Where Are They Now: Rebecca De Mornay, AKA The Hooker From 'Risky Business'
October 4th, 2013 11:46am EDT
Actress Rebecca de Mornay is probably best known as the business-minded call girl who romances Tom Cruise in the 1983 film "Risky Business."
In the film, Lana (de Mornay) moves in with high school student Joel (Cruise) while his parents are out of town. They fall in love, and she helps him get into Princeton by turning his house into a brothel for a "Young Entrepeneur" school assignment.
One of the film's most memorable scenes is when Lana seduces Joel on a subway.
After the film ended, De Mornay and Cruise wound up dating for two years and lived together for a while.
What has the 54-year-old star been up to since the 80s? Click through to see more pics and find out...
From 1986 until 1991, de Mornay worked on small acting projects such as independent films and made-for-television movies. She also appeared in the music video for Jefferson Starship's ballad "Sara."
The actress jumped back into the mainstream with a small role as Kurt Russell's wife in Ron Howard's fireman drama "Backdraft" (1991). She then made a comeback of sorts in the 1992 psycho-thriller "The Hand that Rocks the Cradle." The film, which spotlighted her vampy, sexual prowess, was a massive hit.
In 1995 de Mornay dated her "Never Talk To Strangers" co-star Harry Dean Stanton. The relationship made waves because he was 33 years older than she was.
DeMornay was once engaged to singer Leonard Cohen - who was 25 years her senior. She married writer and director Bruce Wagner before they split after one year. She later tied the knot with sportscaster Patrick O'Neil - the son of actor Ryan O'Neil - and they have two daughters. The pair divorced in 2002.
In the late 90s, her name "Rebecca De Mornay" was used for a character (played by African-American actress Sonya Eddy) in two "Seinfeld" episodes - "The Muffin Tops" and "The Bookstore." Perhaps one of the writers was a fan?
De Mornay ventured into several TV projects in the late 90s and 2000s. She played Noah Wyle's lover and patient in several episodes of "ER" and appeared in the final four episodes of "The Practice," playing an attorney representing James Spader. In 2007, she was top-billed alongside Bruce Greenwood in HBO's shortly lived series "John from Cincinnati."
De Mornay's recent projects include "Flipped" (2010), "Collar" (2011), and "Apartment 1303 3D" (2012). She also has several films in production, including "Escort Service." It seems like she's coming full circle with films about call girls!
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