Actress and breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate (born November 25, 1971) hit it big in the late-’80s, landing a role as the big-haired, ditzy Kelly Bundy on Married With Children.
Kelly B. made Christina famous, but it wasn’t her first TV gig. Her first was *starring* as an infant of three months old on the soap opera, Days of Our Lives.
It was her big break!
That role as “Baby” (LOL!) catapulted Christina into guest appearances on Charles in Charge, Silver Spoons and Family Ties.
When Married With Children finished filming after its successful 10-year run, Christina went on to star in movies, a Broadway musical (Sweet Charity) and a short-lived sitcom, Samantha Who?
I’ve always liked her comic timing (and that beautiful blonde hair!) and have followed her career for years. I was just as shocked as everyone to hear last August that she’d been diagnosed with breast cancer. Having a gene marker that indicated an aggressive form of the disease, she chose to undergo a double mastectomy.
Today, with her cancer in remission, she’s back at work, not only acting but also sharing her story with others.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,