, Cameron Diaz was on the chopping block and the consensus seemed to be that she was once hot but has declined in recent years. Since I just watched THE BANK JOB last night, I thought I'd go with some international flair on this week's Hot or Not selection.
The first thing that I remember seeing Burrows in was the dramedy CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, playing the crafty c*nt of a friend to Minnie Driver. Since then Driver's career took off a little bit more than Burrows' did, but Driver can't say that she dated co-star Alan Cumming before his coming out either.
Saffron is lanky, clocking in at a ceiling scraping 6 feet tall and had actually started her modeling career at the age of 15, long before getting cast in movies. She strutted alongside Naomi Campbell and was a top choice for Chanel and YSL until she turned to drama studies at 17, not that a great deal of those skills were used in movies like DEEP BLUE SEA. (Although that's still my preferred shark movie of choice. Screw the boat. The Sam Jackson scene is classic.)
Lately, the independent route has been the main course for Saffron, with side treks into movies like REIGN OVER ME, where she's still showcasing her ability to make you hate her characters. I don't understand the typecasting when it comes to her, this selection of beautiful, deceptive women who are wounded by crap that they could have avoided from life. But eh... this isn't about the career. The question on the plate is whether or not I'm alone in thinking that Saffron Burrows is 72 inches of pure, skanky character hotness?