Happy Birthday, Jennifer Beals


Lesbian icon and former “Maniac” Jennifer Beals turns 43 today. Exactly what is this woman doing that makes her look better with every passing year — including a year that involved childbirth?

Below are some photos of Ms. Beals from some of her more memorable screen roles, including a few she probably wishes we didn’t remember. Cue Kenny Rogers’ “Through the Years,” and I think we’ll have a proper three-hanky tribute.


Flashdance (1983), the one that started it all


as Cinderella (1985)


as Dr. Frankenstein’s bride (1985)


as the undead in Vampire’s Kiss (1989)

Click below to see more of Ms. Beals…

Four Rooms

as Angela in Four Rooms (1995)

Devil in the Blue Dress

as Daphne Monet in Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

The Spree

as Xinia Kelly in The Spree (1998)


as Julie Sanders in Militia (2000)


in They Shoot Divas, Don’t They? (2002)

Desolation Sound

as Elizabeth Story in Desolation Sound (2005)

The L Word Season 3

as Bette Porter in Season 3 of The L Word (2006)

Here’s to another 43 years, Ms. Beals!

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