6 Films That Shaped Jessica Alba’s Life

Jessica Alba, our beautiful cover star this month, shares exclusively with Marie Claire the films that have shaped her life, and why they mean so much to her...

Say Anything, 1989
‘This was an ultimate teenage angst and tragic romance with some seriously smart writing. I’m still waiting for my husband, Cash, to show up with a boombox outside my window.’
The Princess Bride, 1987
‘True love that’s funny, sweet and makes a fairytale feel totally fresh.’
 
Léon: The Professional, 1994
‘That’s one badass chick. Period.’
Paris is Burning, 1990
‘I saw them as kindred spirits. They use fantasy and spirit to transcend the reality of their everyday lives and struggles. You can still see its influence everywhere, which is amazing for a documentary.’
 
Steel Magnolias, 1989
 
‘I love seeing women supporting each other through thick and thin. The passion in those performances reminded me that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.’
 
The NeverEnding Story, 1984
‘I fell in love with the limitless power of imagination in this film. And who doesn’t want to fly that big fluffy beast?’

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