Jordan Ladd is of Hollywood royalty. Jordan’s mom Cheryl is one of the original “Charlie’s Angels.” Jordan’s grandfather is “Shane,” also known as Alan Ladd. Jordan decided not to let her name carry her to stardom when she pursued an acting career, going so far as to turn down a role in the McG “Charlie’s Angels” movie. She even got a breast reduction as a teenager because, simply, she felt uncomfortable. So she worked her way up, her first notable appearance being an episode of “Saved by the Bell: The New Class.” Almost fifteen years later, Jordan is sought after by some of Hollywood’s renegade top directors, can claim an eclectic list of film roles, and continues to blaze her own path.
Jordan really took off with the 1999 Drew Barrymore comedy “Never Been Kissed.” Catching the eye of horror director Eli Roth, he’s used Jordan as his muse ever since. She starred in his debut feature, “Cabin Fever," and most recently a torture victim in “Hostel: Part II." Quentin Tarantino also employed her in his "Death Proof" portion of “Grindhouse." At the same time, Jordan worked with legendary director David Lynch in his digital epic “Inland Empire.” During her rise as the indie go-to girl, Jordan’s marriage to editor Conor O’Neill rose and fell. Now she’s single, looking for the next demanding role either for Eli Roth or for whatever director is ready to utilize her talents.
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Jordan Ladd on the Screen
Whatever movie Eli Roth has done, there’s a good chance Jordan Ladd has been in it. The two of them have teamed up with “Cabin Fever,” the famed “Thanksgiving” trailer from “Grindhouse,” and “Hostel: Part II.” She also appeared in David Lynch’s “Inland Empire,” and many indie films like “Waiting," “Club Dread," and “For Mature Audiences Only,” just to name a few.
After “Hostel: Part II,” Jordan is looking for the right project to follow the carefully chosen path of film roles she has recently taken. She went from David Lynch to Quentin Tarantino to Eli Roth in three straight films. Whether she will remain Roth’s scream queen or branch out into other daring roles remains to be seen. Hopefully she’ll do both.
"I love to travel but hate traffic and planes. I wish I could just beam myself anywhere instantly. Wiggle my nose or shake my ass - bam! - I'm in Quebec."
On her anatomy:
“I love boobs, I love to look at them and I love to talk about them.”