"If we had to get marooned on an island, why couldn't we pick Manhattan!"
Any man worth his weight in hormones would give his right arm to be stuck on
an island with Ginger Grant. Ginger is an alluring and sexy actress, reminiscent of
Marilyn Monroe, who persists in worrying about her gowns, her appearance,
her career, and Hollywood gossip.
Ginger follows a fascinating moral code. While Ginger's extraordinarily
flirtatious and shapely, she never tried to advance her acting career on the
casting couch. She's always willing to use her seductive powers or acting
ability to help her fellow castaways. She diverts any visitor to the island,
and she eagerly suggests plans of action based on parts she's played in
Ginger lives in Hollywood, California, and has an agent whose name we never learn.
She once sang in a club in Waikiki, Hawaii, played a nurse in one episode of
Ben Casey, and had minor roles in a remarkable number of Hollywood pictures.
At the time of the shipwreck, Ginger was scheduled to play
the lead role of Cleopatra in the Broadway production of "Pyramid for Two" - a
part she's convinced would have rocketed her to stardom.
Since she only brought one gown with her, she sews other gowns together from
Mrs. Howell's remnants and fabric that washes ashore. She even made one
dress from Gilligan's duffel bag. Ginger can't swim, and she can barely cook.
She's always assisting the Professor (the only man on the island she
truly desires), entertaining the other castaways with her singing and
acting, or nursing the other castaways back to health. Her one regret in
life is that she didn't pursue a career in nursing.
Ginger shares a hut with Mary Ann. They aren't best friends, but they
fish, take mud baths, sew, cook, and do the laundry together.