In the sulphurous Showgirls, she played Nomi Malone, a young woman with no family, no friends and no money who was hired as a stripper in a famous Las Vegas cabaret. She is the American actress Elizabeth Berkley, and it is an understatement to say that those who had discovered her a few years before in the cult series of the 80s Saved by the Bell were quite shocked when they saw her, naked, doing pole dancing in front of Paul Verhoeven’s camera!
As Showgirls celebrates its quarter of a century today, this is the perfect occasion to update Elizabeth Berkley. Since the feature film, freshly received by critics and the public on its release but which now enjoys a small cult status, the actress has been at the very least discreet on the sets. In the cinema, however, we could see her in the credits of Club des Ex (1996) and in front of Oliver Stone’s camera for L’Enfer du dimanche (1999).
Charlize Theron almost starred in … Showgirls!
Elizabeth Berkley, who has made appearances in CSI: Miami and The L Word, hadn’t appeared onscreen for nearly a decade and most notably a role in Donnie Darko 2. Now 48 years old. years, the American is preparing to make her big comeback since she will soon resume her cult role of Jessie Spano in the sequel to Saved by the Bell.
This new Saved by the Bell, which will feature new students but will see the return of some major figures of the 90’s show, will allow Elizabeth Berkley to reunite with her colleagues of the time Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Thiessen and Mario Lopez. The series will be broadcast soon on the Peacock platform, affiliated with NBC Universal.
The teaser for the new series “Saved by the Bell”, with the return of Elisabeth Berkley: