Showgirls star Elizabeth Berkley, 50, looks almost unrecognizable as she steps out in casual attire for a meeting in Los Angeles
Showgirls star Elizabeth Berkley looked nearly unrecognizable as she stepped out for a very casual outing in Los Angeles, Calif., on Thursday.
The 50-year-old actress – who shot to fame on Saved By The Bell and is known for her glamorous appearances – appeared to be off duty and dressed for her day out in Los Angeles.
Pairing a simple black tank top with matching pants, she wore her signature blonde hair and kept her mask on.
Getting out: Showgirls star Elizabeth Berkley was spotted taking a walk as she surfaced in Santa Monica this Thursday
Elizabeth’s next appearances include the HBO drama miniseries The Idol, which also stars the late Anne Heche.
Johnny Depp’s daughter, Lily-Rose, stars in The Idol, which, according to Deadline, is about a pop star who falls in love with a cult nightclub owner.
Viewers will see Lily-Rose, Anne and Elizabeth amid a cast that includes Canadian pop idol The Weeknd and YouTube star Troye Sivan.
Two years ago, Elizabeth returned to the Saved By The Bell franchise for the series reboot Peacock, which was canceled in May after two seasons.
Here we go: Pairing a simple black tank top with matching pants, she wore her signature blonde hair and kept her mask on
Legendary: Saved by The Bell ran from 1989 to 1993, after which Elizabeth got the most infamous gig of her career – the 1995 film Showgirls (pictured)
Elizabeth rose to prominence on Saved By The Bell as high schooler Jessie Spano, a role uniquely suited to her strengths.
She and Tiffani Amber Thiessen had both auditioned for one of the other roles, and after Tiffani got that role, the character of Jessie was created for Elizabeth.
The show ran from 1989 to 1993, after which Elizabeth got the most infamous gig of her career – the 1995 film Showgirls.
Showgirls was directed by Paul Verhoeven from a screenplay by Joe Eszterhas, after the pair collaborated on the hit erotic thriller Basic Instinct.
Remember when: Elizabeth rose to prominence on Saved By The Bell as high schooler Jessie Spano and is pictured on the show in 1991 alongside Mario Lopez
The script at the time was the most expensive ever to sell – a sale that became infamous after the film was trashed by critics and stalled at the box office.
Although the film was a commercial bomb in theaters, partly crippled by its NC-17 rating, it ended up being a hit on home video.
Showgirls quickly became a cult favorite thanks in part to Elizabeth’s over-the-top performance as stripper Nomi Malone and lines as ridiculous as the character saying she “liked Doggy Chow” in a memorable scene with Gina Gershon. .
However, at the time, the film made Elizabeth persona non grata, having left Saved By The Bell specifically to enter cinema.
Ended: Two years ago, Elizabeth returned to the Saved By The Bell franchise for the reboot of the show Peacock, which was canceled in May after two seasons
“Of course it was disappointing that it didn’t work out well, but there was so much cruelty around it.” I was bullied,’ she told People two years ago.
“And I didn’t understand why I was being accused. An actor’s job is to fulfill the director’s vision. And I did everything I was supposed to do.
She noted that “no one associated with the film spoke up on my behalf to protect me.” I was left out and an outcast in the industry I had worked so hard for.