As movie clichés go, it doesn’t get much more predictable than the hard luck stripper with a heart of gold who’s twerking to achieve a life goal. After all, who needs a Pell Grant when you can drop off a Louie bag full of ones at the financial aid office?
Demi Moore and Elizabeth Berkley respectively set the blueprint with Striptease and Showgirls. And despite those films being relegated to camp status, these 13 actresses who hit the pole in movies tried to redeem characters stuck in the world of exotic dancing.
Photo: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation screen grab