As big-mouthed, empty-headed mall nymphet Kelly Bundy on Married...with Children
, Applegate wears revealing tops and skirts tighter than Ebenezer Scrooge's hold on money. "Every time I put those costumes on, it's hard," the 22-year-old actress has said. "I have to keep remembering that Kelly wouldn't be embarrassed to be wearing it." Maybe Applegate should save her shame for the costumes she wears off the set. In the Daryl Hannah tradition of dressing down and dowdy, she camouflages her considerable assets in dowager-length skirts and tops that could double as awnings—they're either broadly striped or way, way oversized. "Christina and I are still kids in the industry," says Keith Coogan, Applegate's costar in the 1991 film Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
. "We basically wear what-ever's clean. Maybe she dresses down because she dresses up on the show." Could be. But surely there's a middle ground between low couture and no couture.