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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS REFORMER LOOKING FOR SELF-RECLAMATION:
Storyline: The untamed wild woman returns in a highly restricted environment, in order to free her from her past where she put her passions so far out on the line, that nothing short of a lobotomy could stop her from acting out her outrageous sense of fear and loathing.
mLeighton Meester (1986) - American actress, singer and songwriter. Outer: Of Dutch descent, with her last name meaning ‘Master.’ Mother was in prison serving on a federal charge for being part of a drug ring that smuggled marijuana from Jamaica into the U.S. when she was born. Spent her first three months in a halfway house, before being cared for by her grandmother. On the latter’s release, the family was reunited, and she had a normal upbringing, along with an older and younger brother. Able to be nonjudgmental and open-minded because of the unusual nature of her entry into the world. Grew up in Florida, where she was on stage at a local playhouse, before she and her mother moved to NYC. Attended the Professional Children’s School, and also worked as a model for the Wilhelmina agency. Made her TV debut in 1999 on “Law & Order,” then moved to Los Angeles at 14 to pursue acting, and ultimately wound up at a small private school, graduating a year early, while feeling herself to be a dork. 5’5”, and naturally blonde. Made her film debut in Hangman’s Curse, and then did appearances on a series of TV series before landing a regular role on “Surface,” while continuing with her film work. Had her first lead in the horror film, Drive-Thru, and then got a high-profile repeat role on “Gossip Girl,” joining several other young reincarnated actresses who made headlines in the 1930s and 1940s for their outré behavior. Continued both TV and film fare, alternating between comedy and drama, while also pursuing a music career, releasing her first two singles in 2009, while also using the internet to build up her fan base, like others of her generation. Did both covers and appeared on other people’s tracks and albums. Added commercials to her c.v., including Herbal Essence hair products, and has been a spokesperson for Safe Horizon, an organization combating domestic violence. Wound up being sued by and countersuing her mother over allegations she had reneged on paying her $10,000 monthly, following a knock-down drag-out fight between the two, over her mother’s misuse of the money. After showing herself to be continually the best thing in a series of second rate movies, she finally found a film, the Oranges, in 2012, that truly let her shine. Secretly married actor Adam Brody in 2014, and the following year the couple had their first child, a girl, while she put her career temporarily on hold to be a mother. Inner: Fluent in French, and purposeful undramatic in her day-to-day life, in a subconscious need to stay cool, calm and collected, after her previous go-round of being quite the opposite. Healing lifetime of reclaiming herself through a deliberately unconventional beginning to make her far more open-minded about the world around her, thanks to supportive parents and a desire to use her gifts to uplift rather than undermine as in her previous life in this series. mFrances Farmer (Frances Anderson) (1914-1970) - American actress. Outer: Mother was a highly manipulative hawk-like woman who loved to champion lost causes and did nothing in moderation. Father was an amiable attorney. Youngest of 3. Neither parent was capable of giving their children emotional support. Parents separated when she was 4, and she continually moved in California afterwards, before returning to Seattle at 12. Good athlete and excellent student in high school, with left-wing sympathies, although felt herself a freak, despite being a striking blonde-haired beauty. Wrote an essay called “God Died,” for Scholastic magazine, and was denounced from the pulpit and press for it. Went to the Univ. of Washington and won a trip to Moscow as a prize for an essay she penned for a radical magazine, ‘The Voice of Action.’ On her way back from Russia, she met a producer who introduced her to Paramount executives for a screen test. 5’6”. Made her screen debut in her early 20s in Too Many Parents, but didn’t care for Hollywood at all, finding it far too stifling and superficial. Also had a rich, contralto singing voice. Became involved in the Group Theater, in NYC, as well as with its leading playwright, Clifford Odets (Darren Aronofsky), who was married at the time. Felt this period was the high point of her life, despite being ultimately disappointed in Odets, who went back to his wife. Sensed she had been used by him and began drinking. Reluctantly returned to Hollywood and continued her film career in uninspiring vehicles, while marrying actor Leif Erickson in 1936, whom she did not love, divorced 6 years later. Unkempt and unHollywood in her private life, while difficult on the set. Despite her outer beauty and talent, her inner unhappiness dominated her emotional life, and she became addicted to alcohol and amphetamines in order to control her depression. Became pregnant, and was forced to have an abortion, which made having children impossible. Returned to Broadway, failed in 2 plays and was fined for withdrawing from a third, ending her Great White Way career. Conformed on her return to Hollywood, but was only given supporting roles. Her subsequent unpredictable behavior, as well as continual run-ins with the law, made her unemployable by her late 30s. Jailed briefly several times for drunk driving, parole violation and vagrancy. At one point she was carried out of a hotel by police, wrapped only in a shower curtain. Institutionalized from 1944 to 1949, at her mother’s behest, where she was diagnosed as schizophrenic, suffered rape, electro-shock treatment, a lobotomy and submersion in cold water. She was finally released, and certified as fully recovered in 1951. n 1954, she married and divorced Alfred Lobley, a Seattle engineer in order to take care of her parents, although had little connection with him, and left him to work in a photo shop. Worked under an assumed name at a hotel, where she was rediscovered. Made a degrading appearance on TV’s “This is Your Life,” which many of her former friends refused to participate in, appeared as a singer on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” and then became a hostess of a local Indianapolis show, while acting in one more film. Also became actress-in-residence at the Univ. Theater at Purdue, although was unable to control her alcoholism. Her last marriage, from 1958-1963, was to Leland Mikesell, an Indiana radio sales consultant, which also ended in divorce. Died of cancer of the esophagus in a charity ward. Her autobiography, “Will There Really Be a Morning?” was published posthumously and a biopic of her life, Frances, starring lookalike Jessica Lange, appeared a little over a decade after her death. Inner: Impassioned, highly political, with a need to feel both powerful and powerless, and an inability to find loving support from any of her intimates. Phoenix lifetime of continuing her struggle between creation and destruction, ultimately rising out of her own ashes, to give a lobotomized nod to the former. mSamantha Smith (1972-1985) - American schoolgirl. Outer: Father taught literature and writing at the Univ. of Maine, mother was a social worker. Wrote to Russian premier Yuri Andropov at the age of 10 about her fears surrounding nuclear war, and was invited to the Soviet Union at his behest as a publicity ploy. Given a sanitized tour, although never met Andropov. Appeared on several TV talk shows afterwards, but after the spotlight faded, she found she wanted to remain a public someone. Her sire became her manager, and she hosted a talk show on the Disney channel, and was in the process of filming Lime Street, when she died in a plane crash, along with her father. Inner: Great desire for fame and fortune. Brief lifetime of trying to take her ongoing struggle between creation and destruction to another plane, before returning back in time to live out a full and crazed life woven from similar elements. mOlive Logan (1839-1909) - American actress, author and lecturer. Outer: Father was actor, manager and dramatist Cornelius Ambrosius Logan (Clifford Odets). Both parents were of Irish descent. 8 children, 3 daughters became actresses, 2 sons became actors, and a 3rd son became a prominent physician. Carried on stage as an infant by Edwin Booth (Montgomery Clift) and Edwin Forrest (Marlon Brando). Spent much of her childhood in Cincinnati. Made her formal stage debut at 15, and 3 years later, she went to Europe to continue her education. At 19, she married Henry De Lille, a French chevalier of the Legion of Honor, and a man of letters, which introduced her to intellectual circles, divorced 8 years later. Returned to the U.S. in her mid-20s, and resumed her career, mostly touring, before retiring in her late 20s, after admitting she never had any use for the craft. Began giving lectures over the next dozen years, becoming involved in the political current of the time, particularly the women’s rights movement, through writing, activism and speaking. Also translated plays from the French for Broadway productions. At 31, she married William Wirt Sikes, a newspaperman who had been her business manager. Wrote several novels and 3 collections of personal commentary. Her husband died in her mid-40s. Nearly a decade later, she married her secretary, James O’Neill, who was 20 years her junior, and took her last name as his own. He was an unsupportive drunk, and the duo separated as she grew prematurely old and deaf. American expatriate mischiefmaker, Tennessee Claflin (Jill Johnston), took pity on her and brought her to London. At the end of her life, her mind failed and she died in an asylum. Buried in a pauper’s grave. Inner: Homely, but clever speaker, able to move her audiences. Political and polemical with a strong urge towards third raillery as an ultimate means of self-expression. Mixed bag lifetime of struggling with self-creation and self-destruction, a continuous unresolved and maddening theme of hers. Elizabeth Arnold Poe (1787?-1811) - English/American actress. Outer: Both parents were actors with the Covent Garden theater. Her father died when she was 3, and her mother kept working on the English stage for another 5 years, before sailing for America in 1791 with daughter in tow, and another actor, whom she married. Both parents succumbed to yellow fever, and she was taken by friends to Philadelphia, where she joined a theatrical company. Made her debut at 9 in “The Mysteries of the Old Castle,” and from the age of 13, sang, danced and acted along the Eastern seaboard, to steady applause. Married actor Charles Hopkins in 1802, and he, too, died 3 years later. Married actor Charles Hopkins in 1802, and he, too, died 3 years later. Six months afterwards, she wed actor David Poe, Jr. (Matthew Broderick), who had abandoned the law for a stage career some 3 years prior to their union, although was far the inferior to her on the stage. Two sons and a daughter from the marriage, including poets Henry Poe (Mickey Avalon) and Edgar Allan Poe (Patti Smith). The daughter, Rosalie, was born after the couple split up, leading to questions about her legitimacy, while harboring an intelligence that was well below average, leading to a completely disconnected life from her siblings, while far outliving them. The duo acted together in the northeast, culminating with a 3 year stint in Boston, which would be the happiest stretch of her brief, tragic life. Brought to NYC in 1809, she was abandoned by her husband, who disappeared, after having been the victim of the vituperation of select critics. Left destitute, she finally gained employ with a Virginia theatrical company, but died shortly afterwards of pneumonia, leaving her children to be raised by three different families, as her husband followed her to grave three days later. Inner: Audience-pleaser and versatile player, sometimes doing 3 roles an evening. Brief one-act lifetime of suffering deaths and desertion, before succumbing herself to the plague of tragedies which beset her, but not before bringing forth literary genius, as testament to her own budding abilities, which were still a-building at this juncture. Geertje Dircx (c1612-c1656) - Dutch servant and muse. Outer: From an extremely modest background, which afforded her little education and even less opportunity to elevate herself. As a teenager, she worked in an inn, before meeting artist Rembrandt van Rijn (Alfonso Cuaron), through her brother, who was a ship’s carpenter. Married quite young, although widowed afterwards, with no children from the union. Following the death of Saskia van Rijn (Lillian Gish) in 1642, she was hired as a wet nurse for Rembrandt’s only surviving child, Titus (Robert Zemeckis), and in the process became the famed artist’s paramour, as well as serving as model for some of his paintings. In appreciation of her service to him on a number of levels, he bequeathed several rings to her that had belonged to his deceased wife, much to the displeasure of the latter’s family. By 1649, she had been replaced in the artist’s affections by his housekeeper, Hendrickje Stoffels (Cameron Diaz), and the two had a falling-out. After Rembrandt promised he would support her to tune of 60 guilders a year, she moved out, and took a room nearby above a sailor’s inn. When her former lover/employer failed to keep his part of the bargain, she pawned one of the rings given her and brought him before the Commissioners of Marital Affairs. After several back-and-forths, she got 200 guilders, while Rembrandt was so caught up in their drama, that he had a completely fallow year creatively around it. Subsequently caused quite a stir at the signing of the agreement, when she refused to affix her signature to it. Continued her vendetta against him by testifying to his inconstancy, and in return he had her committed to a madhouse, for fear of any further hurt she could do his reputation. Given a twelve year sentence by the unsympathetic authorities, she served five years, before ill health earned her an early release. Died the following year, a victim of her powerlessness against entrenched social interests, and long-held prejudicial views against uppity women. Inner: Highly emotional and vindictive, albeit from a standpoint of having no personal power other than the voluptuous intensity of her emotions. Victimized lifetime of serving her ongoing personal apprenticeship to rotating genius, as well as being forced to deal with her projected off-balanced interior, through her unwillingness to allow anyone to overpower her, no matter the consequences.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS ULTIMATE SUCCESSFUL SELF-REDEEMER:
Storyline: The adroit designer pays her dues for past duplicities, then slips slightly back in time to become an entrepreneurial phenomenon along with her sister, as reward for her willingness to trade an eye for an eye in cleaning up her earlier highly actionable slate

Ashley Olsen (Ashley Fuller Olsen) (1986) - American entrepreneur, fashion designer and actress. Outer: Of Norwegian and English descent. Mother was a personal manager and father was a real estate developer and mortgage banker. Sororal twin sister of Mary-Kate, with one older brother, and one younger sister, Elizabeth, an actress. Older by two minutes than her twin, and shorter by an inch. Along with her sibling, she was taken as a baby by her mother to audition for “Full House,” and beat out a host of other twins to launch her acting career. The show lasted nine seasons, establishing the two in the public mind as child stars. During its run, with legal help, she and Mary-Kate formed Dualstar Entertainment Group, LLC in 1993, producing movies, TV shows, magazines and video games among other enterprises, which would become a billion-dollar company, and make them the youngest producers the entertainment industry had ever produced. With her sister, she released their first album at 6, cementing their status as entertainment industry phenomena. Begin pumping out kid friendly singing and dancing videos, which ultimately raked in some 3/4 of a billion dollars. Their parents separated in 1996, although shared custody of their progeny while continuing to manage their careers, which now included film. Launched their own fashion line in 2001, for girls 4-14, including swimwear, sleepwear, eyewear, sportswear and jewelry, which reflected their honed=in instinct for appealing to tweens and teens, and enriched them even further. Added a magazine to their stable, with another try at a sitcom, and a failed movie. Proved to be the superior athlete of the two, despite an aversion to getting dirty. On graduating high school, her sister had to check into a clinic for anorexia, as the duo took formal control of their ever-growing empire at 18. 5’, with blue-green eyes and strawberry-blond hair. Enrolled at NYU’s Gallatin school, then took an internship with fashion designer Zac Posen and abandoned her acting career to pursue fashion designing full-time, along with her twin, proving to have a sure entrepreneurial touch for her target audience’s tastes. Somewhat intimidating for any young men to seriously pursue her, her primary relationship would remain with her twin into her twenties. Inner: Extremely materialistic, as well as down-to-earth and practical. Excellent entrepreneurial instincts, with a very strong focus on whatever she is doing at the moment. Shop til you drop lifetime of putting her considerable pragmatic skills to successful use with her longtime family partner, after earlier taking care of business by paying off the violent debt of past actions via her own self-sacrifice. Rebecca Schaeffer (1967-1989) - American actress. Outer: Of Jewish descent. Mother was a writer and college teacher. Father was a child psychologist. An only child, she originally wanted to become a rabbi. A good student, she was constantly praised for her beauty, which led her to modeling at 15. 5’7” with brown hair and brown eyes. Did some commercials and worked as an extra on a TV movie, before heading for NYC. After being considered a little too short for high fashion modeling, she moved to Japan to see if she would fare better overseas, which she didn’t. Decided to pursue acting, which eventually led her back to Los Angeles, where she launched her career with the 1986 sitcom, “My Sister Sam.” After the series was cancelled in 1988, she switched to film work, which portended a successful career for her on the large screen. Stalked by a deranged fan, Robert John Bardo, who misread her responding to a fan letter by signing it love. Stalked her neighborhood, found out her address via a private detective, and after ringing her doorbell and being politely told to leave her alone, he returned, pulled a .357 magnum out of a plastic bag, and shot her once in the chest, before fleeing. Died at a nearby hospital, while he was arrested the following day for obstructing traffic and immediately confessed. Tried and convicted, he was sentenced to life in prison. The LAPD created the Threat Management Unit to respond to stalkers afterwards. Her boyfriend at the time, director Brad Silberling, based his film Moonlight Mile on his own experiences surrounding her death. Inner: Well-liked, charismatic, smart, strongly self-possessed and intuitive, with an unspoiled sense about her. Largely a loner. A bardo in Hindu mythology is the in-between state souls wander twixt lives, making her killer even more of a nominal symbol of her need to redress past wrongs. Recompense lifetime of paying the piper for her manipulative actions her previous go-round, in order to clear her slate and begin a whole new cycle for herself. Charlotte Shelby (Lily Pearl Miles) (1877-1957) - American actress. Outer: From a modest Southern background. Married a Texan in 1899, who had served in the confederacy per family tradition. Two daughters from the union, Margaret (Mary-Kate Olsen) and Mary Miles Minter (Demi Lovato). Changed the family name to Shelby when her marriage collapsed, since her husband disapproved of the stage as a proper place for women. Had her own modest career on stage along three films to her credit, and is best remembered for the 1915 silent, Always in the Way, a fitting epithet for herself as well. Proved to be a classic stage mother, with her desire that her younger daughter attain the stardom that had eluded her, although the latter was totally ambivalent about a career. Got hold of a birth certificate of a dead niece, Mary Miles Minter, in order to give her the illusion of being older than she was in order to get around child labor laws. Extremely controlling, while her daughter passively acceded to her wishes, despite being her main support. In 1922, she became one of the prime suspects in the unsolved shooting death of director William Desmond Taylor (George Hamilton), whom she felt was impeding her daughter’s career, and threatening her main monetary source. Owned the same kind of pistol, an old .38 caliber, that was used in the slaying, and may have cross-dressed to affect a disguise, or had an accomplice. Seen as a suspect at the time, particularly after a violent argument in which she had earlier threatened him, although nothing could be proven. Nevertheless, Taylor’s unsolved death effectively ended her daughter’s career, since it gave her excuse to give up acting, as the latter flatly stated she had killed everything she ever loved. In 1932, she sued a stockbroker who she claimed had lost over $400,000 of her daughter’s money, in a case that dragged out beyond her lifetime. Afterwards she was accused by her second daughter Margaret of stealing $5000 from a security box, and was later publicly accused by her of having killed Taylor. Outlived Margaret by nearly two decades, and eventually took her various secrets to the grave. Her surviving daughter had her remains cremated afterwards and scattered as if to obliterate her memory. Inner: Extremely strong-willed and manipulative, as well as highly materialistic. Willing to do virtually anything to protect her own financial interests. Finger upon the trigger lifetime of giving direct voice to her violent will in her ongoing need to exercise extreme control around the various elements of her existence, no matter the consequences.


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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS ONGONG BATTLER WITHIN HERSELF:
Storyline: The drug-addled designer shows a fatuous facility for self-obliterating thinness, no matter her circumstances, as she enlists her longtime family mate to help her get past her continuous struggles with her mind’s perceptions of her body.

Mary-Kate Olsen (1968) - American entrepreneur, fashion designer and actress. Outer: Of Norwegian and English descent. Mother was a personal manager and father was a real estate developer and mortgage banker. Sororal twin sister of Ashley, with one older brother, and one younger sister, Elizabeth, an actress. Younger by two minutes than her twin, and taller by an inch, as well as left-handed while Ashley is right-handed. Taken as a baby along with her sister by her mother to audition for the sitcom “Full House,” and beat out a host of other twins to launch her acting career, as the two alternated playing one of the children, for nine seasons until 1995. During its run, with legal help, the twins formed Dualstar Entertainment Group, LLC in 1993, which would become a billion-dollar company, producing movies, TV shows, magazines and video games among other enterprises, and make them the youngest producers ever. With her sister, they released their first album at 6, cementing their status as entertainment industry phenoms. Began pumping out kid friendly singing and dancing videos, which ultimately raked in some 3/4 of a billion dollars. Their parents separated in 1996, although shared custody of their talented progeny while continuing to manage their careers, which now included film. Launched their fashion line in 2001, including swimwear, sleepwear, eyewear, sportswear and jewelry, which quickly became the fastest growing marketing franchise for tweens and teens, enriching them even further, with an estimated fortune of nearly $150 million each. Added a magazine to their stable, with another try at a sitcom, and a failed movie. 5’2”, with blue-green eyes and eventual strawberry blonde locks. At 18, she and her sister became heads of Dualstar, taking command of their billion dollar conglomerate. Along with her sister, she entered NYU, although dropped out in 2004, when she announced she had entered treatment for an eating disorder, anorexia, while also addicted to both coffee and sugar. Began the long road back to recovery, while continuing with her various money-making pursuits. Dated a number of prominent men, although her primary relationship would be with her twin. In 2012, she and her sister announced they were retiring from acting in order to devote their full time to fashion design. Engaged to French banker Olivier Sarkozy, the half-brother of the former French president. while continuing to do never-ending battle with her longtime tendency towards compulsive behavior. Married the latter the day after Thanksgiving in 2015. Inner: More free-spirited than her practical-minded twin. Hard-partyer, with caffeine and sucrose her addictions of choice this time around. Haltingly healing lifetime of getting sororal support for her ongoing weaknesses of the flesh as part of a highly visible tandem trying to literally redesign herself into full functionality, after many a go-round of ultimately disappearing into herself. Edie Sedgwick (Edith Minturn Sedgwick) (1943-1971) - American actress, model and socialite. Outer: From a revolution-era family, with insanity in its genes. Father was a rancher and sculptor who had three nervous breakdowns before marrying, thanks to a manic-depressive disorder. Despite being warned off by her own father, his wife married him and together they had 8 children, 5 girls and three boys, with herself the second youngest. One of the brothers committed suicide in 1964, while another suffered a nervous breakdown and finally died in a deliberate motorcycle accident. Despite being land-rich, the family was forced to struggle until oil was discovered on one of their properties, allowing them to move to a beautiful ranch. May have been the victim of her father’s compulsive need to seduce all the women around him. Fed tranquilizers as a little girl, which led to far greater drug addictions. 5’4”, slim, blonde-haired and blue-eyed. Not allowed to go to school, she became anorexic and was institutionalized, before moving to Cambridge where she went to Radcliffe, and had an abortion, and then NYC in 1964, where she fell under the control of drug addict Chuck Wein. Met artist Andy Warhol, and after appearing in one of his films, Horse, the former wanted to make her queen of his movie-facility Factory, At the time she was wolfing down both amphetamines and downers as counterbalancers to one another, as well as diet pills, which aided her anorexia, while smoking like a fiend to add to her long list of bad habits. Appeared in several of Warhol’s films between 1965 and 1966, before leaving his organization, to try to become a protégé of protester emeritus Bob Dylan, on whom she had a unrequited crush. Hooked up with one of his assistants, as her drug dependency grew, along with an abject sense of total emptiness whenever she was alone. Tried modeling afterwards, but was seen as a druggie, particularly after her behavior became more erratic. Hospitalized by her mother, she returned to NYC, where she shot her final film, Ciao Manhattan, playing herself dealing with the pain of addiction. Lost her father in 1967, and her mother took her back to the family ranch, where she could barely walk, with no motor control whatsoever. Recovered enough to get her own apartment in Isla Vista, and wound up marrying a patient she had met in the psychiatric wing of the hospital where she was born, Michael Post. Hung out with bikers, trading sex for heroin, which helped her come down from amphetamines, and was in and out of a clinic where she received shock treatments, before marrying Post, who was 8 years her junior, in 1971. Stopped drinking and taking pills, for a while, then after attending a fashion show, where she was clearly drunk, and appearing on TV, she went home and died in her sleep. The coroner called her death an accidental suicide from a barbiturate overdose. Inner: Luminous, elegant and problem-besieged. Loved amphetamines, since they made her happy, awake and highly talkative, but needed downers to come down from that state. Completely disorganized, and steadily more and more dysfunctional, with a total inability to deal with anything without lubricating herself to the max with every escape available, to the point of complete loss of any sense of herself. Drugged out lifetime of serving as the glamorous poster child of unadulterated escapism, in her own ongoing draw towards continuous self-obliteration. Margaret Shelby (Margret Reilly) (1900-1939) - American actress. Outer: Mother was Broadway actress and silent player Charlotte Shelby (Ashley Olsen). Father was a Texan who served in the confederacy, per family military tradition. Older sister of Mary Miles Minter (Demi Lovato). Began appearing onstage and screen at a precocious age, making her Broadway debut in “The Fibber.” Along with her sister, she became a teenage actress in early silents, although real stardom eluded her and she played mostly support for her sibling’s far more noticeable career. Had a Santa Barbara estate with her sister, where she cared for stray dogs. Following the unsolved murder of director William Desmond Taylor (George Hamilton) in 1922 her sibling’s career petered out, via the implications her mother did it, went into total eclipse, and she was reduced to bit parts. Married Hugh Fillmore, a grandson of Pres. Millard Fillmore (Spire Agnew) in a brief union, and by the time of the advent of talkies her career was over. Descended into alcoholism and depression afterwards. Eloped in 1937 with a much younger Emmett Flynn although the union was quickly annulled and her spouse died the following annum. Filed a lawsuit against her mother for mismanagement of her funds, claiming she had stolen nearly $5000 from a security box, and was awarded $20,000 by a jury. The next year she accused her mother of having killed Wm Desmond Taylor in order to protect her sibling’s reputation. Died of acute alcoholism. Her sister had her remains dug up later and scattered, as if to further obliterate her memory. Inner: Kind and sensitive, and easily exploited. Addiction prone, with a weak sense of self. Victim lifetime of her long alternating dance with her fellow family members, in her ongoing struggle with her coming to grips with who she really is.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN:
Storyline: The adolescent icon goes full blast in her pursuit of fame’n’fortune, while trying to stay grounded in a flashbulb-popping universe that has a bad habit of eating its young alive, and never really allowing them to grow up.

cLindsay Lohan (Lindsay Dee Lohan) (1986) - American actress. Outer: Of Irish. German and Italian descent on her paternal side and Irish and Italian/Sicilian on her maternal. Mother, Dina, was a former Radio City Music Hall Rockette, who became a producer. Her unpredictable and violent father was a drug addict, who would often go off on binges, while racking up jail time for assault, criminal contempt and DUI. Oldest of 4, all of whom worked as Ford models. Her brother Michael is also an actor. Her parents split up when she was 3, but her mother kept taking her father back, allowing him to maintain a perpetual state of disharmony in their household. Began her own stint as a Ford model, at the age of 5, appearing in numerous TV commercials, before becoming a regular at the age of 10 on the soap opera, “Another World.” Made her film debut in 1998 in a remake of The Parent Trap, in which she played the dual role of separated-at-birth twins. Afterwards, her mother brought her back down to earth for the next three years, in a deliberate career lull to try to instill within her a sense of the ordinary. Her parents split up yet again, with both sets living with their own parents, while her father was not allowed near the children, although he did everything to destabilize her career. Without taking an acting lesson, she parlayed her earlier success into a series of ingenue teen roles, which ultimately put her in the million dollar a picture bracket, well before she was 20. Garnered criticism from several of costars for unpreparedness, although prefers working out everything in front of the cameras, rather than rehearsing, or even reading her lines the night before. 5’5”. Also launched a singing career in 2004, while serving as a very public model for her generation’s view of iconic teenagedom, replete with excess paparazzi attention. Lost a lot of weight in the process, as indication that the bright airy lights of the twin ‘f’s, are still struggling mightily against her need to be a both-feet on the ground person in the very real world, rather than the reel one. Admitted to both bulimia and light drug experimentation during this period, and later suffered a kidney ailment as well as her first filmic failure with Herbie Full Loaded. Her mother finally and officially divorced her father in 2005, and she was able to work out some of her feelings about him via a video and song the following year. Ultimately wound up in AA, before going into rehab, just before her father was released from two years in prison following a fiery car crash, and before resuming his own reality TV show, in their ongoing familial circus. Continued to periodically grab headlines, with more alcohol and cocaine fueled incidents, and returns to rehab, as well as a one day stint in jail, in a woozy attempt to straighten out her young life. In 2008, she did a nude pin-up paean to Marilyn Monroe, with whom she feels a strong affinity, in a repeat of the doomed star's last photo shoot, while blaming her previous troubles on work stress and her ongoing difficult relationship with her father. Discovered she had a half-sister she didn’t know about, while trying to gain some emotional stability through a same-sex relationship with Samantha Ronson, despite its inherent volatility. Totally bereft when the relationship finally ended in 2009, as her fall from grace featured a straight-to-cable effort, and then accusations that she stole the formula for her spray-on tan line. Has reserved most of her dramatics for offscreen, including rolling up over a half-million in debts, via a lifestyle that doesn’t recognize she is no longer a commodity for anything other than tabloid tsk-tsk commentary. Finally got sentenced to 90 days in jail for violating probation in two DUI cases in 2010, as her young life has steadily descended into a straight-to-video soap opera. Released early, then got another reprieve from follow-up rehab with strict monitoring around her behavior, only to be rearrested for testing positive for cocaine again and sent back to rehab. Caught shoplifting a $2500 necklace, and rejected a plea deal afterwards, ultimately garnering a 120 day sentence of house arrest and nearly 500 hours of community service for parole violation. At the same time, she dropped her last name, to become a mononymic, Lindsay, as a means of further distancing herself from her equally tabloid-prone father. In a further statement of purpose, she added a ribcage tattoo to her body armor, “Clear as a crystal, sharp as a knife, I feel like I’m in the prime of my life,” two lines from Billy Joel’s “I Go to Extremes.” Nevertheless, she was sent back to jail for a month for violating probation, only to be released several hours later, after working in a community morgue as part of her community service, and as unsubtle reminder of where she could very well wind up, with her propensity for non-stop self-destructive behavior. Posed nude for “Playboy” magazine at year’s end, although it did not elicit much interest, occasioning very flat sales for the issue. Entered rehab for a sixth time in 2013, showing great resistance to ever straightening herself out, although successfully completed it, then did an eponymous cable documentary series during which she had a miscarriage. Bragged of her various celebrity sexual conquests and anounced in 2014 she was moving to London in order to get away from gossipy American TV. While there, she made her West End debut in a revival of David Mamet’s “Speed the Plow,” forgetting lines and acquitting herself poorly on opening night. Engaged to Russian millionaire heir Egor Tarabasov, some 7 years her junior, only to have him try to strangle her, ending their relationship. In 2017, she joined the cast of the British comedy series, “Sick Note” playing the daughter of Don Johnson’s character. Has a net worth of $500,000. Inner: Earnest, assertive and energetic, as well as charming with a good comic sense about herself, along with an enormous, overwhelming draw towards self-destruction, which has superseded any other pulls in her life. Claims Machiavelli’s "The Prince" gave her guiding principles for her life. Another world lifetime of trying to see if she will be allowed to publicly grow, or if she will have to retreat from the limelight in order to do so privately. cAnissa Jones (Mary Anissa Jones) (1958-1976) - American actress. Outer: Of Lebanese extract on her mother’s side, with her unusual name meaning ‘little friend’ in Arabic. Both parents were students at Purdue univ. when they married. Older of two children, with a younger brother. Her ambitious mother felt she was such a beautiful baby that a show business career was in the offing for her, and the family moved to Southern California to pursue it, enrolling her in dancing classes when she was 4. Two years later, she landed her first commercial for a breakfast cereal, then at 8, was cast as Buffy in TV’s “Family Affair,” shortly after her parents bitterly divorced. The show proved to be a hit, and she became an adorable adjunct to America’s fantasy life during its five year run. Had a host of products marketed in her name including lunch boxes, coloring books and her talking doll “Mrs. Beasley,” and spent a good deal of time promoting them, when not involved on the set, which proved a grueling year-round task. Well-liked by everyone, while also breaking her leg at 11, an old show business good luck cliché, which was immediately written into the series. Her mother completely controlled her life, keeping her in pigtails and baby-doll dresses into her early teens, since it helped market her clothing line. Had a couple of small film roles, although lost out on larger parts, which would have allowed her to make the transition to the big screen, which she desperately wanted. Instead, she felt she had been typecast, with no real future in show business. Lost her father to heart disease in 1973, shortly after he had won custody of her and her brother, which helped her make a rupture from her dominating mother, who forced her into a juvenile detention center, after she began skipping classes. After living in state custody, she was returned to the latter’s care, but continued rebelling against her by shoplifting and taking drugs, before completely dropping out of high school and working at a donut shop. At 18, she gained control of her moneys earned, a six figure sum, and got an apartment with her brother. Less than six months later, she was found dead in the bedroom of a 14 year old friend’s house, in what was considered an accidental death. Died of a combination of cocaine, angel dust, Quaaludes and Seconal in what the coroner said was one of the severest cases of drug overdose he had ever seen. Had no funeral or public remembrance, in what was probably an unconscious suicide. Eight years later, her brother followed her out, the same way. Inner: Rebellious and self-destructive, albeit with a strong desire for fame and attention. Never allowed herself to grow up, in a larger typecasting of her own making. Unbuffered lifetime of falling victim to a mother’s overweening ambitions and never truly claiming her life, before reentering under similar circumstances with even more over-the-edge parents and an equally pungent penchant for self-obliteration. cCaryll Ann Ekelund (1935-1939) - American actress. Outer: Of Scandinavian descent. Younger sister of actress Jana Lund, and youngest of seven siblings. Her singular claim to fame was an uncredited role in a Shirley Temple film, The Blue Bird, in which she played an angel. Shortly afterwards, her dress caught fire from a lighted birthday candle at home on Halloween night, and she died from the burns three days later in a hospital. Her five brothers subsequently served as her pallbearers, while her favorite song, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” was sung by a quartet at her funeral. Buried in the unborn child toga she wore in the film. Inner: Baby’s breath lifetime of the briefest of walk-ons, in her own continued flirtations with early death, as a means of getting her to realize the value of life. Penelope Boothby (1785-1791) - English model and muse. Outer: Only child.of a baronet, who inherited his title when his daughter was 4. Mother was an heiress, who was disabled. Her sire was a cultured figure, a poet, writer, translator, art patron and amateur botanist. When she was 4, a portrait of her was commissioned from Joshua Reynolds (Tony Richardson). It showed her in an oversize bonnet posed against a wooded landscape, earning it the sobriquet of “Mob-Cap.” Died two years later after a very brief illness at the family’s estate. Probably suffered from a congenital abnormality of the brain, and had been treated by Erasmus Darwin (Oliver Sacks), a close family friend. Her parents never got over the loss, which ended their marriage, and turned her father into a wanderer, after commissioning more works memorializing her, so that she would remain a symbol of the corruptibility of time on the impeccability of nature. Inner: Classic Romantic child, combining purity with an early demise, as reflection of emotion trumping scientific rationality. Innocence lost lifetime of early death as part of her own ongoing penchant for quick exits in a variety of eras, in her personal exploration of the abrupt vagaries of the mortal realm. Catherine Eddoes (1842-1888) - English murder victim. Outer: Father was a tin plate worker. One of three sisters. When she was 6 her sire left his job during a tin man’s strike, and walked with his family to London. 5’, with hazel eyes and dark auburn hair, and an attractive face. Went to a charity school, until her mother’s death in 1855, at which she point she entered a workhouse school along with her siblings. Her education continued under the auspices of an aunt, until she left home with Tom Conway, a military pensioner with whom she would live for over a decade, and have two sons and a daughter. Had a tattoo in blue ink on her left forearm that read TC in his honor. The duo lived off of selling cheap books that he had written, as well as gallows ballads he composed. Left Conway around 1880 because of her addiction to alcohol, and the following year, she took up with John Kelly, as his common-law wife, taking the name Kate Kelly. The duo scrounged and worked as migrant pickers during the hop harvest season. May or may not have augmented her meager money through streetwalking, although her common-law husband vehemently denied it, saying he would not tolerate her being with other men. Such was her alcoholic habit, however, that she may have resorted on occasion to selling herself. Had a habit of singing loudly when intoxicated and on the night of her murder, was taken into custody for public drunkenness. Released at 1 AM by the police, since the taverns were closed by that time, and while walking home, she seemed to have interrupted the Ripper as he was attacking Elizabeth Stride (Dorothy Stratton), so that he murdered her, instead, slashing her left carotid artery, and then mutilating her after she was death. When she was discovered, her abdomen had been sliced open, and her intestines and internal organs were left on the ground next to her, while her face was deeply disfigured, unlike other Ripper victims, signaling a growing rage by her murderer against women. Had a well-attended funeral and was buried in an unmarked grave. DNA from her shawl was identified in 2014 as belonging to a Polish immigrant, Aaron Kosminsku, later adjudged insane, although he could have been a client of hers, rather than her killer. Inner: High-spirited, with an addiction to alcohol, and a good singing voice. Intelligent and easily angered, as well. Victim lifetime of falling prey to a notorious serial killer, setting up a pattern in the next century of brief lives, strong addictions, and a propensity for spectacular exits.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS WIDE-EYED WISEGAL:
Storyline: The insouciant innocent embeds herself in show business from infancy on, to try to see her way ever more clearly in the mesmerizing glow of lifelong footlights.

Zooey Deschanel (Zooey Claire Deschanel) (1980) - American actress. Outer: Of French, Dutch, British and Irish descent. Mother Mary Jo Deschanel was an actress, father Caleb was a cinematographer and director, older sister Emily also became an actress. Named for the J.D. Salinger character, Zooey Glass. Spent her childhood on location and followed it by a troubled teen stretch of acting out, before focusing her creative energy on just pure acting, for which she got a lot of family support. Made her TV debut in 1998 on “Veronica’s Closet,” and her first film was a bit role in Mumford, while she was at Northwestern, from which she promptly dropped out. 5’6”. Enjoyed a busy career immediately afterwards, appearing in several high profile films. As a throwback to earlier Hollywood ingenues, she has garnered attention for her subsequent large-eyed portrayals of innocents in worlds they never made, as she expands on her earlier hidden career, through a repeat performance of springing from a show business milieu to a unique filmic persona, to see if she can integrate it with a more satisfactory private life. Slated to appear in a Janis Joplin (Pink) biopic, which failed to materialize, she, nevertheless, has added singing and recording to her repertoire. As such, she is part of the indie pop duo She & Him, along with M.Ward, which has both toured and released several albums, in between her film and TV work. Has appeared with her sister Emily on her TV series, “Bones,” although has never been competitive with her. Married musician Benjamin Gibbard in 2009. In 2011, along with two partners, she launched Hello Giggles, an internet comedy site dedicated to good grrl humor, meant to complement her own pixyish sensibilities, and desire to uplift the world, one giggle at a time. Shortly afterwards, she starred in her first sitcom, “New Girl,” playing to her strengths as an innocent learning about life and love. Despite the show’s success, it signaled the end of her marriage and she filed for divorce in late 2011. In 2015, she secretly married producer Jacob Pechenik, and had a daughter shortly afterwards. Handed over her “New Girl” lead to Megan Fox, while focusing all her attention on her newfound motherhood. Inner: Boisterous, highly energetic and attention-demanding, although somewhat more mellow as she has aged. Has a fondness for cultural artifacts from the past, including vintage movies and music. Take two lifetime of immersing herself in the show business milieu from infancy onward to see how much further this repeat performance of her own scripted story will take her. Joan Blondell (Rose Joan Blondell) (1909-1979) - American actress. Outer: Father was comedian Eddie Blondell, who played one of the Katzenjammer Kids, while her mother was also in vaudeville. One of 3 children, sister Gloria also followed a show business route. Spent her childhood on the road with her parents, touring the world, and performing with them, beginning her career as an infant, so that show business was her ongoing reality throughout her life. Won the title of Miss Dallas, after faking a southern accent and posing as a Texan to enter, and then was a runner-up in the 1926 Miss America pageant. Made her Broadway debut the following year in “The Trial of Mary Dugan.” 5’3”. Sexually assaulted as a young woman. After appearing with the then unknown James Cagney in a Broadway hit called “Penny Arcade,” the two reprised their roles in the renamed Sinner’s Holiday in 1930, which launched her Hollywood career. Appeared in everything she could, sometimes doing 10 films a year, as she launched a near 50 year career, of over a hundred films, largely playing wisegals with sharp mouths and soft hearts. Far more interested in her private life than her professional one, seeing acting largely as work. In 1932, she married cinema-photographer George Barnes, who was pathologically possessive her, didn’t believe in birth control and didn’t want children. After suffering through seven abortions with him, they divorced in 1936 One son from the union, Norman Powell, who became a producer, director and TV executive. The same year, she married actor Dick Powell (Justin Timberlake), with whom she often worked, and he adopted her son, while they had a daughter together, Ellen, who became a studio hair stylist. Divorced him in 1944, after finding him stable, albeit unexciting. In 1947, she married high-powered producer Mike Todd, who was far more intoxicating, but he often beat her, and once held her out a hotel room window by the ankles. His extravagance bankrupted him, and he also went through her savings, before she divorced him in 1950. Had difficulties with her children, and, continued to do some stagework, then returned to the screen in character roles, and also did TV. Although up for all the premiere media awards, she never won one, despite being respected for her abilities. Wrote a semi-autobiographical novel, “Center Door Fancy,” in 1972. Suffered from arthritis, anemia, and had a stroke, before dying of leukemia. Inner: Driven, great need to continually work, probably had difficulties when not performing, so that all her showbiz marriages ultimately failed. Great sense of resiliency, and ability to rebound, along with a strong spiritual sensibility. Used to use an egg-timer to allow herself 20 minutes of wallowing in self-pity, before reverting to her upbeat self. Stagetrunk lifetime of being surrounded by show business from her first breath, making private life, away from the spotlight, a difficult performance that was just beyond her reach.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS POWERMONGER TURNED PLAYER:
Storyline: The catty-tongued communicator returns in far more provocative and exotic fashion to see if she can exert equal influence over a far more complex Tinsel Town from inside, rather than outside its illusory gates, as she did before.

Olivia Munn (Lisa Olivia Munn) (1980) - American writer, actress, model and comedian. Outer: Of Eurasian descent. Mother was Chinese, although she grew up in Vietnam. Father was of German and Irish descent. Her parents divorced while she was still a toddler, and her mother remarried a member of the US Air Force, who was verbally abusive and constantly putting her down, although his tirades served as creative fodder for her to do tension alleviating imitations for everyone else in the family to counterbalance his negativity. Grew up on a variety of air force bases, with the Shinjuku district of Tokyo as her mainstay. One of five children. Appeared in local theater and was also a teenage model in the Japanese fashion industry. 5’4”, slim and curvy. After her parents divorced, she finished high school in Oklahoma, then went on to the Univ. of Oklahoma where she majored in journalism and minored in Japanese and theater arts. Moved to Los Angeles afterwards with the thought of becoming an actress. In 2004, she landed an internship at Fox Sports Net, where she was a sideline reporter for college football and women’s basketball, although felt uncomfortable being something she wasn’t, a sports enthusiast. Made her film debut in a bit part in Scarecrow Gone Wild at the same time, then landed her first recurring TV role on “Beyond the Break” playing a surfer, a sport she continues to pursue. In 2006, she began co-hosting “Attack of the Show,” on G-4, a cable network devoted to video games, and male fantasies, and proved to be quite popular with her quick wit and excellent timing, coupled with her eye candy esthetics. Helped raise the network’s profile considerably, while also appearing in a number of ad campaigns for major American products, in addition to a host of magazine covers, including “Playboy,” for whom she did an uncomfortable, albeit non-nude spread. Continued her co-hosting on podcasts, while getting roles in more mainstream films during the latter part of the decade. Launched her own magazine, “Hey, Olivia,” in 2009 as a further means of maintaining a high print profile, per her path to power in her previous go-round in this series. In 2010, she became a correspondent for “The Daily Show,” eliciting much criticism around her selection, which was presumed to be for her looks rather than her sly sense of humor. Starred in a network romantic situation comedy, “Perfect Couples,” in 2011, although it was canceled before completing its first season. Has one book to her credit, “Suck It, Wonder Woman, The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek,” a series of essays on a variety of Tinsel Town subjects. Joined the cable drama “Newsroom” in 2012 as a telegenic economist to excellent effect, despite feeling somewhat intimidated by its adept cast. After three years together, she and Green Bay Packer qb went their separate ways in 2017. lnner: Sardonic, self-deprecating, earthy and candid. Reconstituted lifetime of deliberately dipping directly into the world she had previous chronicled from a journalistic distance in order to see if she can attain a similar position of power from inside the celebrity cage, rather than as a manipulative mouth living outside of it and commenting on its vulnerable denizens as a means of elevating herself above them. Louella Parsons (Louella Rose Oettinger) (1881-1972) - American gossip columnist. Outer: Of German-Jewish descent on her paternal side, and Irish on her maternal. Oldest of four siblings, with two brothers and a sister. Lost her father early on, and her mother remarried in 1890. Began writing at an early age, and, after enrolling in a nearby business college, became drama editor of her local newspaper, pulling in $5 a week while dishing on the Dixon scene. At 17, she married John Parsons, a real estate agent, and the couple moved to Iowa. One daughter from the unhappy union, Harriet, who became a film producer. Divorced her husband for his inconstancy, while claiming he died on a transport ship, during WW I. Also tried to knock 12 years off her age, once she became famous. Moved to Chicago and began working as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune in 1910. Also wrote for Essanay Studios at the very dawn of the motion picture industry, with her first one reeler, Chains, produced in 1912. Penned a manual on screenwriting, and also proposed a movie column to the Chicago Record-Herald, which was accepted, allowing her to become filmdom’s first gossip columnist in 1914. Married John McCaffrey the following year, only to divorce him as well, after becoming involved with Peter Brady, a married labor leader, who she would claim was the one true love of her life. Moved to NYC after William Randolph Hearst (Mark Zuckerberg) bought her paper and saw no use in what she was doing. However, after penning a similar column for a New York daily, Hearst realized she did, indeed, attract readers, and signed her to a contract with the New York American in 1923. Two years later, she contracted TB, which she was told would prove fatal. Converted to Catholicism at this juncture in preparation to meet her maker, and moved to southern California, before going into remission. Switched to Hearst’’s Los Angeles Examiner, at his behest, and became an influential doyenne of the movie industry, with a huge worldwide readership of her daily syndicated column, which could aid careers immeasurably, as well as derail those whom she despised, usually for sexual excesses. Always defended Hearst against his critics, and became involved in many of his causes, as a fellow right-wing Republican. In 1928, she began a weekly radio show with film star interviews, although it failed, as did a followup, because of the inarticularity of her guests. In 1930, she wed Dr. Harry Martin, a urologist and drunk, whom she helped make chief medical officer at 20th Century Fox. Four years later she began hosting “Hollywood Hotel,” which proved indispensable for studio publicity. Hollywood Hotel would also become a film itself towards decade’s end replete with the classic “Hooray for Hollywood,” number in it, as well as a role for her, in which she stiffly played herself. Enjoyed both the ear of the nation, and the whispered mouth of Hollywood, so that she was able to scoop the real skinny on what was happening in Tinsel Town before anyone else could, thanks to a cadre of assistants and informants. Published her memoirs, “The Gay Illiterate” in 1943, taking care to excise anything unseemly from her life. Not above making things up, she developed a fierce rivalry with Hedda Hopper (Chelsea Handler), whom she had earlier championed, and the two would compete for the last quarter century of her career for primacy in the Hollywood gossip pantheon. Lost much of her power in the 1950s as the teen idols of the period proved well out of her reach. Published a second memoir in 1961, “Tell it to Louella,” recapping earlier stories from her bygone heyday. Wrote her final column in 1964 and retired, with her husband dying at the same time. Wound up in a nursing home, where she lived to great age, and at the end, was often heard talking to the stars in reruns on the small screen, asking them for exclusives and chiding them for not giving any to her, as if she were still with them. Suffered a stroke, and died of heart failure, with only a handful of celebrities attending her funeral. Inner: A pioneer of sorts, founding the Hollywood Women’s Press Club, while lording it over Lotus Land, until times passed her by. Largely a folksy writer, with little sense of stylistics. Obsessed with exclusives, manipulating people to get them, seeing her power in keeping her readership abreast of all the reportable doings in her domain. Wagging tongue lifetime of realizing enormous power through a gift for gossip, before finding times pass her by, so as to make her refashion her return along far more flexible lines in order to expand her communicatory skills, and insure another long run as a prime resident of Hollywood Hotel.


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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS GOOD-NATURED DITZ:
Storyline: The bimbo bombshell parlays a bodacious body with a blonde winsomeness into a dual comedienne and chanteuse career, after earlier having played it strictly for laughs, as a musical mainstay and wide-eyed wiseacre.

Jessica Simpson (Jessica Ann Simpson) (1980) - American singer, actress and entrepreneur. Outer: Of British descent, with some Scottish and distant German ancestry. Father was a psychologist, as well as a youth minister in his local Baptist Church. Older sister of singer Ashlee Simpson. Began singing in her church choir. In 1992, she failed to make the cut for the Mickey Mouse Club, after freezing at her final audition, although she launched her show business career two years later as a singer with a Christian album, after being discovered by the head of a small Christian record label. The album, however, was never released, because the company folded. A cheerleader and active in theater arts, she dropped out of high school her senior year, although later got her GED, in order to promote a demo album, while also touring on the Christian Youth Conference circuit, with her father managing her incipient career. 5’3”, and voluptuous. Signed with Columbia Records and in 1999, she gained her first taste of pop success with a successful single and a double platinum album, “Sweet Kisses.” Met future husband singer Nick Lachey while touring, while announcing she was a virgin and would remain so until she and he were officially wed. The pair had a hit duet single, in 2001, and she both lost weight and gained an even larger following with a second hit album. The following year, she married Lachy, while proudly clinging to her virginity until their wedding night. In 2003, the duo starred in a TV reality show, “Newlyweds,” in which she played a total ditz, despite claims of a high I.Q. The show, on MTV, was a huge hit, and she suddenly found herself in the pop stratosphere as a public personality, and archetypal blonde bimbo, parlaying her pronounced stupidity into 4 successful seasons, while continuing to churn out hit albums. Made her film debut in 2005 in The Dukes of Hazzard, after resculpting her body to eye-popping proportions in a pair of cut-off shorts. Proved herself an adept screen comedienne, with the potential for an equally successful big screen career. The pressures of being a public couple, however, took their toll, and she and Lachey had a highly publicized divorce in 2006, after splitting up the previous year, although she admitted to jealousy when he successfully rebounded and she did not. Continues with her active and highly popular recording career, as well as being a public character in keeping with her projected bimbo-hood. Flubbed the words to a tribute she was singing to Dolly Parton at the Kennedy Center Awards in 2006, thanks to feeling flustered and nervous, in her only public misstep. Like her fellow teen favorites, she has launched her own line of beauty products, and is also a presence in commercials for various projects, as an emblem of her times, as well as a throwback to the 1950s, and America’s fascination with curvy blondes with little between their ears. Bounced back in the spotlight in 2007 with a high profile romance with Dallas Cowboy QB Tony Romo, although her presence at games would prove a distraction. Criticized in 2009 for a weight gain, despite reclaiming her naturally Junoesque figure, with no loss to her overall esthetic. Later dumped by Romo the night before her 29th birthday party, much to her consternation. The subject of lubricious blabber by former intimate John Mayer, which left her steaming, she launched “The Price of Beauty,” afterwards, a reality TV show in which she travels the world with a pair of companions in search of different cultures’ esthetic ideals and the extremes they sometimes go to in order to achieve them. Launched the Jessica Simpson Collection in 2007 and within a little over three years it hit the $1 billion sales mark with her various products, allowing her entrepreneurial skills to far outweigh her singing and film career, thanks to an easy identification she projects of wholesome simplicity. Had a baby girl in 2012 with her fiancee, former footballer Eric Johnson, after posing nude on the cover of Elle in anticipation of her coming, then added a baby boy to her brood the following annum, before officially marrying Johnson in 2014. Inner: Genuinely funny, extremely ambitious, fairly straight-laced and far brighter than the dimbulb she enjoys projecting. Redesigned lifetime of amping up her physicality to match her cheerful disposition in order to fashion a far more expanded career out of her various talents, while trying to keep her perspective in the realm of highly elevated public popularity. Helen Broderick (1891-1959) - American actress. Outer: Both her parents, William Broderick and Emma Kraus, were opera singers. Began her career as a chorus dancer in vaudeville, despite parental objections, before graduating to the Broadway stage in 1907 with the Ziegfeld Follies. Built her reputation as a wisecracking mainstay of musicals afterwards, before switching her metier to the silver screen after 1930. Married actor Lester Crawford, son from union, Broderick Crawford, became a well-known actor, as well. Did one silent film in 1924, High Speed, but did not really enter films until after the advent of sound, where she maintained her wry persona through a steady output all through the 1930s and the first half of the 1940s, after which, she retired from the screen. Also wrote two silent movies in the 1920s, her debut film and The Mystery Club. Appeared with Fred Astaire in both film and on stage, and reprised several of her Broadway roles in celluloid. Never a big star, but always a delightful large-eyed screen presence. Retired after her mid-50s, and died of natural causes. Inner: Had a similar rambunctious persona to the one she portrayed on stage and screen. Born to entertain lifetime of totally immersing herself in a showbiz milieu, from her private to her public life, and enjoying such a good long run at what she did best, that she decided to try it from an even more integrated perspective as a stratospheric performance artist ditz to see where it would take her.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER WHO IS FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS:
Storyline: The entrepreneurial showgirl exploits a maximum talent for publicity into the stratosphere of celebrity, turning herself into a formidable economic entity through the sheer dint of her continually being on display.

Paris Hilton (Paris Whitney Hilton) (1981) - American entrepreneur, socialite and actress. Outer: Of Norwegian, German, Italian, English, Irish, and Scottish descent. Mother was Kathy Richards, a former actress. 6 younger brothers and a sister. Father was the grandson of the founder of the Hilton Hotel chain. 5’8”, slender. Had a privileged upbringing, attended private schools, although dropped out and eventually got a GED. Became part of the international party circuit, and a public persona, thanks to her name and her photogenic scrubbed blonde looks. Achieved mischievous icon status when a sex-tape between her and her ex-boyfriend surfaced in 2003, and she quickly parlayed it into a popular reality TV series, “The Simple Life,” which ran for 5 seasons. A mainstay of tabloids and tabloid TV ever since, she lent her name to a variety of commercial enterprises, including a perfume, clothing line, and club, as well as a record label, Heiress Records,while recording her own singing. Periodically makes the celebrity news with minor incidents, via a well-tuned instinct for publicity. Linked with a variety of actors, as well as engaged to several sons of the rich, while continuing to party on, in a life deliberately meant to be publicly consumed, including an incipient singing career, launched in 2006 with the eponymous ‘Paris.’ Failed to pay a storage fee, and wound up having her possessions auctioned off, as well as much of her life serve as further fodder for the internet, in her ongoing desire to stretch her fifteen minutes out as long as she possibly can, by whatever means possible. Eventually received a short jail sentence for her disregard for motor vehicle laws, which was halved for projected good behavior, her first public manifestation of the latter state. Received preferential treatment and was released to home confinement after only 3 days, only to be remanded back to the jail’s medical wing after a tear-stained hearing, to serve out the rest of her brief incarceration, amidst sobbing protests. Later claimed to have found God and was a new person because of her ordeal, which turned out to be 23 days of confinement all told. As proof of her new social seriousness, she launched a new clothing-line soon afterwards. A further foray into filmdom with Hotties and Notties showed that people were not willing to pay for what they could see far too often for free. Subsequently exploited a John McCain campaign ad knocking the celebrityhood of Barack Obama by linking him to her by issuing an insulting response, replete with her very own energy policy. Later launched her second venture into reality TV on MTV with a competition geared towards supplying her with courtiers for her sef-proclaimed social queen beeship called “Paris Hilton’s My New BFF.” Popped for drugs several times in 2010, including a cocaine bust in Las Vegas for which she got a year of probation through a plea deal, to make her tabloid fodder once again, after a relatively quiescent period of losing the short attention span of the nation-at-large. Launched yet another reality series, afterwards, “The World According to Paris,” to less than interested viewership, while compounding her dwindling appeal with a disastrous interview challenging her frivolous public persona. Saw her final series canceled soon after, probably ending her reality TV run, after a ten year career personifying the emptiness of celebrity. Pranked by Egyptian TV in 2015 in a fake plane crash which left her screaming, and threatening to sue afterwards. Has a net worth of $100 million Inner: Highly social celebutante, with a creative knack for making hedonism highly profitable. I Am A Camera’s Focus lifetime of taking her slender gifts and magnifying them a millionfold to create a unique and highly exploitable public persona, fashioned around the endless pursuit of pleasure. Peggy Hopkins Joyce (Margaret Peggy Upton) (1893-1957) - American showgirl. Outer: From extremely modest circumstances in rural Virginia. Father was a village barber, and her parents divorced when she was young. 5’3 1/2”, slim and blonde. Escaped her adolescence by marrying Everett Archibald, a wealthy man she had met at a resort in 1910. The marriage, however, was annulled 6 months later under the proviso she was too young, and her parents sent her to private school. Ran away from it, and married Sherburne Hopkins, a wealthy NYC attorney, in 1913, with the ambition of conquering the city from the stage. Divorced 2 years later, with another huge settlement, and the following year she made her film debut in The Turmoil, churning out a half dozen silents. In 1917, she reached her show business zenith as a Ziegfeld Girl. Also worked in Earl Carroll’s “Vanities,” as well as vaudeville, and became famous for being famous, while also collecting more men, jewelry and accoutrements than any other gold digger of her times. In 1920 she married and later divorced J. Stanley Joyce, a multimillionaire lumberman, from whom she took her final marquee name. Had homes around the world, as well as a penchant for headlines, including the suicide death of a South American embassy figure in Paris over love for her. Her fourth union to Gustave Morner, was from 1924 to 1928. That same year, she acquired the Portuguese Diamond, but was ultimately forced to sell it in 1951, when the latter part of her life, did not keep up the same momentum with the former part. Her fifth union was in 1945 Anthony Easton, and last was to Andrew Meyer, in 1953. Inner: Gold/digging lifetime of making the most from what she had been given, in her ongoing inventive mode of self-creation, and self-exploitation no matter the circumstances of her beginnings.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS CEREBRAL LEADING LADY:
Storyline: The acutely intelligent actress grows up in an actorly household at a deliberate Hollywood remove so as to add perspective, depth and longevity to her career, after earlier enjoying a decade of stardom in front of the camera before being relegated to secondary status.

Bryce Dallas Howard (1981) - American actress. Outer: Of German, English, Scottish and Irish descent. Conceived in Dallas, Texas, which was celebrated via her middle name. From a multi-generational acting family. Her father was actor and Oscar-winning director, Ron Howard. Mother was actress and writer Cheryl Howard. Oldest of four with twin sisters, including actress Paige Howard, and a brother. Raised away from the trappings of Hollywood in Greenwich, Connecticut. Didn’t have much access to TV as a child, and instead, was a voracious reader, with a particular interest in French existentialist philosophers. Appeared in several of her father’s films as an extra while still a child, then went to the prestigious Steppenwolf Theater School as well as the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts camp, before studying at the Stella Adler Conservatory and NYU Tisch School of Arts, graduating with a BFA in Drama in 2003. 5’7” with red hair and grey eyes. Appeared in several Broadway productions of classical plays before making her feature film debut in a supporting role in Book of Love in 2004. Began getting leads in 2005 beginning with M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village, and the following year, she wed long time boy friend actor Seth Gabel. Son and daughter from the union. Subsequently appeared in several blockbusters, with her biggest hit, 2015’s Jurassic World as she sits poised for superstardom in her mid-30s. Inner: Great desire for a long career, after earlier flaming out in her 30s, despite her huge cinematic success up til that point. Confirmed vegan. and very much into self-control and stability, eschewing both drugs and drink, while establishing a private family life early on instead of multiple partners. Very cerebral, although careful not to come across as too smart. Stabilizing lifetime of looking to build on a bedrock foundation, both publicly and privately in order to have a memorable career that lasts her entire working existence. Miriam Hopkins (Ellen Miriam Hopkins) (1902-1972) - American actress. Outer: From a wealthy family. Spent most of her early years with her maternal grandmother. After her parents separated, she lived with her mother in Syracuse, while feeling completely estranged from her father. Given an excellent education including Goddard Seminary in Vermont and Syracuse Univ. 5’1 1/2”, 102 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Began as a chorus girl, while also doing local musicals, before assaying dramatic roles in East Coast stock companies, enjoying critical acclaim, after earlier having difficulty in pleasing reviewers. In 1926, she wed actor Brandon Peters, no children from the union, which ended in divorce in 1931. The same year she married Austin Parker, an aviator and newspaper correspondent. The duo were divorced the following year. While single she adopted a son, and always felt he was the most important man in her life. Signed with Paramount Studios in 1930, and made her screen debut in Fast and Loose. Despite an overly theatrical acting style, she proved a popular star in the early 30s, in a variety of melodramas, including Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, in which most of her scenes were cut because of censorship concern. Also did a sophisticated comedy, Trouble in Paradise, which proved her breakthrough role, as a charming pickpocket. In 1937, she married Ukranian-born film director Anatole Litvak, only to divorce two years later. Had a contentious relationship with actress Bette Davis, because the latter was having an affair with her husband. Despite appearing in a number of hits, by the end of the 1930s, she stopped being offered premiere parts, and by the early 1940s, only appeared in a handful of films. Close friends with fellow liberated woman Kay Francis (Kate Hudson), whose career trajectory matched her own. Appeared in only 35 movies her entire career, with 22 of them in the 1930s. Her fourth and final marriage was to war correspondent Raymond Brock in 1945, and it, too ended in divorce in 1951. Returned to the stage, as well as TV, and in 1958, achieved her greatest Broadway success in “Look Homeward Angel.” Her final film was Savage Intruder in 1970. Despite a premonition she shouldn’t travel, she went to NY to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Paramount Pictures. Died of a major heart attack in her hotel suite. Inner: Witty and cerebral and a talented hostess. Had a host of lovers and was quite liberated for her time, with many of her love affairs with writers, including William Saroyan and John Gunther. Extremely well-read with a huge persona library. Also had a volatile temper. Preferred highbrows, and entertained accordingly. Lifelong progressive Democrat, serving as second vice-president of the Hollywood Democratic committee. Saw her fellow Hollywoodians as largely artificial and film as a poor reflection of real life. Consulted psychics before taking on roles, to be sure they were right for her. Heady lifetime of enjoying a relatively brief run in the Hollywood limelight before returning in more stable form to try to make her career last the full breath of her existence.


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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS PESSIMIST TURNED REALIST:
Storyline: The dark angel deals with her health problems at life’s beginning to avoid being overwhelmed with them at its end as she had in her previous go-round, while learning to enjoy life far more by looking at things through half-full rather than half-empty glasses.

Jessica Alba (1981) - American actress. Outer: Mother was of Danish and French Canadian descent, while father was Mexican-American and an Air Force careerist, after being on the pro tennis tour, before eventually becoming a real estate estate. Also part indigenous, while her parents are complete opposites in skin tones, with one fair and the other dark. One younger brother, Joshua, also became an actor. Grew up in a conservative Catholic milieu, including her grandparents home, where even a batthingsuit was verboten, although she has always maintained a liberal view of life. Suffered from collapsed lungs as a child, and was prey to pneumonia, contracting it several times a year. Spent much time in hospitals, leading to an isolated childhood, which was also complicated by asthma. Because of her father’s career, the family moved often, before winding up back in California when she was 9, leading to an obsessive-compulsion disorder, although it didn’t dissuade her from a lifelong desire to be an actress. Often had to do without because of the family’s limited economic circumstances, coupled with the fact both parents were only 20 when they married. Also felt alienated as a race apart, finding difficulty in being accepted for she was. Won an acting competition in Beverly Hills when she was 12, where she received free acting classes while led her to be signed by an agent. Following high school, she attended the Atlantic Theater Company. 5’6”, and stunningly voluptuous. Made her film debut in 1993 in Camp Nowhere, after the principle dropped out, and her hair matched the latter’s color. Did commercial work afterwards and then independent films, before getting a recurring role in 1994 on “The Secret World of Alex Mack,” which led to “Flipper,” the following year, allowing her to exercise her swimming and scuba-diving skills, while also natate with dolphins over the next two seasons. More TV shows would follow, including what would become a signature role in "Dark Angel" in 2000, a James Cameron fantasy-fest of genetic alteration where she won out over 1200 other candidates, and which would mark her as an action-adventure heroine and raise her profile considerably. Obsessive about training to keep herself in trim, which led at one point to anorexia and a bout with eating disorders, in her ongoing lessons in learning to accept not only who she is, but what she looks like. Continued to appear in drama and action fare during the decade, including Sin City and the Fantastic Four series, while also using her striking beauty as the face of L’Oreal and Revlon. In 2008 she married producer Cash Warren, two daughters from the union. Co-founded with three others The Honest Company in 2011, which specializes in non-toxic household products, including baby care items, and it quickly grew to a billion dollar concern. Her career would continue unabated afterwards on both the large and small screen. Inner: Athletic and extremely modest, refusing to appear nude or topless in print or on film, to the point of filing suit against “Playboy” for putting her on its cover. Sports a trio of tattoos, including a ladybug on a daisy on the back of her neck, a bow on her lower back and the Sanskrit symbol for lotus flower on her wrist. Despite her heritage, barely understands Spanish. Very health conscious and still prone to debilities because of her childhood. Not particularly interested in celebrity or fame, and strongly anti-authoritarian. Re-look in the mirror lifetime of dealing with self-healing at the beginning in order to learn to accept herself more, while evincing the same sense of disconnect as motivation to recreate herself in more fulfilling fashion than her previous unhappy go-round in this series. Susan Hayward (Edythe Marrenner) (1917-1975) - American actress. Outer: Of Irish and Scandinavian extract, with both her maternal grandparents from Sweden. Born the same day as singer Lena Horne. Father was a transportation worker. The youngest of two girls and a boy, who begrudged her mother’s favoritism towards her older sister. Raised Catholic, she used movies as an escape from an unhappy childhood, while dreaming of making money to compensate for her poverty. Went to a commercial high school to become a secretary, before doing modeling work with photographers. Following her father’s death, she came to Hollywood in the hope of landing a role in Gone With The Wind, hoping to convert her red-haired beauty and curvaceous 5’3” figure into a film career. Made her debut in a bit part in 1937 in Hollywood Hotel, and continued doing bits while undergoing several years of voice and acting lessons and being redubbed Susan Hayward. Had her first noticeable role in 1939 in Beau Geste, which proved to be a hit, and her career was officially launched as a dramatic actress of more than passing note. Hampered by a cold and aloof off-screen personality, bred by an innate distrust of everyone, her taste in men led to the dominating ubermasculine type, while she harbored an extreme distaste for effeminate homphiles. Always extremely professional and well-prepared on set, although once the cameras were off, she would disappear completely into herself. A heavy smoker with a similar affinity for drink, she was always outdoorsy, and an active sport fisherwoman. Married actor Jess Barker in 1944. Twin sons from the tumultuous union that ended a decade later in divorce and a bitter custody battle that led to a suicide attempt on her part. Played the part of an alcoholic in three films, including her best-remembered role, I’ll Cry Tomorrow, the 1955 story of singer Lillian Roth (Lily Allen), and garnered three Best Actress nominations for those efforts. Hit her stride in the 1950s, and in 1958 finally won a Best Actress Oscar for I Want to Live, the story of a real life death row inmate convicted of murder. The year before, she wed rancher Eaton Chalkely, who died suddenly nine years later of hepatitis. Deeply mourned him and left Hollywood for five years, before returning in 1971. The following year she began a three year struggle with brain cancer after contracting it following exposure to radioactive toxins while making The Conqueror in Utah in 1956, along with fellow costars John Wayne and Agnes Moorhead and director Dick Powell (Justin Timberlake). Died at her Hollywood home. Inner: Pessimistic, and grimly determined. Never able to relax around her stardom and always saw her existence as a struggle. I’m not sure I Want to Live lifetime of struggling to accept success and recognition because of a profound negativity at the core of her being, before literally eating herself alive.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS PIN-UP ATHLETE:
Storyline: The foxy jock parlays a stunning figure and modest athleticism to forge an extremely eye-catching public persona for herself, although her championship abilities remain secondary to her ability to capitalize on her physicality.

Anna Kournikova (1981) - Russian/American tennis star. Outer: Father was a Greco-Roman wrestling champ turned physical culture professor, mother was a 400 meter runner. Only child. Began at 5 in a weekly sports program, where she learned to play tennis, receiving lots of family support for her athletic endeavors. Entered her first tourney at 7, and from then on ate and slept tennis. Discovered at 10, she came to Bradenton, Florida in 1992, where she enrolled in a tennis academy, with the goal of turning professional, which she did at age 14. 5’8”, 112 lbs. Her career, however, proved uneven. Graduated from a Russian high school in 1997, and attended a Russian physical culture university. Won her only 2 grand slam titles in doubles at the 1999 and 2002 Australia Open, and never won a tournament on the pro circuit. Susceptible to leg injuries, she received far more attention for her looks than her game, and she became a marketing phenomenon, with her own line of goods, a multi-hit website, and talk of a movie career. In 2001, a Kournikova Virus was unleashed on the computer world, exploiting her name being fed into search engines. Married and divorced hockey player Sergei Federov, although the union was not acknowledged until it was over. Later hooked up with singer Enrique Iglesias, and despite rumors of marriage, expressed contentment with the unofficial status of their union into the next decade. In 2003, she retired because of back and foot injuries, and joined the World Team Tennis tour, eventually becoming a fixture for the Sacramento Capitals. Sued by her parents in 2004 for their part in a house they shared in Florida. In addition to launching a sports clothing line, she also gives tennis clinics at Boys & Girls Clubs. Inner: Open, focused and confident. Foot fault lifetime of switching to tennis to exploit her exhibitionism, while struggling to integrate her game with her exploitative savvy. Annette Kellerman (1886-1975) - Australian swimmer and movie performer. Outer: Father was a violinist, mother was a French concert pianist and music teacher. Born with weak and bowed legs, she began to swim as a child to strengthen them, while wearing painful steel braces. Her natural athletic abilities came to the fore, and she was successfully competing against Australia’s top swimmers of her age group by the time she was 10. By 1905, she held a number of world’s records, and her family moved to England. Her father, a business failure up to that time, decided to exploit her skills and turned her into a long distance swimming phenomenon as a young teenager. Failed thrice, however, to swim the English channel. Entered vaudeville, which brought her to America in 1907, where she did high-diving and water ballet in Chicago to enthusiastic crowds. Her greatest claim to fame, however, was appearing in a one-piece bathing-suit in Boston the summer of that year, and she was subsequently arrested for indecent exposure. Although she added stockings and sleeves to her outfit, it remained formfitting and she became an inadvertent pioneer in women being allowed to express themselves through exhibitionism in public. Although not particularly striking, she had an amazon body, which she uninhibitedly exposed, and was known as ‘the perfect woman,’ at least ‘from the neck down,’ as she stated. Married James Sullivan in 1912 and her husband became her manager, no children from the union. Starred in several silent movies as a swimmer, beginning in 1914, and also continued as a vaudeville performer, pulling in some $5000 a week in the 1920s, with her world tours. Produced ‘Swim-o-logues,’ in which she touted physical fitness, and also did charity benefits during WW I and II, as well as ran a health food store, while penning two books on physical beauty and how to swim. Played by Esther Williams in the 1952 biopic, Million Dollar Mermaid. After her husband’s death in 1953, she returned to Australia. Full of vibrant energy, she could still do high kicks into old age. Inner: Vegetarian and health and diet enthusiast, as well as proto-feminist in her promotion of female athleticism and physicality. Million Dollar Mermaid lifetime of exploiting her looks and athleticism to become a pioneer of sorts in women’s fitness.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS LARGE-EYED CLASSY LASS:
Storyline: The ingenuous ingenue enjoys living well as ongoing Hollywood royalty, whether born to the cinematic purple, or elevating herself via sheer talent, as unconscious emblem of her regal sense of self.

Anne Hathaway (1982) - American actress. Outer: Of Irish and French ancestry, with a touch of German and indigenous American thrown in. Mother, Kate McCauley, was a singer/actress, who imbued her daughter with the desire to follow in her stage-lit footsteps, naming her after William Shakespeare’s (William Butler Yeats) wife, Anne Hathaway (Anne Rice). Father was a lawyer. The middle of three with an older and younger brother. Raised Roman Catholic, and at one point toyed with becoming a nun, although the Church’s condemnation of same-sex attractions, turned her off organized religion, since her older brother fell into that category. Grew up in New Jersey, and participated in drama in high school, winning a New Jersey Rising Star Award nomination for one of her performances. 5’8”, and slim with dark brown hair and eyes. Also performed at the local Papermill Playhouse. Sang with the All-Eastern U.S. High School Honors Chorus as a soprano, and immediately afterwards, made her acting debut on TV in 1999, at the age of 16, in the series “Get Real.” Despite an upbeat personality, did battle with depression during her teen years, although was able to deal with it without antidepressants. Went to Vassar College, before transferring to NYU and being accepted at the Barrow Group Theater Co., the first teenager to gain that honor. Made her feature film debut in The Other Side of Heaven, in 2001, and came to public notice the same year with The Princess Diaries. Parlayed her large-eyed innocence into a series of family-friendly films over the next several years, including some singing roles, as a well as a Diaries sequel, while also doing audio books and appearing on stage, which would be her primary performing love. In 2004, she hooked up with Italian real estate developer Raffaello Follieri, participating in his eponymous foundation as both a donor and a member of its board of directors. Active in a variety of other charities, as well. Began doing more mature fare at the midpoint of the decade, going from G to R in Havoc, which featured nudity and sexuality, then followed it with Brokeback Mountain, a controversial cowboy-on-cowboy tale of love and lust. Continued garnering good reviews, while becoming the face of Lancôme’s fragrance Magnifique in 2008, before showing her darker side the same year in Rachel Getting Married, which earned her her first Academy Reward nomination. Follieri was arrested on fraud charges the same year, and accused of scamming investors out of millions. The embarrassing revelation didn’t include her, although it shocked her deeply, since she had benefited from his luxuriant lifestyle. Continues to be an icon of her generation, for her varied talents, with lessons presumably learned around her choices in partners, although she remains an eternal optimist in ultimately finding a perfect mate. Chosen, along with James Franco, to host the 2011 Oscars, in order to garner a younger audience, which allowed her to become the youngest host ever of that yearly affair, without noticeably affecting its fading youthful demographic. The following year, she joined the iconic ranks of Catwoman in the final Batman, The Dark Knight Rises, winning over many critics with her comedic interpretation of the feline role, as the film’s highlight. Married actor and jewelry designer Adam Shulman in 2012 after being together four years, one son from the union. Despite her successes, the subject of a lot of critical snarking from Hathahaters, even after winning a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2013 for Les Miz. Followed that up in 2015 with a bravura one-woman performance in “Grounded,” as a drone pilot in the “chairforce,” sublimating her usual glamor with a straight ahead portrayal at the public theater in NY. Has a net worth of $35 million. Inner: Outspoken and honest with an infectious personality, and the ability to play both light and dark on and off screen. Stylish lifetime of carrying a legendary name from Shakespearean times, and proving herself worthy of it, while searching for both challenge and perfection in her public and private lives. Constance Bennett (1904-1965) - American actress and producer. Outer: Mother was Broadway actress and literary agent Adrienne Morrison, the daughter of actor Lewis Morrison. Father was actor Richard Bennett (Richard Dreyfuss). The oldest of three sisters, including Barbara (Emily Blunt) and Joan (Elle Fanning), who also became well-known actresses. 5’4”, blonde and honey-voiced. Began her career in silent films, making her debut in 1916 in The Valley of Decision, and was still in front of the cameras nearly 50 years later, with Madame X. In 1921, she married Chester Hirst Moorhead, a surgeon’s son. Divorced 2 years later, and soon became a Hollywood performer, taking advantage of her father’s connection with producer Samuel Goldwyn. In 1925, she wed a millionaire, Philip Morgan Plant. Later adopted a European-born son, and gave him her ex-husband’s name, although in a subsequent court battle over a large trust fund, she claimed the child was conceived after their divorce, and she had fabricated the story in order to deny her ex-husband custody of him. Divorced in 1929, and made the easy transition to talking films, quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s highest paid stars at the beginning of the Depression, as a sultry blonde. Her third marriage in 1931 would be to Henri le Bailly, the Marquis de la Falaise, a French film director and a former husband of actress Gloria Swanson. The headline grabbing union would last the decade, before the two were divorced in 1940. Two daughters from the union. Did both drama and madcap comedy throughout the 1930s, showing a great versatility. When her career slowed somewhat at decade’s end, she turned to the theater and radio to satisfy her performing need. Invested well to become quite wealthy, while her innate independence led her to become her own producer in the 1940s, as well as to found her own clothing and cosmetics company, playing off her reputation as an icon of style. Inherited her father’s contentiousness with the press, while her independence eventually curtailed her career. A gambler as well, she was a welcome member of the high stakes poker games peopled by Hollywood’s biggest name producers. Married a fourth time to actor Gilbert Roland in 1941. One daughter from the union, which ended in 1946. Her fifth and final marriage was later that year to U.S. Air Force Col. John Theron Coulter. Entertained troops still stationed in Europe after WW II, and saw her husband ultimately become a brigadier general. Still working at life’s end, when she returned to Hollywood after a decade and a half absence, she died of a cerebral hemorrhage, and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in recognition of her service to her country. Inner: Outspoken, sophisticated, generous and highly independent. Glamourpuss lifetime of assuming her place as show business royalty, through an absolute surety of her own worth on all levels.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS BURNOUT RE-ENFLAMED:
Storyline: The breakout former Bennett transcends a blunted and unhappy first act to come out blazing in her sequel life, and becomes a much noticed player in her own right, as aggressive antidote to the depressive, alcohol-fueled failure of her initial thespian go-round.

Emily Blunt (1983) - English/American actress. Outer: Mother was a teacher, father was a barrister. Second of four children, and niece of Crispin Blunt, a Conservative MP. Had a stammer as a child, although it was cured at 12 when a clever teacher asked her to play a role using a different accent from her own. Attended a coed boarding school afterwards, Hurtwood House, which had an excellent performing arts program, while showing herself to be both athletic and musically inclined, as a cello player and singer. In 2000, she performed at the Edinburgh Festival, which led to an agent and stagework, as well as the BBC, where she played in several period pieces to excellent effect. 5’7”, with dark brown hair and blue eyes. Continued doing well-acclaimed stagework in England, and in 2004, became an international success with My Summer of Love, the story of a same-sex, class-conflicted teenage affair riddled with deception. Appeared with her crypto-sister Anne Hathaway in 2006 in The Devil Wears Prada, which would cement a strong friendship between the two, through their mutual struggles with weight loss for their roles. It would also prove to be her breakout performance, winning her plaudits from no less than its star, Meryl Streep, as the best young actress she has ever worked with. Won a support actress Golden Globe the following year for an earlier appearance in a BBC TV drama, “Gideon’s Daughter.” Her ability to infuse her young characters with nuanced dimension would gain her considerable attention and the requisite work to strut her thespian stuff. Well-awarded and noticed for her efforts, she has quickly built a reputation as an exemplary actress of her generation. Splits her time between London and Vancouver, Canada, where she initially lived with Canadian jazz singer and actor Michael Bublé, before breaking up. In 2010, she wed actor John Krasinski, two daughters from the union. Showed her skills in 2015’s Sicario, playing off the alpha male characters, with her wide blend of the feminine. Became an American citizen for tax purposes, then was forced to apologize for saying that she regretted the move after watching a Republican party presidential candidacy debate. Has a net worth of $16 million. Inner: Natural actress, despite having little formal training. Act Two lifetime of bringing an incipient talent to full maturity by overcoming the earlier limitations imposed on her of being a secondary figure in a primary acting family, while using her earlier failure as a spur to swiftly develop herself into a first-rate talent. Barbara Bennett (Barbara Jane Bennett) (1906-1958) - American actress. Outer: Father was well-known actor Richard Bennett (Richard Dreyfuss), mother was Broadway actress and literary critic, Adrienne Morrison. Middle of three sisters, with the other two enjoying notable screen careers, including Constance (Anne Hathaway) and Joan (Elle Fanning). Began her own attempt at stardom as a dancer, first on tour, before appearing in a few Broadway musicals. Her filmwork was limited to the silent era, beginning as a child in 1916 with The Valley of Decision, and ending in 1930, when she focused on marriage and motherhood rather than an active stage and screen life. In 1929, she met tenor and composer Morton Downey while making Syncopation, and married him three weeks later, settling on a 49-acre farm in Connecticut. Five children from the union, including an adopted oldest son, and Morton Downey, Jr. who would go on to notoriety as a talk show host long after his mother’s death. Because her husband put career over family, she began drinking, and then was devastated by their divorce in 1941, when he was awarded custody of the children. Rebounded by marrying singing cowboy star and handsome romantic lead Addison Randall several weeks later, who died of a heart attack in 1945 on a movie set. Descended ever further into alcoholism and depression afterwards. The latter part of her working life saw her looking for movie properties for her younger sister Joan and the latter’s husband, director Walter Wanger. Her final union, which she admitted was effected out of sheer loneliness, was to Canadian writer Laurent Suprenant in 1954. Drank herself to death and died of a heart attack. Inner: Quiet and unassuming, with far less ambition than her siblings. Downward spiral lifetime of coming into a family of stars in order to get a taste of show business life, before slipping into an unhappy sense of abandonment, bred by continued ill luck in the romance department, making her far more career and craft-oriented in her subsequent go-round in this series.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS ONGOING SISTER ACT:
Storyline: The sororial sibling follows her older kin into show business, showing a natural talent for both the stage and screen, while also evincing sufficient drama in her own private life to undermine her considerable thesping skills.

Elle Fanning (Mary Elle Fanning) (1998) - American actress. Outer: Of German and Irish descent. From a family of athletes connected to the sports world, and raised a Southern Baptist. Mother was a former pro tennis player, while father played in the St. Louis Cardinal minor league chain before becoming an electronic salesman. Younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning. Played a younger version of her sibling in the TV series “Taken” and the film I am Sam, while still 2, before making her independent debut at 4 in Daddy Day Care. Immediately showed a versatility and skill well beyond her age so that she would be constantly in demand throughout her single digit years and into her teens. Home-schooled by her grandmother for her first decade, then enrolled in a private academy to get a better sense of her non-acting peers. By the time she was 8, she was playing leads and title roles, with a well-received sheen to all her performances, despite never having taken an acting lesson. Has tried to maintain a relatively normal childhood, while also being very much into career, like her sister. Won plaudits for playing a young Mary Shelley.(Lynda Barry), in an otherwise uninspiring bio-pic of the Frankenstein creator. Has a net worth of $5 million. Inner: Extremely disciplined, loves acting and make-believe, with an intuitive gift for her craft. Athletic and musical. Act two lifetime of once again following a successful sibling into show business, while showing an innate feel for her craft, to see if she can create a far cleaner public career for herself, without the distraction of private scandal. Joan Bennett (1910-1990) - American actress. Outer: From an old theatrical family on her maternal side, dating back several centuries. Father was actor Richard Bennett (Richard Dreyfuss). Mother was actress and later literary agent Adrienne Morrison. Youngest of three sisters, all of whom headed for the footlights, including Constance Bennett (Anne Hathaway) and Barbara Bennett (Emily Blunt). Made her stage debut in 1915 and her film bow the following year in The Valley of Decision, which proved to be a family affair. Because her parents were continually touring, she attended several boarding schools, before completing her education at a French finishing school in Versailles. 5’4”. In 1926, she married John Fox, one daughter from the union, which ended in divorce two years later, because of his heavy drinking. Although she had earlier forsworn off acting, she had no choice being a single mother, and made her stage debut in 1928, along with her father in “Jamegan.” By the next year, she was playing leads in film opposite top male stars, as a favorite of both audiences and critics alike. In 1932, she wed screenwriter and producer Gene Markey. One daughter from the union which ended in divorce in 1937. During this time she came under the tutelage of producer Walter Wanger, who went on to manage her career, and then become her third husband in 1940. Two daughters from the union, which ended in divorce in 1965. For the first part of her career, she always felt like the pigtailed little sister of big star Constance, because of all the ingenue roles she played. After Wanger persuading her to dye her hair brunette from its natural blonde, she became a far more smoldering presence on the screen, and her roles reflected it. Almost won the coveted role of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind, then went on to a series of playing husky-voiced femme fatales in the 1940s, including five films under noted transplanted German director Fritz Lang during the first half of the decade, with The Woman in the Window, considered a classic film noir. Also performed on the radio for the first 20 years of her career, before making the switch to TV in 1951, with guest appearances. The same year her husband shot and wounded her agent of a dozen years, Jennings Lang, in a jealous pique over a suspected affair, which she adamantly denied despite its being well-known in Hollywood circles. Their marriage had been in decline for several years, thanks to her husband’s constant non-connubializing and financial difficulties. Wanger wound up serving four months after a temporary insanity plea, before returning to successfully resume his career. Jennings quickly recovered, despite being shot in the groin, while the duo kept their sham marriage going for the sake of their daughters. Portrayed in the press as the unfaithful wife who drove her husband to desperation, she made only a handful of films during the next decade, while also appearing on stage in the national production of “Bell, Book and Candle.” Despite her complete innocence in the shooting, it virtually ended her screen presence, and she turned to TV for the latter part of her career, doing prestigious playhouse shows, while also returning to Broadway in 1958, in a failed comedy, although continued working on stage. Enjoyed a final hurrah in the vampire soap, “Dark Shadows,” as mistress of a haunted mansion during its five year run from 1966 to 1971. Co-penned her autobiography, “The Bennett Playbill,” in 1971. Did more made-for TV movies and made her final screen bow in 1977. The following year she married for a fifth and final time to retired movie critic David Wilde. Died of a heart attack at home, and wound up buried in the same plot as her parents. Made 72 films all told, with 65 coming before the shooting incident, and only 7 afterwards. Inner: Never cared for most of her films, but thoroughly enjoyed being a cinema star. Sang in her own films and was never dubbed. Dark shadows lifetime of allowing a domineering and jealous mate to totally upend a successful career before determinedly resurrecting herself on both the small screen and stage to similar excellent effect.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS BLAZING BEAUTY:
Storyline: The striking siren repeatedly gets pigeonholed because of her unusually magnetic physical esthetic, despite a strong effort on her part to expand her craft as well as her own sense of self in order to add depth to both.

Jessica Biel (1982) - American model, singer and actress. Outer: Of mixed German, French, English and Choctaw descent. Mother was a homemaker and spiritual healer, father worked for GE, then became a business consultant and ran an Outward Bound school. One younger brother. Because of her progenitor’s various business pursuits, the family moved often during her childhood, before finally winding up in Boulder, Colorado, where she grew up. Initially wanted to be a singer, and, after training, appeared locally in several musicals as a child. An active snowboarder and gymnast, she became a model in her early teens, doing both TV commercial work and appearing in print ads. Made her small screen debut as part of the cast of the long-running “7th Heaven.” After four seasons she felt straitjacketed by the goody two-shoes of her character, and posed in the seminude to get out of her contract in order to land more meaty roles, only to be rebuffed for appearing in the buff, and held to the show for another two seasons, despite the outrage expressed by some of its viewers over her exhibitionistic apostasy. In 1997, she made her large screen debut in Ulee’s Gold. The following year, she had her first lead in I’ll Be Home for Christmas. Went to Tufts Univ. for three semesters before dropping out to pursue acting full-time. 5’8” and eye-catchingly comely. Had mixed successes over the next half decade, with a plaint towards the end of it that she was just too beautiful, which limited the roles offered to her, denying her the chance to play romantic comedies or anything outside visual confection in actioners. Scored a breakthrough in The Illusionist, winning several minor awards for the period piece, although then continued in mixed success films, while also producing and starring in a short, Hole in the Paper Sky. Her later work in the decade would include turns as a high profile award presenter, as well as an extremely well-received performance in Easy Virtue, a filmic adaptation of a Noel Coward play. Has also sang for her supper on various occasions, and is the cofounder, along with her father, of the Make a Difference Network, which connects non-profits with donors. Linked with several actors, before finally marrying Justin Timberlake in a secret ceremony in 2012 geared towards avoiding the intrusive presence of the press. One son from the union. After sporadic appearances on the small screen, returned in 2017 with cable’s “The Sinner”, a crime thriller allowing her to showcase her thespian talents. Has a net worth of $18 million. Inner: Athletic, socially aware, and good-humored. Act two lifetime of expanding herself on all levels, so as to make both her public and private more in tune with her own goals and deepening desire to have a far more memorable screen career than her previous go-round in this series, as well as a far more satisfying domestic life. Martha Vickers (Martha MacVicar) - American model and actress. Outer: Her family moved often, before finally settling in California. Became a photographer’s model, which led to a starlet contract, and then a studio switch. 5’3”, and a striking beauty. Began her film career playing bit parts in B fare such as Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, while also serving as a popular WW II pinup as a cover girl for “Yank” magazine. Began getting bigger roles afterwards, while changing her professional name to Martha Vickers. In 1946, she scored her most memorable turn as a thumb-sucking teenage nymphet in The Big Sleep. Continued as film noir eye candy and tabloid fodder, including a romance with actor Jimmy Stewart, before marrying publicist A.C. Lyles in 1948, a union that was over almost as soon as it began because of his hyperjealousy, to the point of his not allowing her friends in their home. Her second marriage, the following year, was to actor Mickey Rooney, which lasted until 1951, and also took her away from the silver screen. One son from the union, which was marred by her husband’s alcoholism and abuse, although he repeatedly wanted to remarry her afterwards. In 1954, she had her third union to Manuel Rojas, a wealthy Chilean polo player who became an actor, then a steel importer. Two daughters from the union, which was marked by her husband’s frequent absences and ended in divorce in 1965. Resumed her career the following year, although by then she seemed to have played out fan interest in her large screen presence. Turned to TV and did several dramas, before appearing for the last time on the silver screen in a Western. Retired after performing on a few episodes of TV’s “The Rebel,” and then drifted into obscurity. Died of cancer of the esophagus. Inner: Athletic and highly social. Surface skimming lifetime of difficulties with mates more attracted to her as a trophy than a woman, before doing a relatively early fade with a corrosion of her intake system, perhaps signifying an inability to take in and learn from her experiences, necessitating a resurrection with similar dynamics in place to try it all over again from a slightly different and more expanded perspective.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS AMERICA’S SECONDARY SWEETHEART:
Storyline: The erstwhile ingenue builds on her earlier success as a silent screen star, while trying to extend her run into a full-bodied career, where her talents are better matched to her material, and she is more entwined with her times.

mKirsten Dunst (1982) - American actress. Outer: Of Swedish/German descent. Mother was an artist who owned an art gallery, while her German-born father was a medical services executive. Younger brother. Her parents separated, then divorced when she was 13. Close to her mother, who dragged her to auditions and shielded her from rejections, while instilling within her a strong competitive drive to succeed. Began her career at 3 as a model, and diligently pursed both modeling and commercial work, appearing in some 70 commercials, while playing small roles in features, beginning with Bonfire of the Vanities in 1990. 5’7”, blonde-haired and blue-eyed. Got her initial break as a young vampire in Interview with the Vampire at the age of 13, and parlayed her celebrity into steady work in a wide variety of films, including the 2002 hit, Spiderman, and its sequels, which made her a box office commodity. Began a production company with her mother, Wooden Spoon Productions, as she contemplates a long and successful career in which she will be allowed to expand upon her earlier go-round in this series. Frequent TV guest and songwriter. Involved with actor Jake Gyllenhaal, amidst much media speculation about the stops and starts of their ongoing relationship. Tried to cap her early career in 2006 with Marie Antoinette, in making her accessible to 21st century sensibilities, although was stung by the criticism the movie received, and retreated to her Hollywood Hills mansion to become a recluse of sorts, battling insecurities and depression. The latter proved so debilitating she had to go to rehab for it. Moved to NY afterwards, before finally re-eemerging in lower profile indies, and tentatively returning to LA part time to resume her life of old. In 2015, she took on the starring role in “Fargo,” which would backtrack three decades from its opening season. Inner: Wholesome, innocent and extremely candid, but filled with insecurities, as well, thanks to a sensitiviity to criticism, after earlier winning blanket kudos for her efforts. Springboard lifetime of trying to remold herself with the times and extend her desire for a long fulfilling career, after a strong start, instead of her earlier floundering, following an equally impressive debut with the initial masters of the silver screen. mMae Marsh (Mary Marsh) (1895-1968) - American actress. Outer: Grandfather was the inventor of barbed wire. Father was a railroad auditor, who died when she was 4. Of 5 siblings, 3 became actresses, one an editor and a brother who was a cinematographer. Moved around a lot, and her family wound up in San Francisco, where her stepfather was killed in the 1906 earthquake. A great aunt, who had been an actress, took her to Los Angeles, where she was educated in a Hollywood convent. Discovered by D.W. Griffith when she played hooky to see her sister, Marguerite, work, and was working herself in films by 1911. 5’3”, plain and mousy, but had the ability to come alive in front of the camera, projecting inner strength through a frail physique. Had her first lead as a pre-herstoric girl in 1912 in Man’s Genesis, and enjoyed great success afterwards, working with many of the top directors of the time, including Griffith, with star turns in Birth of A Nation and Intolerance, two of the seminal films of the early silent era. Groomed as a second America’s Sweetheart, as her salary went from $35 a week to $2500. Dubbed the “whim girl,” by Samuel Goldwyn, but rarely found subsequent vehicles to match her talents, after leaving Griffith. In 1918, she married Louis Arms, a Goldwyn publicity agent, 2 daughters and a son from the union. Made a few films in England during the 1920s, and had one more success with The White Rose in 1923, before being wiped out in 1929. Her fortunes improved and she worked sporadically afterwards, although she filed for bankruptcy in 1939. Continued playing character roles over the next several decades, and retired in her early 60s because of heart troubles. Died of a heart attack. Inner: Electra lifetime of losing father figures and then regaining them through talented directors, only to ultimately become victim of changing fortunes, and an inability for the film industry to utilize her unique talents properly.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS CRYPTO-CLASSIC STAGE STAR:
Storyline: The longtime leading lady draws on a deep-seated sense of theater in her latest go-round, easily proving herself a transcendental talent, even in an era where superficiality rules, through her hidden footlit-besotted past.

Mila Kunis (Milena Markovna Kunis) (1983) - Ukrainian/American actress. Outer: Of Jewish descent. Mother was a physics teacher. Father was a mechanical engineer, who became a cabdriver on moving to the U.S. One older brother. When she was seven, the family fled the Ukraine because of the rampant anti-Semitism there. Felt completely lost initially in Los Angeles, not understanding the culture, language or the people. Taught herself to speak English by watching a lot of game shows on television. Given a normal upbringing to keep her well-grounded, while her father enrolled her in acting classes, as a means of making new friends. Immediately got a manager at the age of 9 because of her photogenic looks, and began doing TV commercials for a variety of products, then TV movies, effortlessly launching her career. Landed a recurring role as a spoiled teen queen on “That 70s Show,” which ran from 1998 to 2006. 5’4”, and raven-haired, with one blue and one green eye. Added her vocal presence to the cartoon “Family Guy,” as a pained loser in 1999, showing a good sense of comic timing. Dated fellow former child star Macauley Culkin for seven years until 2011, as his career waned while hers shifted into much higher gear. Did the voice for another TV cartoon series, “Robot Chicken,” while proving herself on the big screen, as well, with a scene-stealing comic turn as a hotel clerk in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Despite a focus on the comedic, she switched to the dramatic to excellent effect in Black Swan, dropping down to 95 pounds after rigorously training for seven months for the support role of a ballerina in 2010. Became the first member of her family not to get a college education, when she deliberately opted for a career rather than continuing with her studies. Became the face of Christian Dior in 2012, while hooking up with her former “That 70s Show” costar, Ashton Kutcher. One daughter from the union, prior to marrying, which she finally admitted to in 2015, after being coy about whether or not they had tied the knot. Added a son to their family the following year. Inner: Down-to-earth, albeit accident-prone, thanks to a klutziness that her beauty belies. Cherishes normalcy, and remains close with family and childhood friends as a means of keeping herself levelheaded and decidedly unHollywood. Avid traveler, often with her older brother, while very much focused on her career. Venus de Mila lifetime of remaining well-grounded as she pursues her longtime vocation through its postmodern blockbuster period where sound and fury trumps talent for all but the select few. Ida Kaminska (1899-1980) - Russian/Polish/Israeli actress. Outer: Of Jewish descent. Her grandparents were pioneers in regional Polish Jewish theater. Both parents were actors and key figures in the Yiddish stage world in Poland and Russia, as well. Her sire, Avram Isaac Kaminski, was also a director and producer, so that she grew up totally immersed in a theatrical environment. Middle of three children, with an older sister, Regina, who also trod the boards and a younger brother, Joseph, who became a noted composer. Began performing as a child at the family’s Kaminski Theater in Vienna, before making her screen debut in 1912 with her mother and sister, in a Russian silent. Focused on the stage, rather than the cinema, only appearing in five movies her entire career. Her total immersion in her craft gave her considerable experience through her teens, as she expanded to other venues, including an eponymous theater she founded in Warsaw in the mid-1930s. Married and divorced fellow actor Sigmund Turkow, one daughter from the union, Ruth, an actress, singer, and later a writer and lecturer. While starring in many plays, she also became Poland’s first female director, writing, translating and adapting plays to Yiddish. In 1938 she began a five year run managing the Nowosci Theater in Warsaw. Married and divorced Polish actor Meir Melman, one son from the union. During the war, she worked in Russia for the Jewish State Theater, although political pressure forced to her to focus largely on survival, which she managed in the eastern Soviet Union, while continuing her stage career under considerably muted circumstances. Returned to Poland following the conflict, and continued to work for the Jewish Theater in several cities, most notably Lodz. Founded the National Jewish Theater in Warsaw, which she named after her mother, and served as its artistic director. Traveled the world, including North and South America, with her productions. Her best known performance to larger audiences would be in the 1965 Czechoslovak film The Shop on Main Street, for which she received an Academy Reward nomination. Appeared on Broadway afterwards, including a revival of Berthold Brecht’s “Mother Courage,” before deciding to leave Poland in 1968, because of the country’s rampant anti-Semitism. Emigrated along with her family and her company to Israel, where she gave up her Polish citizenship. Lived alternately in the U.S. and Israel afterwards although failed to replicate her earlier theatrical successes during the latter part of her life. Published her memoirs in the U.S. in 1973, “My Life, My Theater.” Died of cardiovascular disease. Inner: Virtually born to perform, with live audiences central to her need to give expression to her considerable creativity. Grand Dame lifetime of totally dedicating herself to her craft, and making a world name for herself in a multi-generational family who saw the stage as absolutely central to their lives.


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PATHWAY OF THE ACTRESS AS OLD SOUL THESPIAN:
Storyline: The former Hellenic classicist probably extends her career all the way back to ancient Greece, as she adds comedy to her tragedienne temperament in order to run the full gamut of her craft.

Aubrey Plaza (Aubrey Christina Plaza) (1984) - American actress, comedian and producer. Outer: Of Puerto Rican descent on her paternal side, and Irish-British, as well as Swiss-German on her maternal. From a huge family with many cousins on her sire’s side. Father was a financial adviser, mother was an attorney. The oldest of three sisters, her ambition to act began when she was 10, at her first workshop. Graduated from Ursuline Academy in Wilmington where she was the only one with a diverse ethnic background. and then went to NYU’s Tisch School of Fine Arts, graduating in 2006. Two years earlier she suffered from a stroke which caused temporary paralysis, although fully recovered from it. 5’6” and slim with dark brown hair and light brown eyes. Did improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, and then appeared in the web series, “The Jeannie Tate Show.” Made her small screen debut in the sitcom ’30 Rock” in 2006, and has since focused largely on TV, with an occasional film support role in a series of comedies, showing herself to be a deadpan comedian, beginning with 2009’s Funny People. Best known initially for her small screen work in “Parks and Recreation,” Has been in a longterm relationship with writer/director Jeff Baena. Starred in an co-produced 2017’s Ingrid Goes West, playing an unhinged social media stalker to extremely well-received effect. Has a net worth of $3 million. Inner: Named after the song “Aubrey” by bread. Totally enthralled with the craft of acting. Charming and quick-witted, with a deadpan delivery that hides her deep sense of emoting. Loves dealing with audience, because of her sense of the power of shared experience. Doesn’t speak Spanish. Craft-honing lifetime of expanding her classical sensibilities to embrace the demands of pop culture and its fascination with personality and superficialities. Katina Paxinou (Aikaterini Konstantopoulou) (1900-1973) - Greek actress. Outer: From a family of fighters, who thought little of the make-believe world of the the theater. Initially turned as an opera singer, and when she decided to pursue a stage career, her family disowned her. Studied drama and speech in Switzerland. Married Ioannis Paxinou in 1917, and took his name professionally. One surviving daughter from the union, which ended in divorce in 1923. Began her career on stage in 1920 in an opera, before switching two acting at decade’s near end. In 1930, she became one of the founding members of the Greek Royal Theater, playing classic roles from the golden era of ancient Grecian drama, as well as their modern reincarnated counterparts. In 1942, she was on the London stage, but was unable to return to her homeland because of WWII and instead moved to the USA where she appeared on Broadway, in Hedda Gabler. Made her Hollywood film debut in 1943, in For Whom The Bell Tolls. winning an Academy Reward the following annum for her portrayal of a Spanish revolutionary in it. In 1946, she married fellow expatriate and Greek actor/director Alexis Minotis, no children from the union. Also won the Jean Cocteau Prize in 1948 for Mourning Becomes Electra. After a few more Hollywood efforts, she returned to Greece in 1962 with her husband, and the two often appeared together as the pre-eminent couple of the Grecian stage, while also doing theater in London, Paris and New York, as she continued winning stellar reviews in a variety of both classic and contemporary drama, playing a host of ethnic types, with a focus on Italian cinema. Died after a long-term battle with cancer.. Inner: Seen as the greatest Greek actress of the 20th century. Musically talented as well, she penned scores for some of the plays in which she appeared. Classicist lifetime of strutting her stuff on the world stage to universal applause in her desire to bridge both ancient and modern drama.


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PATHWAY OF THE ACTRESS AS GOSSIP-WRITER TURNED ACTIVIST:
Storyline: The big name bridge twixt some of the world’s haves and have-nots, uses her celebrity to effect a connection between those deeply ensconced in the material world and those barely surviving on its periphery.

Olivia Wilde (Olivia Jane Cockburn) (1984) - American actress and activist. Outer: Of Irish descent, she ultimately became a dual citizen of Ireland and the U.S. Both her parents were international journalists, giving her a wide worldview as she grew up The middle of three children, with an older sister who is a civil rights attorney and a younger brother. Raised in Washington, DC, where her house served as a salon for many celebrities and intellectuals. Wanted to be an actress from an early age, and was quite precocious. Spent her summers in Ireland with her grandparents, who were also journalists. Took courses at the Gaiety School of Acting in Ireland, and ultimately adopted her stage name in honor of writer Oscar Wilde (Joe Orton). 5’7”, slim, naturally blonde, although dyes her hair brown, with feline features and blue-eyes. Went to private school, but opted out of college after being accepted at progressive Bard College, and moved to Los Angeles to begin her acting career. Worked at a casting agency, and won a role as the lead in Skin, playing a porn star producer’s daughter. In 2003, she wed Tao Ruspolini, an artist and son of an Italian prince, whom she met at the annual Burning Man festival in Nevada. Her breakout role was playing a bisexual vixen on “The O.C.” on 2004 and 2005, followed by a series of both films and TV series, including a bisexual doctor on the TV hit “House” in 2011 and 2012. More TV series would follow, as well as several off-beat films, such as 2010’s Tron: Legacy, 2011’s Cowboys & Aliens and 2012’s Deadfall. A producer as well with several documentary shorts to her credit as well as 2015’s Meadowland, in which she also starred, as a dysfunctional mother. Prefers small independent films, for which she usually works for scale. Spends much of her time working for organizations such as Artists for Peace and Justice, that focuses on the poor of Haiti. Her marriage ended in 2011, and she became affianced to actor Jason Sudeikis afterwards. One son from the union. Co-founder along with Barbara Burchfield, of Conscious Commerce in 2014, which donates items for every item bought under its banner. The aim is to connect brands with charities so that everything bought will have a give-back quality to it. Its focus is on small, local charities worldwide. Has a net worth of $20 million. Inner: Highly expressive and opinionated, with an extremely strong do-gooder liberal bent. Giving, very aware of the world’s have-nots and driven to aid and help them as best she can. Extremely charitable lifetime of using her celebrity to enhance and uplift the world, through a variety of organizations dedicated to serving as a bridge twixt some of the haves with the global have-nots. Leonard Lyons (Leonard Sucher) (1906-1976) - American gossip writer and lawyer. Outer: From a large Jewish immigrant family of Austro-Hungarian origins. Father was a tailor who died when his son was six. Mother sold cigarettes and candy to support the family, Slim, medium height with sparrow-like eyes and a noticeable nose, giving him a birdlike appearance. Went to CCNY, then was in the first class of graduates from St. John’s Univ. of Law. Passed the NY state bar in 1929, and practiced for the next five years. During this period, he wrote a column in English for the Jewish Daily Forward called “East of Broadway, which led to his becoming a Broadway columnist for The New York Post, a position he would hold for the next forty years. Given an alliterative last name of Lyons, and inaugurated “the Lyon’s Den,” which not only covered Broadway and film, but also politics and art. Ultimately penned some 12,000 columns, writing at a rate of 1000 words a day, six days a week. Went to bed at 6 A.M., then usually woke at noon so as to be fresh for the city’s nightlife and his constant table-topping at its restaurants. At the same time he began the column, he married Sylvia Shoenberger, four sons from the union, including Jeffrey, an actor and writer. Never exploited scandal as other gossipmongers did, earning the trust of those he wrote about, so as to gain exclusives from them. Traveled the world in search of material, and his only negative relationships were with writers Bennet Cerf and Walter Winchell. Had some 1.3 million readers at his height and was syndicated in over 100 newspapers. Retired forty years to the day he began the column, after his readership began to wane. Died at home after a long illness. Inner: Well-liked, he knew virtually everyone and flew everywhere to get stories. Felt he was a good straight man that celebrities could bounce off of. Honest and honorable. Straight arrow lifetime of developing his social and communication skills so as to be the positive voice of celebrity in preparation for a far more activist existence his next go-round in this series.


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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS YOUNG OLD PRO:
Storyline: The genuine ingenue exhibits a preternatural maturity after earlier finding that the times had passed her by, when she launched her career from a similar youthful age.

Scarlett Johannson (1984) - American actress. Outer: Of Polish and Danish descent. Mother was a movie-mad Jewish Bronxite, father was a Danish-born architect. Her parents divorced when she was 13 and she was raised in Manhattan, in a tight-moneyed household where she was performing from earliest childhood. Has an older brother and sister, as well as a twin brother. Although unsuitable for commercials, she made her off-Broadway debut in “Sophistry” at the age of 8 with Ethan Hawke, and 2 years later, she fashioned her film debut in North. Garnered her first starring role in the low-budget Manny and Lo at 12, and has worked steadily ever since, showing herself to be a remarkably intuitive actress in all the roles she assays. After a noticeable turn in The Horse Whisperer, when she was 13, her mother became her manager. Despite her busy schedule, she graduated high school on the honor roll, and has tried to lead a normal life. 5’4”, full-lipped and curvy. Her career took off in 2003 with Lost in Translation, in which she played a young married woman adrift in Tokyo. While still a teenager, she was able to play older women with aplomb, thanks to an ageless sense about her blonde-haired beauty, which gives promise to a long and probably quite remarkable film career. Continued to parlay herself into a more and more ubiquitous film presence, while winning Harvard’s Hasty Pudding award as Woman of the Year in 2007. The following annum she married Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds, only to split from him two years later. Also added singing to her c.v., releasing several albums, and showing herself to be a work-in-progress in that realm as well. Won rave reviews in 2010 for her Broadway debut in Arthur Miller’s “A View From The Bridge.” The following year she had her smartphone hacked, which resulted in self-shot nude pictures of her online, much to her consternation. Continued her Broadway career in 2013 with a well-received portrayal of Maggie, the titular cat of Tennessee Williams’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” The following year she had a daughter with fiancé Romain Dauriac, a French journalist, whom she secretly married in 2014.Two years later, she became the highest grossing female star in Hollywood herstory, rising to number 10 on the all-time list, thanks to her stints in the blockbuster comic-book domain. Added to her luster with 2017’s Ghost in the Shell, giving an electrifying performance as a cyborg with a soul. Has a net worth of $80 million. Inner: Grounded, stylish, with a strong sense of self, and a great love of craft. Strong desire to be a director. Prefers doing more with less, using gestures and reactions rather than dialogue. Try it again lifetime of being thrust stage front and center at an early age and taking full advantage of the opportunity, in order to try to forge a highly satisfactory life for herself on all levels, after earlier flaming out from similarly promising beginnings. Elsie Janis (Elsie Jane Bierbower) (1889-1959) - American actress and writer. Outer: American actress and writer. Outer: Mother encouraged her to be an entertainer from an early age, and was an archetypal stage mom afterwards, continually pushing her and shepherding her. An only child, her father was less than enthusiastic initially about her being on stage, and following her parents’ early divorce, her career took off. Began at the age of 4 with family and friends and made her professional debut as a child playing Cain in a regional theater production of “The Charity Ball.” Appeared with a local stock company afterwards and was educated privately by her mother, who devoted her life to furthering her daughter’s career. Felt the latter was the best companion she could ever have, and gave no thought to marriage until her passing several decades hence. Made her NYC debut in 1900, then toured, with impersonations for 3 years, as a headliner on the vaudeville circuit. Changed her name to a variation on her middle name, then hooked up with a road company, before returning to NY in 1905 with her first real success, “When We Were Forty-One.” Worked as a mimic, singer and dancer, doing mostly musicals. Dark-haired, with a flashing smile. In 1914, she was a hit in London with “The Passing Show of 1914,” then did several undistinguished films during the mid-decade, although her talents were clearly far better showcased on the stage in front of live audiences. Passionately patriotic, she did over 600 shows on the Western Front during WWI. Starred in “Elsie Janis and Her Gang,” right after the war, based on her war experiences. Excelled at doing impressions of celebrities performing unlikely numbers, such as Sarah Bernhardt (Laurie Anderson) singing “Swanee.” After the 1920s, her career faded, as her form of entertainment became passé. Worked in Beverly Hills as a writer on 3 early talkies. When her beloved mother died in 1930, she waited a year then married Gilbert Wilson, a Chicago broker and would-be actor, who was some 16 years her junior. Announced at the time, she thought she’d combine a husband and a child in one via the marriage. Lost most of her money in a Beverly Hills bank failure. In 1935, she was involved in a serious auto accident, and was forced to auction off her Tarrytown estate. Failed in a comeback attempt in 1939, and separated from her husband, although never officially divorced him. Her last film was in 1940, Women in War, and she went into retirement and obscurity afterwards. Spent her last 20 years in the Beverly Hills home she had shared with her mother, while visiting the local veteran’s hospital almost daily. Active in the Episcopal church, she wrote magazine articles during this period and also composed songs. Died of natural causes in seclusion, with childhood friend Mary Pickford by her side. Published six books, including poetry and autobiographical works. Inner: Witty perfectionist and tireless worker. Mother-driven lifetime of acting out the good daughter for her, and then watching her life spiral downward after the demise of the former, giving her the motivation to re-create herself on her own in the next go-round in this series, so as to have more control of her destiny, and allow her more growth as a talented artist and a person.

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PATHWAY OF THE ACTRESS AS WOMAN WARRIOR:
Storyline: The cinematic strongheart returns from her previous stint with a wounded central vessel to reclaim the true fighter that is central to her existence.

Gal Gadot (1985) Israeli actress and combat trainer. Outer: Of Polish, Austrian, German and Czech Jewish descent. In Hebrew her first name means wave and her surname means riverbanks. Grand daughter of Holocaust survivors. Mother was a teacher, father was an engineer, and both had been born in Israel, transliterating their name from Greenstein to Gadot, which means ‘riverbanks’ in Hebrews. The older of two sisters. Good athlete, 5’10”, with brown hair and eyes. Began studying law and political science at the IDC Herzliya College, during which time she was crowned Miss Israel in 2003. Also worked as an Israeli Defense Forces combat trainer. in 2008, she wed Yaron Versano, a real estate developer, two daughters from the union. The duo owned a luxury hotel in Tel Aviv until 2015, which she helped .run before they ultimately sold it. Pregnant when she first appeared as Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman, although hid it. Continued with the role in the 2017 hit Wonder Woman, while also appearing as an action star on both the large and small screens, with Diana Prince a.k.a. Wonder Woman as her signature role. Has a net worth of $8 million. Inner: Self-admitted control freak. Likes to employ her military mindset in both her professional and private life. Dislikes Hollywood superficiality. Truth teller lifetime of reclaiming her heart and soul both on and off-screen. Madhabala (Mumtaz Jehan Dehlavi) (1939-1969) - Indian actress. Outer: From a Muslim family, with both her parents Pashtuns, with her sire working for a tobacco company. Fifth of eleven children, with eight sisters. Moved several times with her family because of her father’s inability to adequately support them, and endured an impoverished upbringing Lost five siblings early on, as well as her home in a dock explosion in 1944. Both her father and herself began looking for work in the Bollywood film industry and she made her debut in 1942 in Basant. Continued as a child actress, taking on the name of Madhabala which meant ‘honey belle’. Had an instinct for hits, and steadily rose to star status Although Hollywood showed interest in her, her progenitor refused to allow her to leave India. 5’4” with large eyes and a striking appearance. As a young star, she appeared in Bollywood’s full panoply of genres, thanks to her striking beauty. Her ability to select hits, however, waned in her late teens and early twenties. Had her greatest hit was 1960’s Mughal-e-Azam, playing a doomed courtesan. She, herself was doomed by a hole in her heart. in 1960, she wed Kishore Kumar, a singer, actor, composer, director and screenwriter, after he converted to Islam, in reaction to a rejection by her one true love, Dilip Kumar, an actor, producer and activist 8 years her senior, in what proved to be a disconnected relationship. Coughed all the time, while secreting blood through her nose and mouth. Wanted to be a director, after her health stopped her from acting, but she died shorty after her 36th birthday. Her tomb ultimately was demolished in 2010 to make room for new grave sites. Inner: Given to secrecy and keeping herself hidden. Passive, vivacious and obedient, with no friends other than her sisters, in keeping with a deeply wounded heart. Has remained very much alive, however, to Bollywood fans. Deeply wounded lifetime of a troubled heart on all levels before returning in warrior form to totally reclaim herself.


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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS DOWN-TO EARTH FILM GODDESS:
Storyline: The candid enchantress knows her way around the A-list, through both her abilities, good-natured charm and instinct around picking proper vehicles for herself, after earlier abandoning her career at its height, to pursue an equal love of domesticity and close family life.

Amanda Seyfried (1985) - American actress, singer and songwriter. Outer: Of German descent. Mother was an occupational therapist, father was a pharmacist. Younger of two siblings, with an older sister, Jennifer, who became a punk rocker, in a loving, highly supportive household. Took ballet, as well as art lessons, then became quite obsessed with singing, per her older sister’s fascination with music, before seeing her true talents lay in her potential thesping abilities. Despite an innate shyness, she started acting at the age of 9, finding strength in audience approval, and in 1996, she began serving a six year stretch as a model in print ads for various clothing companies, despite initially feeling her looks were far less than spectacular. 5’3”, blonde and slender with large blue eyes. Took voice lessons, including classical opera, and also had a Broadway voice coach to further enhance her singing. Appeared as an extra on the daytime soap "Guiding Light" in 2000, which got her a repeat role on the long-running, "As the World Turns," which, in turn, brought her to "All My Children," which completed her soap opera trifecta. Made her big screen debut in 2003 as an airhead in Mean Girls, the year she graduated high school, then her nighttime TV debut the following annum as a repeat character in "Veronica Mars," a murder victim shown in flashback, who had her appearances increased by impressing the show’s creator. Decided to forgo her further education in lieu of her career, and continued her filmwork, earning accolades, while making guest appearances on a variety of TV shows, in both dramas and comedies. Raised her profile in 2006, with the cable series, “Big Love,” playing a daughter in a polygamous household who questions their extended family’s unconventional practices, and stayed with the show until 2010, before opting out to pursue her big screen career. Had her first lead in Mama Mia! in 2008, recording five songs for the musical, and also releasing a musical video from it. Did a nude sex scene with actress Julianne Moore in Chloe, a limited release erotic thriller, and remains a young Hollywood favorite, poised for a memorable filmic go-round, with choice roles now within her easy reach. In 2013, she was named the face of Givenchy’s fragrances. Had been involved with several actors, although her focus remained on her burgeoning career, until she secretly eloped with actor Thomas Sadoski, one daughter from the union. Inner: Despite her successes, suffers from anxiety and panic attacks, thanks to be being quite fearful as a child. Loves acting, as well as knitting, and though initially imbued with guilt about sex through her small-town upbringing, able to explore her sexuality on screen with little inhibition about showing her body. Wide-eyed lifetime of enjoying a steady rise in a tinseled town she knows well from her previous go-round, while dealing with both fears and cheers, as a vulnerable emblem of both talent and self-expression. Leila Hyams (1905-1977) - American actress. Outer: Both parents, John Hyams and Leila McIntyre, were a vaudeville team that had a bickering act. Went on stage with them as a child, and then became a model as a teenager, appearing in magazine and newspaper ads, which brought her notice, as well as to Hollywood. 5’5”, blonde and green-eyed. Made her screen debut in 1924, and served as eye candy in support roles at the outset of her career in silents. By the time sound came along, she had risen to star status, with MGM’s first talkie, Alias Jimmy Valentine, which led to better roles to allow her to show off her acting chops, in a variety of crime dramas. Able to project a heartfelt sincerity in all she undertook, as well as a natural warmth, that made her emotionally identifiable to her audiences, despite her classic beauty. Her best known roles would be in two horror movies from the early 1930s, Tod Browning's cult classic Freaks and Island of Lost Souls, and the 1935 comedy, Ruggles of Red Gap. Although she was initially tapped to play Jane in the Tarzan series, the role went to Maureen O’Sullivan. Able to work in all genres from musicals to comedies to straight drama, she ultimately appeared in fifty films over a ten year period, before deciding to retire in her early 30s. Married pioneering talent agent Phil Berg in 1927, who created the concept of package deals for his clients, two children from the union. Stayed socially active in the Hollywood community, while showing absolutely no inclination to resume her career. Died soon after her golden anniversary with her husband, who outlived her by six years, while also marrying again. Inner: Charming, likable, unaffected and domestic at heart. Born in a stage trunk lifetime of following family show business tradition, before opting for domesticity and child-rearing, in lieu of thesping, while maintaining her longtime Hollywood links socially instead of professionally.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS SCI-FI SIREN:
Storyline: The fulsome fox parlays an exotic beauty with futuristic fare to serially launch her career two times over, while harboring secret fears about self-destructing through self-loathing, through an upbringing which highlighted her vulnerabilities rather than her strengths.

Megan Fox (1986) - American actress. Outer: Of Irish, French, and Indigene ancestry. Lookalike to her mother, while her father was a parole officer. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she and her older sister were raised by her mother and much older stepfather, a strict Pentecostal. Took ballet lessons early, and showed good athletic skills, while wanting to be an actress from early childhood on. At 10, the family moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. Raised in very confining circumstances, against which she actively rebelled, and was out on her own as soon as she could support herself. 5’4”, slim, with blue catlike eyes, and a sultry, exotic look. At 13, she began modeling, winning several awards, while attending a private Christian school, where she was bullied and picked on for her innate attractiveness to the opposite gender. High school proved equally off-putting, with jealousy a continuous theme, coupled with her own innate aggressiveness and competitive nature. Her first effort was a straight-to-DVD film, in 2001, Holiday in the Sun, an Olsen twins film. At 17, she moved to LA and launched her career with brief appearances on the small screen before landing a recurring role on “Hope and Faith” between 2004 and 2006. Made her film debut the same year with Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. Came to mass attention in 2007 in Transformers, once again using a sci-fi vehicle to catapult herself to cinematic prominence, through her striking physical presence. Did the sequel and in the process, became a laddie favorite for her sultry looks, landing her on numerous magazine covers. Had her first lead in Jennifer’s Body, a 2009 release centering around demonic possession and cannibalism that failed to find an audience. Her excellent instincts for publicity, however, promises her a highly noticeable career built on portraying strong and assertive women if she doesn’t fall victim to herself, and continues to grow as an actress. Sports 8 tattoos, including one of actress Marilyn Monroe’s face and another on her neck with the Chinese word for strength. After a longtime relationship with actor Brian Austin Green, a dozen years her senior, they were wed in 2010, one son from the union. A homebody at heart, despite her deliberately provocative image. Contrary to the latter, claimed she has only had two lovers in her life, and finds sex without love repulsive. Became both the face and body for Emporio Armani, in their worldwide ads in 2010. After comparing director Michael Bay to Hitler, she was fired from Transformers 3, the franchise that catapulted her to stardom. Afterwards, she had her Marilyn tattoo removed from her right forearm, feeling it was reflective of her own struggles with exploitation and mental disorder. In 2015, she replaced Zooey Deschanel on her hit show “New Girl” while she cares for her new baby. Inner: Wary, self-contained, outspoken and opinionated, despite insecurities surrounding her growing up, and a total lack of support for who she was. Suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder. Partially filled with self-loathing, because of it, as well as highly calculating. Has an excellent innate skill for publicity via provocative commentary and earthy quotes, insuring public interest in her. Harbors a strong empathy with Marilyn Monroe, who appeared on TV moments after she was born, although has long held the internal fear she would end up like her. TV addict, particularly reality-based shows, with a great fear of flying, along with a strong sense of vulnerability, having been burned numerous times by associates. Attracted to both sexes, and yet distrustful of each. Fascinated by antiquities, and alternate his/stories. Transforming lifetime of having her sense of self bruited about when she was younger, in order for her to learn self-love in a highly magnetic form and a highly insecure professional environment geared towards the opposite. Priscilla Lawson (Priscilla Shortridge) (1914-1958) - American actress. Outer: From a prominent Indianapolis family. Voluptuous and dark-haired with an exotic sloe-eyed beauty. Began her career as a professional model, and while vacationing in Florida, won a Miss Miami Beach title in 1935, which got her a contract with Universal Studios. Her best-known role, immediately afterwards, would be as the daughter of Ming the Merciless, Princess Aura, in the 1936 Flash Gordon serial, which turned her into a cult figure. The rest of her career would largely be an afterthought, thanks to Universal subsequently being bought and sold. Signed with MGM in 1937 and married actor Alan Curtis as the first of his three wives. Did bits and uncredited parts, as her career petered out by 1942, after having done some 27 films. In WW II, she served with the Women’s Army Corps, and reputedly lost a leg in a jeep accident. Divorced Curtis afterwards and anonymously ran a small stationary shop in Los Angeles. Died of a bleeding ulcer in a Veteran’s Administration hospital, just as Flash Gordon was being resurrected on TV. Inner: Cult figure lifetime of having her larger ambitions curtailed by circumstances, before literally leaving herself without a leg to stand on and doing an early fade through strong interior conflict centered around her loss of power in the world.

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PATHWAY OF THE ENTERTAINER AS SELF-DOUBTER TURNED SELF-REALiZER:
Storyline: The wild woman follows her own bliss and comes to ultimate grips with herself, after earlier obsessing about the superficial elements of her looks in lieu of celebrating her distinctive talents.

Olivia Thirlby (Olivia Jo Thirlby) (1986) - American actress. Outer: Of German Jewish descent on her maternal side and possibly British on her paternal, Father was a contractor, mother was an advertising executive. An only child, she always knew she would become an actress, playing dress-up and make believe from early on. Graduated from Friends Seminary, a private day school in Manhattan, while also going to acting summer camps. Trained extensively in classical drama at the American Globe Theater in NYC, then at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. 5’3” and slim with dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. Made her film debut in 2006 with United 03 and has since appeared on the large and small screens in mostly support roles, most notably 2007’s Juno and HBO’s 2011 comedy “Bored to Death.” Made her stage debut in LA in 2008 in a political drama, “Farragut North” evincing a sly sexuality as an innocent intern. Bi-sexual and a strong believer in being part of “The Self-Evident Truths” project, a photographic essay on anyone who doesn’t identify with being 100% straight. Has a net worth of $2 million. Inner: Does things on her own terms, with a strong measure of self-confidence for who she really is. Has an affinity for female characters from Shakespearean plays. Rebound lifetime of reclaiming her self-confidence and self-assurance, after earlier insecurities around superficialities, and what she wasn’t rather than who she was. Gloria Grahame (Gloria Grahame Hallward) (1923-1981) - American actress. Outer: On both sides of her family she was descended from royalty, On her paternal side, her most noted ancestor was Edward III (Louis Montbatten) of England, and on her maternal side, the Scottish kings of the Hebrides. Mother played classical roles on the British stage and used the professional name Jeanne Grahame, while also serving as an acting teacher. Father was an architect and writer. One older sister, Joy Hallward, who also became an actress. Raised a Methodist.. Took acting lessons from her mother and went to Hollywood High, before dropping out to pursue her intended career full time, 5’6”, with hazel eyes and blonde hair. Always obsessed with her looks, feeling her lips were too thin. which would lead to continual plastic surgery as she got older, as well as stuffing cotton in her mouth while still youthful. Made her debut on the stage in Chicago, which led to Broadway, where she was initially an understudy, before getting more meaty roles, which brought her to the attention of Hollywood Signed a film contract with MGM in 1944 and made her cinema debut that year in Blonde Fever. Afterwards she secured a much coveted support role in 1946’s It’s A Wonderful Life, although the studio was not able to develop her subsequently as a star, and she turned to RKO, who featured her in numerous film noirs, often playing floozies. In 1945, she wed actor Stanley Clements, no children from the union, which ended in divorce in 1948. The same year she wed director Nicholas Ray, who was a dozen years her senior, and during her time with him, became involved with his 13 year old son, Anthony, which led to their divorce in 1952. Also had a son with him, Timothy, who became an actor. In 1952, she won an Academy Reward for Best Supporting Actress for The Bad and the Beautiful.. Despite this high point, by the late 1950s, her roles began to decline. Before then she wad producer/director Cy Howard, in 1954. Divorced three years later, one daughter from the union. In 1960, her fourth and final marriage was to her stepson Anthony Ray, who was fourteen years her junior. The duo had two sons before divorcing in 1974. Because of the semi-incestuous overtones, their relationship was kept secret for quite a while, but when it surfaced she wound up with bitter child custody battles with her former husbands.. Did mostly TV series during the 1960s, before making occasional appearances on the large screen. Suffered from breast cancer for her last five years, but showed no interest in aggressively treating it, preferring to continue working as long as she could. Died in a hospital emergency room three hours after arriving on a commercial flight from London to NYC, slipping into shock aboard the plane. On her tomb was the inscription ‘Loving Mother.’ Appeared in over 30 films during her career, usually as a support. Inner: Had an earthy, sensual screen presence. Hated her looks, and was always trying to improve them. Claimed never to watch her rushes or her old films. Saw life in terms of endless ups and downs and claimed never to have understood Hollywood. Noir lifetime of knowing innately how to light up the screen, while allowing her insecurities to temper her triumphs.


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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS VICTIM DETERMINED TO TURN A PAGE:
Storyline: The canny Canadian suffers the violent ignominy of murderous possessiveness before returning in upbeat form to refashion both a career and a desire for same gender intimacy as a means of far more satisfying and safer self-fulfillment for herself.

Ellen Page (Ellen Philpotts-Page) (1987) Canadian actress. Outer: Mother was a teacher. Father was a graphics designer. One older stepbrother and stepsister from earlier parental marriages. Always wanted to be an actress. Tomboyish as a youth, with a love of juggling. Began her career at 10 in the Canadian TV Series, “Pit Pony,” which led to more roles in both Canadian films and TV series. Made her feature debut in 2002 in Marion Bridge. Won both awards and notice for her early appearances, while attending several different high schools. Her breakout role would prove to be Juno in 2007 in which she played a teenager who unexpectedly finds herself pregnant. 5’1”, brown-haired and brown-eyed. Adept at both comedy and drama, as well as indies and mainstream blockbuster fare. After feeling she was hiding her true self for years, she announced she was attracted to her own gender in 2014 at a Human Rights Campaign event, much to her own relief for finally going public with her most private revelation. At the start of 2016, she joined the Viceland TV channel with an LGBTQ travel show, “Gaycation,” exploring queer cultures around the world with partner Ian Daniel. Inner: Good sense of humor and a feminist, who avoided stereotypical roles for teenagers in her early career. Loves to lose herself in her characters. Practitioner of meditations and yoga, while pursuing a vegan diet. Reclamation lifetime of making sure she does not literally fall into the hands of a violent ex-mate, while standing up for the integrity of her own gender on any number of levels. Dominique Dunne (Dominique Ellen Dunne) (1959-1962) - American actress. Outer: Youngest child and only daughter of film producer, and later investigative journalist, Dominic Dunne and ranching heiress Ellen Dunne. Had two brothers, including actor Griffin Dunne, as well as two sisters who died in infancy. Enjoyed a privileged childhood, replete with film luminaries constantly visiting her home. Finished high school in Colorado, then went to Florence, Italy, where she studied both art and Italian. On her return to the U.S. she enrolled at Colorado State Univ. in order to study acting, but dropped out after a year, to launch her own career, while appearing in some amateur productions. Did cameo roles on several series, before getting her most memorable part in the film Poltergeist in 1981. Met a celebrity chef, John Thomas Sweeney, at a party, the same year, and the two dated for six months, as well as lived together before breaking up, when she felt he was far more obsessed with her, than in love, while her feelings for him were tempered by his instability. While rehearsing at home for a role in an upcoming series, “V”, Sweeney came over asking for a reconciliation, much to her consternation. In the ensuing escalating argument, in her driveway, he strangled her, and even though both the police and EMTs were on the scene almost immediately, she remained in a coma, and died five days later. Her organs, per her family’s wishes were donated. Appeared posthumously in her final role on TV, as a teenage mother who was a victim of child abuse. Sweeney was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to 6 and a half years in prison, although only served a little over three years. Both her parents founded victim’s advocacy groups afterwards. Inner: Extremely emotional, and quite passionate about her burgeoning career. Collected stray animals, and was at ease around sophisticated people, without being sophisticated herself. Sacrificial scapegoat lifetime of falling victim to the unbridled obsession of another, necessitating a far more self-protective return in which to harness her own considerable passions.

 

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS CHILD STAR REDUX:
Storyline: The two-time tweener doffs a variety of hats in order to extend her career in a multitude of directions, after earlier being pigeonholed in people’s minds as a one-dimensional little rascal.

Hilary Duff (Hilary Erhard Duff) (1987) - American actress, singer, songwriter and co-author. Outer: Of German and mixed European descent. Mother Susan, was a homemaker, before becoming deeply involved in her daughters’ careers. Father owned a chain of convenience stores in Texas. Younger sister of actress and singer Haylie Duff. After studying acting, singing and ballet, she decided at 6, she wanted to be an actress. Her mother and her sister moved to California in 1993, while their father remained in Texas. Home-schooled from the age of 8, while her mother became her manager. Initially did commercials, while taking on minor roles, until she enjoyed her breakthrough as the title character in the Disney Channel’s “Lizzie McGuire” in 2001, playing a clumsy identifiable teen trying to fit in, which ran for four seasons and was made into a movie in 2003. Did more Disney work, and branched out into films as well as singing, proving a chartbuster with her debut album “Metamorphosis” in 2003. 5’2,” light brown-haired and brown-eyed, although opted for blonde in her later teens, in a deliberate attempt to distance herself from her earlier innocent image. Launched a clothing line, Stuff in 2004, which soon expanded to fragrances and jewelry with a tween and teen target commercial audience, making her quite wealthy, although the line eventually was discontinued. Had the discomfiting experience of being stalked, while her parents separated. Married Mike Comrie, a professional hockey player in 2010, chipping her tooth just before the ceremony. One son from the union, which devolved into a separation in 2014 because of his hard partying, although both parents would continue to be involved in his upbringing. Filed for divorce the following annum. Co-penned a young adult novel “Elixir” the same year, which became a best-seller. Continued doing guest appearances and releasing more albums, while also pursuing an indie film career, as well as further sitcom work, with “Younger” which was picked up for an initial run 2014, allowing her to return to TV as a star for the first time in a decade. Inner: Highly materialistic, and a positive role model, despite a great desire to distance herself from her earlier guileless image, into a far sexier young woman, without losing her audience. Possesses a strongly charitable nature, and is involved in a number of philanthropies. Carefully choreographed lifetime of trying to extend her early success into young maturity so as not to fall victim of many a child star, whose audience refuses to let them grow up. Darla Hood (1931-1979) - American actress and singer. Outer: Mother immediately recognized her talent potential, and pushed her innate musical talents with singing and dancing lessons. Father was a banker. After appearing on stage in NY in an impromptu singing performance at the age of 4, she was signed to a 7 year contract by an agent of Hal Roach Studios. Quickly became one of the prime characters in the “Our Gang” and “Little Rascals series, appearing in some 150 comedy shorts as a lead female character, although her parents withheld her salary from her. Also did other comedy roles, but had difficulty in making the transition to her teens as an entertainer. Went back to high school, where she proved a good student. Able to find work in the post-war years, while marrying Robert Decker, an insurance salesman, at age 17. A boy and a girl from the union, which ended in divorce after 8 years. Formed a vocal group, Darla Hood and the Enchanters, which provided background music for several films, while also giving her a hit in 1957, “I Just Wanna Be Free.” 5’1”, and dark-haired. Made some nightclub appearances, while also doing voice-over work for cartoons, as well as commercials, showing a good facility for mimicry. In 1957, she ,married Jose Granson, a music publisher and her former manager, three children from the union. Died of heart failure at a North Hollywood hospital after contracting acute hepatitis following a minor operation. Inner: Wholesome and uncomplicated. Disturbed by disappointing her fans later in life, when they saw she was no longer a child. Preciously precocious lifetime of directly experiencing the vagaries of childhood stardom, without being able to figure out how to successfully extend her career into adulthood.

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PATHWAY OF THE ENTERTAINER AS PINUP ICON TURNED STAR DANCER:
Storyline: The multitalented terpsichorean uses pushy stage moms to catapult her careers, causing resentment and ultimate self-destruction the first time around, and a much cleaner and clearer desire to reintegrate herself around fame and fortune the second.

Julianne Hough (Julianne Alexandra Hough) (1988) - American dancer, singer and actress. Outer: Of British, Dutch, French-Canadian, German, Swiss-German, Scots-Irish and, Scottish descent, with some Scandinavian ancestry. Mother had strong stage ambitions for her progeny. Father was twice the chairman of the Utah Republican Party. Both were Mormons and had been a ballroom dancing team in their younger days, as had each set of grandparents. Youngest of five children, with three sisters and a brother, Derek. After her parents divorce and remarriages, she wound up with an extended family of nine half-siblings. Enrolled with her brother and sisters by her mother, in a variety of performing classes, including Latin Ballroom dancing, while touring the state as “White Lightning,” billing themselves as “the Blond Osmonds.” Following her parents divorce when she was 10, she went with Derek to London to study at the renowned theater arts school, Italia Conti Academy. Performed with her sibling and Mark Ballas, the son of her coaches, as a pop music trio, 2B 1G, or 2 boys 1 girl at various British dance competitions. At 15, she won a pair of Latin world dance championships, before returning to America after five years. 5’4” blonde, blue-eyed and sinuous. Finished high school, then joined the fourth season of “Dancing with the Stars,” winning ts title with Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno in 2007. Later that year she won again with Indy 500 champ Helio Castroneves, as the two became involved, while breaking engagements to others. Eliminated during her third season, while vowing in “CosmoGirl” to remain a virgin until she marries. Released her self-titled country music debut album the following year, and it immediately climbed to number one on the Billboard Country chart. During season 7 of DWTS she was hospitalized with endometriosis, a displacement of uterine cells, and underwent surgery so as not to be infertile. Paired with her boyfriend Chuck Wicks for season 8, only to be eliminated and later breakup. Won Top New Artist at the Country Music Awards in 2009, and a year later, made her big screen debut as a back-up dancer in Burlesque, then starred in a remake of Footloose to complete her desire to be a triple-threat entertainer as in her previous go-round in this series, without the personal draw towards self-destruction that accompanied it. Actively involved in a host of charities and humanitarian efforts, as her profile steadily rises via her burgeoning big screen career. Had a short involvement with TV host Ryan Seacrest, before the two went their separate ways. In 2017, she wed hockey star Brooks Laich. Has a net worth of $10 million. Inner: Workaholic, highly competitive and extremely driven. Probably returned in a Mormon household to help her past her earlier drinking problem. Also seems to have had the same mother both lives with the second time around a more integrated figure. Hollywood hoofbeats lifetime of repeating her earlier dynamics to better initial effect, in the hope of giving herself a far more satisfactory life in the dual realms of self-expression and mutually supportive love. Betty Grable (Ruth Elizabeth Grable) (1916-1973) - American dancer, singer and actress. Outer: Mother’s family was of Dutch, English and Irish extract, father was a truck driver and the son of German and Dutch immigrants. Youngest of three, with a sister and brother. Had an extremely ambitious stage mother whose own desires for a singing career were stunted, so that she put all her energy into turning her youngest into a show business phenomenon. Enrolled in dancing school at the age of 3, where she studied ballet and tap dancing, before adding singing and the saxophone to her c.v. The duo set out for Hollywood in 1929, where her mother lied about her age, allowing her to make her film debut the same year in Happy Days, wearing blackface. Fired afterwards when the deception was discovered. Attended the Hollywood Professional School, and was signed by Samuel Goldwyn in 1930, who renamed her Frances Dean. Her mother went on to dye her hair platinum blonde, and it would remain so for the rest of her career, while her name reverted back to her own. 5’4”, with shapely, perfectly proportioned legs. Married former child actor Jackie Coogan in 1937, divorced three years later. Spent a decade in bit parts and choruses in musicals, and almost quit show business because of her frustrations, before getting a part on Broadway in “Du Barry Was A Lady,” which got her a new film contract. Finally achieved star status in 1940 in Down Argentine Way, after replacing its ill star, Alice Faye. Quickly became 20th Century-Fox Studio’s biggest moneymaker, topping the list of best-paid women in America in 1946-1947, with an income of $300,000. Had her legs insured for $1m by the studio, and served as an emblem for conventional bottled-blonde beauty of the era. Enjoyed pinup iconic status during WW II, in a famous back-to-the-camera pose in a white bathing suit and high heels showing off her shapely legs, while remaining in the top ten throughout the decade in box office figures, to become the only female star ever to be on the list for ten straight years running. In 1943, she married band leader and trumpeter Harry James, in what would prove to be a volatile alcohol-fueled, debt-ridden relationship, thanks to his gambling away their earnings, with the two repeatedly unfaithful to one another. Two daughters from the second union, which ended in divorce in 1965. Her final relationship would be with a much younger dancer, Bob Remick, although the two never wed. Her career petered out in her early 40s when Hollywood musicals were no longer in vogue, and she was unable to make the transition to dramatic actress, because of the fixed image she held in the public mind as a bombshell of the blonde variety. Feuded with studio heads over her stalled career, before switching to TV and Las Vegas, after a 30 years in front of the cameras that encompassed over 80 films. Made her show business valedictory in “Hello, Dolly!” in the late 1960s, touring the country, while following in the footsteps of a host of fellow luminaries of her generation in the lead role. A heavy smoker all her life, she was in an out of hospitals towards the end, while working to pay her huge health care bills, and wearing wigs to cover her hair loss, since she had no health insurance. Finally succumbed to lung cancer in a hospital, and despite all the money she had made, was deeply in debt at the end. Inner: Warm and generous, with no pretenses about her abilities. Volatile temper, as a result of the enforced discipline of her childhood, with a strong self-destructive streak as well, despite her sunny, All-American image. Leggy lifetime of feeling herself in the thrall of others, despite an iconic gift to entertain and project the sexual beauty of her era, resulting in a sad decline, and a great need for a far happier act two, built on the precise dynamics of act one.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS HER OWN BOSSE:
Storyline: The skilled Scandinavian brings great craft to her portrayals, both physically and emotionally thanks to ballet training, and a very strong sense of self, that has long made her the dominating force of her own own existence.

Alicia Vikander (1988) - Swedish actress. Outer: Of partly Finnish descent, with both parents from small villages. Mother was stage actress Maria Fahl. Father was a psychiatrist. Parents separated when she was five months old. Has five siblings on her paternal side. Appeared in several musicals as a child at the Gothernburg Opera, before training as a ballet dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet School for 9 years but foot and back surgery as well as stress on her body made her decide to pursue acting as a career. 5’5 1/2” and brown-haired and brown-haired, going against the blonde Swedish archetype. Came to prominence in 2008 with the Swedish TV drama, “Andra Avenluyn,” which ran for three seasons. Made her screen debut in the Swedish drama Pure in 2010. Had to master Danish, which she did for 2012’s A Royal Affair. Came to international public attention elegantly and viscerally playing a robot named Ava in 2015 in Ex Machina, after earlier assaying a half-human/half-witch in Seventh Son the year before. In great demand, with a half-dozen movies on slate for 2015 alone, as an unusual talent who combines the unbeatable cinematic combination of beauty with high craft. Won the 2016 Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Danish Girl. Inner: Likes directors of off-beat works, and is extremely aware of how her body moves because of her longtime ballet training. Thoughtful and analytic, with a gestalt view of film/making, seeing the involvement of everyone as integral to the end-product. Self-possessed lifetime of quickly coming to international prominence as a young actress of unusual stature and presence, per her ongoing adroit mastery of the complexities of acting thanks to an indomitable personality and the ability to employ her various skills on a host of different levels in her creation of characterizations. Harriet Bosse (1878-1961) - Norwegian/Swedish actress and muse. Outer: Father was a German-born publisher and bookseller, who often took his large family back and forth between Oslo and Stockholm, creating some identity confusion in her. The thirteenth of fourteen children, with two older sisters, Alma and Dagmar, the one an established actress, the second an opera singer. An independent child, she began her career with a Norwegian touring company run by Alma and her husband, although was initially paralyzed by stage-fright before acclimating herself to being before the footlights, and loved the attention she received. Dark and small with an exotic beauty. Alma proved to be her singular acting teacher, and somewhat of a martinet, particularly after discovering her sister and her husband were having an affair. Left their company, and with a modest legacy bequeathed her by her parents, studied in Stockholm, Copenhagen and Paris, favoring a low-key naturalistic style. Spoke Swedish with a Norwegian accent, and applied to the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm, steadily improving her speaking voice, which brought her fame on the Swedish stage for her beauty, and clear articulation. In 1901, she wed Swedish playwright August Strindberg (Ingmar Bergman), who was three decades older, and an extremely difficult, controlling and demanding partner, as well as paranoid and jealous, although she always spoke positively of him, despite his deliberate attempts to reign in her highly social nature. Within a year, they were living apart, thanks to his possessiveness, and he already began divorced proceedings in recompense. One daughter from the union, which ended in divorce, while their offspring lived to 105 years old. Her husband penned a number of dramas for her, which mirrored his sense of worship for her delicate beauty as well as his possessive anger towards her. Enjoyed her own celebrity, and gained the reputation of being strong-willed in her insistence on being well-paid for her work, which often consisted of being given significant roles. Traveled frequently, while remaining lovers with Strindberg, until her second marriage to Swedish actor Gunnar Wingard in 1908, which ended in divorce three years later, thanks to her husband’s infidelity and large debts. One son from the union. Strindberg died in 1912, while Wingard shot and killed himself at the same time. Blamed by the public for her second husband’s self-destructive ending, she tried to maintain a busy schedule to offset her grief and sense of loss. Made her screen debut in 1919 in the silent Sons of Ingmar although did not make another film until 1936, with her only talkie. Her final union was to actor/director and matinee idol Edvin Adolphson in 1927, who was fifteen years her junior. Divorced five years later, no children from the union. Her career wound down in the 1930s, as times passed her by, despite still looking younger than her age. After retiring from her Swedish stage career, and traveling she eventually returned to her native Oslo, where he children lived, and by 1956 she was the single survivor of her thirteen siblings. Descended into depression, melancholy and ill health, with a sense of bitterness at how her life ultimately turned out. Inner: Highly independent and strongly opinionated, with an equally strong sense of self-worth. Who’s the Bosse lifetime of parlaying brains, beauty, craft and confidence into a long career only to ultimately feel that life had bypassed her in old age, a slight, she will probably try to redress her next time around in this series.


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PATHWAY OF THE ENTERTAINER AS TERPSICHORE PERSONIFIED:
Storyline: The fancy-free footlooser returns in multi-cultural form to further explore both her role model and activist natures from the perspective of a multi-cultural background.

Vanessa Hudgens (Vanessa Annne Hudgens) (1988) - American singer and actress. Outer: Of Filipino, along with Spanish and Chinese descent on her maternal side and Irish and Amerindian descent on her paternal side. Mother was an office worker, father was a fire-fighter. Older of two sisters, with her younger sibling also an actress. Raised a a Roman Catholic, although sees herself as a non-denominational Christian. 5’1”, with black hair and dark brown eyes.. Made her acting debut on the small screen in 2002 in “Still Standing,” and the large screen the following year in Thirteen. Involved with several of her co-stars early in her career, including Zac Efron from 2005 2010, after appearing with him in the High School Musical TV series, which brought her to public attention. Released her debut album, “V” in 2006, which charted well. Has worked steadily ever since, mostly on the large screen. Played Broadway in the musical “Gigi” in 2015. Has served as a spokeswoman for various health produces, and is active with charitable orgsanziations. Forced to deal with leaked nude and semi-nude photos of herself on line, while stating she wouldn’t expose her body on film. Has a net worth of $14 million. Inner: Strong sense of self, always looking for inner truths, thanks to an ongoing desire to be a role model for others. Analytical and solitary by nature, with relationships secondary to self-growth. Self-exploratory lifetime of remaining firmly grounded in her desire to uplift and inspire young women. Irene Castle (Irene Foote) (18931969) - American dancer and activist. Outer: Father was a doctor, grandfather was press agent for the Barnum and Bailey Circus. The younger of two daughters, she attended several boarding schools, but never graduated high school. Good athlete, she studied dancing with a well-known teacher, and appeared in amateur theatricals as both a singer and dancer. A small, striking beauty, she met Vernon Castle (Tom Holland) in 1910 at a popular spot for entertainers to live, and within a year they were married, over her father’s initial objections. No children from the union, which was a professional, rather than domestic partnership. Hired as a replacement dancer for a Broadway show, before honeymooning in the UK, to meet her in-laws. After appearing on both sides of the Atlantic, they tried out a ballroom dance routine at a Paris club, and quickly became extremely popular exemplars of that genre, thanks to an obvious bonding twixt the two, and the healthy upbeat image they projected. Came back to NY and took Broadway by storm, while she served as a fashion role model for many women. from hair-do to clothing choices. After the start of WW I, Vernon enlisted in the Royal Air Force in 1915, while she continued her career, making her cinematic debut in Patria in 1917, ultimately starring in a dozen silents. Opened dance studios and clubs with her husband, to continue her social influence. Following her spouse’s death in a plane crash, she continued her career, marrying Robert E. Treman, the son of wealthy parents. No children from the union, which ended in divorce in 1923. The same year, she married for a third time to Frederick McLaughlin, who was nearly two decades her senior. The union produced a daughter and a son, which ended in her spouse’s death in 1944. Did radio work, while retiring from dancing following the birth of her son in 1929. Her fourth marriage was to George Enzinger. Served as an adviser in 1939 to the bio-flick, The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle although repeatedly classed with Ginger Rogers, who assayed her, over both costumes and hair-do, while also deeply bothered that a white actor played their man-servant. Also appeared in summer stock, although her main focus in later life was animal rights, after earlier co-creating an organization called “Orphans of the Storm” in 1928. Moved to Arkansas in 1954 to be closer to her son, and died of heart failure in a hospital, after being there only a few hours. Buried by her first husband in a NY cemetery. Inner: Politically and socially aware, with a sensitivity towards those who had little social cachet. Very fashion conscious and eager to raise the sensibilities of the public-at-large. Role model lifetime of using her fame to enhance her times both as an entertainer and an activist.

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PATHWAY OF THE ACTRESS AS MULTI-HYPHENATED TALENT:
Storyline: The intuitive instinctualist finally focuses on her depth of skills, after earlier being forced to obsessively deal with her emphasis on externals rather than internals.

Brie Larson (Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers) (1989) - American actress, director and singer/songwriter. Outer: Of French-Canadian descent on her paternal side, and British, Swedish, German, Welsh and Scottish on her maternal side. Parents were chiropractors, who had a joint practice. Initially spoke French as a first language, thanks to home-schooling. Her progenitors divorced when she was young, and along with her mother and sister, she moved to Los Angeles just before her ninth birthday. Initially shy as a youngster, feeling she was misunderstood. Studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, where she was the youngest student ever admitted there at age 6, and chose the stage name of Larson, which was her maternal great-grandmother’s, because of the complexity of her birth name. Began performing in sketches on Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show,” before joining the cast of the cable series “Raising Dad”, which barely made it through its first season. Had her first co-starring role in the Disney Channel’s “Right on Track,” in 2003. 5’7”, with dark brown eyes and blonde hair. Released her debut album, “Finally Out of P.E.” in 2005, and has been on concert tours, although her main focus is on acting. Did a series of films, playing teens, before returning to TV on a cable series, “The United States of Tara” in 2009, playing a rebellious daughter. which ran for three seasons. More film and TV roles would follow, including Remember the Daze in 2007, for which she won critical praise. Also garnered plaudits for her role as a troubled mother in 2015’s Room, winning an Academy Reward, for Best Actress the following annum, as .well as a Golden Globe and BAFTA award for it. Continually in demand for her skills, Engaged to musician Alex Greenwald. Has a net worth of $10 million. Inner: Level-headed and focused, as well as sensitive and passionate. High-energy, extremely intuitive and self-conscious, with a tendency towards being overly self-critical. .Ever-expanding lifetime of trying to integrate her inner and outer selves in order to realize her full innate talent in a variety of spheres. Merle Oberon (Estelle Merle O’Brien Thompson) (1911-1979) - Anglo/Indian actress. Outer: Of mixed Welsh-Indian parentage. Father was Welsh, and died in WWI. Mother was from Ceylon. One of two sisters. Lived in poverty initially in Bombay, then received a scholarship to a Calcutta girls school, only to be constantly teased about her mixed race parentage, causing her to finally quit school. Known as “Queenie” she had a fascination with films from an early age, and began performing with an amateur group. 5’2’, and quite striking with black hair and dark brown eyes Moved to France with her mother to pursue a film career, and made her cinema debut as an extra. Emigrated to the UK at 17, and worked as a club hostess, at one point hooking up with a black jazz musician. Began her film career with bit parts, before 1933 The Private Life of Henry VIII in which her name was changed by its producer Alexander Korda (Peter Jackson). The two were subsequently wed in 1939. More quality films followed and by decade’s end she had established herself as a star, with Wuthering Heights. Starred in some 15 films during the 1940s, although did not appear in any the latter half of the decade. Divorced in 1945, she wed cinematographer Lucien Ballard the same year. Suffered facial scars in a car crash in 1947, causing her husband to design a special spotlight to minimize them. That union also ended in divorce four years later. No children from either marriage. Her career wound down in the 1950s, as she turned to TV, serving as a hostess for “Assignment Foreign Legion” in 1956. The folioing year she wed Bruno Pegliai, an Italian industrialist. An adopted daughter and son from the union, which ended in divorce in 1973. The same year she made her final film, Interval. Her last marriage was to Dutch actor Robert Wolders, who was a quarter century her junior. Finally admitted to her fabrications around her origins the year prior to her death. Lived in quiet retirement before suffering a massive stroke at her beach home in Malibu. Inner: Felt her beauty was central to her existence. Used to refer to her mother, who lived with her, as the maid to her filmdom friends. Prone to scarring because of sensitive skin. Scarred lifetime both inside and out of fabrications surrounding her origins as well being prone to having her beauty marred, as a means of forcing her to come to grips with her over-emphasis on surfaces rather than what lay beneath her breath-taking looks.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS QUEEN OF THE SCREAMERS:
Storyline: The melodramatic monster maven shows herself to be quite down-to-Earth, despite doing double career duty playing women in distressful relationships with otherworldly creatures, while reserving her arch conflicts for the silver screen, rather than private life.

fKristen Stewart ((Kristen Jaymes Stewart) (1990) - American actress and director. Outer: Probably of Scottish and British descent. Mother was an Australian script supervisor. Father was a stage manager and TV producer for the Fox network. One older brother, as well as two adopted brothers. Spent part of her childhood in Colorado, and the rest in Los Angeles. After completing the 7th grade, she continued her education through correspondence school, while focusing on her career, following her discovery by an agent who saw her in a school play. Made her speaking screen debut in The Safety of Objects, but did not come to public attention, until the age of 12 in The Panic Room, as she played off her previous life woman-in-distress specialty, while still a child. 5’5” and green-eyed. Continued doing thrillers, with a TV film, “Speak” in 2004, where she played a rape victim, the highlight of her early teen career. Did a mixture of films afterwards, before scoring huge as Bella Swan, the female lead in 2008 in Twilight, an extremely popular vampire saga in best-selling book form before being translated to the silver screen. Became involved with its costar, Robert Pattinson, to add to the romantic cachet of the film and its sequel, New Moon, the following year. Her early success would lead to magazine covers, much fan adulation and interest and the intimation of a strong career even before she got out of her teens. Set to star in her mother, Jules-Mann Stewart’s, directorial debut, K-11. Created a stir by comparing the pursuit of paparazzi as being raped by them, although quickly apologized and backtracked afterwards. Already in the rarified company of $20 mill per picture, and the highest paid actress of 2011-2012, although subject of much snarking, because of the one dimensionality of the Bella Swan role, despite evincing a genuine thespic talent in a variety of fare. Sullied her reputaton in 2012 with a fling with her married Snow White director, Rupert Sanders, apologizing profusely afterwards for the very public indiscretion, which caused Pattinson to move out of the home they shared. The duo eventually reconciled, only to ultimately call it quits, while she remains a figure of fascination for the tabloids. Became the first American to win France’s Cesar Award as a supporting actress in Cloud of Sils Maria. Her private life took another turn afterwards when she became involved with her former personal assistant, Alicia Cargile. Critics claimed she gave her best performance to date in Personal Shopper, a bizarre, preposterous and almost unclassifiable scary movie in a supernatural fashionista-stalker nightmare where the villain could yet be the heroine’s own spiteful id. Made her directorial debut in 2017 with a short that she also wrote, Come Swim, an impressionistic view about heartbreak via a heartbroken man underwater. Has a net worth of $70 million. Inner: High-spirited and strongly interested in self-expression, with a desire to write to complement her musical abilities as both singer and guitarist. Able to portray characters totally unlike herself. Well-lit lifetime of expanding upon her earlier career in monster melodramas to give nuance and depth to her characterizations, in a go-round dedicated to playing with her gifts for self-expression in a far more sophisticated manner. fEvelyn Ankers (1918-1985) - British actress. Outer: Parents were British citizens, living in Chile. Spent her first decade in South America, with English largely a second language. After her parents returned to England, she studied dance and theater at the English Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. While still in school, she began appearing in English films. 5’8” and voluptuous. Made her screen debut in 1936 in Rembrandt, and went on to do some 50 films over the next fourteen years, almost all of them geared towards frightening the pants off their audience. Starred in a couple of low-budget thrillers by the time she was 20, and when WW II began to threaten Europe, she briefly returned to South America, where she had an eponymous radio program, in which she sang. Emigrated to the U.S. afterwards, and made her Broadway debut in a gothic thriller, “Ladies in Retirement,” a role that required her to scream on stage, while led to a contract with Universal Pictures in 1940. Quickly established herself as the “queen of the screamers” through her combination of beauty and vulnerability in horror films during the 1940s, beginning with an Abbot & Costello haunted house comedy, Hold That Ghost, and then the 1941 horror classic, The Wolf Man. Subsequently paired several times with Lon Chaney, Jr. (Kellan Lutz), although the duo did not get along because of his alcoholism, while he found her too heavy to hoist, despite his large size. In 1942, she married fellow B-movie actor Richard Denning, with whom she would do her last film, No Other Love in 1960. One daughter from the union. Following WW II, her specialized genre, horror films, went out of fashion, and her career subsequently faltered. Quit Universal in 1945, and did dramas and mysteries for the next five years, before retiring from films in 1950, at the age of 32, although she made several TV appearances afterwards. Moved to Hawai’i in 1968, when her husband got a recurring role in “Hawaii Five-O” and died there of ovarian cancer shortly after her 67th birthday. Although she would play in a host of genres, it would be the screaming that would define her larger career, but not her life, which was fulfilling and decidedly nonthreatening. Inner: Despite good theatrical abilities rarely asked to assay anything more than a woman in distress. Probably frustrated professionally, but compensated for it by a fulfilling sense of domesticity. Ankle-deep lifetime of pure melodrama on the silver screen in an otherwise relatively conflict-free existence where her real life and reel life were deliberately quite the opposite of one another.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS BRAINY YOUNG BRUJA:
Storyline: The richly-rewarded cinematic witch repeats her connection to the same archetype-creating author, along with the same confreres, giving her an early impetus to pursue any pathway she chooses, thanks to the magic of the vehicles she so ably graces.

Emma Watson ((Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson) (1990) - British actress and activist. The oldest of seven siblings that resulted from the blended families of her progenitors, including a pair of twin sisters. Showed an early interest in drama, and began appearing in school plays, while placing first at the age of 7 in a poetry competition. Resisted looking geeky early in her career, then came to see it as a plus. Auditioned for the very first time at the age of 10 for the first Harry Potter film, and got the pivotal female lead of Hermoine Granger, the bossy accomplice to the wizard-in-training, making her a star at the tender age of 11, in her very first film. Came to really like the part because it offered a clever role model for teenagers, and she also identified with the confident and bookish character, although she initially resented being more an icon for brains than beauty. 5’5”, athletic, and naturally a blonde, despite her darker-haired character. Close with her two costars, little realizing their crypto-connection in the WW II Sherlock Holmes films, from earlier lives in this series. Held out after the first four in the series for more money, in what was thought to be an overt power display, and then settled in the $4 million range, a reasonable sum, since the quartet grossed an impressive $3.5 billion. Her actual motivation was whether she wished to commit several more years to completing the series, or move off into another realm entirely. Maintains school as her number one priority, despite a desire to try other forms of character portrayal, such as a period drama or a musical. Although shielded by the Potter moviemakers from growing up too fast, she was named the new face of Chanel in 2007, while signing up with a top modeling agency. Opted to continue her education at Brown Univ., in the U.S., while remaining ambivalent about her future movie career, revealing later she spent her early professional life largely in a bubble, and has since expanded her interests to fashion in design, appearing in ad campaigns for Burberry, and as the face for a Lancôme fragrance. Has also designed organic clothing collections for People Tree, while amassing a personal fortune of £24 million. After putting her higher education on hold for work concerns, she transferred to Oxford Univ., before completing her degree in English Literature at Brown Univ. in 2014. Gave a powerful gender equality speech before the U.N. afterwards, launching the HeForShe campaign. In her role as the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, she spoke about how impossible it is to achieve equality of the sexes if only one sex participates in the fight. Drew some flack in 2017 for appearing somewhat suggestively on the cover of “Vanity Fair,” then starred in the mega-hit remake of Beauty and the Beast, getting both positive and negative reviews for her singing and acting, with the latter naysaying because her screen image is so deeply entwined with the Potter series. Has a net worth of $70 million. Inner: Sensible, down-to-Earth, and quite mature, with a surety around what she wants. Competitive, intelligent and highly verbal, with an ongoing ambivalence about her acting career. Paid-in-advance lifetime of reaping more than enough financial rewards in the beginning to pursue any pathway she subsequently chooses, as a reward of sorts for her efforts in her previous go-round in this series. Mary Gordon (Mary Gilmour) (1882-1963) - Scottish/American actress. Outer: Father was a wire weaver. Intially worked as a dressmaker. Short, plump, and large-eyed with a kindly face. Married, although her husband died in 1917. One daughter from the union. Began her career on the British stage, then, after coming to America with a touring theater company, as well as her mother, in the mid-1920s, she decided to stay. Appeared in over 200 Hollywood films, from the silent era onwards, as a character actress, between 1925, with Tessie and 1950, with West of Wyoming, at which point she retired. Stood out via her lilting Scots accent, her top-knotted silver hair, and her dangling earrings, while often assaying older females with tough exteriors, that held an obvious heart of gold underneath. Played in a number of classic films, and was equally adept at comedy as she was at drama. One of the original members of the Hollywood Canteen, which entertained troops during WW II. Her most noted role would be as Mrs. Hudson, housekeeper for Sherlock Holmes in the 1939-1946 series of films of that inestimable creation of A. Conan Doyal (J.K. Rowling), which also enlisted the talents of Basil Rathbone (Daniel Radcliffe) and Nigel Bruce (Rupert Grint). Like the others, she would return in Rowling’s filmic adaption of the Harry Potter series. Also appeared in the radio version of the series, as well as in the Bowery Boys films, and some of the Laurel & Hardy canon. Active in the Daughters of Scotia auxilliary of the Order of Scottish Clans for the latter part of her life. Died after a long illness. Inner: Transatlantic lifetime of taking full advantage of her charming burr and her matronly presence, to fashion a long and successful career for herself in a notoriously insecure medium, before returning to try it from the perspective of complete financial security right from the beginning.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS REPEAT HEADLINE-GRABBING HOMICIDE:
Storyline: The virginal victim is continually sacrificed on the altar of prurient public interest, achieving an immortality of sorts through her sordid endings, rather than the contents of her foreshortened lives for whatever retributional reasons her soul demands of her.

JonBenet Ramsey (1990-1996) - American murder victim. Outer: Mother Patsy Ramsey was a former beauty queen and the second wife of John Ramsey, a wealthy computer services executive. The latter lost a daughter from his first marriage in a car accident in 1992. The Ramseys were married in 1980, and had a son who was three years older than his sister. The year after her birth, the family moved to Boulder, Colorado. Preternaturally pretty and highly photogenic, with blonde-hair and green eyes, she became a star on the child beauty pageant circuit, flouncing around in a variety of costumes, while heavily made-up and coifed. Won several titles as part of a social phenomenon much criticized for its sexualizing of young children. On the day following Christmas of her sixth year, she was discovered missing from her bed, after a ransom note was found saying she had been kidnapped by foreign elements. Her father subsequently discovered her body in a basement room and carried her upstairs, disturbing whatever evidence may have been found around her. Both her parents, as well as her brother, would subsequently be suspects in a largely botched investigation that would take years to unravel, with the direct family finally cleared a dozen years later following DNA evidence extracted from her underwear. Her mother and father, however, were forced to undergo defaming accusations galore, by a highly prejudiced public eager to convict them as much for their wealth and privilege, as for the misinformation released around the case. Died from strangulation, after which she was garroted and had her skull fractured with a blunt instrument in order to cover up the actual cause of death, which was asphyxiation. The case would remain in the news for years, with no resolution, despite new investigations, both public and private, bringing out more evidence, a host of lawsuits and a spurious confession by a publicity hound wanted on child pornography charges. Patsy Ramsey died of ovarian cancer in 2006, and John Ramsey briefly dated Beth Holloway, the mother of missing teen, Natalee Holloway, before ultimately remarrying a fashion designer in 2011, while the case was reopened yet again the previous annum. Inner: Repeat lifetime of falling prey to the fates for whatever crypto/needs she has to act out the misfortunes of fame as magnetic prey to the murderous urges of others. Janice Wylie (1942-1963) - American murder victim. Outer: Father was writer Max Wylie, the brother of well-known novelist Philip Wylie. Had one older sister. Grew up in a comfortable middle-class environment, and had dreams of becoming an actress. 5’6”, blonde and slim. After finishing high school, she appeared in several off-Broadway productions, preferring dancing roles, since she felt it was her strong suit. In order to support herself, she worked as a research assistant for “Newsweek” magazine. Shared an apartment with two other young women, having just moved into it weeks before her tragic end, in her first foray away from home. On the same day that Martin Luther King gave his “I have a dream,” speech in Washington, D.C., she, along with one of her roommates, Emily Hoffert (Natalee Holloway), was brutally raped, bound and slain with a knife, with the two suffering 63 wounds in what would be dubbed, “The Career Girl Murders.” A black teenager, George Whitmore, Jr., was subsequently browbeaten into confessing, to begin his own long odyssey in prison over much of the next decade, despite having had nothing to do with the brutal crime. The true killer, a twenty-two year old drug addict and burglar, Ricky Robles, was eventually convicted of the killing, which occurred after Hoffert threatened to identify him, following a simple break-in. Whitmore, however, languished in jail under several other false accusations, as a victim of a corrupt criminal justice system, far more interested in wrapping up its cases then finding out who was actually guilty and innocent. Her father committed suicide twelve years after her death, after losing both his older daughter to pneumonia and his wife to cancer. Declaring himself exhausted with life, he typed out a suicide note in a motel room, and a put a pistol to his head, as the last surviving member of his unfortunate family. The entire drama would be an indictment of the violence and racism lying at the heart of 1960s urban U.S. society. Inner: Victim lifetime of serving as an unconscious catalyst for the dark side of the American dream, in an ‘I have a nightmare’ scenario of rage, prejudice and innocence forever violated. Charles Lindbergh, Jr. (1930-1932) - American kidnap and murder victim. Outer: First born son of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh a nd poet Anne Morrow Lindbergh, the most famous couple of their time. May have suffered some birth defects, giving the distinct possibility that his sire was complicit in his demise. Kidnapped from his second story bedroom via a ladder, while his progenitor was in his own study directly below it, and never heard or saw anything. A crudely written ransom note asking for $70,000 followed, along with drop-off instructions for the money, including cemetery meets in the dark of night. Lindbergh refused stake-outs around mail-boxes where further notes followed, or around the cemetery meets. The money was delivered in gold certificates with the serial numbers recorded. After the ransom was paid via another cemetery rendezvous, the toddler was not returned, and it wasn’t until months later that someone found his mummified corpse buried in a shallow grave in the woods. Within the hour, Lindbergh had the corpse cremated, after identifying it by a curled toe, so that no evidence could be collected off of it. Such was his personal power that the police did what he said. A German immigrant carpenter named Bruno Hauptmann (Natalee Holloway), was caught with one of the bills after paying for gasoline with it, although he said the package of $14,000 which he got it from and was found in his garage belonged to a housemate of his who had died in Germany. Lindbergh said he identified Hauptmann’s voice from 70 yards away during the ransom exchange at the trial and that was enough to convict him and have him executed. Questions galore would remain around the entire tragic incident, and Lindbergh would receive death threats and hate mail, causing him to flee for a while to Germany with his wife and second son. Several men would come forward in succeeding years claiming they were the abducted child. inner: Either mildly retarded or with some noticeable birth defect. Mystery upon mystery lifetime of serving as a famous victim, in this individual’s ongoing need to be special via his/her propensity for being a central figure in spectacular murder cases.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS VICTIM OF CIRCUMSTANCES:
Storyline: The ingenuous ingenue returns with hidden heavy baggage that she internalizes, as she continues to deal with issues around self-love and self-hate, in a great need to stay strong and redeem herself in her own eyes.

cDemi Lovato (Demetria Devonne Lovato) (1992) - American singer, songwriter and actress. Outer: Of Mexican, Irish and Italian descent. Mother Dianna Hart was a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader for a season before becoming a country recording artist. Older sister Dallas became an actress, as did her younger half-sister Madison De La Garza. Her parents split up when she was 2, and her mother later remarried. Interested in a music career from the age of 5, ultimately taking up the piano and guitar, before appearing two years later on the TV series, “Barney and Friends,” for a pair of seasons, while forming a close friendship with Selena Gomez. Home schooled, after feeling bullied in the seventh grade. The bullying literally fed into an unhealthy relationship with food, which led to eating disorders and cutting her wrists. Both her mother and grandmother also suffered from the same affliction. Later had hand tattoos with “Stay” on the left and “Strong” on the right to stop her from self-mutilating. Also sports a tattoo which says “Make Me Beautiful.” Continued appearing on TV, with the Disney series “Sonny with a Chance” and the TV film “Camp Rock,” playing the lead, which garnered her a recording contract. 5’4”, and brown-haired with brown eyes. Served as a support act for the Jonas Brothers in 2008, and also released her first pop-rock album, “Don’t Forget” the same year, reaching number two on Billboard, with three hit singles. Continued as a chart-buster with her second album, while also making more Disney Channel TV movies. Co-wrote a number of songs with Joe Jonas, before becoming involved with him, only to later breakup. Able to headline tours afterwards, although personal problems put a brief half to her career, when she suffered a nervous breakdown. After some acting out, including punching a back-up dancer, she checked herself into a medical center for anorexia and bulimia in 2010, and later announced she has a bipolar disorder, while feeling she wouldn’t even make it to 21. More than willing to discuss her problems publicly, while dealing with self-love and expunging the darkness within her. Chosen along with Britney Spears as a judge/guide for “X-Factor” following its relatively low-rated first season, giving her a further public platform to reclaim herself. Did three seasons of the show and also wrote a best-selling self-help book, “Staying Strong 365 Days a Year,” while continuing to release well-received albums with her acting focus limited to the small screen.On a You Tube documentary called “Simply Complicated,” she admitted she was still doing drugs and alcohol on a tour celebrating her sobriety. Also admitted she wasn’t 100% straight and used a dating app that featured both men and women. Has a net worth of over $30 million. Inner: Fun-loving and friendly with a desire to be a role model for young women battling similar issues. Heavily self-involved, thanks to her admix of creativity and self-destruction. Act two lifetime of once again achieving very early success, only to be forced to deal with a self-defeating carry-over from her previous go-round, in order to bring her stage-center talents to full maturity. cMary Miles Minter (Juliet Reilly) (1902-1984) - American actress. Outer: Mother was Charlotte Shelby (Ashley Olsen), a smalltime stage and screen actress. Father was a Texan who served in the confederacy, per family military tradition. Younger of two daughters, with her sister, Margaret (Mary-Kate Olsen) also having a film career, before dying prematurely at 39 of chronic alcoholism. Her parents separated when she was 5, and she was dominated by her mother, who changed the family name to Shelby, when her ex-husband refused to allow them to use his name on stage. Moved to NY where her mother appeared in supporting roles on Broadway, before her daughter was discovered at an audition, and she made her own debut at 5. Somewhat reluctant to be an actress, acceding to her mother’s dominating will. Her stage peak came with “The Littlest Rebel,” and at the same time, she made her film debut in 1912 in The Nurse, taking on the name of Mary Miles Minter, a deceased cousin four years her senior, so as not to run afoul of child labor laws. Afterwards, her mother dedicated herself to her daughter’s career, which flourished in the early days of silents, when America wanted little child-women as their heroines. 5’2”, 112 lbs, blonde, with blue eyes and delicate features. By the early 1920s, she was making $2250 a week, after appearing in some 50 films. Her favorite director was William Desmond Taylor (George Hamilton), who directed her in one of her biggest hits, Anne of Green Gables, and despite the quarter century difference in their ages, she became secretly involved with him, much to her mother’s horror. In 1922, Taylor was found shot to death in his Hollywood home, and though she was never considered a suspect, the scandal gave her excuse to willingly give up her career, coming as it did on the heels of several other tinseltown misbegotten tragedies. Made her last film, Drums of Fate in 1923, and sailed to Paris with her grandmother, with only a handful of her movies surviving. Along with her sister, she later sued her mother for mismanaging her money, winning a substantial settlement, although the three eventually reconciled. Invested in Los Angeles real estate, so that she was able to live comfortably afterwards. In 1957, she married real estate investor and developer Brandon Hildebrandt, who died eight years later. Became a recluse afterward, with a huge weight gain, while suffering from diabetes. In 1981, she was beaten and robbed in her home by a former servant, after earlier being robbed several times before. Recovered, only to die of a stroke three years later. Her will would subsequently be contested, when a neighbor took advantage of her weakened state, so that controversy would follow her, even after her death. Much speculation would persist in the unsolved murder, with her mother ultimately looming as the probable killer, because of her fears around losing control of her daughter, and the devastating effect the relationship would have on her career. Inner: Kind and generous, but a magnet for ill luck, despite her innocent facade, indicating an interior quite at odds with herself. Had a strong fascination with numerology and astrology, ultimately changing her married name to conform to it. Victim lifetime of allowing an ineluctable draw towards self-destruction overshadow her various gifts, while doing battle with an extremely controlling mother to try to regain possession of herself.

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PATHWAY OF THE PERFORMER AS TWEEN IDOL LOOKING FOR LONGEVITY:
Storyline: The serial skyrocket knows how to start out like a house afire, but not how to extend herself into full maturity, so she tries it again from a much more grounded base, in order to see if she finally can make the full-grown decisions in order to do so.

cMiley Cyrus(Destiny Hope Cyrus) (1992) - American singer, songwriter and actress. Outer: Of British descent, with smaller amounts of Scottish, Irish Welsh, French, Dutch and German. Father was country music star Billy Ray Cyrus, whose biggest hit, “Achy Breaky Heart,” came out the year she was born out of wedlock, although her parents married within a month of her natal debut. Her father nicknamed her Smiley at birth, which became Miley, after first giving her a dual name that reflected his feelings of great things for her. Grew up on her parents’ farm, with her assorted half-siblings, and her younger brother and sister. Learned to sing, riding on her father’s tour bus. 5’6”. First appeared on her sire’s TV show “Doc” at the age of 9, in a recurring role, then made her film debut in 2003 in Big Fish. Hit the big time at 12, when she was chosen by Disney Productions as the lead in their hit cable TV show, “Hannah Montana,” and she quickly became a tween fixture on the tube, as meek Miley Stewart and her eponymous high voltage singing superstar alter ego. Maintains the Hannah Montana persona for her concerts and tours, and has become the hottest ticket on the tween and early teen circuit, thanks to a bouncy and highly energetic stage presence. A songwriter herself, she has contributed numerous songs to the show, while also proving a lucrative marketing phenomenon for Disney, in their synergistic exploitation of her talent, through Disney-owned film, records, and both cable and network TV. Fell victim to a pregnancy hoax in 2007, as well ticket scalpers, soaking her desperate fans for her immediate sell out shows for outrageous resales. A concert film of the tour would subsequently prove another bonanza as well. Remains levelheaded, however, throughout her early stab at superstardom, thanks to a good foundation of church’n’family, and a loving home environment. Nevertheless, she began giving display of the rebel beneath it all, with an innocently risqué display of herself, that may harbor future tugs twixt the good girl-bad grrl duality that exists just below her surface. In that regard, she flashed her back in a “Vanity Fair,” photoshoot, much to the outrage of some of the parents of her fans, who are uncomfortable with the fact that young girls actually having physical bodies. Despite her tender age, she penned her autobiography, “Miles to Go,” in 2009, giving her fans further material for identification via her tales of being picfked on before fame found her. 2010 would see a deliberate separation from early innocence with provocative photo-shoots and unDisneyfied behavior geared towards showing the world she was now out of her adolescent chrysalis and a full-fledged tabloid butterfly. At the same time, her parents announced their 17 year marriage was over, although her father later rescinded it, while blaming Hollywood for his daughter’s fall from grace. Continued to push boundaries with her over-the-top behavior, including twerking or extremely suggestive dancing, in her tongue out-of-cheek need for negative attention. Also capable of positive actions, in her launching of the Happy Hippie Foundation in 2015 to help homeless and LGBT youth. In 2017, she announced she was over her “bad girl” phase, and is interested in growing up, without artificial stimulants, while resuming her on-again, off-again relationship with Liam Hemsworth. Has a net worth of $200 million. Inner: Rebellious, and her own young woman, while becoming more of a social force following her teens. Self-admitted neither male nor female, with an attraction to both sexes. Self-admitted neither male nor female, with an attraction to both sexes. Given a traditional religious upbringing, which she ultimately rejected, thanks to having little real sense of normalcy, because of her extremely high profile early life. Remains deeply regretful of her naked video on a wrecking ball, claiming to still have nightmares about its repercussions. Act Two lifetime of launching herself at a very young age, from a far more structured base, so as to offer her a better chance at dealing with her future problems when the first flush of fame finally wears off. Act Two lifetime of launching herself at a very young age, from a far more structured base, giving her a better chance at dealing with her future problems when the first flush of fame finally wears off, and she has to deal with changing tastes. cMae Murray (Marie Adrienne Koenig) (1885-1965) - American dancer and actress. Outer: Of Austrian and Belgian descent. A child of immigrant parents, she began dancing when she was very young. 5’2”. Discovered by Irving Berlin hoofing it in vaudeville. Stood in for dancer Vernon Castle’s (Gower Champion) partner in 1906, and immediately became fodder for deep pocketed stage door johnny fantasies, as her performing star steadily rose over the next decade, thanks to her beauty and stage presence. Appeared in several editions of “The Ziegfeld Follies,” and also acted in melodramas, creating a character for herself as a beautiful blonde seductress. Married William Schwenker in 1908 and divorced a year later. Became a headliner in 1915, and went on to perform in both the U.S. and Europe, with future silent screen icons Rudolph Valentino (John Travolta), and John Gilbert (Tom Selleck) as two of her partners. Married Jay O’Brien, a stockbroker and Olympic bobsled champion, in 1916, and divorced him the following year. Made her film debut in 1916 in To Have and To Hold, and despite her limited abilities, she was able to parlay her striking looks with a successful silent career, culminating with forming her own production company. Hooked up with director Robert Z. Leonard, whom she married in 1918. As one of Hollywood’s highest paid performers, she lived lavishly and excessively, spending millions to maintain her status as cinematic royalty, and was demanding and high-handed, while evincing a histrionic style that was anything but subtle. Reached her peak with The Merry Widow in 1925. Known as “the girl with the bee stung lips.” Divorced in 1925 she married a faux prince, David Mdivani, the following year, who totally mishandled her career, convincing her to leave MGM, after which, she had difficulty in finding work. Son from union. After 2 failures in the sound era, she was forced to retire. Her fourth and last marriage foundered when she lost her money, and she was divorced in 1933, losing custody of her son in the process, whose name was changed by the woman raising him. Faded into sad obscurity afterwards, and lived most of her later life in poverty. On viewing the character of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, several decade later, she said “None of us floozies was that nuts.” Co-wrote her auto-biography, “The Self-Enchanted” in 1952, although it elicited little interest. Wound up in a retirement community of Hollywood professionals. Died of heart failure and left only a trunk with clothing and keepsakes. Inner: Regal, egocentric and demanding, without the ability to recognize her vulnerability as a star of limited scope. Bee stung lifetime of exploiting her physicality for as far as it would take her, before getting lost in her emotionality, and fading as quickly as she had risen.

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PATHWAY OF THE ENTERTAINER AS CONTINUOUS ATTENTION-SEEKER:
Storyline: The ex-pretender exhibitionist knows how to magnify her very modest talents via a facility for garnering maximum publicity for herself through her antics and exaggerated physical presence.

Courtney Stodden (Courtney Alexis Stodden) (1994) - American actress, singer, producer and activist. Outer: Mother eventually became her manager and divorced her father in order to remarry. Youngest of 3 sisters. Father seemed to have had an incestuous interest in her via later pictures. Raised to be a devout Christian and educated at home via an online private Christian academy, after dropping out of high school because of taunting. Parents allowed her to make her own decisions, because they felt she had the moral foundation to do so. Chosen Miss Ocean Shores in 2010 and represented the city in the Mss Washington Teen USA pageant. At the behest of a maternal aunt, she signed up for a workshop with actor Doug Hutchinson at 16, and the duo began a courtship over the internet for several months before ever meeting, In 2011, she became the 50 year old’s third wife, which drew much negative publicity. 5’4”, and voluptuous with blonde hair and blue eyes. Hutchinson’s life fell apart afterwards, and they separated in 2013, although still continued living together. In 2016, she announced she was pregnant, although had a miscarriage. The following year, she split from him again, holding a divorce party to maximize publicity surrounding her continuous attention-grabbing antics. .Her credits are slim, including a couple of reality shows, although no films. Claimed to have rediscovered herself in 2017, after appearing on “Million Dollar Matchmaker”. A vegan and activist for PETA, thanks in part to a lactose intolerance. Inner: Self-described dork and geek, despite an obvious need to garner as much attention as she possibly can from a minimal amount of talent to be anyone other than herself. Hey dig me lifetime of doing everything possible to remain front and center in the public eye, without caring whether it’s viewed positively or negatively. Anna Anderson (1896-1984) - German royal pretender. Outer: True origins unknown. Two years after the last Romanov family was executed in 1916, a nameless woman jumped from a bridge in Berlin. Rescued by police, and taken to a mental hospital, where she initially refused to identify herself. A fellow patient claimed she was Grand Duchess Tatiana, one of the czars four daughters, although someone who knew her said she was too short to be she..After numerous further identifications and mis=identifications, she held to the story that was was the czar’s youngest sand favorite daughter, the Grand Duchess Anastasia (Pamela Anderson) and claimed she had survived because she had jewels sewn into her corset, which deflected the bullets. Pretended to be dead and was rescued by a soldier. Came to Berlin to seek out Romanov relatives, but fearing she would fail, tried to kill herself. Had the same foot deformity as the Grand Duchess Anastasia (Pamela Anderson), and also had body scars she claimed were made by bullets. Multi-lingual, she spoke English, French, German and Russian, and also knew things only Anastasia would have known. Surviving members of the Romanov household called her a good actress who was interested in the czar’s fortune. Supported by those who believed her and lived in Switzerland, the US and Germany through their benefices, spending time in a variety of facilities, including an asylum. In 1968, she wed a wealthy American professor named John Manahan and settled with him in Charlottesville, Va where they lived in squalor with a great number of pets and piles of garbage. Towards the end she was institutionalized, only to have her husband kidnap her from it, and shortly afterwards she died of a pneumonia, following a stroke. Cremated after her death, with her ashes were buried in a German churchyard. In 1991, the grave of the latter was eventually found and exhumed and DNA tests proved she was in it. Inner: Curious linchpin for the fantasies of numerous people, with the facility for channeling elements of her wished-for identity. Imposter lifetime of grabbing considerable attention through a gift for mega-make believe, with her true identity a mystery she would take to the grave.


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