Before she ever worked on a feature film, Julianne Moore -- star of the upcoming horror/supernatural thriller 'Shelter' -- had a major role in the soap opera 'As the World Turns.' From 1985 to 1988, she inhabited the dual roles of Frannie Hughes and her mysterious British identical half-sister Sabrina, winning a Daytime Emmy for her work. She also appeared in a few TV movies.

So, the actress wasn't completely new to the small screen when she was featured in a commercial for Time-Life Books' 'Mysteries of the Unknown' circa 1988 (the 33-volume series was published from 1987 to 1991). The wildly popular books each tackled some aspect of the paranormal, including 'Alien Encounters,' 'Hauntings' and 'Mystic Places,' long before ghost-hunting reality shows became common television fare.
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