Due to its salacious content, Paul Verhoven's big-budget paean to boobs and backstage betrayal was notorious even before it hit theaters bearing an Nc-17 rating back in 1995. And after it was released to bad reviews and worse box office, well let's just say it earned a whole other type of notoriety.
Thanks to the wonders of home video, Showgirls eventually morphed into one of the most beloved cult flicks around. Over the years, it has gone on to have a second life full of rabid fans, midnight screenings and multiple DVD releases.
Most of the film's stars have distanced themselves from Showgirls, but one woman has proudly stood behind it, so much so that she's now considered the unofficial Showgirls ambassador. That woman is Rena Riffel.
Riffel is a multi-talented performer who's probably best known for her appearance as Penny in Showgirls,