Over the next decade, Hunter continued to grace the covers of major magazines while also raising two kids and earning record sums for her modeling appearances and endorsements, including a reported $1.8 million fee for posing topless for Playboy.
Also during this time, Hunter began to take acting lessons -- training that's paid off with parts in independent films such as 1999's A Walk in the Park and 2000's Two Shades of Blue, as well as the 2006 hit comedy The Benchwarmers.
Toymaker Maxine Happy (Joan Collins) sends two burly blowhards into the Australian hinterland to kidnap Ozzie, a talking koala. Her scheme is to clone endless Ozzies to sell as talking pets. But there's a switcheroo, and 8-year-old Justin (Spencer Breslin) ends up taking Ozzie back home to the States. With the bad guys in hot pursuit, Justin must break all the rules to save the mouthy marsupial from the clutches of corporate greed.