Elizabeth Banks
Credit: Elizabeth Banks: Sebastian Copeland/CORBIS OUTLINE

It’s time that Elizabeth Banks became a star

WHERE YOU KNOW HER FROM The 40-Year-Old Virgin, where she plays the sexually eager bookstore clerk who has a memorable moment in a bathtub

WHERE ELSE? She was Jeff Bridges’ wife in Seabiscuit (2003) and cheery Daily Bugle staffer Betty Brant in Spider-Man (2002) and Spider-Man 2 (2004).

MUST-SEE ROLE She’s Michael Showalter’s out-of-his-league fiancée in The Baxter (2005).

WHY SHE SHOULD BE A STAR She’s a babe; she’s funny; she could be the next Rachel McAdams.

NEXT Next spring there’s the horror movie Slither, then the next Spider-Man.