Links to the FCSL
Various references to the Female Celebrity Smoking List (mostly links, but also non-linked media mentions and other mentions)
For the full, up to date list, go to Alta Vista (list of links to this list)
- It made the Worst of the Web on Feb 13, 1996 (the busiest day until that point, 3984 unique hosts on one day)
- Suck linked to the entry for Ally Sheedy on
Dec. 06, 1995
- "This page contains the most insensible links I've found"
- "although I can't remember her doing so in any other film or TV show until Caroline in the City, she smokes in this one, prompting her appearance on one of the strangest lists on the Internet -- the Female Celebrity Smoking List." (on Helen Slater in Sticky Fingers)
- "apparently this person is the McCarthy of smoking, and has HARD FACTS proving Gwyneth smokes. Oh MY!"
- "Who's smoking these days? Why
not check out the Female Celebrity Smoking list these days. (I'm not on the
list for three reasons: I am not a female; I am not a celebrity; and I don't
- It Had to Be Drew (Entertainment Weekly, January 24, '97, pg. 59)
- "Drew as unwitting shill for the tobacco industry. Never mind those
notorious drug and alcohol problems--an unusually long entry in Loring
Holden's Female Celebrity Smoking List (www.cs.brown.edu/people/lsh/asfs/)
includes a dozen pictures of Barrymore lighting up, along with details about
her habit (two or three packs a day, Marlboro Red)."
- "Congrats you've made the big time" - from a relative's email
- Appeared in Yahoo's Coolest
of the cool (Extremely Specialized Sites)
- "Getting off to
pictures of celebrities smoking
is soooo 2002. This year, the hipsters are all into looking at photos
of celebrities eating"
-memepool, Jan. 8, '03
- Yecch!!!? rates FCSL 3 stars, "A Fecal Matter"
- On Desperate but not Serious official(?) movie page: Hot Damn! We're on the Female Celebrity Smoking List
- "So besides Ms. Ryan, who are the biggest offenders? According to the Female
Celebrity Smoking List on SmokingSides.com, top runners -- who are still
alive -- include Melanie Griffith, ER's Maura Tierney, Beverly D'Angelo and
Entertainment - Celebrity Gossip
- Day clearly thinks the fuss [about Nicole Kidman smoking during a press
conference at Cannes] will blow over quickly, but the health lobby may not
let that happen. What Day doesn't know is that there is a long dossier on
Kidman on a website called smokingsides.com. It details 78 instances since
1998 in which Kidman has smoked in public or talked about smoking - which
tends to contradict the proposition that she fell into the habit because it
enabled her to "find" her Oscar-winning Virginia Woolf character in The
Hours. That site refers visitors to another site called smokingcelebs.com,
which offers 50 images of Kidman smoking (mostly in her movies), accompanied
by advertisements saying, "Sexy smokers. Hot chicks smoking in XXX
-When the stars light up, The Sidney Morning Herald, May 24, '03
- Possibly the most intense
and creepily detailed website that I have ever seen. (Monkeyfilter)
FCSL mentions in the media, but without links:
- Among the more peculiar kind of celebrity sites are those that can best
be described as the freaky-fetish site. These aren't dedicated to collecting
information on a single star, but collecting the same information on many.
Two of the best examples of such Internet oddities are Dermatology in the
Cinema (www.skinema.com) and the Female Celebrity Smoking List
There are no snapshots to be found at the Female Celebrity Smoking List
(although, if you're really into pics of famous chicks puffing on cigarettes,
head to www.SmokingCelebs.com). But there's plenty of information, all
meticulously documented. Find out who has smoked onscreen in which film, who
smokes in "real life" and which brand each prefers.
Learn such fascinating facts as Marlboro is by far the female celebrity brand
of choice (Madonna! Neve Campbell! Catherine Zeta-Jones!), with Silk Cut
coming in a distant second (most notable aficionado: Elizabeth Hurley) and
Camels third (Drew Barrymore, Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow).
The site also features detailed information regarding who's supposedly quit
and lists all smoking sources (i.e. magazine articles where the star
discusses smoking or smokes during the interview; an index of photographs in
which she's taking a drag or holding a cigarette).
Online, it's a whole new world of celebrity obsession. It may be weird and in
some cases even creepy, but, hey, everyone's got to have a hobby.
-Ottawa Citizen, Apr. 30, '01, Tech Weekly, p. C6 (also appeared in Calgary
Herald, Apr. 23, '01, Arts & Style, p. B8)
- Camilla [Parker-Bowles] emerges on one of the more left-field sites, the
Female Celebrity Smoking List. Marshalled here are some cuttings from the
press that positively identify her as a smoker. Bizarre, but compelling.
-The Times (London), Jun. 7, '00
FCSL mentions elsewhere, without links:
- Thanks to www.dvdmoviecentral.com for notifying me of the following mention by Gaylen Ross in her commentary on the Ultimate Edition DVD for Dawn of the Dead (1978) (European version) early in the movie when she lights up: "That got me on the smoker's list! Did you know there's an internet website that says actresses who smoke?...I don't remember if I smoked or not, but that got me on the smoker's list!"
- "Have you guys seen the [websites] where it's celebrity girls smoking? My
mom sent me the link because I was on it for smoking in whatever movie or TV
show that you smoke in. And, these guys have a fetish about cigarette
smoking, I guess, and they have close-ups of your lips and the cigarettes.
It's really nasty."
-Busy Philips, "Undeclared" (2001) DVD commentary, #107, "Truth or Dare"
Smoking From All Sides page
Female Celebrity Smoking List