Once upon a time, there was a luminous British beauty named Julia Ormond, whose presence in 1994’s Legends of the Fall was touted as no less than the second coming of Audrey Hepburn (she even starred in a remake of Sabrina). But her career sort of fizzled — and she’s not alone. Are hot foreign chicks who star in epics involving horses destined for failure? We track the Curse of Ormond!
1995 CATHERINE MCCORMACK
Braveheart‘s Brit vanished after Dangerous Beauty.
1998 JUDITH GODRECHE
The Man in the Iron Mask‘s Française got stuck in Quicksand with Michael Keaton.
2000 CONNIE NIELSEN
Danish Gladiator star reverts to filming in her native language for Brothers.
2001 CATE BLANCHETT
The Aussie’s work in The Lord of the Rings led to. . .hee-hee, just kidding.
2004 DIANE KRUGER
Regal Troy German becomes Nic Cage arm candy in National Treasure.
2005 EVA GREEN
Pretty. French. Billed second in Kingdom of Heaven. Probably doomed.