Your Basic, Old-Fashioned Screen Goddess, 35
BEST ACCESSORY 1: The legs.
BEST ACCESSORY 2: The cheekbones.
MOST OFTEN COMPARED TO: Rita Hayworth.
OK, if Geena is the reincarnation of Rita Hayworth, as her legion of fans seems to think, answer this: Would Rita Hayworth show up at the Oscars wearing a creation (by Ruth Meyers and Bill Hargate) that made her look like a tall, foam-covered sea horse? Would she be guilty of felony color coordination (inset)? Geena’s looks and 6′ height put her in a league of her own, and she has said again and again that she hates to play it safe. But taking fashion risks is one thing, and bungee jumping without a cord is something else. Valentino, however, approves. “She’s the only actress who dares to be glamorous,” he says. “Geena, and maybe Kim Basinger.” Kim Basinger? Just a little quiet good taste, for heaven’s sake, Geena, or they’ll call the sequel Thelma & Puh-leeze!