Actress Emmy Rossum was unrecognizable in Los Angeles this 7 days as she filmed the forthcoming NBC streaming series “Angelyne” — primarily based on the mysterious life of the self-built celebrity of the very same name.
The brunette “Shameless” alum, 33, donned an outsize blond wig, a barely there pink crop top rated, matching miniskirt and jumbo black-and-white belt — moreover a upper body prosthesis — to renovate into La-La Land’s regional legend.
Just before there was Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton, Angelyne was the authentic “famous for being famous” starlet.
She willed herself into LA’s limelight beginning in the mid-’80s with a substantial billboard campaign — that includes almost nothing far more than her name and quickly recognizable impression — funded by an eccentric entrepreneur.
But Angelyne’s background, age and even her real name had been closely guarded secrets and techniques right until The Hollywood Reporter determined her in 2017 as Renee Goldberg, the daughter of Polish Holocaust survivors who immigrated to the West Coastline soon after the war.
That exposé types the basis for Rossum’s miniseries, which does not nonetheless have a debut day but will run on NBC’s Peacock streaming service, established to start on a minimal basis in April.
Goldberg, now 69, is an government producer on the venture, according to THR, as are Rossum and her spouse, “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail.