Jennifer Grey makes a comeback with DWTS

Updated: Sep 04, 2010, 14:04 PM IST

London: Actress Jennifer Grey, best known for her role as Frances `Baby` Houseman in 80`s cult hit `Dirty Dancing`, is making a comeback to limelight with reality show `Dancing With The Star`s`.

The 50-year-old is the most anticipated debuts on the show which boasts off a glittering line-up of Sarah Palin`s daughter Bristal Palin, `The Hills` star Audrina Patridge, Jersey Shore`s Mike, `The Situation` Sorrentino and `Baywatch` hunk David Hasselhoff among others.

Grey is partnered with Derek Hough, the two time DWTS champion and the rumoured boyfriend of British pop star Cheryl Cole, the Daily Mail reported.

The actress, however, says she is scared to return to the dance floor.

"We all have different strengths and weaknesses,` she added...`and I`ve got a handful of both," said Grey.

The actress said she decided to participate in the show because she thought it would be fun.

"I thought it would be a really great way to challenge myself and show by example to my 8-year old what it`s like to watch mommy walk through her fears. I`m scared silly."

Grey and Patrick Swayze, who died of cancer last September, inspired a generation of fans to take up to dancing with their 1987 film, which also helped them to international
stardom.

However, unlike Swayze, Grey could never match the popularity of her role in her other movies and her career fizzled out.

In the early 1990s, Grey underwent cosmetic surgery on her distinctive nose but the procedure was disastrous and she required a second plastic surgery to repair the damage.

The resulting transformation left her so changed to the point that even close friends failed to recognise her, and her new appearance negatively affected her career.

PTI