Lori Petty was on her road to stardom in the late 80s. By the early 90s almost everyone knew her name, and no one would have bet against the talented actress reigning over Hollywood. By the mid 90s however people were already starting to say "whatever happened..." and by the early 2000s people forget to say even that.
Petty is a great actress, fearless, funny, - yes attractive, but her talent goes beyond that - and was lucky enough to be cast in some iconic roles. Who can forget seeing A League Of Their Own, it may have starred Geena Davis and Tom Hanks, but the movie was really only made possible by Petty's performance. You know you're good when you're more talked about than Madonna, who at the time was in her prime.
There are many theories out there as to where exactly Petty disappeared to, or even if she disappeared at all. One thing is for sure though, her career took a hard turn when she was cast as Tank Girl.
The movie was a comic book movie before comic book movies were a license to print money, to make matters worse it was also very misunderstood. While the movie was supposed to be an action/comedy, many people just assumed they were laughing at the movie, not laughing with the movie. It was much like Petty herself, brave, odd, and sometimes a little tough to take.
It effectively put her career on hold.
Not to say Petty stopped acting, (although I remember at the time buying groceries and seeing a cashier named Lori who could have been Petty's reflection), she didn't know it at the time Petty was actually laying the groundwork for the biggest movie star Hollywood had seen in decades.
Find out what she was doing on the next page!