11 Actresses Who Surprisingly Almost Starred As Elle Woods in Legally Blonde

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If you ask most people, Legally Blonde is Reese Witherspoon’s claim to fame. As the ditsy yet lovable Elle Woods, Reese (and her movie-dog, Bruiser) won over the hearts of millions with a simple ‘bend and snap.’

But Reese wasn’t the only blonde bombshell who was in the running to play the sorority girl turned Harvard law student — 11 other actresses almost got the role instead! Click through the gallery below to see which celebs were thiiiiis close to becoming Elle!