Michelle Williams was a big hit as Marilyn Monroe; she even garnered an Oscar nod. But Williams has actress acting chops unhindered by addiction and mental illness.
This Sunday, Lindsay Lohan attempts to bring Liz Taylor back to life in Liz & Dick on the Lifetime Channel. Wonder how she'll do?
There are mixed reviews so far (mostly in response to images released of Lindsay-as-Liz) and we gotta say, Lindsay does actually pull of that Liz Taylor look. We'll have to wait until Sunday to find out if she can also pull off Taylor's iconic persona.
Wondering what possessed the filmmaker to cast a hot mess like LiLo, our minds began to wander - what other debutwats should be cast as iconic Hollywood stars solely to deliver delightful train wrecks for our viewing pleasure?
Follow the jump for our list of other losers we'd like to cast as Hollywood legends.
5. Paris Hilton as Audrey Hepburn
We know...just the thought alone is enough to make you heave the Jamba Juice pineapple smoothie you had for breakfast. But wait - it gets worse. Picture Paris Hilton... as Holly Golightly in a remake of Breakfast at Tiffany's.
We can just hear Holly now... "Ahh... Do I detect a look of disapproval in your eye?"
4. Kristen Stewart as Grace Kelly
Notorious for emoting on a level similar to that of a 2x4, K-Stew would be a delicious disaster as Alfred Hitchcock's go to gal. Kelly has repeatedly been named one of the most attractive and talented actors of all time - something that Stewart could only dream of (during a cheesy, montage dream sequence, of course). We're thinking Starz for this one.
We can picture Stewart delivering G-Kell's line in Hitchock's Rear Window... "I wish I were creative."
3. Miley Cyrus as Greta Garbo
Hannah Montana aka Miley Cyrus should bring Garbo back in a Hallmark Channel made for TV movie. Unlike our other choices, we think Cyrus might actually be able to pull it off...Kidding! Although, they may have more in common than you would think. Garbo once said, "The story of my life is about back entrances, side doors, secrets elevators and other ways of getting in and out of places so that people won't bother me."
Cyrus once said, "Don't you wish that you could be a fly on the wall? A creepy, little sneaky, little fly on the wall? All my precious secrets, yeah, you'd know them all. Don't you wish that you could be a fly on the wall?"
Same diff, right?
2. Kim Kardashian as Rita Hayworth
We're not even sure that KiKa counts as an entertainer per se (aside from the career-launching sex tape), but she's in our faces enough to make us want to hurl, so too bad /so sad.
We just thought it would be funny as hell to watch KiKa utter the line, "Ooh hush, Amy. You're not at a suffragette meeting now!" from Hayworth's The Strawberry Blonde.
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1. Amanda Bynes as Bette Davis
We always thought of Bynes as the goody two shoes, girl next door and possibly the second coming of Lucille Ball, that is until we read about a string of drunk driving and hit and run incidents. Now we add her to our Hot Mess Hall of Fame and urgently request that some Hollywood honcho cast her as Davis... ASAP.
The two have a lot in common. Both 'quit' acting only to come back into the fold. As Davis once said, "I went back to work because someone had to pay for the groceries."
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