When I used to work at the video store, one of my friends there introduced me to the idea of “The Weaver.” His definition:
Some actresses look really hot in some movies, and not so much in others… just like Sigourney Weaver. Hence, ‘The Weaver.’
She hasn’t been around for a while (aside from doing voices in animated films). Scratch that. She did three movies in 2008 (Baby Mama, Vantage Point, Be Kind Rewind), but I barely remembered her being in them.
But my point is this – throughout her history in film, sometimes she looked better than others. To begin, I reference her duality in Avatar:
In the film, her character even made a reference to her cartoon self looking “hotter” than her actual self. Rather than me inputting my opinions (not like I ever do this), here are images of some of her major roles. You can decide which side of The Weaver scale she falls. (Not included below: Half Moon Junction, because of these NSFW results.)
Others that fall victim to The Weaver:
Thank God there is a name for this. There are so many people who change like that, now I know they’re Weavering
“Zellwegering” is an equally acceptable term, but “Witherspooning” sounds more fun.
Let us also not forget (younger) Sarah Jessica Parker
How can I forget?
I have a poster of her above my bed.