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Rena Riffel Returns in ‘Showgirls 2′

To put it mildly, Showgirls is a movie with a history. Due to its salacious content, Paul Verhoven’s big-budget paean to boobs and backstage betrayal was notorious even before it hit theaters bearing an NC-17 rating back in 1995. And after it was released to bad reviews and worse box office, well let’s just say [...]

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Back to Basics—The Invisible Man

By 1933, Universal Studios had become a veritable fear factory, thanks to the efforts of production head Carl Laemmle Jr. After the amazing profits earned from Dracula, Frankenstein and The Mummy, he was eager to find Universal’s next horror property. Carl Junior had been trying to get a Frankenstein sequel off the ground, but director [...]

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Rena Riffel—On a path of inspiration

It could be said that actress Rena Riffel was born to be in showbiz. Rena started appearing in commercials as an infant and soon graduated to the stage. Before long, she was modeling and appearing in films. Her first major role was as Penny/Hope in Paul Verhoeven’s notorious Showgirls. Since then, she’s done a little [...]

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Trasharella Ultra Vixen

Actress Rena Riffel has covered a lot of terrain in the movie biz. From low-budget horror movies to “bound heat” exploitation flicks, she’s certainly traveled the fringes. She’s also flirted with the big-time, doing great work with directors Paul Verhoeven and David Lynch while starring alongside Gina Gershon and Naomi Watts. So it makes sense that [...]

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