Hollywood (Jeanne Basone)
Born in 1963, Hollywood (whose real name is Jeanne Basone) took her first steps into the magical world of ladies professional wrestling in 1986. She auditioned for David McLane’s GLOW and she got the role of Hollywood, a street-smart, sultry vixen, whose ring attire would influence a generation of women’s wrestling fans and actual wrestlers, and who – with her trusted sidekick Vine backing her up – would go down in history as one of GLOW’a top bad girls.
In GLOW, she won the tag team title teaming with Vine and from 1986 to 1988 they continued to capture the attention of the audience bedazzled by the cult-phenomenon which GLOW turned out to be. In 1988, she lost her iconic tag team partner, as Vine quite GLOW. The two of them would often go up against popular “face” teams like that of Tina and Ashley, and they would routinely get their behinds handed to them by more competent wrestlers, but despite the adversity they faced, they remained the perfect antagonists through and through.
After the Vine era, Hollywood teamed with Broadway Rose for the remainder of GLOW.
Unlike most of the girls involved with GLOW, Hollywood fell in love with the world of the squared circle and she continued her wrestling career after GLOW went defunct. She wrestled for organizations like CRUSH wrestling, and Hottest Ladies of Wrestling, and she hit the indies, brushing up on her skills (something that GLOW quite frankly did not really allow her to do – she only had basic training there by Mondo Guerrero and Princess Jasmine, who wrestled as Pepper for GLOW) and earned the respect of her peers and that of the women’s wrestling fans.
She started her own ladies wrestling company and she continued to wrestle for other online producers like Steelkittens and most recently Magnificent Ladies Wrestling.
In GLOW, she befriended Cheryl Rusa and the two continued to work together long after GLOW, producing videos for various sites. Rusa has apparently had a hand in Hollywood’s post-GLOW training as well.
Hollywood’s favorite holds are the Fig 4 Leglock and the Scorpion Deathlock, two rather vicious submission holds which generally fit her bad girl persona rather well indeed.
Besides wrestling, Hollywood had a few stints as a movie stunt-woman too, being featured in movies like Me Myself and Irene and Saved by the Bell among others. She is still an active wrestler and she is in awesome shape even today. She runs her own website: www.wrestlingbabe.com
Hollywood with her iconic GLOW tag team partner Vine
Hollywood picks up one of her GLOW rivals and gets ready to bodyslam her