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Sean Young: Iconic Actress Competes On SWTS Tonight On ABC!

Posted by on November 22, 2010 at 8:41 PM EST

sean youngThe iconic actress Sean Young will star on SWTS tonight on ABC.

Skating With the Stars contestant Sean Young might not be a household name, but she has acted in some iconic movies. Sean Young has been in Blade Runner, Dune, Stripes, No Way Out and Wall Street. She has also been in her share of comedies include Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Kingpin.  Most recently she has been seen in the TV soap opera The Young and the Restless.

Sean Young was born in Kentucky and moved a few times as a child. She went high school In Ohio and attended the School of American Ballet in New York. Before becoming an actress she worked as a dancer and a model.

In the 1980’s her movie career took off and she found herself staring opposite some of the biggest leading men in Hollywood. The list is like a who’s who of movie stars: Douglas, Costner, Ford, Woods, Murray. She was even cast as Vicki Vale in Tim Burton’s Batman, but she broke her arm when she fell off a horse in rehearsals and was replaced by Kim Basinger.

As great as her resume is, Sean Young is known to clash with her directors. Her role in Wall Street was meant to be much larger than it ended up being, but her constant clashes with director Oliver Stone caused him to cut the part down.  She also claims she was hired to play the role of Tess Trueheart in the movie Dick Tracy, but was then fired when she refused Warren Beatty’s advances. Beatty denies the claim.

In 2008 she had a very public incident where she got drunk and heckled a DGA nominee at the Director’s Guild of America Awards. She was removed from the show and then checked herself into rehab.

Sean Young has a ballet background which should come in handy, but she is also 51 years old and is the oldest member of the cast of Skating With the Stars. It will be interesting to see if her body can hold up to the rigors of this kind of competition. There is also the question of her having the patients and temperament to learn this. She could end up being the diva of the show.



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