Best Known For: Groundhog Day (1993), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Most Recent Project: Breaking at the Edge (2013)
After garnering media attention for her modelling, MacDowell ascended to Hollywood. Unfortunately, she wasn't ready for the demands of acting. Her first film, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, had to be dubbed after she couldn't fake a British accent.
In the wake of the failure, MacDowell threw herself into method acting, training at the Actor's Studio, and emerged a few years later to star in Steven Soderbergh's game-changing Sex, Lies, and Videotape. The next five years brought a string of award nominations and prestigious roles. Just as success arrived, her A-list status fell away, leaving nothing but TV movies.