Grown from the seed of character actor Paul Sorvino (best known for playing Paulie Cicero in Goodfellas (1990), Mira Sorvino came to acting after earning a degree in East Asian studies from Harvard, and becoming fluent in Mandarin. We don't known Mandarin, but we know "mira" means "look" in Spanish, and that filmgoers have enjoyed looking at the subtle sexiness of Mira Sorvino for decades. After joining Sarah Michelle Gellar in the teen show Swan's Crossing, Mira was slaying Hollywood in huge movies like The Dutch Master (1994), which has a nice look at her in a white boustier, Quiz Show (1994) and Sweet Nothing (1995). But Mira really made a splash as the call-girl-with-a-statue-of-gold, Linda Ash in an Academy Award-winning performance for Woody Allen in Mighty Aphrodite (1995). However provocative the role (and dirty minded her director), there was not a hint of skin to be found on the reels. Mighty disappointing! Mira got cheeky in one scene and topless in another as Marilyn Monroe for the made-for-HBO movie Norma Jean and Marilyn (1996). She paired off with Ashley Judd, who played the before-she-was-blonde bombshell and got the best skin scenes. Reportedly Mira had to get drunk before taking off her dress and flashing her mams. Poor Mira, poor Mira . . . pour Mira another drink! The Ivy Leaguer played dumb in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997), but was so convincing as an entomologist in Mimic (1997) that she had a defense compound the sunburst diving beetle emits, called "mirasorvone" named after her. Unfortunately, she didn't mimic her Marilyn Monroe nudity in a scene where she falls into a bathtub, or we'd have been emitting some stuff too. There's a great look at her in a red bra and panties, with a blonde wig on as she seduces John Leguizamo in Summer of Sam (1999), as well as some sideboob and black bra looks when she hooks up with Val Kilmer in At First Sight (1999). Mira's been steadily working on the big screen, as the Fanny with the fanny we'd fight the Confederacy for, Fanny Chamberlain in Gods and Generals (2003), Ruth Wheldon in Reservation Road (2007) and Kate Davis in Attack on Leningrad (2009), as well as on the small screen in shows like Psych and Falling Skies. She played herself in Lady Dynamite, flashing a milfy bod while ranting in a suspicious British accent, but these days Mira has been starring as Rob Reiner's mistress on Netflix's Hollywood. As China's influence on Hollywood grows, maybe they can skinfluence Mira into showing off both her Mandarin and more of that fine, aged Sor-vino we've been getting drunk on for years.