Before this praying princess would move on to much wilder things ... she was just a girl growing up in the Chicago suburbs.
After her family moved to California while she was in high school, she began traveling the world as a model ... and then went full Hollywood.
The young actress landed guest roles on hit shows like "Saved by the Bell," "Married... with Children," "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Seinfeld" and "Melrose Place" before scoring her first starring role in a cult classic sci-fi flick in 1997.
A year later, she costarred in an erotic thriller for which she's perhaps best known, and followed it up a year after that by becoming a Bond girl.
Since then, she's starred in several sitcoms and movies, went through a highly publicized marriage and divorce, and now belongs to a group of women known as the 'Real Housewives.'