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Nineties pop star looks unrecognisable 33 years after huge hit from Tom Cruise film and coming out as pansexual

IN 1990, Tom Cruise starred in Days of Thunder alongside the likes of Nicole Kidman and Robert Duvall.

But one of his other co-stars – who also was a hit recording artist – looks almost unrecognisable these days.

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Maria McKee was best known for her work on the soundtracks of Days Of Thunder and Pulp Fiction[/caption]

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The star came out as Pansexual in 2018 and has since become an advocate for the LGBTQ community[/caption]

The film was a hit at the box office as it grossed over $157million (£127million) against a $60million (£48million) budget.

However, the movie was also known for the lead track called Show Me Heaven, and after the release of the film it became a worldwide hit.

In the global charts, it reached number one in Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway.

The tack was also the sixth-highest selling single in the UK in 1990 as it shot to the top of the charts.

After receiving critical acclaim by critics, the power ballad also reached the top five in countries such as Australia, Ireland, Sweden, and Switzerland.

The singer behind the song is Maria McKee who was known for her work in the country band Lone Justice in the 1980’s.

After working alongside Tom Cruise, director Quentin Tarantino personally selected her song to be included in the hit film, Pulp Fiction in 1994.

If Love Is a Red Dress, Hang Me in Rags was the only original song to be included in the film’s soundtrack.

She later worked with huge names in the business which included Bette Midler and U2.

However, she now looks almost unrecognisable after she went through a massive shift in her personal life.

Although she’s married to musician and filmmaker Jim Akin, she later came out as pansexual in 2018.

The star is now a public civil rights activist for the LGBT community and she publicly advocates for queer and transgender rights.

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The star achieved global success in many countries with her hit single Show Me Heaven[/caption]
September 20, 2023 at 06:19PM

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