I was watching Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and his second guest was "What's Her Face?" actress Judy Greer. She's one of those faces you see in countless TV shows and movies, but never know her name. She's probably most recognizable from Arrested Developmemnt, when she played Kitty, the crazy secretary with the weird breast implants. She's the Penelope Ann Miller of our generation.
Anyway, Jimmy pointed out that a band named The Westfield Mining Disaster out of Wesfield, UK, wrote a song called "Judy Greer." It goes something like, "Judy, I hate to be melodramatic. Can't you see that my heart is lasting." The song is a pretty lame ripoff of the Belle & Sebastian style as performed by a local pub band. It's not about her (even though a likeness of her is on the cover art), but it's a simple ploy to get the band's name out there. Listening to the other songs from the band, meh! Nothing spectacular
So it got me thinking of other songs named after actresses. the first one that comes to mind is Adam Green's Jessica Simpson, which gave him a little push. I remember seeing him on MTV trying to explain the song. Then there's new French band The Teenagers, with Starlett Johnasson, obviously a riff on ScarJo. Finally, I dare mention CSS's "Meeting Paris Hilton" although it's questionable considering her an actress. Eeesh!