I'm sure a lot of people will know

this game, and I'm pretty terrible at it, but it's fun.

The aim is to connect celebrities to Kevin Bacon in less than 6 links. (Or in as few as possible.)

Bacon numbers

Kevin Bacon

The Bacon number of an actor or actress is the number of degrees of separation he or she has from Bacon, as defined by the game. This is an application of the Erdős number concept to the movie industry. The higher the Bacon number, the farther away from Kevin Bacon the actor is.

The computation of a Bacon number for actor X is a "shortest path" algorithm:

* If the lowest Bacon number of any actor with whom X has appeared in a movie is N, X's Bacon number is N + 1.

* Kevin Bacon himself has a Bacon number of 0.

Here is an example, using Elvis Presley:

* Elvis Presley was in Change of Habit (1969) with Edward Asner

* Edward Asner was in JFK (1991) with Kevin Bacon

Therefore Asner has a Bacon number of 1, and Presley (who never appeared in a film with Bacon himself) has a Bacon number of 2.

So let's start with...somebody attractive.

Jessica Alba.