In a classic rock-chick-to-riches story, strikingly tall blonde Rene Russo was plucked out of a crowd of hyperventilating nubiles at the age of seventeen at a Rolling Stones concert and placed on the path to modeling superstardom. Although she became one of the defining mannequins of the 1970s, young beauty Rene was too brainy to be satisfied by merely standing around looking perfectly amazing. She wanted to look amazing while talking and emoting at the same time, so she set her sights on a movie career. She kept those sights set for a long time and didn't hit the main stage until she'd passed forty. Let us all praise perseverance and also the exquisitely preserved sights of Rene Russo. The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) is a treat for feasting eyes. Topless and sunbathing, Russo's high-beam nipples outshine the blinding orb in the sky. Don't stare too long, because you want to be able to see Rene's ride-'em-cowgirl love tussle with Pierce Brosnan.