Hope is both a blessing and a mystery, no more so than as embodied by Hope Marie Carlton. During the second half of the 1980s, Skin watchers were blessed with repeated sightings of naturally endowed Marie Carlton's hope chest, most particularly in three Andy Sidaris naked-chick spy flicks. Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987) bestowed the uplifting presence of Hope's boobs and buns; Savage Beach (1989) was soothed by the influence of Hope's heavenly on-highs; and Picasso Trigger (1989) transcended despair with a visitation from the ass of Hope. After featured spots on Baywatch and Married . . . With Children, Hope Marie was set for TV immortality, but she turned down a recurring role on The Guiding Light in favor of marriage. The mystery of why she has abandoned us will forever perplex Hope's legions of devotees.