It doesn’t always pay to be a bad girl on daytime television. Laura Allen gave ABC’s All My Children a big push when she joined in 2000 to take over the role of Laura Kirk English du Pres. Her bizarre behavior and sham weddings stole the show--and Laura’s character was eventually sent away to get psychiatric help. Thankfully, Laura’s used that splashy role to pursue bigger projects. She got lost among the rebellious young beauties of Mona Lisa Smile (2003) and tragically turned down a stint on Sex and the City when she found out the part required nudity. Her bikini-busting guest role on the Fox show North Shore, however, proves that Laura’s still overflowing with talent.