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Kathleen Turner: Poison or poetry?

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Body_heat These days, she's almost a caricature of an over-the-hill Hollywood starlet. One minute she's accusing Nicolas Cage of stealing a dog, the next she's blasting Liz Taylor's acting skills.

But once upon a glorious decade, Kathleen Turner was box-office gold. Turner, who turns 54 years old today, cranked out hit after hit in the 80s. In all, she appeared in (or, in the case of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?", lent her voice to) more than a dozen flicks during those 10 years.

And while some remain truly classic ("Body Heat," "Romancing the Stone," "War of the Roses"), others leave you gasping for fresh air ("Peggy Sue Got Married," "Switching Channels").

That begs the question: Kathleen Turner -- overrated or underrated in the 80s? Check out her five best flicks and then fire away.

TOP 5 KATHLEEN TURNER ROLES OF THE 80s:

5. ROMANCING THE STONE (1984): "You're the best time I've ever had."

4. THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS (1983): "I get so excited when you get angry. It makes me feel so much closer to the reading of the will."

3. THE WAR OF THE ROSES (1989): "Have you ever made angry love?"

2. PRIZZI'S HONOR (1985): "I can't get over it. What kinda creep wouldn't catch a baby?"

1. BODY HEAT (1981): "You aren't too smart. I like that in a man."

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