She acted in Neil LaBute's play, "The Shape of Things," at the Almeida Theatre in London, England with Rachel Weisz, Paul Rudd and Frederick Weller in the cast. Neil LaBute was director.
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[about watching the black-and-white "loops" made in the 1940s and 1950s by Bettie Page
in order to understand her character in The Notorious Bettie Page
(2005)] I love the loops! I couldn't take my eyes off of them. It was five minutes dedicated to the art of the shoe, and putting the shoe on--but first the stocking. It was so geisha. There was something so presentational. Bettie was just lost in...
She is of Dutch (from her paternal grandfather), English, French, Welsh, and Irish ancestry. She is a direct descendant on her mother's side (Morgan) of William Brewster, leading elder of the Pilgrims of the Mayflower, and Cornwall-born Capt. James Avery, Commander of the Pequot Indians. Gretchen's family arrived on the Mayflower and settled in the Stonington, CT, area shortly thereafter.