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RuPaul (1960): Pop phenomenon who rose to fame with his smash single "Supermodel (You Better Work)" in 1993. RuPaul is a six-foot, seven-inch (in heels) drag star who gave new meaning to the term glam-rock. After moving to New York City in the late ‘80s, RuPaul landed a recording contract with TommyBoy Records. The success of his debut album “Supermodel of the World,” led to RuPaul becoming a permanent fixture on the talk-show circuit and a star on the silver screen. Thus far, RuPaul has starred in films including Crooklyn (1994), A Mother’s Prayer (1995), The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) and But I’m a Cheerleader in 2000. RuPaul has also hosted his own Christmas Special and has released an album of holiday classics.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (1958): Actress who recently appeared in the blockbuster smash The Perfect Storm with George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg. After spending her teens singing in Opryland’s theme park, Mastrantonio appeared on the Hollywood scene in Scarface (1983). Throughout the 1980s, Mastrantonio performed with the New York Shakespeare Festival and she garnered an Oscar nomination for her work in the Martin Scorsese film The Color of Money (1986). Some of her most memorable performances can be seen in the films Robin Hood (1991), Consenting Adults (1992), Three Wishes (1995), My Life So Far (1999) and Standing Room Only in 2002.

Danny DeVito (1944): Actor and director who earned both a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for his work on the popular sitcom “Taxi.” DeVito did not begin his career studying acting, but instead focused on beauty at the Wilfred academy of Hair and Beauty Culture. Abandoning his job as a hair dresser, DeVito landed a role in the 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. After his award-winning run on “Taxi,” DeVito returned to the silver screen to star in Ruthless People (1986), Twins (1988), Batman Returns (1992), Junior (1994), Renaissance Man (1994), Get Shorty (1995), Man on the Moon (1999) and Drowning Mona in 2000. More recently, DeVito appeared in Death to Smoochy (2002) and Big Fish in 2003.

Lauren Hutton (1944): Supermodel-turned-actress who began her illustrious career as a Playboy Bunny. Hutton quickly became one of the most sought-after fashion models in the business, and while she was advised to correct the gap between her front teeth, her imperfection added to her on-screen personality. After making her feature debut in Paper Lion (1968), Hutton went on to make memorable appearances in The Gambler (1974), American Gigolo (1980), Once Bitten (1985), Monte Carlo (1986), Perfect People (1988), Fear (1990) and My Father, The Hero in 1994. In recent years, Hutton has returned to modeling and she continues to enjoy her cover girl status.

Martin Scorsese (1942): Filmmaker who opted out on the priesthood to enroll in New York University’s film school. By the time he was finished filming his first 9-minute short piece, What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?, Scorsese knew he was destined to be a director. By 1969, Scorsese had completed his first feature-length production, Who’s That Knocking at My Door?, and he later earned the praise of the critics for the 1973 drama Mean Streets. Scorsese quickly emerged as one of the most prominent directors in the industry, and over the years he has created a body of work that ranges from the commercial to the controversial. Some of his most critically acclaimed films include Taxi Driver (1976), New York, New York (1977), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), GoodFellas (1990), Cape Fear (1991), The Age of Innocence (1993) and Gangs of New York in 2002. More recently, Scorsese lent his voice to a character in the film Shark Tale (2004).

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