A Reel Actor Profile: Vinessa Shaw

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The 2007 remake of 3:10 to Yuma was billed as a vehicle for Christian Bale and Russell Crowe. And for good reason: those stars put on a pair of great performances.

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But a young actress also garnered attention after her performance in the film: Vinessa Shaw.

Slated for three more films in 2008, Shaw is a popular commodity in Hollywood. With that in mind, here are a few interesting facts about the actress:

  • She dated actor Jonathan Brandis while filming Ladybugs in 1992.
  • Attended Barnard College, but never graduated.
  • Also dated Oliver Hudson at one point.
  • Auditioned for the part of Jenny Everdeane in Gangs of New York. Part eventually went to Cameron Diaz.
  • Ranked #66 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" in 2002.

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Vinessa Shaw is an up and coming actress. She starred in 3:10 to Yuma and has a slate of movies lined up for 2008: Garden Party, Stag Night and Two Lovers. The actress auditioned for the part of Jenny Everdeane in Gangs of New York in 2002.

She was also ranked #66 that year in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World."

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