She’s come a long way from her role in Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, blossoming into one rather troubled teen and finally transforming into Hollywood’s golden girl and one of the most likeable and free-spirited actresses in the business.
It was early 90s movie Poison Ivy that really saw Drew grow into one of Hollywood’s most sought after stars. In this film we see Drew play a seductive teen who befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family. No doubt posters flew out of movie stores everywhere and onto the bedroom walls of teenage boys up and down the globe.
Just four years later Drew gave one of her most memorable performances as now-horror icon Casey Becker in Scream. Tight, knit jumper, blonde bob and penchant for scary movies; pretty much equals perfect woman, it’s just a shame she didn’t make it past the opening sequence.
And how can we forget her role as the slightly manic teacher in Donnie Darko.