Saturday, March 24, 2012
Poker Babe - Mena Suvari
Mena Suvari is just fantastic. She's the right blend of girlish charm and attitude - and has the smarts to be a great poker player. Unfortunately, she wasn't too hot at the game (at least not yet).Her poker playing skills were a little less than stellar, but as a person Mena was terrific. The only weird thing was that when she tried to chat with the other poker players they were either too starstruck or to in love with her to answer her. Although she only started playing poker last year, she's a quick study. Learning first to play Texas Hold'em, then moving on the Seven Card Stud. And avid fan of the game, Suvari states that she tries to play as much as she can. She used her petite good looks to her best advantage, probing herself to be extremely knowledgeable and a fierce competitor. By the end of the game she ended up with the win, snagging $10,000 for the Starlight Children's Foundation. Mena Suvari's big break into movies came when she appeared as Heather in the hugely popular "American Pie" movies alongside Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid and Seann William Scott. However, she is almost assuredly best known for her breakout performance in the Academy Award winning American Beauty, where she stunned the world. Mena started in commercials at the age of 12, and segued into a brief modeling career before coming to Hollywood.