Showgirls is infamous for a lot of things. It killed any chance Elizabeth Berkley had of being a movie star. It also put dents in the careers of Kyle MacLachlan, Joe Eszterhas and Paul Verhoeven. They only person who came out smelling like a rose was Gina Gershon who knew just how to vamp up her performance. Showgirls didn’t make Gershon a household name, but it put her on the map which lead to parts in movies like Bound and Face/Off. In this profile from the July 1997 issue of Movieline, Gershon describes what it’s like to kiss costar Nicolas Cage.
If you know Jennifer Tilly, you probably have a very specific idea of who she is based on the types of character she is known for playing. Tilly has played more than her share of helium voiced dingbats. But it turns out the Oscar-nominated actress is very different from her screen personae. I guess that’s why they call it acting, huh? In the August 1986 issue of Movieline, Tilly talked about her upcoming film noir in which she and Gina Gershon played lesbians who try to steal from the mob. She also explains why she would rather watch the Oscars from home than actually be there.