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Born in Liverpool, England, on Aug. 21, 1956, Kim Cattrall wanted so much to become an actress that, at just 16 years old, she graduated from high school and moved to New York City to pursue her craft.

The leggy blonde found steady work in the 1980s in films that mainly capitalized on her physical assets, including Porky's (1981), Police Academy (1984), Big Trouble in Little China (1986) and Mannequin (1987). But it wasn't till nearly a decade later that Cattrall became a bona fide star, scoring five consecutive Emmy nominations for her portrayal of sexually uninhibited public relations executive Samantha Jones on the hit HBO series "Sex and the City" (1998-2004).

During her six-season stint on the show, Cattrall also appeared on the big screen in Baby Geniuses (1999), Fifteen Minutes (2001) and Crossroads (2002), as well as the post-"Sex" Disney film Ice Princess (2005).

Kim Cattrall in The Bonfire of the Vanities

The Bonfire of the Vanities

1990 R

Brian De Palma (Scarface) directs the film version of Tom Wolfe's satire about race, politics and greed in 1980s New York. In it, Tom Hanks stars as Sherman McCoy, a wealthy Wall Street investor whose life takes a dark turn when his mistress (Melanie Griffith) hits a black youth with his car. When tabloid journalist Peter Fallow (Bruce Willis) gets wind of the situation, he turns it into front-page news, inciting a racial incident in this game of dog-eat-dog.

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