Wednesday, August 5, 2009

WOMAN OF THE WEEK: Jewel Shepard

And now, we return you to your regularly scheduled programming...HAPPY HUMPDAY! Now this WotW probably fits in the description of "humpday" better than most of our weekly women. So I try to pick women who not only do something fabulous for the genre, but who are also just fabulous people. After B-Sol of The Vault of Horror's interview with her...I'm obsessed. She's my newest Facebook friend and I'm glad to say that creeping her profile gave me the
TWELVE THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT JEWEL SHEPARD:

1. Her favorite sandwich is turkey on rye with mayo and mustard.
2. Her favorite imaginary sandwich is her, in between Russell Crowe and James Caviezel. Without dressing.
3. Her favorite movie is "Gone With The Wind."
4. Her least favorite movie is "Ron Popeil's Great Food Dehydrator Informercial," which seems to have been seen by even more people.
5. She has secret fantasies of playing Strip Monopoly with every Governor of every state and being caught on tape in a hotel on Park Place.
6. Her biggest wish in the world is to marry Clark Gable.
7. The reason that's unlikely to happen: Clark Gable died in 1963.
8. Her favorite musical act (this week): The theme song from "Girls Gone Wild".
9. Her least favorite musical act (all time): Benny Plotkin and his All-Bagpipe Band. Especially at 3 am.
10. Favorite pizza topping (if she liked pizza): Pineapple.
11. Favorite mass murderer: Jim Jones.
12. Most recent accomplishment: Finishing stupid list of 12 facts about self. Remind me not to do this again.

Now, you may be wondering...who the hell is this broad? Well, she wants to help you out. Not only is she a B-Movie Queen, but she's also got a book out entitled "If I'm So Famous, How Come Nobody's Ever Heard of Me". Well, you may know her from a little film called Return of the Living Dead. That's right. Jewel Shepard may be better known to you cool cats as Casey (Fuck off and Die) from ROTLD. She sported one of the most god awful blue moehawk wigs in the history of blue moehawk wigs but man can she wear the crap out of a god awful blue moehawk wig.

Absolutely breathtaking and enthusiastic, the knockout that is Jewel Shepard was born in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York. As a struggling actress, she supported herself by working in LA strip clubs and modeling for cars. With a body like hers...could you blame her?! She got her start in really low-brow films but it was when she got the part as the sarcastic punk Casey in ROTLD that really got her some attention. She starred in a string of B-Movies afterward but sill managed to hang on to a very dedicated cult following. More recently Jewel popped up in a small part as a hooker in the terrific independent movie The Cooler. Outside of acting, she has had a very successful career as a writer. Jewel has penned articles for such publications as "Details," "Premiere," and "Cosmopolitan." She has also contributed special features to the Associated Press. Jewel Shepard authored the B-flick queen interview chronicle "Invasion of the B-Girls", 19 exploitation film actresses from both the past and present alike are interviewed in this book.(IMDB) She's also got her name on the cover of the absolutely incredible tell-all autobiography "If I'm So Famous, How Come Nobody's Ever Heard of Me?". Favorite tid-bit? SHE DID VOICES ON GARFIELD. Now just because she's got her B-Movie fame and her stripping career doesn't mean she's just your ordinary actress...she's wickedly smart. She's quite political and if you read her personal blogs, she's got some really cool stuff to say. Needless to say, I'm now obsessed, infatuated, and impressed. Go stalk her youtube page now :) You're welcome.

3 comment(s):

B-Sol said...

Linnea Quigley, you've been replaced. There, I said it!!

Lily Strange said...

Jewel is very cool and very personable. I'm glad that I found her, through Mike McBeardo. It's always great when people who have managed to achieve a degree of fame still remain true to themselves.

Lily Strange said...

My friends Brittney and Emrald have written a shout-out for your blog here.

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