The casualty: actor Elizabeth Berkley
It seemed impossible that any Saved by the Bell veteran could ever unseat Dustin "Screech Powers" Diamond as the show's biggest pop culture punch line. Then again, no one was prepared for the creative catastrophe that was, and, frankly, still is, director Paul Verhoeven's NC-17 exotic dancer drama Showgirls.
Though she gave it her all in the film, engaging in a ridiculous pool sex scene and repeatedly rocking her birthday suit, Elizabeth "Jessica Spano" Berkley gave the kind of godawful performance in an all-around dire film that makes casting agents looking for bankable stars avoid an actor like he or she recently bathed in a bathtub full of salmonella water. At least she didn't have to bump uglies in a pool full of that.