At the sweet age of 15, when other girls were getting their braces tightened or dressing up as Spice Girls, Dominique Swain was "sitting" on Jeremy Iron's lap, portraying Nabokov's infamous nymphet in HBO's "Lolita." For her efforts, she was nominated for the Most Promising Actress award by the Chicago Film Critics Association, and both she and Jeremy garnered an MTV "Best Kiss" nomination. There's nothing like a little intergenerational hoopla to get folks going.
Right around then Dominique also starred as John Travolta's daughter in the megahit "Face/Off." That is until he gets his mug replaced and she becomes Nicolas Cage's kid. You have to see it to understand.
Nine years and over 20 films later, Swain, who is one of those deliciously madcap, I-don't fit-in-in-Hollywood personalities, is still going strong. Dialogue-wise, she's sort of a West Coast version of Katharine Hepburn in "Bringing Up Baby," seldom stopping for a breath.
She did take one though to promote two of her upcoming 2007 releases, the highly anticipated romancer "The Pacific and Eddy"