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Then & Now: Rebecca DeMornay

Jan. 25, 2013by: Salacious Crumb

Time: the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole, but of course, we all knew that! This week's "Then & Now" hottie came as a suggestion from one of our fellow shcmoes, philalva77. I wasn't exactly too familiar with the lady in question, but I didn't mind learning more about her, as I consider it one of the perks of writing this column. I love being introduced to hotties who've stuck out to a group of movie fans, no matter how big or small. This actress, however, maintained a steady career in front of the camera, and stretched her hotness streak out for well over a decade. In other words, plenty of you shmoes aught to be familiar with her work. So, let's get down to business! Let's take a look back at a woman who's 100% business, and 200% pleasure, Rebecca DeMornay!

Rebecca Jane Pearch was her given name when she was born on August 9, 1959 in Santa Rosa, California. Her parents divorced when she was 2-years-old, and 3 years later she was given her stepfather's surname, De Mornay. She sort of pin-balled around the globe when she was growing up. Somehow she ended up in England, and attended Summerhill School in Leiston, Sufflolk, but she graduated high school in St. Johann, near Kitzbühel, Austria. Then she was trained to be an actress at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York. Needless to say, Rebecca really got around. The same could be said, in a different way, about the character she played in her first breakout role in film…

Most of us are aware of the film RISKY BUSINESS, and the impact it made in 1983, so why is it such a rare film to run into on television? Perhaps because of the film's subject matter. Along with De Mornay, Tom Cruise also makes his big breakout debut as Joel Goodson, a horny high school student with a 3.14 GPA who fears his elaberate sexual fantasies may hold him back from getting into a good college. That is until his parents leave him home alone for a couple weeks, and his reputation is slowly demolished by a call girl he can't seem to get rid of. Joel is pushed into this mess by his sloppy friend Miles, played by Curtis Armstrong (or "Booger" from REVENGE OF THE NERDS), when he convinces Joel to ask himself, "what the f*ck?", a question which still slays the demons of our existence to this day.

After getting set up with an African American tranny by accident, Joel Goodson ("good son"... get it?) decides to try again, and calls Lana (played by De Mornay). The sex scenes in this movie are hard to distinguish from the dream sequences, as they both include unrealistic elements, such as wind blowing the door open, leaves brushing into the house, and lights slowly flickering on and off. But it turns out they do bump uglies, and when the morning comes, Joel is hit the shocking reality that paying for sex is expensive. When he leaves the house to fish $300 out of his savings bond, Lana decides to bail, taking his mother's priceless decorative egg-thingy with her.

Once Joel tracks her down to retrieve his mother's precious jewel, we're introduced to Lana's abusive, gun-toting manager Guido (played by The Situation….. just kidding, Joe Pantoliano). Lana jumps in the car with Joel, and they speed away from her crazy boss, introducing us to the first high-adreniline Tom Cruise car-chase sequence in cinema. Joel decides to let her stay at his place one more night, which is a big mistake, because over the next 24 hours, she and another call girl friend start inviting Joel's buddies over. Obviously, Joel isn't cool with this, even when the call girls offer him "his cut". But then Lana accidentally shifts his father's sports car into neutral, sending it into the Mississippi River, and ipso facto, Joel's parent's place becomes a fully-operating whorehouse. Because he needs the money. What else can you do, right?

I mean, "what the f*ck", right?!?

RISKY BUSINESS also makes Tom Cruise look like he was once a very normal human being, filled with awkwardness and self-doubt like the rest of us. After all, Cruise didn't get involved with those L. Ron Hubbard clones until his TOP GUN days. BUSINESS definitely has that classic '80's teen movie vibe, that makes us all feel connected to the characters. Who hasn't slid around the living room in nothing but sunglasses, socks and tighty-whities, dancing to Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock and Roll" when they were home alone? Right? Why are you guys looking at me like that?

As for Rebecca De Mornay, she played her part near-perfect and looked beautiful the whole way through. Since the movie was a hit, it only makes sense that she was being scoped out by directors all across the board. Her next big feature was RUNAWAY TRAIN (1985), the thriller that introduced the likes of Danny Trejo and Tommy "Tiny" Lister. It's about (brace yourselves) a runway train carrying several escaped convicts and a female train worker (De Mornay) as it plunges through the snowy desolate of Alaska. Sounds pretty badass, right? Well, it is (kinda). Many consider it to be one of the most underrated movies of the '80's. New York Times journalist Janet Maslin credited the film for its "crude energy and bravado". Hey, it's got De Mornay, Danny Trejo and a pretty crazy-awesome poster, so it has to be good.

Throughout the '80's era, Rebecca showcased her singing voice as well, as Debby Plamer in THE SLUGGER'S WIFE (1985), as Beauty in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1987), and she even displayed her guitar-playing skills in AND GOD CREATED WOMAN (1988). She also starred with Mary Gross in the comedy FEDS, about two women training to become FBI agents, while simultaneously dealing sexism from the male agents and trainees. Although, the ironic tagline on the poster, "Sleep Tight, America. These Women Carry Guns." is probably the most sexist thing about that movie.

At the start of the '90's, DeMornay was hotter than ever, and against all odds, she decided to get even hotter (literally) by starring in BACKDRAFT (1991). She played the wife of one of the firefighters, played by… one of the Baldwins (does it matter?). BACKDRAFT was a heavily marketed summer action-flick, and even had its own attraction in Universal Studios, so naturally, it was a box office smash. However, a side-character in a blockbuster wasn't fulfilling enough for Rebecca, so the next year, she surprised audiences with her hidden talent of being creepy, in THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE (1992).

THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE was a popular suspense-thriller that still holds up to this day. Rebecca plays Peyton Flanders (now don't you diddly-iddly go there!), a woman coping with the loss of her baby and husband by trying to steal other women's babies and husbands. She gets hired as a nanny by the Bartels, a family of four, and she uses her twisted, conniving tricks to turn Mrs. Bartel's whole family against her. It's actually quite sickening to watch, but Rebecca does an excellent job playing a subtle psycho. The role earned her the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain, which perhaps used to mean something back then. This led to her starring in more high-tensity suspense-thrillers throughout the '90's, including GUILTY AS SIN and NEVER TALK TO STRANGERS with Antonio Banderas, which featured a bizarre sex scene reminiscent of RISKY BUSINESS.

Around the mid-nineties, Rebecca began shortening her last name to DeMornay, even though she was already very well-known. She also appeared THE THREE MUSKETEERS (1993), THE RIGHT TEMPTATION (2000) and IDENTITY (2003), but there was nothing in the first decade of the new millennium that took her to "shining star" status once again. So where the hell is Rebecca now? One might guess she got trapped in a Häagen-Dazs factory, and has spent the last several years forcing gallons of deliciousness down into her defenseless stomach, and now her blood-type in Rocky Road. One would be wrong, though, for here is what Rebecca DeMornay looks like today…

Well, call me the reverse version of a "cougar" (a muskrat?), but I'd still easily put down $300 for a one-night-stand with 53-year-old Lana. I would still get down to some frisky business with her. More like Rebecca DeHornay if you ask me. This really shouldn't come as much of a surprise to fans of DeMornay. As ridiculously busy as she was 20 years ago, she's remained pretty active in the film industry year-after-year. Most notably, she starred in the 2010 remake of MOTHER'S DAY, obviously as the "mother" of three sons who've just attempted to rob a bank and return to their old home, only to discover it's being occupied by new owners. Once they take the owners and their friends hostage, Rebecca steps in to take control of the situation, and lets her evil sparks fly off the screen once again. It's strange how she can pull off playing such a sadistic c*nt, and yet still look this naturally ravishing in the real world...

That last picture might be a tad older than the rest, but I just had to include it. If you caught AMERICAN REUNION, you'll most certainly remember DeMornay's cameo as Finch's mom, who allowed Steve Stifler to finally get his long-awaited, mother-f*cking revenge once and for all. It was a terrific cameo, and DeMornay proved that not only is she still sexy, but she can still act sexy. And no offense to the lovely Jennifer Coolidge, but if I had a chance to housesit for either Finch of Stifler, I'd take the Finchmeister all the way.

Photo taken from the dictionary, under "MILF".

All in all, it appears Rebecca DeMornay never left the "hottie train", it was just a "runaway hottie train", still choo-chooing its way through Alaska, hopefully heading for Sarah Palin's rosebushes. Currently on her plate, Rebecca is supposed to be seen in a Japanese-remake horror film called APARTMENT 1303 3-D, which has already been released in Russia. No idea when that's going to pop up in the States, but I'm much more anxious to see the project she's currently working on, ESCORT SERVICE. Now that's a winning movie-title if I've ever heard one. She's a class act and a remarkable hottie. Here's hoping you rise to the surface once again, Rebecca DeMornay! And if not, well, sometimes you just gotta say... "what the f*ck?"!

Extra Tidbit: Thanks to philalva77 for suggesting Rebecca. Who else would you schmoes like to see featured in an overly-written "Then & Now" column?

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8:40PM on 01/26/2013
Great actress, and can turn that tap to scalding hot on a whim.
Great actress, and can turn that tap to scalding hot on a whim.
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1:00AM on 01/26/2013
hottie!!!!
hottie!!!!
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6:19PM on 01/25/2013

Faaaaaark.

I would.
I would.
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6:10PM on 01/25/2013
She looked amazing in American Reunion!
She looked amazing in American Reunion!
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4:56PM on 01/25/2013
Wow! She's still got it!
I think you should also do a write up about the girl who played Jennifer in the first Back to the Future movie. She was pretty bangin in the 80's, I'd like to see how well that held up over the years. And also I'm a little curious of what happened to her since she never came back for the sequels.
Wow! She's still got it!
I think you should also do a write up about the girl who played Jennifer in the first Back to the Future movie. She was pretty bangin in the 80's, I'd like to see how well that held up over the years. And also I'm a little curious of what happened to her since she never came back for the sequels.
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3:25PM on 01/25/2013

Tidbit...

Mary Steenburgen
Mary Steenburgen
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5:52PM on 01/25/2013
Here, Here! Seconded on Steenburgen.

As for Rebecca. My God, woman. Simply amazing at 53. I would bump it up to $350.
Here, Here! Seconded on Steenburgen.

As for Rebecca. My God, woman. Simply amazing at 53. I would bump it up to $350.
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12:55PM on 01/25/2013

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12:01PM on 01/25/2013
I was 4 or 5 when I saw Three Musketeers in the movie theaters. I think she's the reason I acknowledged boobs are wonderful things.
I was 4 or 5 when I saw Three Musketeers in the movie theaters. I think she's the reason I acknowledged boobs are wonderful things.
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11:37AM on 01/25/2013

She still has it

Wow
Wow
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11:14AM on 01/25/2013

good

She has aged well. Good for her
She has aged well. Good for her
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10:27AM on 01/25/2013

Great article

Still gorgeous. She was so convincing in The Hand That Rocks he Cradle she made me dislike her as an actress for a while. She scared me. That movie was chilling! Love her though, and so happy to see her included as a Then and Now hottie.
Still gorgeous. She was so convincing in The Hand That Rocks he Cradle she made me dislike her as an actress for a while. She scared me. That movie was chilling! Love her though, and so happy to see her included as a Then and Now hottie.
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10:14AM on 01/25/2013

Some people just don't stop being hot.

Nuff said.
Nuff said.
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10:14AM on 01/25/2013
She's on the same level of hotness as Jane Seymour!
She's on the same level of hotness as Jane Seymour!
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9:30AM on 01/25/2013

Wow

Amazing - She looks even better now. Great article, except Bronson Pinchot was not "Booger" from REVENGE OF THE NERDS.
Amazing - She looks even better now. Great article, except Bronson Pinchot was not "Booger" from REVENGE OF THE NERDS.
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12:45PM on 01/25/2013
Son of a f-…. I don't know how, but I mistook characters. I meant Curtis Armstrong. Thanks for pointing that out.
Son of a f-…. I don't know how, but I mistook characters. I meant Curtis Armstrong. Thanks for pointing that out.
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9:01AM on 01/25/2013
One of my all time favorite hotties!
One of my all time favorite hotties!
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8:19AM on 01/25/2013

WTF

Is with Tom Cruise's mouth in that picture!?

And yeah, Becca's still got it goin' on.
Is with Tom Cruise's mouth in that picture!?

And yeah, Becca's still got it goin' on.
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4:53PM on 01/25/2013
I think that was photoshopped dude. But yea, it looks like he was possessed or something, lol.
I think that was photoshopped dude. But yea, it looks like he was possessed or something, lol.
6:29AM on 01/25/2013
OMFG...a MILF goddess to the 9th degree!
OMFG...a MILF goddess to the 9th degree!
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