In her early 20s, Carla Gugino was a fresh-faced ingenue. She was completely convincing playing a first-year college student in 'Son-in-Law' and almost made us believe that she might fall for Pauly Shore. In her 30s, she reinvented herself as a sex symbol, appearing almost entirely naked to sensational effect in 'Sin City,' leading to roles in 'Watchmen,' 'Girl Walks Into a Bar,' which just debuted at SXSW, and 'Sucker Punch,' which opens wide on Friday. In the latter film, she plays Madam Gorski, an evil figure who is holding a group of young women against their will.
Gugino has demonstrated ample charm, a strong personality and rampant sex appeal in recent guest appearances on TV shows 'Entourage' and 'Californication,' which is oddly fitting, since she got her start in television. In her teens, Gugino was a model turned actress and only too happy, no doubt, to find work on two popular shows, 'Who's the Boss?' and 'ALF.' Between those two roles, she made a mark as an "older woman" who caught the eye of a younger man.