Heather Graham shows her amazing bikini body
– Reported – May, 29 2013
Heather Joan Graham is an American actress. After starring in various commercials, her first high-profile starring role came in 1988 with the teen comedy License to Drive, followed by her breakout role in Gus Van Sant’s critically acclaimed 1989 film Drugstore Cowboy. She then took a number of supporting roles in films such as Shout , Six Degrees of Separation, Swingers and in TV series Twin Peaks and its prequel film Fire Walk with Me before gaining critical praise as porn starlet Brandi/Rollergirl in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights . In 1999, she co-starred in Bowfinger and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
Besides her acting work, Graham is also an activist who serves as a public advocate for Children International. She stated that what she likes about Children International is that “you are helping a child have a better life. It’s great for that child to know that someone who lives in another country cares about them”. Graham works with the Cambodian Children’s Fund which provides supplies, education and campaigns to stop slavery. She commented on the situation in Cambodia and the Children’s Fund saying: “There’s a lot of human trafficking in Cambodia. Women are dying because they don’t have $15 to give birth in a hospital. The fund provides free education, clean water and healthcare for communities. The idea is that we’re creating future leaders who will be able to help themselves”. In 2007 she supported the climate change campaign Global Cool and appeared in Shekhar Kapur’s short film Global Cool alongside Sienna Miller.
Graham is considered a modern day sex symbol. She was ranked at n°40 in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World list in 2000, n° 95 in 2001 list, n° 97 in the 2002 list, n° #74 in the 2005 list and at n° #98 in 2006 list. In 2001 she was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine. In 2003, she also posed for a photoshoot by photographer Sam Jones, during which she was levitated several feet into the air by a magician, who later also sawed her in half. Also in 2003, Graham appeared on the cover of Time magazine for an article titled “The Science of Meditation”. To promote Emily’s Reasons Why Not, she had posed for a Life Magazine cover story, printed weeks in advance of the assumed series schedule, referring to her as “TV’s sexiest star” which appeared in the January 27, 2006 issue.
Graham is often cast in sexual roles including those of Felicity Shagwell (Austin Powers: The Spy who Shagged Me), porn stars Rollergirl (Boogie Nights) and Sharonna (The Guru), Irish prostitute and Jack the Ripper victim Mary Kelly (From Hell), porn director Margaret (About Cherry) and stripper Jade (The Hangover and The Hangover, Part III). She stated she finds these types of roles and the issue of sexuality fascinating, and believes that “our culture sends out mixed messages to women about sex. Are women supposed to be sexually alive people, or are we supposed to be ‘good’ mothers who would never do those things?” and that she likes “the fact some of my roles maybe help people open their minds about the way they think about sex”. Due to her portrayals of sexual characters and nudity in films she has been described “completely up for it”. In 2005, Graham became the spokeswoman and TV model for the Garnier brand of hair care products.
In the 2000s, Graham starred in a number of films ranging from studio films to smaller indies like Committed , Say It Isn’t So , Anger Management , Mary , Gray Matters and The Hangover . She also had a brief stint on the TV series Scrubs in 2004, before starring as the title character in the short-lived Emily’s Reasons Why Not in 2006. Widely regarded a sex symbol, she often appears in magazines’ ‘Most Beautiful’ and ‘Sexiest’ lists Graham is also a public advocate for Children International, and supported the climate change campaign Global Cool in 2007.
Heather Graham may not be one of the main characters in The Hangover Part III, but she was certainly the centre of attention on Tuesday. The blonde bombshell hit the sand at the famed Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro followed by her Hangover cast mates. Ensuring that all eyes were on her, the 43-year-old donned a revealing bikini that showed off her stunning beach body as her comedic male co-stars matched her in skimpy Speedos.
Continuing the whirlwind promotional tour for the third installment of the popular comedy trilogy, Heather was joined in the Brazilian metropolis by co-stars Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms. But before the publicity blitz began Heather made sure to take a dip in the sea at the famous vacation spot. Joining her for the frolic was her comedic co-star Ken as her other cast mates followed close behind.
The Boogie Nights star was clearly enjoying her playful romp in the warm Atlantic waters as she dove straight into the rough looking surf. And Ken seemed just as eager to indulge in the temperate South American climate as he quickly trailed his gorgeous friend. The duo even played a game of chase in the foamy waves, giggling with glee throughout the display of camaraderie.
As the two exited the swelling surf they shared an obvious chemistry as both colleagues and off-screen pals. Ken, also 43, appeared to be entertaining his 5ft8 Amazonian companion with humorous anecdotes while she towelled off. As Heather wiped away the salt water from her toned physique her multi-coloured bikini stayed perfectly in place.
The blue eyed beauty slicked her long luxurious locks behind her shoulders, revealing her flawless complexion. Speaking about her role in The Hangover series, she recently said: I’m pretty boring in my real life. I don’t really drink, I’m not that wild, so it’s fun to play these wild characters on screen. Heather also admitted that she enjoys being the only female alongside Zach and company: ‘I get to be the only woman in the scene and it’s fun, she shared.
But she was not the only one baring skin on the Brazilian sands. Funnymen Ed and Zach also wore skimpy beach bottoms for the day in the sun. The two actors struck playful poses while wearing their revealing Speedos on the tide line. But both men soon braved the sea in their daring swimwear. Zach, 43, demonstrated his characteristic lack of self-conciousness as he swam and dove in the surf seeming to not have a care in the world. Ed, 39, was just as bold as he stomped around in the foamy waves proudly wearing his turquoise bottoms.
Though not all of the Hangover men displayed such courage in the South American hot spot. Bradley opted to keep his impressive leading man’s physique under wraps in a grey V-neck T-shirt and baggy black trunks. The 38-year-old tied his growing locks into a Samurai ponytail, apparently in an attempt to keep cool in the searing temperatures of the tropical locale.
But the Silver Linings star was not the only one to sport more modest swim wear. Justin was a late comer to the beach outing as he enjoyed a jog with his new fiancée Lia Smith, who is a personal trainer. The 34-year-old actor met his leading lady while attending a Pilates class at the gym she trains at in Los Angeles. The two were soon spotted on romantic outings up and down the California coast.
During his sweaty session with Lia, Justin bumped into Bradley on the beach and the two had a quick chat on the shoreline. Despite his modest showing on the sand, Bradley was spotted shirtless earlier in the day as he snapped a self-portrait of himself. The impromptu selfie took place in his hotel room overlooking the famous beach, and appeared to be snapped almost immediately after his arrival.
Bradley, who lives with his mother, appears to have become a fan of the high ponytail as he sported the ‘do at the airport in Rio earlier that morning. But he is not the only one who is trying on a new look. Zach, who’s beard has garnered a reputation all its own, was spotted with a freshly manscaped moustache and goatee as he entered the Brazilian city to pump The Hangover III, which has already opened in the U.S.