9. MENA SUVARI AS ANGELA HAYES IN AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999)Deep down, fathers hope that their daughters become friends with hogs, not honeys. No good can come out of daddy’s little girl bringing home flirtatious jailbait. The worst case scenario: pedophilia followed by incarceration. The second worst possibility: Dude’s wife gives him the business for staring at another woman who can’t even legally drink yet.
In American Beauty, Mena Suvari vamps it up as Angela Hayes, the textbook example of such an underaged minx. With suggestive facial expressions and, eventually, full-on physical seduction, she plays right into her best friend’s father’s (Kevin Spacey) teenage lust. Turns out, though, that she’s all talk and no actual play; Angela admits that she’s a virgin, which causes Spacey to pump his brakes. Are we filthy for wondering if we’d be less cautious? Yes, we most certainly are.