The Character:Dirty Dancing’s Jewish princess learns to thrust ‘n’ grind with Swayze’s Johnny Castle. Nobody’s gonna put her in a corner now.
The Actress: Though familiar as Ferris Bueller’s sister, Jennifer Grey was also the daughter of Oscar-winning dancer Joel Grey, so had the heritage to pull off those moves. (And still has, judging from her recent Dancing With The Stars win.)
The Performance: The Bible for how to become a woman, for girls of a certain age.