Gretchen was given second place in best nude scene of 2006 for her portrayal of Bettie Page in The Notorious Bettie Page.
Gretchen has said that she wishes she wasn't hyped the way she was back in 1998.
Gretchen attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
Gretchen's mother is an artist and her father is a school principal.
In September 1998, Gretchen appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair, which proclaimed her "Hollywood's newest 'It' girl.
Before her film career, Gretchen worked as a waitress and a coat checker.
Gretchen appeared on Broadway as Roxie Heart in the Tony Award-winning play "Chicago."
Gretchen's film debut was in Spike Lee's 1996 movie Girl 6.
Gretchen moved to New York City in 1990.
Gretchen graduated from the William Esper Studio.
Gretchen has been married to Tod Williams since June 2004.
Gretchen's height is 5' 6".
Gretchen's brother Jim also works in the film industry.
Gretchen's first acting job was in a Coca-Cola commercial.
Gretchen portrayed pin-up Bettie Page in the 2006 movie The Notorious Bettie Page. The reason she was chosen was because she had this 1950s-type charm that Bettie also possessed, so the producers thought Gretchen would be perfect.
Gretchen: I never really have had, at its core, an issue with nudity in films except that I know when I think it's exploitative and when I think it's beautiful.
Gretchen: I wish I could say I have this kind of big plan, but now, so much of it is what comes along the pike, and then, you just say, there's something about that role that just tickles me or sort of feels right.