Taking on her second only acting role, a fresh-faced, twenty-three-year-old Kim Basinger had a spotlight role in a single episode of the first season of “Charlie’s Angels.” Basinger played Linda Oliver, who was victimized by a corrupt sheriff.
The episode revolves around the Angels going undercover and rescuing Basinger from the licentious law enforcer and ultimately having Charlie Townsend hire her as part of the team of the secret organization. Ok, the admin team, but it counts! Basinger made an impression on producers, and she was briefly considered to take over the role of Jill Munroe before Cheryl Ladd.
Demi Moore Then
Demi Moore, one of the most recognizable faces of the legendary brat-pack, returned to the big screen after a brief acting hiatus as the antagonist in the 2003 "Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle."
Moore assumed the role of Madison Lee, a previous Angel that fell out of Charlie’s favor after she went rogue. The "Charlie’s Angels" reboot created several iconic film history scenes, and Moore certainly left her mark. In the now-famous beach scene, the then forty-six-year-old actress emerged from the ocean in cinematic glory, her tiny black bikini and washboard abs dazzling audiences worldwide.
Demi Moore Now
"Charlie's Angels" helped Demi Moore make a comeback. The actress would receive accolades for acting and directing and became a mainstay in the public eye.
The actress has stepped out of the limelight in recent years, avoiding the pressure of big-budget movies, and has taken roles in a handful of Indie movies. "Author" was added to her list of talents after her memoir, "Inside Out" took the number one spot on the New York Times Bestseller list.
Kim Basinger Now
Kim Basinger would escape television bit roles and become a Hollywood heavyweight. Her platinum blonde locks would grace the leading lady role in several unforgettable films. A vocal and passionate activist, Basinger has used her celebrity credentials to raise awareness of animal rights, has been a spokesperson for a number of organizations, and even helped draft and take to congress an animal protection act.
The 2000s got a bit quiet for Basinger until she played the part of Elena Lincoln in the "Fifty Shades of Grey" franchise. The elusive Basinger has remained behind the scenes since her Fifty Shades appearance.
Sam Rockwell Then
Sam Rockwell leg-split his way into the "Charlie’s Angels" franchise as one of the most memorable villains, Eric Knox. Rockwell played the suave, slick antagonist of the Angels in the 2000 movie while also being the love interest of Dylan Sanders, played by Drew Barrymore.
The actor added to the anthology of iconic "Charlie’s Angels" scenes when he broke out some very unexpected dance moves: swigging from a can of soda, a cigarette dangling, and his shades hiding his glare, the actor let his feet loose before putting his hamstrings to work in a flawless split.