Idols Sean Young, under-rated femme fatale Published 3 years ago on August 15, 2016 In the mid-1980s, Sean Young was emerging as one of the hottest stars in Hollywood. Her model’s face, dancer’s body and raw, uninhibited acting style made her destined for superstardom. But due to off-screen troubles, Young never quite fulfilled the promise of her earliest successes, such as her lauded turns in the Merchant Ivory production Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980), the sci-fi cult hit Blade Runner (1982) and the blockbuster suspense thriller No Way Out (1987). Still, she remains a talent to watch, one who has worked consistently in both the big screen and small, always turning in unique, credible, and inspired performances. Sean Young was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on November 20, 1959. Before acting, Sean Young studied as a dancer at the American Ballet in New York and worked as a model. She gained widespread notice with her intense, vulnerable performance as the love interest of both Gene Hackman and Kevin Costner in No Way Out (1987) and delivered a subtle, engaging performance as the Replicant android Rachel in Blade Runner. She also appeared in the mega-production Dune (1984) and Oliver Stone’s Wall Street (1987) as Mrs. Gordon Gekko. Off-screen trouble found Young when, after meeting on the set of 1989’s The Boost, the romance between Young and James Woods soured. Woods soon filed a harassment suit against Young, claiming she kept trying to contact him against his wishes. In response, Young took out full-page ads in trade and popular publications to defend her name. Next came the Batman II (1992) incident, during which Young made much noise about losing the role of Vicky Vale due to an injury that made her unable to shoot. Young soon appeared on a TV talk show in a Catwoman suit, lobbying for this role. After 1990 Young never again won the A-list roles that seemed her destiny. However, she has found no shortage of work, appearing in A Kiss Before Dying (1991), Once Upon a Crime (1992), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Poor White Trash (2000) and more. These days acting work seems a little thin on the ground although there was a brief run in the day time soap The Young and the Restless in 2010, the same year she appeared on Skating With The Stars but was eliminated in the first round. In 2013 she appeared in Star Trek: Renegades a fan made project. Blade RunnerJames WoodsKevin CostnerSean Young Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes13 hours ago House Hunters: Green Acres In Agoura Hills (S153EP2 HGTV Mon 25 Feb 2019) Green Acres In Agoura Hills: A single mother wants to relocate to a home in the city of Agoura Hills,... Episodes13 hours ago Maine Cabin Masters Season 3 Episode 11 airs Mon 25 Feb 2019 on DIY A family from Maine work together to save a historic cabin from the 1930s that was owned by a famous... Episodes13 hours ago The Good Doctor: Believe (S2EP16 ABC Mon 25 Feb 2019) Believe: The new chief of surgery, Dr. Jackson Han (Daniel Dae Kim), believes Dr. Shaun Murphy is a liability more... Episodes13 hours ago The Enemy Within Series Premieres Mon 25 Feb 2019 on NBC Pilot: Former CIA agent Erica Shepherd is now known as one of the most notorious traitors in recent American history.... Episodes13 hours ago Grave Mysteries: Murder Behind Closed Doors (S2EP3 ID Mon 25 Feb 2019) Murder Behind Closed Doors: While hunting for clues in the case of 27-year-old single mother Ashley Melnyczok, who was murdered... search EPISODES Episodes13 hours ago The Voice Season 16 Premieres Mon 25 Feb 2019 on NBC The Blind Auditions Season Premiere: EGOT winner and critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum singer-songwriter John Legend joins returning superstar coaches Adam Levine, Kelly... Episodes13 hours ago Man with a Plan: Adam’s Wall Hole Bowl (S3EP4 CBS Mon 25 Feb 2019) Adam’s Wall Hole Bowl: Adam and the guys visit Lowell at his new bachelor pad and start using it as... Episodes13 hours ago People Magazine Investigates: Who Killed Jane Doe 59? (S3EP15 ID Mon 25 Feb 2019) Who Killed Jane Doe 59?: On November 16, 1969, a woman is found murdered in Los Angeles, but her identity... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.