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Born: December 19, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...


"I also got sent the script for 'The Full Monty' because I had to give my approval so they could use me there, too. (In the film, a group of aspiring male strippers rent 'Flashdance' to learn some moves but end up slagging Beals's skills as a welder.) I think they were worried that I wouldn't take it well, but the script was so funny! I don't mind being made fun of, because 'Flashdance' really was so silly, but the irony with 'The Full Monty' is that I actually studied welding for two months before 'Flashdance'. But when I got to the set, Adrian [Lyne, the director] kept yelling out, 'More sparks!' which looked better on camera. The only way I could comply was by welding very poorly." --Jennifer Beals, quoted in Time Out New York, October 30-November 6, 1997

"I don't think in terms of comeback. I think, oh, people are aware of the things that I do and the stories that I'm part of."---Beals to People Magazine April 12, 2004

Beals was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People for 2004

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