DROOLED OVER BY JIM CARREY IN THE NITWIT HIT DUMB AND Dumber
, she captivated her costar long after the cameras departed, and now the two are Snug and Snugger. "Jim is really handsome," says Lauren Holly, 31, of her on-again, off-again, elastic-faced beau. "People don't realize that because he's always mugging." Nobody, on the other hand, would overlook Holly's wholesome allure. The daughter of Up-state New York college professors, she was "the classic all-American girl," says her mom, Michael. As a high school cheerleader, however, Holly battled a weight problem—she was too skinny. Now 5'8" and 118 lbs., she remembers "drinking milk shakes every day" to fill out, yet "all that got me was a big butt." Now, as Maxine Stewart on CBS's Picket Fences
, she's "the most beautiful police officer you'll ever meet," says the show's co-executive producer Michael Pressman. "I see her at 6 in the morning and 7 at night, and she always looks great." Whatever her secret is, you can bet it's not her persistent sweet tooth or perfunctory nightly workout in her Los Angeles home. Not a natural redhead ("I'm the only woman in Hollywood with blonde roots"), she'd love to fill the oversize shoes of fellow fake carrottop Lucille Ball. "She was beautiful," I says Holly, "and she had great legs." Sound like anyone we know?