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She and Mr. Jones

It’s no easy task to steal the show from a sweaty Harrison Ford with a whip, but Karen Allen managed to do it. Her tough shot drinking contest scene, and the one where he rips her dress to fend off the snakes are priceless.

She was the kind of heroine you could really get behind and admire. Fun, adventurous, intelligent, independent, cute and likeable, Allen is the type of actress that is ten times harder to find than the millions of carbon copy beautiful, thin, boring types you see all the time.

While she has been underused and often absent from the screen for a while, get psyched to see her return to the Indiana Jone franchise this summer. In the meantime, she’s gone all out on her passion for knitting and runs her own textile company.

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Posted on March 3, 2008

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