Police Siren

2002

Tiffani Thiessen knew that filming the high-action Fox TV series Fastlane would be a colorful experience, but she didn't think she'd end up black and blue.

"I have a huge bruise on my right leg," says the 28-year-old actress, who costars with Bill Bellamy and Peter Facinelli as a tough-talking L.A.P.D. officer. "Once, I was running after bad guys, and I fell, another actress's heel dug into me."

Thiessen's other gigs have been cushy by comparison: Aside from several minor film roles and a Barbie commercial she did at age seven, she's probably best known for her portrayals of Kelly Kapowski on Saved by the Bell and vixen Val Malone on Beverly Hills, 90210.

Today, she still sees 90210 veteran Jennie Garth, whose real-life husband just happens to be Fastlane costar Facinelli. Thiessen admits that the casting coincidence is a little bizarre: "I was in their wedding, for God's sake. Now I see him on the set in the morning shaving his chest hair." —Cara Birnbaum