ByHeather Snowden, writer at
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Heather Snowden


Before we start, Ladies, if you try to deny that this movie didn't make you at the very least a little bi-curious, we all know you're lying. End of story.

Kicking off the noughties (naughties) in serious style, this pack of super sexy Coyotes were anything but ugly. They made working in a NYC rock bar seem like the ultimate dream and taught us that spraying water in people's faces at work is, 9 times out of 10, pretty fun.

Today marks the 15th anniversary since the release of Coyote Ugly and what better way to celebrate than a trip down memory lane, back to the day that Violet first walked in to the bar and was relabeled as Jersey, the runaway nun...

A little scared at first, it didn't take her too long to fit right in with the other coyotes. I mean, remember that scene where she totally broke up the bar riot with a sweet cover of Blondie's 'One Way or Another'?

Although that was a major part of it, the movie wasn't all sexy bar-top performances. Working at the bar was a means to an end for Violet Sanford, a small town girl looking to make it in the big city. Leaving her protective and disgruntled father to fend for himself (with the aid of a microwave), Vi moves to New York to follow dreams of becoming a singer/song writer. Battling to overcome stage fright, she faces hurdles along the way, but ultimately all turns out well...with a little help from a handsome friend...

I can't believe it's been 15 years since we first met this feisty pack of sassy strays and I wonder if they could still hold their own on the bar top? (Spoilers: YES) Let's take a look...

Piper Perabo - Violet Sanford

Since Coyote Ugly: Followers, Lost and Delirious, Cheaper by the Dozen, George and the Dragon, The Cave, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, The Prestige, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Sordid Things, Looper, Go On, Covert Affairs, Into the Grizzly Maze

Adam Garcia - Kevin O'Donnell

Since Coyote Ugly: Riding in Cars with Boys, Love's Brother, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Fascination, Doctor Who, Hawthorne, Camp, The Code, Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey?!, A Woman Called Job

John Goodman - Bill

It would take forever to list all the awesome work The Big Lebowski and Roseanne actor has done, so here are just a few of the things he's been up to since Coyote Ugly: The Emperor's New Groove, Monsters, Inc., Saturday Night Live, The West Wing, Cars, Evan Almighty, Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Artist, Damages, Community, The Campaign, Argo, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Hangover Part III, Transformers: Age of Extinction

Maria Bello - Lil

Since Coyote Ugly: Sam the Man, 100 Mile Rule, Silver City, A History of Violence, Thank You for Smoking, World Trade Center, The Jane Austen Book Club, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Carjacked, Prime Suspect, Touch, Prisoners, Demonic

Izabella Miko - Cammie

Since Coyote Ugly: The Forsaken, Bye Bye Blackbird, Save the Last Dance 2, Double Identity, Clash of the Titans, The Cape, Born To Dance, Age of Heroes, Love Bites, Supernatural, Anger Management, Chicago Fire

Tyra Banks - Zoe

Since Coyote Ugly, this America's Next Top Model has appeared in: Felicity, Halloween: Resurrection, Eight Crazy Nights, All of Us, American Dreams, Gossip Girl, Shake It Up!, Glee

Bridget Moynahan - Rachel

Since Coyote Ugly: Sex and the City, Serendipity, I, Robot, Gray Matters, Six Degrees, Eli Stone, Ramona and Beezus, Small Time, John Wick, Midnight Sun, Blue Bloods

Melanie Lynskey - Gloria

Since Coyote Ugly: Shooters, Sweet Home Alabama, Claustrophobia, Park, The L Word, Show of Hands, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, They Came Together, Chu and Blossom, We'll Never Have Paris, Two and a Half Men, Togetherness

LeAnn Rimes

Last but not least, I will leave you with the official video for LeAnn Rimes' 'Can't Fight The Moonlight,' set in the Coyote Ugly bar... enjoy!


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