Rita Wilson


My driver’s ed teacher at Hollywood High would take us up to Mulholland Drive, all the way down to Beverly Glen, and then we’d have lunch at Bob’s Big Boy, the drive-in on Van Nuys Boulevard. As a teenager I worked at Fred Segal and then at Star Sporting Goods on Highland Avenue—it’s no longer there. Then at the Universal Amphitheatre when it was still open air, I had a uniform that was an orange-and-blue plaid cape, with a hat, kind of like Sherlock Holmes, so forget ever trying to meet a cute guy. Still, it was amazing because I saw Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, the Eagles, Steve Martin. That was during his arrow-through-the-head phase. He could not have been hotter. » Wilson, 54, is completing her first screenplay, Terms of Embarrassment.