With two iconic roles—Buttercup in The Princess Bride and Jenny, the tragic hippie chick in Forrest Gump—Robin Wright secured her place in movie history before she was thirty.
But just as suddenly as the statuesque blonde emerged, she seemed to disappear. It was no surprise, really. Who has time for movies when you’re busy managing two children and a marriage to Sean Penn? The separation and reconciliation paperwork was itself probably a full-time job. Mercifully, that volatile relationship fizzled out after 13 years.
But Wright wasn’t meant to be a flash in Hollywood’s pan. Reborn with an edge, the still-gorgeous actress evolved from damsel-in-distress into a queen of badassery. Her icy take as Claire Underwood on House of Cards is masterful, but it’s her battle-hard General Antiope in Wonder Woman (alongside Gal Gadot) that lands Wright firmly on the list of movies’ most formidable women. Robin Wright: from Buttercup to badass.
Doesn’t she still look amazing at 51?
Wright hasn’t done much nudity in her career and the best shot of her topless boobs come from a 1990 movie called State of Grace. There’s also Moll Flanders (1996), where she plays a prostitute. And of course, we remember her naked behind a guitar in Forrest Gump.