Elizabeth Berkley: Jessie Spano
Ever since playing Naomi Malone in the 1995 bomb Showgirls, Elizabeth Berkley has struggled to shed the onerous weight of the two Razzies she earned for the role. Lucky for her, the film is now a cult classic — and it didn’t kill her career: She’s appeared in numerous movies, and she’s guest-starred on episodes of Titus, NYPD Blue, The L Word, and CSI: Miami. Her newest gig? Dancing With the Stars Season 17.
Before that, Liz's biggest post-SbtB gig came in 2009, when she hosted the one and only season of Step It Up and Dance, a Bravo dance competition that, as it turns out, had two left feet.
After dating actor/screenwriter Roger Wilson from 1997 to 1999 (and getting caught up in the middle of an out-of-hand brawl between Roger and Leo DiCaprio), Elizabeth married artist Greg Lauren in Cabo San Lucas on November 1, 2003. In July 2012, the couple welcomed son Sky Cole.
In 2006, with encouragement from her hubby, Elizabeth set up an online self-help program for teen girls called Ask Elizabeth, and in early 2011 she released a self-help book titled Ask Elizabeth: Real Answers to Everything You Secretly Wanted to Ask about Love, Friends, Your Body... and Life in General.
These days, Elizabeth can be seen stepping it up on the DWTS dance floor with partner Val Chmerkovskiy. And we aren't the only ones who are so excited, so excited about it! It seems that time has made the smiley actress a funny lady. The partners are busting out routines inspired by the SbtB caffeine pill addiction episode (October 14, 2013) and her Showgirls past, too!