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Mar 29, 2010

Ladies of the 80s Tournament - Round 1: Vanity (3) vs Ally Sheedy (6)

Previous results: In the battle of the Jennifers, Connelly took down Grey 27-15. Click here to view the updated full bracket.


Breakdown: I've never seen a single Vanity film, so I'm plucking this from her IMDb bio:

"Born Denise Katrina Matthews, Vanity is glamorous Canadian ex-model and lead singer of all girl group "Vanity 6" from German and African/American parentage, who specialized in playing sultry female characters often in trouble with the law.

Vanity first appeared on screen in the biographical tale of writer Jack London titled Klondike Fever (1980), before venturing into more gritty territory such as the slasher film Terror Train (1980), the very odd chick flick Tanya's Island (1980), a B-Grade martial arts film entitled The Last Dragon (1985) and the totally weird Never Too Young to Die (1986).

However, for my money, her best two performances were as the naive stripper assisting blackmail victim Roy Scheider in the under rated thriller 52 Pick-Up (1986). and then as a seductive, smart talking, night club singer teaming up with cop Carl Weathers to defeat murderous car tycoon Craig T. Nelson in the violent Action Jackson (1988)."
80s Highlights: Action Jackson, 52 Pick-Up, The Last Dragon

Ally Sheedy

Breakdown: The 80s force is strong with this one, co-starring in a number of hits along the way, from The Breakfast Club (her most famous role) to WarGames to SHort Circuit and St. Elmo's Fire. Never considered a traditional hottie, but certainly appreciated by a certain subsection of the male (and female?) population. Has made a comeback in the form in indie film stardom over the last decade or so.
80s Highlights: The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire, Short Circuit

8 people have chosen wisely: on "Ladies of the 80s Tournament - Round 1: Vanity (3) vs Ally Sheedy (6)"

Nic Cage said...

Wow, this one is easy. Vanity hasn't done nearly as much as Ally, but she is infinitely hotter.

Nick said...

No way. I'm in that subsection, I suppose. I always thought she was the hottest in Breakfast Club. Sheedy all the way.

The Floating Red Couch said...

Ally Sheedy is totes a hotti -- SWF? Hot. Break=fast Club -- hot. Plus, she's gettable and bat shit insane.

JacksSmirkingRevenge said...
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JacksSmirkingRevenge said...

You havent seen Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon! Sir, you have not lived. "Sho'nuff" might the greatest villain of the 80s.

Anyway, I voted Vanity. Never found Sheedy remotely attrative.

Fletch said...

Holy shit - Sheedy currently has the lead. I'm shocked. I thought she might make it close, but I didn't think she had a chance to win. Time will tell. The polls end when the new entry goes up, and that's a somewhat variable time (though a pattern will emerge).

JSR - I haven't seen that, but once you mentioned the character, I knew who he was. I've seen plenty o' pictures of him. In due time, I'm sure.

Reel Whore said...

I totally missed this vote, but Vanity would've gotten my vote solely for Action Jackson. Memories of her are permanently etched in the adolescent half of my brain.

sam said...

ms. denise matthews is beautiful then and now.
it really doesnt matter if the poll is over or not.