Maria Bello: Molto Bello
On screen Maria Bello plays the ringleader off the sexed-up. Offscreen, Bello goes Italian gorgeous.
Actress Maria Bello is already known for playing seductively gritty women in dark films like Permanent Midnight and Payback. When she hits screens in Coyote Ugly, audiences will get their biggest dose yet of her raw, been-around appeal. As Lil, the rough-talking owner of the Coyote Ugly Saloon, Bello (who tended bar herself a few years back) stirs and shakes things up on-screen. Offscreen, Bello is much subtler in her seduction. But thankfully she's just as playful. Taking a Valley of the Dolls
meets La Dolce Vita style perspective, she plays out a scenario with the help of a few well-placed (and well-built) props.