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Courteney Cox in Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark”

Well before gaining fame for her starring role on the sitcom Friends and playing Jim Carrey’s love interest in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Courteney Cox got her first big break as she portrayed an adoring fan in Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark” video. Sporting a short pixie haircut and a Bruce Springsteen T-shirt — clearly she didn’t get the memo about not wearing the shirt of the band you go to see — Courteney was pulled up out of the front row by The Boss in the video. Shot at the St. Paul Civic Center in Minnesota with a fake audience of about 200 extras in 1984, the two danced together onstage during the end of his performance of the song.

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