Ask Alexandra – April 2002
I came across your website after watching a movie of yours on TV. I am glad to see that unlike a lot of your fellow Baywatch cast mates, you’re still frequently on TV. I would like to ask a silly but fun question: Given the opportunity to have lunch with anyone (dead or alive), who would it be and why?
Great to see that you have such a wonderful official site! You are an inspiration.
Hmmm. Well, I guess I would say that I would like to have a meal with Ghandi, so I could talk to him about non-violence and non-judgment and patience. He was an exceptional man.
The second person would be John Edwards of the TV show “Crossing Over with John Edwards”. As I write in question #3, he is a channeler. He has convinced me that there is life after life, something I never believed in before I went on his show. Now I watch it with my dad every day when I am visiting him, and I would like to sit down with John and ask him more about the spiritual world and how I can be more in touch with it.
P.S. By the way, this site is all due to my terrific webmaster, Vietly. Thank you Vietly!
Since I dont watch T.V very much, I became a fan because of your involvement with animal rights. As a vegan I can appreciate your dedication to those without a human voice. I also am interested in having a non-silk hemp wedding gown…however am finding alot of trouble finding anyone who has one to offer. I was wondering if Manale made your dress or if you got it somewhere else. Could you please send any info and contacts if you have time? I would really appreciate it. I am on a budget so I cant really spend thousands.
My gown wasnt hemp, it was made of chiffon and other man-made materials. A hemp gown would be kind to animals and great for the environment, but I dont know anyone who makes hemp dresses. I suggest you go to the hemp sites on the web to get the hemp material, and then have someone make the dress, once you have picked a pattern you like. The following was something I found when I put “hemp wedding dress into www.google.com:
Anyway, I think it is wonderful that you want to have a wedding in conjunction with your beliefs. All I found on the web about hemp wedding dresses was that philosophical article, above, so if you are set on hemp, I encourage you to get your dress made after you get the fabric.
Have a wonderful wedding. Congratulations!
Has being a Celebrity improved or hampered your way of life in anyway? If so, how has being a Celebrity affected your lifestyle in anyway what so ever?
Kim D. Newton
Being somewhat famous has only been a positive thing for me. My fans are all so nice and courteous, that it does not feel disruptive when I go out in public. I have been at this thing called Acting for so long (20 years!) that people recognize for other things besides Baywatch, but it is mostly Baywatch that they connect with me when they first see me.
My celebrity is not so huge that I cant do normal things, and actually when I am with someone, people dont seem to approach me, they just whisper amongst themselves, so I can go out with Ian and have a wonderful time without interruption.
I know alot of famous people say that fame is no good for anything except getting a good seat in a restaurant, but since my favorite restaurant is Souplantation (a serve yourself, seat yourself salad bar family place!) that doesnt apply to me. Lots of cool things have happened to me because I am an actress:
I was able to go on the show “Crossing Over with John Edward”, and it is verrrrrrrrrrry hard to get a reading with him (John is a channeler. He totally bowled me over when he “read” me. Told me things about family and a friend who have all passed that he couldnt have known unless he is for real).
I have met Prince Edward of England and had lunch with Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and hero to millions. I have shaken the hands of Al Gore and Bill Clinton, and heard Madeleine Albright speak in a friend’s living room. I have visited the White House, and spoken to politicians about population issues. I have traveled to Israel, all over Europe, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. I filmed in Croatia during the war. I have donated medical supplies to Nicaragua during the war there. I have driven a state of the art hydrogen fuel cell car.
All these things I was able to do because I am blessed to have worked as an actress. I am fortunate that my celebrity has brought me so many wonderful experiences.
The worst thing about being well known is that if you do errands or something looking like something the cat dragged in, people are going to recognize you and tell all their friends “I saw that actress from Baywatch and she looks terrible!”
Thank you for writing!