Dominique Ariane Swain (born August 12, 1980) is an American film actress. She may be best known for her role as the title character in the 1997 film adaptation of the novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
Swain was born in Santa Monica, California to Cindy (Fitzgerald) and David Swain, Sr., an electrical engineer. Swain grew up in Malibu with four siblings living a modest lifestyle and was a straight-A student at Malibu High School. In 1993, Swain was a stunt double in the film The Good Son. Her sister is the actress Chelse Swain.
In 1995, Swain was chosen from 2,500 girls to star in the controversial remake of Lolita; the film was released in 1997. Shortly after, Swain starred as the rebellious daughter of John Travolta in action film Face/Off. After Face/Off, she starred in many low-budget films. In 2002, Stuff magazine named her #79 of the "102 Sexiest Women In The World." In February of 2007, she was the cover girl on Stuff magazine. Also in February, the horror movie Dead Mary...
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New Best Friend is a low-budget movie that was released on April 12, 2002, based on a story by author James Edwards.
New Best Friend evolves around the college life of Alicia Campbell, a student whose murder attempt baffles a private investigator, played by Taye Diggs. As shots of Alicia are shown while she lies in a hospital bed, watchers also get to see how Alicia's college life went from being an obscure, financial aid supported girl in a rich people's law college to a hospital patient in a comatose state.
Alicia meets Hadley when they are paired for a project. Hadley introduces Alicia into a world of drugs, partying, sex and alcohol. Then Alicia meets Hadley's friends, Sidney and Julianne, and Alicia becomes a member of their girl's club. Alicia seduces Sidney into a lesbian relationship but soon dumps her. It was suggested, in an interview between Sidney and the detective, that Sidney and Julianne are also involved in a lesbian relationship.
Alicia had also begun to flirt with...,
The Intern is a 2000 satirized comedy movie directed by Michael Lange about the shallow world of fashion magazines. It stars Dominique Swain, Joan Rivers, and Kathy Griffin. The film features multiple cameo appearances including Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole, Diane von Fürstenberg, Kevyn Aucoin, André Leon Talley, and Gwyneth Paltrow.
The plot centers around Jocelyn Bennett (Swain), an intern at the fictional New York City magazine, Skirt. Horribly mistreated, overworked and underpaid, Jocelyn lives for Skirt. When a spy begins to hand over Skirt's spreads and story ideas to its rival glossy, Vogue, Skirt magazine finds itself in a bind. Desperate to apprehend the spy and save the name of Skirt, Jocelyn makes it her mission. Along the way, she meets Paul Rochester (Ben Pullen), the British art director at Skirt, with whom she has much in common. When she finds herself falling in love, one thing stands in her way: Paul's supermodel girlfriend, Resin (Leilani Bishop). Resin the dumps...
Girl is a 1998 drama film starring Dominique Swain, Sean Patrick Flanery, Summer Phoenix, Tara Reid and Selma Blair. It was written by Blake Nelson and David E. Tolchinsky and directed by Jonathan Kahn.
Andrea Marr (Dominique Swain) is a bright, straight-A, mature, 18-year-old high school senior on the verge of womanhood who decides to abandon her sheltered, boring lifestyle and her bookish friend Darcy (Selma Blair) for a look into the local rock and roll scene. There she meets local rock singer Todd Sparrow and meets new friends aspiring rock star wannabee Cybil (Tara Reid), outgoing fellow groupie Rebecca (Summer Phoenix), and music critic Kevin.
Lolita is a 1997 film directed by Adrian Lyne and was the second screen adaptation of the novel by Vladimir Nabokov. The film stars Jeremy Irons as Humbert Humbert and Dominique Swain (then seventeen years old) as Dolores "Lolita" Haze. Supporting roles are Melanie Griffith, playing Charlotte Haze, and Frank Langella as Clare Quilty.The screenplay was written by Stephen Schiff, and the film has a score by Ennio Morricone. Schiff was commissioned to write the screenplay after scripts by James Dearden, David Mamet and Harold Pinter had been rejected by the producers.The first adaptation of Lolita was the 1962 version directed by Stanley Kubrick. Stephen Schiff, screenwriter of the 1997 version, has commented that, “Right from the beginning, it was clear to all of us that this movie was not a 'remake' of Kubrick's film. Rather, we were out to make a new adaptation of a very great novel”. He added that, “Some of the filmmakers involved actually looked upon the Kubrick version as a kind of...,
Dominique Swain was born in Malibu, California, United States