Nu Amanda 1986

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Did Karen Cellini really look like Catherine Oxenberg during her 13-episode run as Amanda?

  1. Yep, she favored Oxenberg

  2. Nope, not enough likeness

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  1. Lee

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    Viewers first saw 'nuAmanda' in the Season 6 finale recap. It kicked off the Season 7 premiere September 24, 1986. Karen Cellini assumed the role. Producers reshot the beats just before Amanda & Sammy Jo enter the pool. Press accounts said Cellini was chosen specifically for her likeness to Oxenberg. I never saw it until the actress' final scene (Season 7 Episode 13 'The Rig'). NuAmanda was never seen onscreen again after arguing with Michael Culhane on a Colorado lakeshore.

    First appearance onscreen for Karen Cellini: shot-for-shot reshoot for Season 6 finale recap
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    Last appearance onscreen for Karen Cellini: Hair/makeup team finally made her look like Oxenberg.
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    I dunno
    She doesn't have that baby-ish quality that Oxenberg had - she was 29 and looked 29. I was surprised to find out the had auditioned for Bliss on The Colby's.
     
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    I thought she auditioned for the role of Channing? That's what I remember reading... in fact, she was also supposedly friends with the actress who got the role of Channing (Kim Morgan Greene, I believe it was).

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    As for how old Karen looked... I'm sorry, but in some shots/photos, she looked way older than 29. Although in some other scenes she looked early to mid 20s, depending on what hair, makeup and lighting she had.
     
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    Channing makes more sense, I guess. Though she'd look awkward next to Miles.

    Well, regardless of how old she looked Amanda was supposed to be Baby Carrington. Looking mid-20s even wasn't going to cut it.
     
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    Plus, in this scene:

    Karen simply looks like the older sister.
     
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    So true. Caulfield needed a sexy vixen next to him, and Cellini clearly isn't one.
     
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    Yeah, she's more of a cute secretary type that Miles would have flirted with in order to get her to do him a favor.
     
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    Yes... or...a... waitress in a diner type. ;)
    Not giving Oxenberg that small raise was a huge mistake, you don't find replacement actors with that kind of onscreen-charisma around the next corner or in a diner, not even in Hollywood, at least not with very, very much of luck!
    That clearly wasn't one of Spellings lucky decisions, not at all.
     
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    Pssh, this is THE COLBYS, none of them would demean themselves by going into a diner! :lol:
     
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