While Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening were already well-known, its teenage stars Thora Birch and Mena Suvari earned international recognition from the drama. Thora played Lester Burnham's awkward daughter Jane, while Mena played Angela Hayes, the blonde cheerleader Jane's father fell in love with. Both ladies were praised for their performances and were expected to become superstars — but 16 years on, things haven't quite worked out that way. Well, hold tight folks, because Thora's disappearance from the spotlight is a tad more bizarre than your usual career fail. Miss Birch was already a successful child star, appearing in everybody's favourite Halloween movie Hocus Pocus alongside Bette Midler and in the coming-of-age film Now And Then. But Thora hasn't starred in a hit in years, with her last film being the self-produced movie Petunia, which had a limited release — and that's all down to her father. Thora's dad is Jack Birch, a porn star who appeared in the legendary adult movie Deep Throat, and he's more than a bit controlling when it comes to his daughter's career.
Thora Birch seen standing in a window as she first removes her shirt to reveal her bra, and then unhooks her bra slowly to show us her large, natural breasts while a neighbor boy looks on from the house next door and films her with a video camera. From American Beauty. A young Thora Birch seen standing in a window as she first removes her shirt to reveal her bra, and then unhooks her bra slowly to show us her large, natural breasts. Thora Birch making out enthusiastically with a guy as she gropes her large breasts from behind and then grabs her crotch. From The Hole. Updated to higher quality. Thora Birch showing some great cleavage in a red dress as she talks with Joan Rivers from the Countdown to the Emmys.
What Ever Happened to? With the return of 'Now and Then' to Netflix, we caught up with Thora Birch to see how the intervening 24 years have treated her. The year was And now that the classic flick, in all its bike-riding, Wormer-kissing glory, has landed on Netflix, the world is set to fall in love with it and Birch all over again. But her early exposure to such a gynocentric utopia may have also set her up for years of disappointment working within a system that had little interest in what she had to say.
When she was born, however, her parents feminized the name and called her Thora. Was actually only 16 years old at the time she was filmed nude for a scene in American Beauty She told TV talk show host Craig Kilborn when she appeared on his show in that her parents didn't have a problem with her doing a nude scene, despite her being under age, and they encouraged her to go ahead and do it. They agreed that her character's nude scene was so important to the development of her character that they gave their approval.