The Many Faces of ‘Chicago’s Roxie Hart, From Pamela Anderson to Christie Brinkley

The popular star of Baywatch and Home Improvement has been a symbol of sex and beauty since she was Playmate of the Month in 1990. With a controversial personal life, Anderson is an exciting choice to play Roxie.

The Kander and Ebb musical, which opened in 1996, has become well known for its stunt casting.

And while Pamela Anderson may seem like an unlikely pick to head a Broadway musical, let’s look back at six spectacular women who have filled the same shoes, a few of them might even surprise you.

Mel B

Scary Spice electrified fans and scandalized the Broadway community when she injected a little spice into the show, speak-singing some of the lyrics from “Wannabe” during her final performance.

It is the type of stunt which makes fans go crazy, ushers shake their heads, and Broadway purists fume with rage, but it certainly left a memorable impression.

Erika Jayne

Her run in the show was cut short due to the pandemic, but the reality TV mainstay had the distinction of being advertised all over Times Square long after she left the theater.

She’s starred on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills since season 6, but her career began as a singer.

Ashlee Simpson

With MTV news declaring, “Tragedy! Ashlee Simpson doesn’t suck in Chicago” after her West End debut, it was no surprise that Simpson traveled across the pond to bring Roxie Hart to life on Broadway.

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