Our best wishes are sent for a speedy recovery to Christina Applegate, recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
My memories of her are mostly from her role as the ditzy kid ‘Kelly Bundy’ from Married with Children and this is perhaps her best known role, at least for most males around the globe.
Kelly was the archetypal airhead bimbo and Christina played her gloriously. The series which wasn’t particularly well known in the UK was actually one of the funniest ‘toilet humour’ series ever and Christina was perfectly cast as Kelly. We watched her grow in the part, physically if not mentally, from a cheeky 15 year old into a 25 year old somewhat promiscuous blonde bimbo who’s lines and vacuous expression could easily lead you to believe she was character acting, whereas in fact the opposite was true.
Since the series ended some years back she has appeared in several successful series including the lead in ‘Jesse’, and (currently ) as an amnesiac in ‘Samantha Who,’ and is doing ok thank you, even allowing for the recent death of an ex-boyfriend in unusual circumstances.
Christina (now aged 36) has been a long time campaigner for research into breast cancer partly because her mother developed both breast and cervical cancer though is currently in remission on all fronts.
She’s a fighter and I wish her well. Hopefully Christina will make a full and complete recovery.