INITIATION: Annie Ilonzeh (VIBE Magazine, August/September 2011)

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Despite Annie Ilonzeh’s role as badass sleuth Kate Prince in the revived Charlie’s Angels (debuting on ABC this fall), the 27-year-old beauty isn’t one for snooping behind suitors. “I’ve never had to secretly get passwords or steal the phone while he’s in the shower,” says the self-described tomboy, insisting that she keeps boyfriends in check. “I wouldn’t be that nice as a detective.” The slender Texan has never shied from playing rough, having grown up with a basketball virtually glued to her fingertips. After five years of Hollywood letdowns, she finally landed a steady gig on General Hospital in 2010. Her athletic stamina came in handy as one of Charlie’s femme fatale trio. “We did fight scenes, martial arts, throwing and getting thrown, shooting guns,” she remembers of Angels’ vigorous training. “I like physical stuff like that.” —William E. Ketchum

FIRST TIME FIRING A GUN
Every person at a mature age should fire a gun a few times. Any type of gun you can think of, I’ve probably shot at this point. And I’m pretty good! My first time was at an outdoor range. They’re putting the holster on, giving me ear pads and I’m freaking out. I don’t know if I thought it was going to hit me or it’d be too loud. It took me 10 minutes to fire this revolver as small as my hand. But once I finally shot it, I’m like, “Let’s do it again! Give me the .45, give me the .9!”

LAST TIME GAMBLING
I play cash games. Not high stakes like $100,000, but pretty good money. I haven’t played in a couple months because I’m going on a little hiatus, but recently I’ve probably won about $1,200 or $1,300. I’ve made crazy calls, one pair, and I just know this dude is trying to punk me. I’ve been playing for about two years, so I’m kind of a shark. People look at me and [think], “She doesn’t know how to play,” then I leave with stacks of chips.