Natasha Gregson Wagner
In therapy since her mother Natalie Wood's tragic death when she was 11, seemingly cute-as-a-button Natasha Gregson Wagner has opted for complicated female characters in dark, offbeat films because they are "more like myself. " The daughter of producer-writer Richard Gregson and adopted daughter of actor Robert Wagner, the lovely dark-haired actress brings to mind her mother at a similar age. She made her feature debut in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1992) and has also appeared in "Fathers and Sons" (1994), her then-boyfriend Josh Evans' directorial debut "Inside the Goldmine" (1994))--she would later appear in Evan's grim noir "Glam" (2001)--and "High School High" (1996). In David Lynch's "Lost Highway" (1997), she breathed life into Sheila, the two-timed girlfriend of Balthazar Getty, and in a more central role in James Toback's "Two Girls and Guys" (1998) played the scrappy, streetwise Lou, giving a performance that was magnetic and interesting in a picture that didn't quite deliver on its potential as a great sex farce. She followed an even more advernturously sexual role, frequently minus any clothing, in the unusual "First Love, Last Rites" (1997) opposite Giovanni Ribisi as a couple who spends much of the film either talking endlessly about their relationship or engaging in sex.