Legends of the Fall

Check out Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and 10 other dazzling leading ladies lighting up movie screens this season. By Emily Fromm with KC Baker, Kimberly Lansing and Jenny Sundel

JOY BRYANT

A South Bronx, N.Y., native who dropped out of Yale to become a model, Bryant made her acting debut in the 2001 MTV movie Carmen: A Hip Hopera. Now the 31-year-old is starring in another music-heavy production: Get Rich or Die Tryin', starring and inspired by the life of Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. "It was really cool," Bryant says of playing the rapper's girlfriend. "He's very sexy, (and) I have to do more than kiss him in the movie."