This is a sort-of follow-up to the Hedy Lamarr post.
(I have just thought this: when the creators of The Wonder Years were coming up with character names, did they consciously think, 'Winnie Cooper rhymes with Mini Cooper'? I will not believe that there was not at least an unconscious echo. I will not, whatever you do to me. Whatever you do to me, you can't take away my dignity.*)
Whatever, this is Winnie Cooper, who I had a little crush on at a time when it was age-appropriate.
Time passed, and I had, without spotting that it was the same actress, a little West Wing crush on Elsie Snuffin (funny name).
Then, on rewatching West Wing for about the fifth time, I worked out where I'd seen Elsie Snuffin before.
Because I am not a moron who thinks that characters played by a person indicates what the person is like, I didn't have a crush on Danica McKellar. I don't fancy Honeysuckle Weeks. I do fancy Samantha Stewart. Etc.
But then I found out that Danica McKellar did maths at UCLA, co-authored a paper and wrote Math Doesn't Suck, which tries to encourage teenage girls to do and be good at maths. At this point, I definitely had a little crush. Reader, I married her.
(No, I didn't. That was just my little joke. This other guy married her.)
*You can take away my dignity. Lots of people have proved this.