Jessica Alba made her voice acting debut in the somewhat popular animated feature Escape from Planet Earth the same year.
Alba continued her work with Robert Rodriguez by starring in two feature sequels. She made an uncredited cameo appearance as an Immigration Officer in Machete Kills (2013). The film received mixed reviews and performed poorly at the box office.
Alba’s breakthrough role was in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014), where she played Nancy Callahan, a stripper seeking vengeance for the death of her late protector.
The picture, which was released in both 2D and 3D versions, was a commercial flop, generating $39 million against a $65 million production budget. Critics gave it mixed reviews as well. Variety called it a “late, limp attempt to turn Alba’s character from an exploited figure into an empowered one.”
How was Jessica Alba discovered?
The eleven-year-old Alba persuaded her mother to accompany her to a Beverly Hills acting contest in 1992, where she won the grand prize of cost-free acting lessons. She received the top prize and enrolled in her first acting classes. Nine months later, she was signed by an agent.
Why is Jessica Alba not famous anymore?
In the early to mid-2000s, the film industry and the media as a whole pushed Jessica Alba onto the public as a sex symbol. At the time, she was a young, fresh-faced ingénue who frequently played a male character’s love interest or object of desire while dressed in scantily clad clothing. Currently, in her forties, Alba has outgrown the roles that first made her famous.