As the star of one of the Eighties cult dance movies, her dance experience is well documented.
So it should come as no surprise that Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey’s return to the dance floor is one of Dancing With The Star’s most highly anticipated debuts.
And in what could prove to be a dream pairing, Jennifer, 50, is partnered with Derek Hough, the two time DWTS champion who has stolen the heart of British pop star Cheryl Cole.
Jennifer, looked fabulous at 50 and ready for her dance floor close-up in a skimpy vest and workout tights as she arrived at the rehearsal studios.
She last showed off her moves in 1987′s Dirty Dancing, the film which made her a worldwide star.
However, although she and co-star, the late Patrick Swayze, who died of cancer last September, inspired a generation of dance fans with their moves in the blockbuster romance, she has said that she doesn’t feel like the favorite at all.
The way we were: Jennifer seen with her co-star, the late Patrick Swayze, he died of cancer last year, in the 1987 cult film
She told Usmagazine.com: ‘Seriously? No, I don’t at all! We all have different strengths and weaknesses,’ she added…’and I’ve got a handful of both.’
Jennifer said she signed up for the show because she thought it would be ‘really fun.
‘I thought it would be a really great way to challenge myself and show by example to my 8-year old what it’s like to watch mommy walk through her fears.’
In fact she said candidly of the forthcoming dance challenge: ‘I’m scared silly.’
The actress’s career never quite reached the dizzying heights of her role as Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman in the coming of age story.
Fabulous at 50: Jennifer showed off a fit and toned figure as she arrived for rehearsals.
In the early 1990s, Jennifer underwent cosmetic surgery on her distincive nose but the procedure was disastrous and she required a second plastic surgery to repair the damage.
The resulting transformation left her so changed to the point that even close friends failed to recognize her, and her new appearance negatively affected her career.
Of the experience she said at the time: ‘I went in the operating room a celebrity – and came out anonymous. It was like being in a witness protection program or being invisible.’
Jennifer , who lives in Los Angeles has been married to actor/director Clark Gregg for nine years. They have an eight year old daughter named Stella.
Writer: Daily Mail Reporter
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