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"Goldmember" _features a new,
improved, female sidekick.
Social Dance Club
Special to the Jewish News
he's back, baby — and dare
we say it? — shaggable.
In the third go-round of
Mike Myers' Bond spoof
Austin Powers in Goldmember, Mindy
Sterling returns as Frau Farbissina
("sourpuss" in Yiddish), Dr. Evil's
number one squeeze and hench-
woman. But she's decidedly less, well,
"She's a bit more domestic," says
improv veteran Sterling, 49. "She's a
lot more attractive. She even has a hot
little love scene."
A tarted-up Frau — initially based
on Lotte Lenya's shrill character in To
Russia With Love — locks jaw with
Evil (Myers) in a hilarious prison con-
jugal visit sequence.
"I wear a blond wig with hideous
dark roots, a very short jeans skirt,
garish press-on nails and outrageous
falsies in my bra," says Sterling, who
was glad to ditch Farbissina' s usual
"The dutiful Frau's trying to blend
in with the other white-trash wives
visiting their hubbies in prison."
The over-the-top scene is what one
would expect of Sterling, who honed her
comic instincts growing up with a Borsht
Belt comedian dad, Dick Sterling.
It was while doing improv at the
Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles
that she first met Myers, who remem-
bered the Jewish actress while casting
his first Powers film in 1997. He said
he got Farbissina's Yiddish name from
his Jewish wife and her mother — the
inspiration for his irrepressible
Saturday Night Live character, Linda
Rich, the host of Caw fee Tawk.
In the 1999 sequel, Frau's revealed
to be the mother of. Dr. Evil's nebbish
son, Scottie (Seth Green). In
Goldmember, a sexier Sterling gets
slapped on the tush by Michael Caine,
who portrays the titular spy's groovy
but deadbeat dad.
The actress hopes to play an even
more femme Frau in the future. "I'd
love it if the fourth movie explores
domestic life at home with the Evils,"
she says. "Like, if Frau has a pregnan-
cy scare or Scottie's dating - very much
like The Osbournes, on MTV." ❑
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