Heather Graham shows her amazing bikini body
- Reported - May, 29 2013
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
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
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
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.