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Denise Lee Richards (born February 17, 1971 in Downers Grove, Illinois) is an American actress and a former fashion model. She has appeared in numerous films, including Starship Troopers (1997), Wild Things (1998), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), The World Is Not Enough (1999), and Valentine (2001). Richards is also notable for her three-year marriage to actor Charlie Sheen.

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  • Buxom Is Better: An ironic case of this. After she suffered from A-Cup Angst when she was in her teens, she ended up getting her breast enlarged artificially when she was 19. Afterwards, she thought her breasts became too big, but the second time she underwent surgery to make them smaller, the surgeon mistakenly made them bigger instead. And the second time happened just before she was going to film some of her most famous roles, such as Wild Things and The World Is Not Enough, in which her appearances in them are nowadays Best Known for the Fanservice. Around ten years later, she underwent surgery a third time, and now they became the smaller size she wanted them to be.
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  • Dawson Casting: invoked She has played a high school student four times (Tammy and the T-Rex, Starship Troopers, Wild Things and Drop Dead Gorgeous), and she played all of those roles when she was in her twenties.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Just look at the page image. Denise was considered to be one of the sex symbols of her era.
  • Older Than They Look: Not only when she played high school students, but she played the mother of the protagonist on Twisted! when she was 42, but she looked more like she was in her early thirties. And today, even at the age of 48 she still looks as she's in her mid 30s.
  • Underage Casting: She was 28 when she played Dr. Christmas Jones in The World Is Not Enough, who is supposed to be a nuclear physicist. Having a doctorate in nuclear physics at that age is plausible, but working overseas as a project lead isn't.


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