The witty, hilarious, and loveable next actress made her mark as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz on “The Big Bang Theory.” Funnily enough, Bernadette’s voice isn’t like Rauch’s real voice at all! She modeled the voice of Bernadette after her parents: with her “sweet, high-pitched purr” an imitation of her mother, and the “eerie, haranguing imitation” of Mrs. Wolowitz of her father! Seems she’s a true comedienne.
Not just a pretty face, Rauch co-wrote and produced with her husband Winston Rauch, the film “The Bronze,” which received charming reviews from Variety magazine “Rauch…has never carried a film before. But she delivers the best breakthrough comedic performance by an actress since Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids.” High praise indeed! Now in her 40s, Rauch has two kids with partner Winston Rauch, and most recently voiced Harley Quinn in the animated film Batman and Harley Quinn.
Born in London to Greek parents, her parents fought with her so she would not become an actress. Secretly applying to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Sirtis was determined to make it. And make it she did! Best known as Counselor Deanna Troi on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" as well as the feature films which followed, Sirtis hilariously remarked; “I was originally cast to be the brains of the Enterprise. Somehow, I became The Chick."
"There’s a little ugly girl inside of me going “Yay! I’m a sex symbol!” A true ugly duckling story! See girls; dreams do come true! The British-American actress followed her "Star Trek" role with appearances in "Crash," "Grey’s Anatomy" and "NCIS." In more recent times, Sirtis was in the movie "As Greek As It Gets."
Mary-Kate And Ashley Olsen
The Olsen twins shot to fame in the 90s, with nascent acting careers, beginning at just six months old! The globally recognized fraternal twins these days shy away from the spotlight, however, are making waves in the fashion world, with their “bohemian-bourgeois” brands The Row and Elizabeth and James appearing on celebrities, in major department stores, as well as on high-end fashion sites Farfetch, Net-A-Porter and MatchesFashion.
Their company Dualstar, which released their own home décor, fragrance and teen-apparel lines, saw them appear on the 2007 Forbes list as the eleventh-richest women in the biz, with a net worth of $100 million. Talented, and business-savvy. Maybe baby Ari was right when she sang “God is a woman?"
Best known for her role as Marcia Brady on "The Brady Bunch," the ugly side of fame reared its head, with a recent article disclosing the star was troubled as a young woman. At one point, her addiction was so severe that she would be awake for days on end because to her, it was all that kept her going. When her parents were about to hand her over the police, and her husband Michael Cummings threatened to leave, she went cold turkey.
Whilst battling her addiction, she ventured into stage acting, as well as appearances on reality TV shows. In 2008, her autobiography debuted at number four on The New York Times bestseller list, exposing her controversial past and issues with substance abuse. Whilst she may not be a squeaky-clean role model, she overcame adversity and emerged triumphantly.
Most famous for seven seasons on NBC sitcom "Family Ties," is Justine Bateman. Portraying Mallory Keaton, Bateman adds a number of other skills to her repertoire; just this year she sat down with Vanity Fair to discuss her new book "Fame: The Hijacking of Reality." When "Family Ties" saw its end in 1989, Bateman moved on to writing and directing films, such as "Push," "Five Minutes" and "Violet."
In 2016, she also earned a degree from U.C.L.A. in Computer Science, as well as a pilot’s license! But whilst Bateman has done many things, she has something important to say about the phenomenon of the “fame cycle” and its trappings. "Reality programs are the cancer of this particular country. An entire group of people who think they should just show up somewhere and get paid…. it’s when they show the least level of intelligence, or maturity, or composure, or class.”