The ABC's of Bad Ass B'z:
F is for Fran Drescher
Fran Drescher is an American film and television actress, comedian, producer, activist and has the best laugh I've ever heard in my entire life.
While beginning her career as merely a "character actress," Fran began to break rules and pave the way for female comedians creating her own TV show The Nanny, a smashing success which lead to a very successful film career. This includes my favorite The Beautician and the Beast which she also produced.
I don't admire Fran Drescher only for her excellent comedic timing, her tiny tiny waist or even her amazing hair, I admire Fran Drescher for how she overcame her personal struggles and traumatic obstacles that I couldn't even fathom.
In January 1985, two armed robbers broke into her apartment and while one ransacked her home the other raped Fran and her friend at gunpoint, while he traumatizing r husband at the time was tied up and forced to witness the entire ordeal. After that horrifying ordeal, and years and years of recovery she now looks at the even in a positive light saying "My whole life has been about changing negatives into positives."
Another perfect example of this was after discovering her husband was homosexual, they got a divorced, remained best friends, created a television show together called Happily Divorced and she obtained her marriage license and married three gay couples.
She was diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2000 and had to undergo a radical hysterectomy but was given a clean bill of health by Doctors. She wrote about her experience in her second book Cancer Schmancer, encouraging people to become more aware of the warning signs of cancer and to protect themsevles. This lead to the Cancer Schmancer movement helping all women get diagnosed at stage 1. Not to mention her work as a Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women's Health Issues.
"If we don't empower ourselves with knowledge, then we're gonna be led down a garden path"
The reason Fran Drescher is one of my favorite women of all time is this, she faces any battle in her way head strong and determined and undoubtedly herself.
Its more than I could ever aim for in my own life.
THAT LAUGH THO
GAH I DIE.
Fran is one of my idols for countless reasons.
Now I must go, I have to finish Beautician and the Beast
Have a great day and please keep it franny