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The Scream Queens of Film: Amber Heard

February 17, 2013

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Drive Angry

Amber Heard (born in 1986 in Austin, Texas; 5’8″) dropped out of school at 17 and moved to New York to start a career in modeling.  Not satisfied, she then relocated to Los Angeles to get into acting.  Rather surprisingly, she only recently found her way to horror and suspense as she became more popular.  Funny; normally it’s the opposite case.

Amber Heard and Danny Trejo in Machete Kills

Amber’s horror, slasher, suspense resume includes Machete Kills (2013), And Soon the Darkness (2010), The Ward (2010), Zombieland (2009; she was the chick in 406), The Stepfather (2009) and All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006), which most recently was widely released after a long hiatus–it screened at the Toronto Film Festival in 2006 then disappeared till its reappearance in 2013.  Not sure why it was held up, but Heard’s now-huge reputation marked a good time for mass distribution.

Zombieland

Here she is in The Ward

MoviesFilmsandFlix founder The Hof had some interesting input on Amber.  He noted that “she doesn’t look like the girl next door.  She’s more like the girl you cheat with when you’re dating the girl next door.”  Taking this observation to the next level, he considered that if she was cast in Schindler’s List (1993), the director would have put her in a bikini and just found a way to make it work.

Stepfather

Much of the male population seems to agree.  Amber was ranked #21 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 Women in 2008 and #13 in 2010; ranked #34 in the 2011 FHM list of “100 Sexiest Women in the World” and #25 in the 2010 FHM UK “100 Sexiest Women in the World.”  I guess Johnny Depp (now in his 50s) lucked out to marry this femme fatale.

But she’s not just a bikini-ready body and a pretty face.  She takes her work VERY seriously.  How else would she have been able to keep a straight face opposite a ridiculous Nic Cage in Drive Angry (2011)?  She’s a good actress, really.  But it looks like a genetic sex bomb went off in her DNA so she’ll only get bikini, short shorts and Tank Top Horror roles.

Amber Heard and Odette Anabel/Yustman in And Soon the Darkness

Her butt got some serious screen time in Drive Angry.

But, hey, I’m not complaining.

GQ spread

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 28, 2016 4:45 pm

    Amber eard is amazing!

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