Álainn or Appallin’: Eliza Dushku
Eliza has been simmering under the radar for years now, chewing the scenery in anything by Joss Whedon she can get her hands on. Over the past couple of years, however, her stars seems to have been on the rise with the success of Doll House in the US.
Eliza is, without a doubt, best known as Faith in Buffy The Vampire Slayer, but she plenty of other strings to her bow. Since Buffy ended, she has starred in nearly a dozen films and appeared on Ugly Betty and That 70s Show as well as starring in her own TV vehicle, Tru Calling.
Tru Calling was ditched after one season as, it seems to be, it lost its way and never really knew what to do with our Eliza. Should she be the girl next door, the hard working earnest misunderstood type, or the heroine? They didn’t know and we ended up not caring. All it had going for it in the end, was Ms Dushku.
Was there ever a sexier woman created? Eyes like melting chocolate, thick hair cascading down her shoulders and dimples be-lying the devil we know is inside. And how do we know? Have you heard her voice? Gravel was never this erotic. And then there’s that body. I’ll leave that to you.
If being drop-dead gorgeous isn’t enough for you, get this: she signs for the deaf in community youth theatre. Sexy and sensitive!
Recently, the intoxicating 29 year-old has been earning success in Joss Whedon’s Doll House, playing a ‘doll’, or someone who can be programmed to be whatever a customer desires. Swoon!
Here she is explaining things to a dumb blonde dude who has no idea how to research:
The show looked like it might be cancelled last year but has been ‘picked up’ as they say in the states and is coming soon to a small screen near you. Here she letting Joss do all the talking:
Coming up next, as well as the second season of Doll House, is Open Graves a horror about board games (sounds like my childhood holidays), Valediction which also stars Brenda Fricker and voicing duties in Noah’s Ark: New Beginnings. There is also another film in post-production which needs mentioning if only because of its name. Wet is about Rubi (Eliza) who is on the run from some plot-plot-yadda. Wet? Eliza? I’m there!