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Josie Packard
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24. Josie Packard

Something about Twin Peaks' resident foreign femme fatale never quite fit. For starters, she wasn't even supposed to exist – the role was rewritten to suit actor Joan Chen's Chinese heritage after Isabella Rossellini left the project. Her storyline involved so many double-crosses and fake deaths that it was hard to find its emotional center. And when Chen asked to be written out of the show, the result was the singularly batshit image of her dead soul inhabiting the knob of a wooden drawer (?!?) in a hotel room. But somehow it all worked: Josie was a fish out of water, equal parts player and pawn, never comfortable on either side of the line.