1. - Lucy Lawless, Xena: Warrior Princess, TV, 1995-2001. After Vanessa Angel proved too ill to travel to the New Zealand locations, Roma won the role but preferred to be Monica in Touched By An Angel, TV, 1994-2003. (Her co-star, singer-actress Della Reese, officiated at two of her three marriages).
2. - Eva Longoria Parker, Desperate Housewives, TV, 2004-08. Creator Marc Cherry loved the idea of having a TV Jackie Kennedy (A Woman Named Jackie, 1991) as a desperate housefrau..!