Won Miss Teen All-American Pageant, representing state of Ohio
Became first runner-up in Miss USA Pageant
Worked as a model in Chicago, IL
Won dress competition in Miss World pageant
Made TV debut as model Emily Franklin on ABC sitcom "Living Dolls"
Played recurring role of Frank's girlfriend Debbie Porter on "Knots Landing" (CBS)
Cast as title character in CBS miniseries "Queen," based on book by Alex Haley
Cast as the sultry secretary who seduced Fred Flintstone in live-action "The Flintstones"
Portrayed title character in thriller "The Rich Man's Wife"
Signed by Revlon to model cosmetics in print and TV advertising
Co-starred as one singer Frankie Lymon's the three wives in "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?"
Landed female lead in action feature "Swordfish"
Reprised role of Storm in superhero sequel "X2"
Starred in psychological horror feature "Gothika"
Took on feline superhero role in poorly received "Catwoman"
Produced HBO original movie "Lackawanna Blues," based on Ruben Santiago-Hudson's play about a boarding house in Lackawanna, NY
Reprised role of Storm in "X-Men: The Last Stand"
Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Co-starred with Benicio Del Toro in "Things We Lost in the Fire"
Produced and starred in "Tulia," which reunited her with Billy Bob Thornton
Played multiracial woman with dissociative identity disorder in "Frankie and Alice"
Cast in ensemble romantic comedy "New Year¿s Eve," directed by Garry Marshall
Played multiple roles in "Cloud Atlas," based on David Mitchell's 2004 novel; film co-directed by Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer
Starred in thriller "The Call" as a veteran 911 operator