Kirstie Alley says John Travolta is the love of her life. She would say that, having shared such a huge chunk of Hollywood history with him. Her "Look Who's Talking" co-star gave her butterflies while they filmed the late 80s flick. It's no wonder she followed in his fancy "Saturday Night Fever" footsteps-albeit, on a ballroom dance floor. Travolta even popped up during Kirstie's Season 12 run on "Dancing with the Stars," though his consultation was mostly kitsch. In any event, the 61 year-old seductress has clearly found her niche on the hit reality show. Check out her five most memorable performances…
Tumble in the Rumba
After failing to pull together a decent quickstep, Kirstie tried to redeem herself with a sensual rumba during Week 3 of her first run on the show. She sashayed elegantly into partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy's arms and into a low dip…and then everything fell apart. They lost their footing and went tumbling to the ground. After a few awkward seconds, they saved face and pulled off a provocative, yet tender performance. That was a close call.
The Shoe Incident
The "Cheers" star barely had time to recover from her snafu the previous week before another uncomfortable moment occurred. Right smack in the middle of an eloquent waltz to "The Flower Duet," Kirstie's shoe went awry, causing her several laborious seconds of fumbling before finishing the routine. Fortunately for her, she rebounded. Ironically, it seems she danced better after the mishap.
Dressed in black from head to toe, Alley sauntered around in Maks' arms like a butterfly. Performing a quickstep for Guilty Pleasure week, the two totally personified the mature seductress/young lover ballroom fantasy. She had no calamities with which to contend and as a result, received rave reviews from all three judges, solidifying her shining underdog status.
Country Week during Season 15's All Star installment was quite the steamy affair. Kirstie proved that she was the "Queen of Sexy" (according to Carrie Ann Inaba) with a clean and sensual rumba. The judges' opinions, always a mixed bag, didn't exactly form a united front. But it became clear to fans that the statuesque TV star had earned her DWTS All Star title.
For the Argentine tango she performed in Season 12, she burst onto the stage in a tight, red confection with a strong Jessica Rabbit vibe. Rocking up some intense smoky eye (and a whittled waistline), she nabbed all the nuances of this passionate Latin dance. Energetic and agile, Alley held fast to her beguiling character without missing a beat. Thanks to her hard work (and DWTS' infamous fog machine), Kirstie served up some serious "Monday Night Fever" and earned her first "10" of the season.
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