Jennifer Beals performed the long-lasting foremost character of Flashdance, Alex Owens.
This picture of Beals is probably probably the most well-known picture from the movie, and existed because the movie’s poster picture.
Beals famously revealed throughout promotion for Flashdance that the sweatshirt she wears within the picture was truly only a jumper she minimize a gap in, as a result of it had shrunk within the wash.
Within the movie, Beals’ character, Owens, is eighteen and aspires to change into knowledgeable ballerina, however has no formal dance coaching.
She lives on her personal (along with her canine) in a transformed warehouse and works at a metal mill by day, and as a cabaret dancer by night time.
The movie follows Owens’ journey in making use of for a spot at a prestigious dance college, and the challenges that come alongside the best way.
One of many biggest controversies that surrounds Beals and her efficiency in Flashdance is that a lot of her dance numbers do not truly present her dancing.
Throughout movie promotion, it was revealed that any technical and sophisticated dance numbers within the movie truly confirmed the French actress Marine Jahan, who was uncredited for her work.
That information majorly upset followers, who felt “lied to” that Beals wasn’t the precise one dancing. Some even deemed she was a “faux dancer”.
In addition to French actress Marine Jahan, American skilled gymnast Sharon Shapiro was employed for stunts for the character of Alex, in addition to break dancer Richard Colón, who was higher identified by his stage identify, Loopy Legs on the time.