What happens when Vanity Fair puts a nip-tastic photo of a burgeoning young actress on its cover and asks if she’s the new “it-girl” of Hollywood? Gretchen Mol will tell you that it sends your oh so promising career right into the toilet.
Being a Harvey Weinstein-sanctioned leggy blonde in Donnie Brasco buys you only so much currency when everyone’s expecting your next flicks to generate mighty box-office returns. But Gretchen had no such luck when her next vehicles, Rounders and Celebrity, were financial flops. But all was not lost.
Thirty or so random bit parts later, including a role as the pin-up queen Bettie Page, Gretchen Mol resurfaced—a little older and a little wiser—playing Gillian Darmody, the damaged, incest-minded gangster-mother on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Her critically lauded performance was heartbreaking, but only time will tell if it was enough to secure her a role as Hollywood’s new “it-woman.”
By the way, she’s also hot as hell. As you can attest from the little clip below.
Gretchen Mol enjoys being naked. Like other attractive female stars, she loves it when everyone is admiring her body. It’s a bit of a turn-on. At least, that’s what we imagine when we went through her body of work so far. There’s a lot of nude scenes in Boardwalk Empire and obviously The Notorious Bettie Page which includes many full frontal shots of nudity. Pictures are all below!
Boardwalk Empire (2012)
The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
Forever Mine (1999)