People: Jun. 8, 1987

Even without beads or bell-bottoms, she looks perfect for the part. But Chynna Phillips, 19, has more than good genes going for her when she plays her mother Michelle, 42, in the upcoming California Dreamin'. Based on the singer's 1986 book, the film is a flashback to her psychedelic heyday in the '60s as a member of the Mamas and the Papas. Chynna was exposed to the groovy life when her mom divorced co-Papa John Phillips and began sharing a pad with turn-ons like Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty. Chynna, who sings too, began her own acting career by appearing in...

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