What I’m looking for here are actresses who played somewhat memorable roles in somewhat successful films, but those single roles were pretty much the extent of their career.
As an example of what I’m thinking about, I offer you Nicolette Scorsese.
The family watched Nat’l Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation the other day. In one scene Chevy Chase is interacting with an attractive lingerie salewoman whom he later fantasizes about in a pool. I thought she looked familiar (I think I was thinking of Paulina Porizkova.) So I looked her up on IMDB. Apparently her entire career consisted of bit parts in a total of 10 movies and 7 TV eps over the course of 12 years. Nor does she seem to have had much of a modelling career.
Now sure, that is 10 movies and 7 TV eps more than most of us will ever appear in. But it sorta surprised me that such a “flash-in-the-pan” would be cast in that part. Especially when her fantasy counterpart in the preceding Vacation movie was Christie Brinkley. I was a tad surprised that the film-makers would not have cast someone either more famous or more likely to be so, and that she was not able to parlay her role in that film into more work.
So can you top Nicolette Scorsese in terms of actresses who played somewhat memorable roles, but soon vanished from view?