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.