What kind of woman could finally tame Warren Beatty, Hollywood’s most notorious cocksman? Why, sexy sprite Annette Bening, of course.
That mischievous sparkle in her eyes, those kewpie doll lips, that svelte, dancer’s bod — Bening was the whole package. She had studied drama in college and went on to grace the Shakespearian stage.
Movies followed, but her breakout role came in The Grifters, playing a dangerously seductive con-woman amongst an all-star cast. Her nude scenes dazzled audiences, but so did her performance, as she received what would be her first of four Oscar nominations.
Soon after, Warren Beatty summoned her to lunch to discuss playing Virginia Hill, his co-star in Bugsy. The serial philanderer was instantly smitten. He kept his hands off her until the final days of shooting and then promptly knocked her up. Four kids later, and miraculously for Hollywood, they’re still married.
Remember her in American Pie? She’s totally what we would imagine Hillary Clinton to be in private. And bonus points in the clip for her sexy on-screen daughter Thora Birch, who has really nice boobs.
So far Annette Bening has taken her clothes only for The Grifters, the only movie where you get to see a full frontal shot of her breasts and bushy crotch. Thankfully the film was made during her physical prime. She’s such a cutie in the film and somehow reminds us a little of a young Meg Ryan.
There’s also a very fleeting shadowy shot of her crotch in The Valmont, so we’re including that for the sake of completeness.
The Grifters (1990)