Some Belated Praise For Some Of Hollywood Women's Women
Say Hello To Some Of Hollywood's "Women's Women"
If Elvis Presley were alive at the writing of this story, he would start belting out the soundtrack from one of his Hollywood movies: Girls, Girls, Girls. I would. If I were able to sing. But since the fact has surfaced that I am not a singer, nor do I resemble Elvis, I will do my best to talk to you about a sequel, to my men-related story, “In Praise Of Hollywood’s Men’s Men,” but in this story, I want to give equal rights to those fair creatures made by God Himself, the ladies.
Yes, I am sure that if a massive, nationwide search were held, we could start in your hometown or mine and find the female phenomenon, “Woman’s Woman,” and that would be the counterpart to a “Man’s Man.” And for me personally, I do NOT want any female--famous or not, angry at me. Have you, (talking to the men), ever had a female who was so angry at you that you swore that she had turned red? I have. And folks, I am not going down that expressway again if I can avoid it.
With painstaking-labor, I have spent a great deal of time searching all facets of search engines and websites seeking to find some proof of a few “Women’s Women,” and I believe that I found some very-worthy samplings. Oh, I am using the plural of “Woman’s Woman,” to “Women’s Women,” since there are more than one woman. But at the end of this story, I am going to introduce to you, who I think, and it’s just my opinion, who I think is the number one rated “Woman’s Woman,” so please do not skip down to the bottom. Just find out along with the other readers.
What are some of the characteristics of a “Woman’s Woman”? Let’s see. A “Woman’s Woman” is strong as a man--maybe stronger emotionally; she is independent of men and an independent thinker; comfortable with other women and her personal girlfriends as well; she is able to be at ease at a rodeo where sweaty, dirty, cursing, Red Man chewing and Miller Beer drinking cowboys hang out and not be intimidated; she can handle an 18-wheeler with the best of men; she can put together a blow-out lingerie party for her women friends and not be the “belle of the ball,” for a true “Woman’s Woman” knows how to stay out of the lime light to let her friends have their moment of glory and a “Woman’s Woman” can own her own business; compete and win in male-dominated sports such as skeet-shooting; bass fishing, even deer hunting. A modern-day “Woman’s Woman,” is an all-around, well-balanced woman who can be a good friend as well as a lover to the man of her choice and make him feel like he’s the only man in the world by just winking at him. That, to me, partially-describes a “Woman’s Woman.”
Take a good look at the artwork of “Women’s Women” to the right. I am going to do (just like the “Man’s Man” story), start with my least-favorite “Woman’s Woman” and work my way down to the last picture and that one will be my personal choice as my Number One Rated “Woman’s Woman.”
LYNDA CARTER - stunning good looks, soft voice and mentally-sharp as a tack. Carter is one of Hollywood’s most attractive “Woman’s Woman” for she did play television’s Wonder Woman and although this was a DC Comics-based cartoon hero, did you know that mostly grown men watched her show? I confess. I did. And loved it. And in real life, Carter works for several charities as well as doing personal appearances. Lynda Carter, to me, is a true “Wonder Woman’s Woman” and I appreciate her along with most everyone in the U.S.A.
KATHLEEN TURNER - has ‘that’ look about her. Sexy, sensual-at-will and smart as an IBM machine. Turner, a star of many movies including the blockbuster, “Body Heat,” and “Romancing The Stone, with Michael Douglas, also has appeared in several cameo rolls on some of television’s hottest shows. With her raspy voice, long blond hair and a smile that would stop traffic, Kathleen Turner remains today as a true “Woman’s Woman” who is admired by most women for being somewhat of a singular-thinker and independent of any support by men. Beautiful and enduring. These words best describe Kathleen Turner.
JESSICA ALBA - what can I say but look at those full, pouty lips and huge, sexy eyes. Jessica Alba, young female star of some of Hollywood’s most-successful movies such as: “The Fantastic Four - Rise of The Silver Surfer,” where she played Sue Storm, wife of Reed Richards, leader of the Fantastic Four; “Good Luck, Chuck” with comedian Dane Cook; and from television, with Michael Weatherly, (Danozo, CSI with Mark Harmon), where Alba played “Dark Angel,” a human-like creation that fought like an army, thought like a computer and had plenty of those warm and charming female feelings. Jessica Alba is as comfortable with men as she is women and many directors and producers have learned that Jessica Alba cannot be pushed around or intimidated.
HELEN SLATER - blond, beautiful and witty. Slater won my heart as Super girl, Superman’s female counterpart. Slater had the moves, voice, and talent to pull the role of Super girl off to a tee. Slater also found success with Michael J. Fox in “The Secret of My Success,” where she played an economic strategist for a huge New York company where Michael J. Fox worked in the mailroom, but wanted to be in an executive position. Women love Helen Slater for she is not a prideful woman--always talking about what “Helen Slater” is all about and what “Helen Slater” is up to. Slater is an humble star of the entertainment industry as well as a caring humanitarian. I will always look at Slater and think of her flowing blond hair flying over her pretty red cape as Super girl.
LEE MERIWEATHER - was my dream woman when I was fourteen. Meriweather, a former Miss U.S.A., had several successful productions in Hollywood and one being “The Time Tunnel,” where she played a computer wizard who helped two time-travelers go back in time to some historical event and then have to leave when the nuclear time-tunnel computer was ready to vaporize them into another time dimension. Forget all that. I first learned what the word: LUST means when I watched her perform on “The Time Tunnel,” and many years later, she played, of all things, Barnaby Jones’ niece, on a show that starred Buddy Ebsen, still going strong as Barnaby Jones, private investigator. Meriweather could hold her own in a fight scene, shoot a .38 as good as Jones and always have a kind word for the victim of a confidence man--who Ebsen and Meriweather apprehended. I dreamed of one day finding a Lee Meriweather in my hometown. Guess what? Didn’t happen. Still not happening in 2011. I am almost ready to give up.
DEBORAH NORVELL - at first look, Norvell bears a strong resemblance to Helen Slater, but these two beautiful girls are not related. Norvell, a television journalist, was once a co-anchor on “The Today Show” and was, as the rumor mill in Hollywood said ‘rooted out by Jane Pauley,’ who stayed on the show until her retirement. Deborah Norvell wasn’t to be taken lightly. She took on the role of host for “Inside Edition,” and also did several news specials for NBC in her illustrious entertainment career. Norvell’s award-winning smile and overall beauty, makes her a real “Woman’s Woman” for women and men fans to enjoy.
MARGO KIDDER - made me want to be Super Man. I mean that. Her sexy eyes, voice, and that beautiful brunette hair made her the perfect Lois Lane. I watched the first Super Man film and hated it each time that Clark “Super Man” Kent, Christopher Reeve, hugged up to her and then had the gall to take her flying in the night sky. That scoundrel! Kidder also had a co-starring role with James Brolin in the now-cult classic, “The Amityville Horror,” about a house that was haunted by evil spirits--one being “Jody, the pig,” that was hilarious. Some sources said later that Margo Kidder suffered a complete mental and physical breakdown and had to be treated for manic depression. But with that being said, even with this small obstacle, I shall always love Margo Kidder. Always.
JUNE LOCKHART - “America’s Woman’s Woman” when she helped her husband Paul and son, Timmy run a farm all by themselves. Oh yeah, there was that guy, Uncle Petrie, who knew all about farming, so he lived with the Martins and Lassie as well. With the famous collie, Lassie, as the lead star in the show, “Lassie,” Lockhart found comfort in being a wife to Paul and a mother to Timmy. And keeping the house going. But if I had written a few “Lassie” shows, I would have June driving a Ford tractor--plowing up the fields for spring planting; lassoing calves for branding and organizing the Martin Farm for tax purposes while she dons a pair of Levi’s for ladies an goes for a stroll to see how the farming operations are going. And she wouldn’t be given orders by Paul. Or Uncle Petrie. Did anyone ever know where Petrie really came from? One day he just appeared in the barn and stayed on. That’s show business.
JESSICA SIMPSON - is probably the cutest, sauciest, and sweetest young woman in show business. Simpson is a young “Woman’s Woman,” and doesn’t care that much about her weight for she looks great with or without a few pounds. Simpson is famous for her question, to then-hubby, Nick Lache, (former singer with 98 Degrees) on their show on MTV, “The Newlyweds,” “Is this chicken or fish?” talking about a can of Chicken of The Sea tuna she was eating with a fork. That brought on a “Can you believe this?” look from Nick and that is what made the show was Jessica’s frequent verbal blurbs and clumsiness in the house. She was no cook, but she cooked as “Daisy Duke” in “The Dukes of Hazzard” movie that grossed millions. Why is Jessica a “Woman’s Woman”? Because she doesn’t try to make other girls look bad. She is a very-supportive girl in and off the camera. Simpson can be described in one word: GENUINE. I wish that I had chosen Simpson as my Number One Rated Woman’s Woman, but not this time. And thanks to Starkist tuna for making Jessica a star.
BRITTANY MURPHY - sadly, is gone from us today. What a beautiful package of life Brittany was in real life and in the movies she made. “European Honeymoon with Ashton Crutcher; “Uptown Girls,” “8 Mile,” with rapper, Eminem and “Clueless, with Alisha Silverstone where Brittany played a fashion disaster named, Ty. After some heavy-duty makeover’s, by Alisha Silverstone’s character, Ty was then the most-popular girl in their school and “Little Black Book” with Ron Livingston. Brittany Murphy was a true comedienne as she starred as guest host on Saturday Night Live and did the voices in “Happy Feet,” a cartoon film about the life of one little penguin who loved to dance. When Brittany Murphy was found dead in her Hollywood apartment, the authorities said the cause of her death was complications from the flu and the medications that she had taken. I do know that Murphy was one of my favorites then. And now.
TERI HATCHER - IS the winner of My Number One Rated Woman’s Woman. From her dazzling beauty that includes her fabulous eyes, hair and personality, she has been the mainstay on the ABC hit series, “Desperate Housewives,” and is a true “Woman’s Woman.” She has appeared with former NFL great, Howie Long, in numerous Radio Shack ads on television, all the talk shows, and appeared on all the major Hollywood-generated magazines, but the most memorable role that Teri Hatcher has played was that of a young Lois Lane and a young Clark Kent played by Dean Cain who was also Super Man. The show, “The Adventures of Lois and Clark,” was the most in-depth Super Man show of its kind. The characters, Lois and Clark, were allowed to show emotions--love, jealousy and competition as coworkers at the Daily Planet newspaper. Hatcher can easily star in an Old West-type of Western or a shady gal in an old black and white private eye movie. Hatcher can do it all. And this is why I chose her as my Number One Rated Woman’s Woman.
And no, guys, I do NOT have ANY of these gals’ addresses or phone numbers. It’s like a “look but don’t touch” type of thing with this story.
And I’m glad that I’m on this side of my PC.