25 famous actors you didn’t know appeared on Friends

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11. Denise Richards

Cassie Geller – “The One With Ross And Monica’s Cousin” – S7E19

Denise Richards made a one-episode appearance on Friends as Cassie Geller, the cousin referred to in the title of the episode, “The One with Ross and Monica’s Cousin.”

Cassie makes a trip to visit New York City, spending a few days with Monica before her wedding to Chandler. After meeting the stunningly gorgeous Cassie, Chandler can’t stop staring so Monica sends Cassie off to stay with Ross instead. Ross, who had not since Cassie since she was a girl, is struck by how beautiful his younger cousin is but quickly realizes how inappropriate his thoughts about her are.

Thanks to a little bit of wine, Ross mistakenly thinks that Cassie is coming on to him as she reaches for a snack while the two are watching a movie together. He leans in to kiss her and she freaks out and demands an explanation. Ross freezes and the first thing he can manage to say is “I haven’t had sex in a very long time.”

With no more relatives left to stay with in the city, Phoebe agrees to let Cassie stay with her, but Cassie’s looks are so magnetic that even Phoebe is drawn to her.

The running gag during Cassie’s scenes is a slow-motion shot of her letting down her long, flowing hair as sensual, Barry White-esque music plays. Chandler, Ross, and Phoebe are all left moon-eyed and slack-jawed, stunned by Cassie’s looks.

When Denise Richards appeared on Friends, she was dating Charlie Sheen who eventually became her husband and then her ex-husband. Charlie Sheen had also appeared on Friends, playing Phoebe’s sailor friend who she connects with whenever he’s on land and in town.