Time Stands Still,” after assaying the same role in Los Angeles to good effect. Continues to appear on stage, which remains her first love, while doing lower profile films and making TV appearances, with her real focus on trying to make a better and healthier place. Maintains a blog called “The Kind Life,” which discusses dietary and environmental issues. Inner: Cheerful, compassionate and likable. Vegan, animal rights activist and active supporter of PETA. Extremely ecologically aware, to the point of not wanting to waste paper on extra script material. Off and on the fast track lifetime of expanding her sense of self-awareness while playing with stardom early on rather than support, before putting much of her focus into health and environmental issues. Spring Byington (1893-1971) - American actress. Outer: Mother was a physician, father was an English instructor. Named after a family friend. Began acting at 14 with the Elitch Garden Stock Company, spending 3 years with them, before touring with several other mid-western stock companies, eventually going to Canada, Argentina and Brazil. 5’3”. Married the manager of the company, in 1919, 2 daughters from the union, divorced 5 years later. Bi-sexual, she hooked up with actress Majorie Main, and lived with her for many years, ultimately pre-deceasing her. In 1924, she made her Broadway debut with a small part in “Beggar on Horseback.” Over the next decade, she appeared in 10 plays, and in 1933, made her movie debut in Little Women. Typecast as a warm, motherly archetype, she played in almost 100 films, doing mostly light domestic comedies. Looked and acted like everybody’s ideal white-bread mother. Had only one leading role in 1950 in Louisa, playing a crotchety widow transformed by love. Her biggest success was “December Bride” for 5 seasons on TV, beginning in 1954, where she played a good-hearted meddling mother-in-law. Her late-life celebrity brought her a monthly advice column from “Photoplay” magazine. Lived alone, and died of cancer. Inner: Domestic-at-heart, largely playing herself. Mischievous, but never malicious, enjoyed sci-fi. Eternal mother lifetime of parlaying an archetype into a steady career, and enjoying the full bloom of recognition late-in-life, thanks to an ability at portraying unthreatening busy-bodiness.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS UNINTENTIONAL TRAGEDY:
Storyline: The adversity-prone player tries for longevity and versatility, rather than an early typecast peak, only to suddenly and shockingly exit for reasons unknown, at the same time her previous career had peaked and plummeted her into a precipitous decline.

Brittany Murphy (Brittany Anne Bertolotti) (1977-2009) - American actress and singer. Outer: Had a working-class upbringing, with her parents divorcing when she was young. One half-brother. Raised by her mother in Edison, New Jersey, and remained extremely close to her, continuing to live with her as an adult, while struggling through her bouts with breast cancer. Estranged from her father. The former had a bridal business, for which she made telemarketing calls at the age of 9, dropping her voice to pretend she was older. Had a great desire to entertain people from an early age. Began acting in regional theater at 9, and then did commercials. 5’3 1/2”. Only auditioned a couple of acting classes, but proved herself in a variety of mediums, from TV to theater to film. The family moved to Los Angeles when she was a teen to further her career, which began on TV in 1990 in the sitcom “Blossom.” Made her film debut in 1993 with Family Prayers, and then scored her first noticeable role in Clueless as an airhead klutz. Continued to appear in a variety of both comedies and dramas, including 8 Mile, which gave her wide recognition, and Sin City, as she steaily worked her way up from support into leads, while trying not to typecast herself in any particular kind of role. Also an accomplished singer, as well as musician, she got a chance to air her pipes in the hit 2006 animated Penguin cartoon, Happy Feet. Despite denials galore, known as a hard-partyer in Hollywood circles, with a taste for cocaine and heroin, coupled with eating disorders. After several high profile boyfriends, she secretly married British commercial director and peripheral Hollywood figure Simon Monjack in 2007 after a brief courtship, despite a supposed series of outstanding arrest warrants for debts against him, which she would subsequently deny. Fired from her last picture, The Caller, for being difficult a month before her demise, while a couple weeks later her husband was removed from a plane after an asthma attack and briefly hospitalized. Died suddenly of cardiac arrest, after being discovered unconscious by her mother, and a cornucopia of pharmacopia was found in her bedroom afterwards. Had five films awaiting release at the time of her death, which was later ruled as the result of pneumonia, with anemia and intoxication from prescription drugs contributing to it, despite publicity-tinged plaints by her husband that her studio had killed her. Her spouse would join her a scant five months later, with a similar verdict of death from natural causes. Inner: High-strung, with a self-destructive streak a mile wide. Unconscious affinity for ‘y’s in her names, two go-rounds in a row. Act two lifetime of trying to avoid the pitfalls of the past by showing herself as an all-around actress, and allowing her career to unfold gradually, only to permanently undo herself at a similar age to her previous fall from popular public grace. Betty Blythe (Elizabeth Blythe Slaughter) (1893-1972) - American actress. Outer: From a well-to-do family. Originally wanted to be an opera singer. Went to both public and private schools, before her parents sent her to Paris for voice lessons, then studied at the Univ. of Southern California. 5’7 1/2”. Began her career in musical comedy, before switching over as a melodramatic actress. Appeared on stage in both Europe and on Broadway, and made her film debut in 1918 in His Own People. Married director/actor Paul Scardon. Groomed as a replacement for the vampish Theda Bara (Uma Thurman), she wore revealing costumes and played with that popular female archetype of the time. Reached her pinnacle of popularity in 1921 in The Queen of Sheba, and worked as a transoceanic star, appearing in English as well as American silents, while abandoning the stage to appear exclusively in film. Grew too mature, too quickly, however, and became a support actress, rather than a lead. Had no difficulty in making the transition to talkies, thanks to her stage appearances, becoming a supporting actress, and continued her film career into the 1940s. Worked in touring companies afterwards and gave acting and diction lessons. Made one final one line appearance in My Fair Lady in 1964. Inner: Pre-empted vamp lifetime of following the arc of early filmdom, only to find herself typecast and then cast aside, when she no longer held the physicality for cinematic seduction, forcing her to adjust to an ordinary career, rather than a high amp one.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS UNINHIBITED HUMANITARIAN:
Storyline: The activist actress is silenced by talkies, then shushed for being too outspoken in her opinions, although continues to be a voice for the voiceless, while giving vivid display to the wide range of character she holds within her.

Maggie Gyllenhaal (Margaret Gyllenhaal) (1977) - American actress. Outer: Of noble Swedish descent on her paternal side and Russian-Jewish on her maternal. Father was director Stephen Gyllenhaal. Mother was Naomi Foner, a Golden Globe winning screenwriter and producer. Older sister of actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Grew up in Los Angeles and attended a prestigious prep school there, while enjoying a progressive, creative environment at home. Made her film debut in 1992 in her father’s Waterland, and her subsequent next five appearances were all directed by him, as well, on both the large and small screens. 5’9”, and slender. Went to Columbia Univ., earning a BA in English in 1999, and was active in college theater. Later studied briefly at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Played her brother’s older sister in his breakout film, Donnie Darko in 2002, after appearing with him twice before in her father’s fare. In 2002, she reached star status in Secretary, a sado/masochistic comedy-drama perfectly suited to her subtle screen presence, despite having some qualms initially about its message. Able to imbue support roles with equal vigor, including singing roles, allowing her a wide range of fare from comedy to drama and big budget to indie. Active in regional theater as well, with the Berkely Repertory Theater and the Los Angeles stage in addition to off-Broadway, while always garnering praiseworthy reviews for her efforts. Politically active as a progressive Democrat, she also supports the American Civil Liberties Union. An antiwar activist, she drew flak for commenting that America bore some responsibility for the 9/11 attacks, and was forced to backtrack somewhat on her observation, although it didn’t stop her from getting a role in World Trade Center, when the person she played had no objections to her doing so. Continues to be active in a host of causes around human rights and antipoverty pushes. In 2009, she wed actor Peter Saragaard, after the two earlier had a daughter together, before adding a second one to their brood three years later. Starred in 2014 in a cable mini-series as Nessa Stein, an Anglo-Israeli bursiness-woman in “An Honorable Woman” dealing with the Middle East’s many conundrums, and won a Golden Globe for it. Later that year, she made her Broadway debut in a revival of Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Thing,” but failed to show the romantic spark the role demanded, despite evincing an excellent stage presence. Returned to the small screen in 2017, playing a prostitute in the cable series, “The Deuce,” winning plaudits galore for her part in the controversial series. Has a net worth of $15 million. Inner: Relies on instinct over character analysis and dissection in her work, so that a full portrait of a particular role comes to her only after filming ends, in retrospect, rather than during it. Outspoken, thoughtful and very much involved with trying to make the world a better place according to her own progressive precepts. Bespoke lifetime of finally being given public voice, and taking full advantage of it on all levels, on the larger and smaller stages of life. Anna Q. Nilsson (1888-1974) - Swedish/American actress. Outer: The Q. in her name, for Quirentia, marked her birthday on St. Quirinius’ Day, who was the patron saint of obsessive/compulsive disorder. Had a working-class upbringing, and spent her childhood dreaming of America. Father worked in a sugar factory, and she was a superior student in school, which led to a sales clerk job, which was considered prestigious work. Also did some stage-acting, which reaffirmed her desire to seek out greener transAtlantic pastures. Emigrated to America in the first decade of the new century, without speaking a word of English, and worked as a nursemaid and then a model for photographers, illustrators and painters, garnering the sobriquet of “the most beautiful woman in America.” 5’7”, and blonde, with a classic beauty. Made her silent screen debut in 1911 in Molly Pitcher. Continued as an early superstar throughout the decade, working initially for the Kalem Studio, and making some 84 films by 1917. Married and divorced actor/director Guy Coombs in 1916. Costarred in 1920 in The Fighting Chance with Conrad Nagel (Jake Gyllenhaal). In 1923, she wed J. Marshall Gunnerson, divorced two years later, no children from either union. Worked for several studios during the 1920s, although in 1925 she was thrown off a horse, landed on a stone wall and severely injured her spine. Spent the better part of a year paralyzed, but by dint of therapy and determination, she regained control of her legs via therapists and spas in Sweden and Vienna. Resumed her career with the aptly titled Her Second Chance in 1926. Following her final silent in 1928, she did charity work, although when she returned to films with the advent of talkies, she was forced to do largely bit parts and uncredited roles because of her strong Swedish accent. Despite her precipitous fall from stardom, her career continued into the 1950s, with small parts, including playing herself in Sunset Boulevard in 1950. Her final role was a bit in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers in 1954. Retired afterwards and enjoyed a sense of celebrityhood in a senior citizen’s retirement community, before dying of heart failure. Inner: Determined and very career-oriented, only to find herself ultimately stymied by being a heavily-accented stranger in a strange land. Peaks and valleys lifetime of enjoying superstardom in silence, only to be banished to obscurity through dint of her voice, which would be given full measure in her next go-round in this series, on both the artificial stage and the very real platform of politics.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS OUTSPOKEN OPINIONATOR:
Storyline: The assertive attitudinalist isn’t afraid to ask for what she wants, or directly express her displeasure with social modes not to her liking, in her multi-life move from acquiescent eye candy to confrontative mouther-off.

Katherine Heigl (Katherine Marie Heigl) (1978) - American actress and film producer. Outer: Of German and Irish extract. Mother was a personal manager and Catholic, father was a financial exec and Lutheran. The youngest of four, with two older brothers, as well as an adopted sister from Korea. Spent most of her childhood in Connecticut in a Victorian-style farmhouse in an upscale community. When she was 7, her 15 year old brother died in a car accident, which caused her parents to convert to Mormonism, a faith she would ultimately leave, after initially embracing it, because of its attitude towards homophiles. After pictures taken of her at 9 were sent to the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency, she became a child catalogue model, and began acting in commercials and doing other assignments. Made her film debut in 1992 in That Night, and had her first starring role two years later in a comedy, My Father the Hero. Continued her modeling, along with further films, while her parents divorced after her mother had a mastectomy. Following high school, she moved with her mother to Los Angeles, and the latter became her manager. 5’9”, with a handsome blonde esthetic. After more filmwork, she found TV a greater catapult to stardom, beginning with playing a human-alien on “Roswell,” for three seasons starting in 1999. Her fresh beauty and photogenic qualities kept her front and center in the magazine world, as a cover model, while she continued doing unmemorable filmwork, in both comedy and drama on both the large and small screens. In 2005, she raised her career to the next level with the role of Dr. Izzie Stevens on “Grey’s Anatomy,” a hugely popular network medical drama, winning an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in 2007, and announcing “Shit!” in excitement over being named. The same year, she also had her highest profile film, Knocked Up, appearing opposite her crypto-husband, Seth Rogen, from her previous go-round. Her subsequent critiques of the subject matter of the film, labeled her ungrateful and too aggressive, although she stood by them, with no overt harm to her career. n 2007, she married singer/songwriter Josh Kelley, and the two adopted a special needs baby girl from Korea, as did her sister, in order to emulate her orignal family. Added a second adopted daughter in 2012 and a son in 2017. Continually singled out for her beauty, and a strong proponent of feminism, with a penchant for outspokenness. Finally got out of her “Grey’s” contract in 2010, after six seasons,to pursue her much preferred big screen career, which did not pan out. Returned to network TV in late 2014, after a five year absence, with “State of Affairs” in which she played a heavy-drinking loose CIA analyst responsible for prioritizing the biggest international crises facing America on a daily basis. She and her mother were executive producers of what had been called a largely derivative, but entertaining offering, which, nevertheless was cancelled after one season. Got excellent reviews for 2017’s Unforgettable, an erotic and largely unmemorable drama that showcased her talents as an icy vengeance seeker. Able to command $12 million a movie and has a net worth of $25 million. nner: Very work-oriented and well-grounded, with a fearlessness bred from a strong innate sense of self-confidence, although it would lead some to label her as difficult. Hegelian lifetime of showing strong sensitivity to the dialectic split between the powerful and powerless in modern society, and using her platform as a popular star to continually point it out. June Collyer (Dorothea Heermance) (1906-1968) - American actress. Outer: Father was a lawyer. Younger brother Bud became a TV host, while another sibling, Richard Heermance, became a film editor. Took her professional name from her mother’s maiden name. Made her film debut as a star in 1927 with East Side, West Side. After 11 silents, she was able to fashion the transition to the sound era. In 1928, she was one of thirteen young women chosen as WAMPAS Baby Stars, which enabled her to continue her career into the mid-1930s, starring in some 19 vehicles during that period. Married actor Stu Erwin (Seth Rogen) in 1931, son and daughter from the union. Found suitable starring roles for herself more and more scarce, and retired from the screen to concentrate on being a full-time mother for fifteen years. When her husband initiated a TV sitcom initially called “The Trouble With Father,” in 1950, she joined the cast as his wife, and the show ran through 1955, ultimately becoming “The Stu Erwin Show.” Her final performance was in “Playhouse 90,” in 1958, at which point she officially retired. Died of bronchial pneumonia a year following her husband’s demise. Inner: Compliant on the surface, but frustrated beneath when her career and the roles offered her proved more and more unsatisfactory. The trouble with mother lifetime of having her public ambitions blunted, leading to a much more outspoken go-round the next time around in order to allow her to sit far more comfortably in her own skin.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS OFFBEAT COMEDIENNE:
Storyline: The wry wisecracker continually immerses herself in a show business milieu from an early age, to see how high she can climb, despite a taste for lowdown fare, and an equal demand that she be viewed in a different light from other mere mortals, because of her relative success in pursuing the twin vagaries of fame’n’fortune.

Natasha Lyonne (Natasha Braunstein) (1979) - American actress. Outer: Of Jewish descent. Mother was a product licensing consultant, father was a former boxing consultant and race car driver. Lived briefly in Israel, before her parents divorced when she was young, and her mother returned to the U.S., with her and her older brother. Grew up in Miami, then attended Yeshiva high school in Manhattan. Began her career at the age of 6, as a TV regular, little Opal, on “Peewee’s Playhouse.” Dropped out of school to pursue her show business fulltime, and made her big screen debut in 1993 in Dennis the Menace. 5’3 1/2”. Came to mass public attention in her late teens with The Slums of Beverly Hills, proving herself a deadpan comedienne of some note, then continued in offbeat films, usually playing comic roles. Returned to school at NYU, where she majored in film. Involved in a drunken driving incident in 2001, in which she stated incredulously when pulled over, “But, I’m a celebrity,” only to find herself subject to the same laws as everyone else. Despite many questionable choices around the vehicles in which she appears, she remains a delightful young comedienne with a distinct taste for non-mainstream films, and a relatively long resumé at her age of some remarkably abominable fare. In 2006, she entered drug rehab, then at year’s end, turned herself in after missing 4 court dates for harassment and trespassing. Underwent open heart surgery in 2012 to correct damage caused by a heart infection. Continued with her theater work throughout the decade, and after numerous guest appearances, had a recurring role in the hit cable series, “Orange Is The New Black,” playing a prisoner. Inner: Affinity for writing, good sense of humor, cynical, outspoken, sarcastic,, bright, lively and articulate, but also self-destructive, with a curious taste for the ugly and abominable in her work, and an equal propensity for trouble in her private life. But I’m a celebrity lifetime of pursuing a similar pathway to her earlier go-round in this series, presumably, to see if she will expand herself, after her earlier full dress rehearsal in the same tricky milieu. Marjorie Rambeau (1889-1970) - American actress. Outer: Began her career on stage at the age of 12, and by her 20s had become a leading Broadway player, combining beauty, poise and a deft instinct for the theatric, while playing glamorous leads. 5’6”. In 1913, she married actor/writer Willard Mack. The duo divorced 4 years later. In 1919, she wed actor Hugh Dillman, but that union also ended in divorce after 4 years. Appeared in several silent films, beginning with The Greater Woman in 1917, although she made little impression on the viewing public in them, until the motion picture industry turned to sound, at which point, she largely abandoned the stage for a film career, in which she specialized in playing rowdy floozies in various states of fallen grace, in total contrast with her earlier career of assaying sophisticates. Able to breathe life into secondary characters, particularly women of low moral standing, and received several Academy Reward nominations for her efforts. Despite a few leads, the bulk of her later career was in supporting roles. Her final marriage in 1931 to Francis Gudger lasted until the death of her husband 36 years later. Became an alcoholic, and was involved in a number of car accidents, which seriously impaired her health, although she continued working throughout the 1950s, mostly doing TV work, before retiring in 1957. Inner: Quite the opposite of her characterizatons: intelligent and genteel, despite a proclivity for alcoholic escape. Divided lifetime of playing to her natural self in the early part of her career on stage, and then delving into darker characters in the latter half on the silver screen, as she did in her private life, through self-destructive behavior, which she would continue to explore in her next go-round in this series.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS BLITHE COMMUNICATOR:
Storyline: The socially-aware soubrette deals with images and issues in her ongoing struggles to define herself as a highly intelligent, highly competent entertainer, while trying not to internalize her difficulties around maintaining her integrity in an obtuse world.

Claire Danes (Claire Catherine Danes) (1979) - American actress. Outer: Of German, English, Northern Irish, Scottish, and Irish descent, with some Austrian/Croatian. Mother was a textile designer and painter, father was a computer consultant and photographer, duo met at the Rhode Island School of Design. One older brother. Grew up in a cultural Bohemian household in the SoHo section of Manhattan, while constantly looking for acceptance. Her mother ran a toddler school out of their home, and she began seeing scary, demonic creatures. At 6, she started treatment with a child therapist, and also took dance lessons, continuing on for a decade, while also studying at the Lee Strassburg Inst. at 9. Made her TV debut at 11 as a molested child in “Dreams of Love,” and then after auditioning, waited 2 years to star in the well-received, but ill-fated TV show, “My So-Called Life,” for which she won a Golden Globe Award. Used her own sense of teen alienation and anger to limn the character, while garnering her first kiss on screen, before ever implanting one in real life. On the strength of her performance, she made her motion picture debut, playing the part of Beth in Little Women in 1995. 5’5 1/2”. Continued as a popular ingenue, before interrupting her career to attend Yale Univ., after getting her early education from a stream of tutors on film sets. Created an international incident by criticizing the Philippines in an interview after working there, and won the wrath of its president, a former actor, in return, as an unconscious reflection of her earlier political troubles. Made the tabloids with her romance with actor Billy Crudup, who broke up with the pregnant Mary-Louise Parker to be with her. The duo starred in Stage Beauty, in yet another of her luminous performances, although they subsequently moved on to other partners. Returned to dance in 2004, which resulted in a solo public performance, “Christina Olson: American Model,” choreographed by her teacher and based on Andrew Wyeth’s “Christina’s World,” a landscaped portrait of an invalided young woman. At the same time, she finally found a screen role, in Steve Martin’s Shopgirl, to match her earlier promise. Later, played Eliza Doolittle in G. B. Shaw’s “Pygmalion” on Broadway to mixed reviews. Wed actor Hugh Dancy in France in 2009, one son from the union, and the following year won an Emmy for playing Temple Grandin, an autistic expert in animal behavior. Added another two to her mantleplace the next pair of years, playing bipolar, transgressive C.I.A. operative Carrie Mathison in “Homeland,” using her extraordinary emotional intelligence to explore her deepest darkest recesses to a striking thespian degree. Inner: Honest, candid, articulate, and extremely self-aware. Bright, luminescent talent, filled with self-doubts, and much self-reflection. Initially equated fame with love, and desperately sought it. Clarifying lifetime of building on previous experience, allowing her to enter the arena of show business at a young age, from a more stable and conventional background in order to transcend the frustrations of her previous go-round in this series. Judy Holliday (Judy Tuvim) (1922-1965) - American actress. Outer: Of Russian-Jewish descent. Mother was a piano teacher, father was a professional fund raiser for socialist and Jewish organizations. Only child, parents separated when she was 6, which embittered her. Lived with her mother and grandmother, and was a voracious reader, while also evincing great interest in the stage. 5’7”, 130 lbs, 172 I.Q. After being rejected by Yale, she became a backstage switchboard operator for Orson Welles’s Mercury Theater, and made her own stage debut at 17 with a topical cabaret group, the Revuers, that she had formed with the playwrighting team of Adolph Comden and Betty Green. Took on the name Holliday as an English translation of her Hebraic name. When the group disbanded for separate careers, she made her stage debut in 1945 in “Kiss Them For Me,” winning awards for her performance. Made her Hollywood debut in her early 20s with a bit part in Greenwich Village, then after 2 more films the same year, returned to Broadway. Had 72 hours to learn the part that would make her famous, after the star, Jean Arthur, became ill. Played the classic smart/dumb blonde Billie Dawn in “Born Yesterday,” a role she would repeat 1600 times over the next 4 years, before reprising it to great success on film, winning an Academy Reward for Best Actress in 1950, although not without having to prove herself beforehand in order to win the part for filmic permanence. Married Dave Oppenheim, a clarinetist, 2 years before, one son from the union, which ended in divorce nearly a decade later. A highly intelligent comedienne with a unique voice inflection and sense of characterization, she was equally effective on both stage and screen as well as TV, where she performed in variety shows. Suffered a partial blacklisting after appearing before a Senate Internal Security Subcommittee in 1952, where she was accused of being friendly towards communist-front causes. Played ‘Billie Dawn’ to the committee, to her own career detriment, although never named names. The last part of her life was spent looking for roles that didn’t play off her typecast public image, and she wound up with a throat affliction that curtailed her even more. Involved with jazzman Gerry Mulligan, and penned the lyrics to his theme song for A Thousand Clowns. In 1960, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and 5 years later succumbed to throat cancer. Inner: Blithe spirit, smart, sensitive, politically liberal and creative. Felt pigeonholed as a dumbo bimbo, when she was anything but. Idolized actress Laurette Taylor (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Not born yesterday lifetime of dealing with communications, and ultimately self-destructing around the delimitations that her times and place put on them.

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PATHWAY OF THE ACTRESS AS CONSERVATIVE TURNED LIBERAL ACTIVIST:
Storyline: The. left-wing latina makes an about-face from her previous privileged background to become a champion of those whose power has been blunted by insensate society-at- large.

Rosario Dawson (1979) - American actress, singer, producer and activist. Outer: Mother, Isabel Celeste, was a singer of Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban descent. Never knew her biological father, since her parents married as teenagers and divorced when her mother was pregnant with her. Of Irish and indigenous American ancestry on her paternal side. Her stepfather, a construction laborer, who helped raise her, was of Irish descent. One younger brother. Had a hardscrabble early life, mired in poverty and cared for by relatives. Attended an alternative school in downtown Manhattan, with her initial intent of becoming a marine biologist.. Began her career as a child on “Sesame Street” then appeared in Harmony Korine’s 1995 release Kids, playing a sexually active adolescent. Often homeless during her teens, squatting in abandoned apartments. 5’7”, slim and athletic with dark brown hair and eyes. An alumna of the Lee Strasburg Theater and Film Institute Young Actor’s Program. Took a while for her career to take off doing indies and playing tough New Yorkers, including a stint in 2002’s Men in Black II, before entering mainstream fare. In addition has done stage-work with the Public Theater’s “Shakespeare in the Park,” as well as appearing in “The Vagina Monologues.” Part of the cast in the hit musical Rent in 2005. Added producer to her c.v. with 2007’s Descent, while forming her own production company called Trybe. A highly active and vocal social critic, she has been involved with a host of liberal organizations, including Amnesty International, Vista Latino, which she founded, Doctors Without Borders, and Save the Children. Adopted a 12 year old girl in 2014. Active on the small-screen in several series, and also does voice work as well as serving as a video game character. Has a net worth of $16 million. Inner: Outspoken, idealistic and strongly committed to making the world a better place on a whole host of levels. Progressive lifetime of thoroughly embracing her status as voice of the voiceless and oppressed by using her celebrity status as a means to make her ideals manifest. Rosalind Russell (Catherine Rosalind Russell (1907-1979) - American actress. Outer: Of Irish descent. Born into wealth and privilege on a handsome estate. Father was a trial attorney, mother was a school teacher. Fourth of seven children. Named after a ship, the S.S. Rosalind, that her parents had an enjoyable sea cruise on. Initially a tomboy, with a love of movies, she went to Catholic school. 5’8”, and slim, with dark brown eyes and black hair. Enrolled at Marymount College, with the intent of becoming a teacher, she found herself drawn to campus theatricals, and wound up leaving school after two years to enroll at the American Academy of Dramatic Art in NYC, much to her widowed mother’s disfavor. Upon graduation, she began doing summer stock, and in 1930 made her Broadway debut with an ensemble role in a revue, “Garrick Gatieties.” Signed by Universal Studios, but was unhappy there and wound up at MGM, making her feature debut there in 1934 in Evelyn Prentice. Despite an innate feel for comedy, her initial roles were often as “the other woman” in love triangles, playing off the studio’s biggest male stars, although her talents were often wasted in her early film career. Had her breakthrough in 1939 in The Women and the following year she finally achieved her status as one of filmdom’s top comediennes in His Girl Friday playing off of Cary Grant. In 1941, she wed Danish-born producer Frederick Brisson, one son from the union. Received several Academy Reward nominations in the 1940s Returned to the stage, touring with “Bell, Book and Candle” and won a Tony in 1953 .Finished up her Broadway career in 1956 with “Auntie Mame,” an iconic free-spirited role with which she would subsequently be identified, thanks in large part to its film adaptation. More large and small screen fare would follow. In 1973 she was given the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian award. Suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and ultimately succumbed to metastasized breast cancer and died in her Beverly Hill home, with her family by her bedside. The year after her death, her autobiography, “Life is A Banquet” came out. Inner: Staunch conservative republican and personal friend of Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Witty, well-spoken, and gregarious. a direct product of privilege and a traditionalist up-bringing. Rose-colored glasses lifetime of allowing her fey self to fully flower without being aware of the full monty of the larger political world, which she would counter-balance the next time around in this series.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER TO THE MANOR BORN:
Storyline: The confident comedienne is allowed to develop first as a person, rather than as a performer, so as to get her values and priorities right, after earlier spinning herself out in pursuit of addictions to fame, fun and men, as well as alcohol, without putting her true heart into any of them.

Kate Hudson (Kate Gerry Hudson) (1979) - American actress. Outer: Of Hungarian-Jewish descent on her maternal side and Italian on her paternal with some British and German ancestry as well. Mother was actress Goldie Hawn. Father was comedian and musician Bill Hudson. Her parents divorced before she was 2, and her relationship with her father has always been strained. Views actor Kurt Russell, her mother’s subsequent longtime companion, as her real sire. One of 4 siblings, older brother, Oliver, also became an actor. Grew up on film sets while shuttling between her famous mother and stepfather’s coastal homes, and credits her own grounded sense of self with the solid family life that the duo were able to create, despite their busy careers, and the importance they placed on homelife, in contrast to the egocentric nature of the business they were in. Announced at the age of 11 that she wished to be an actress, although her mother felt she should wait, as did Russell, a former child-star himself. Both parents were afraid of early success for her, and the distortions which come with it. At 16, she made her debut in a TV drama, “Party of Five,” and then had a recurring role on “EZ Streets,” just before it got cancelled. Deferred going to college, despite being accepted at NYU, and made her film debut in Ricochet River in 1998, which was so bad, her whole family laughed at it when they viewed it together. 5’6”. Came to prominence as a groupie in Almost Famous in 2000, and has been a light romantic star ever since. The same year, she married Chris Robinson, lead singer of the Black Crowes, whose grungy image countered her wholesomeness, son from union, although they separated in 2006, after she became involved with actor Owen Wilson, from whom she also eventually split, before officially divorcing the following year. Later took up with Wilson’s friend bicycylist Lance Armstrong, in what would prove to be a brief romance, before careening to baseball’s Alex Rodriquez in her ongoing all-star lineup of high profile lovers, only to be ditched by him as well. Had a son with British musician Matthew Bellamy, in a hoped-for long-lasting union. Inner: Extremely confident, bright, sunny and well-grounded. Hollywood royalty lifetime of being given a solid grounding in her personal life, before embarking on what looks to be a long successful career, with her struggles coming on the domestic, rather than the professional front. Kay Francis (Katherine Edwina Gibbs) (1903-1968) - American actress. Outer: American actress and producer. Outer: Of German and English descent. Mother was actress Katherine Clinton. Father was a hotel manager. Traveled around the world with her mother, and originally sold real estate and arranged parties for wealthy clientele. Had two early marriages which ended in divorce. In 1922, she wed for a third time to James Francis, from a moneyed family and took on his name. Made her acting debut in 1925 in a modernized version of “Hamlet.” and went on to more stage appearances, before signing a contract with Paramount in 1929, which she may have seduced her way into. 5’9”, with grey eyes and brunette hair. After a bit part in a Marx Bros. vehicle, The Cocoanuts in 1929, she began playing sophisticated seductresses opposite major male stars. In 1931, she wed actor/director Kenneth MacKenna. Divorced two years later, while engaging in affairs with Hollywood stars of both genders. Spent the 1930s with Warner brothers, where she gained the reputation as one of Hollywood’s best dressed stars, as well as subject of constant gossip for her wild private life. One of Hollywood’s premiere leading ladies, thanks to 1932’s One Way Passage and 1935’s I Found Stella Parish. As the country’s highest paid actress, she earned over $5k per week by the mid-decade. Eventually the studio execs at Warner’s thought she was getting too much money, and she wound up filing a lawsuit against them to get out of her contract. Began being typecast in wet hankie melodramas, with her scripts deliberately filled with ‘R’ and ‘L’ words as punishment for her lisp, and by decade’s end, she had become a second and third-tier star. Her fifth and final husband was Eric Barnekow, whom she wed in 1939 and later divorced. As in all her marriages, there were no children from any of her brief unions. During the war years, she did USO tours and entertained the troops overseas. Co-produced several B-movies during the 1940s, then did stage work and some summer stock before retiring permanently in 1952. Spent the latter part of her life in virtual seclusion..Suffered bad burns from a radiator in 1948. Died of breast cancer and was cremated with her ashes scattered. Left most of her $1 million estate to train dogs at Seeing Eye, Inc. Inner: Had a slight speech impediment which earned her the sobriquet of the wavishing Kay Fwancis. Extremely private, even with her closest friends, although her diaries, written in shorthand, detailed her bi-sexuality and intimate involvement with the lesbian and gay community in Hollywood. Excellent sense of style and taste, and very much desirous of being in total control of her professional life. Self-inventing lifetime of enjoying a half-decade run as a box office powerhouse, before ultimately being forced back down to earth before totally disappearing into herself, to reflect on her riee’n’fall, with a probable internal vow to do it completely differently the next time around in this series.

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