40 More Revealing Facts About The Lives of Hollywood Actresses – Part 2

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1Lisa Kudrow

Lisa Kudrow

Lisa Kudrow earned her B.A. in biology from Vassar College, New York. Her father, Dr. Lee N. Kudrow, was a headache specialist and physician. Lisa worked on his staff for eight years while breaking into acting, and earned research credit on his studies on cluster headaches and left-handedness.

2. While playing Queen Elizabeth in a stage play, Helen Mirren stayed in character after the show to fulfill a 10-year-old boy's dying wish to meet the Queen. They had tea together, and he thought he was with Her Majesty the entire time.

3. Katie Holmes chose to do Mad Money with Queen Latifah instead of reprising her role as Rachel in The Dark Knight.

4. Australian actress Abbie Cornish, of "Sucker Punch" and "Limitless" fame, raps under the moniker Dusk, and even opened for Nas, during his 2015 Australian tour.

5. At the age of 10, Russian Jewish immigrant Mila Kunis auditioned for but failed to get the role of a Russian Jewish immigrant in the film "Make A Wish, Molly." Instead, she was cast as a Mexican girl in a secondary role.

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6Summer Glau

Summer Glau

Before Summer Glau met Joss Whedon and got cast in Firefly, she auditioned for Power Rangers.

7. Cameron Diaz and Snoop Dogg used to go to the same high school and she bought weed from him.

8. Actress Geena Davis tried out for the 2000 Sydney Olympics in archery. She placed 24th out of 300 women but did not qualify for the Olympics.

9. Emma Stone's low-pitched husky voice is a result of having baby colic, a condition of constant screaming as an infant.

10. Susan Oliver who played Vina/Orion Slave Girl in the Original Star Trek's 'The Menagerie' was once on a plane that suddenly dropped from 35,000 feet to 6,000 feet. She later went on to learn to fly and became the 4th woman to fly a single-engine aircraft solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

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11Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

Colombian actress Sofia Vergara is naturally blonde but is usually asked to dye her hair brown to appear like a more "typical" Latina.

12. The "Whoopi" in Whoopi Goldberg's name came about because she farted all of the time. "Goldberg" was her mother's idea, who felt that having a Jewish surname would aid in her Hollywood success.

13. Michelle Pfeiffer actually performed her whip stunts in the film 'Batman Returns'. The famous mannequin trick was shot in one take, surprising even her trainer (Anthony De Longis).

14. Andie MacDowell's first big break was the role of Jane in "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan," but her lines were dubbed by Glenn Close because her Southern accent was too pronounced for her to play the role of an Englishwoman. Ironically, in the original book, Jane was an American Southerner.

15. Sigourney Weaver actually made that ‘impossible’ basketball shot in Aliens: Resurrection.

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16Sally Field

Sally Field

Sally Field only played Aunt May in "Amazing Spider-Man" as a favor to the producer, and described it as "ten pounds of sh*t in a five-pound bag."

17. 20-year-old Scarlett Johansson was insisting on going topless in the movie “The Island” but director Michael Bay refused and persuaded to keep her underwear on.

18. Sharon Stone, for many years, maintained that she had an IQ of 148 and was a member of Mensa. She admitted in 2002 that she was not, and had never been, a member of Mensa.

19. The pigeon lady from “Home Alone 2” was actually played by Brenda Fricker, an accomplished actress who won an Academy Award in 1989.

20. Elizabeth Taylor’s apparent dark outlined eyes were due to a rare genetic mutation that gave her “double eyelashes.”

21Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster

In 1977, Jodie Foster starred in 5 feature films (including Taxi Driver, Bugsy Malone and Freaky Friday), winning 2 Baftas, an Oscar nomination, and countless other awards. She was only 14 years old.

22. Oscar winner Ingrid Bergman's divorce from her husband in 1950 (to marry her lover Italian director Roberto Rossellini) was so scandalous that an U.S. Senator proposed a bill that would require films to be rated not just for on-screen content, but the moral character of the actors involved as well.

23. When Meryl Streep auditioned for the lead role of 1976's "King Kong," producer Dino De Laurentiis commented to his son in Italian: "She's ugly. Why did you bring me this thing?" He was shocked when Streep replied to the insult in fluent Italian.

24. Actress Kathleen Turner claimed that Nicolas Cage once had gotten drunk, and stole a chihuahua that he liked. In turn, Cage filed a lawsuit for defamation and damage to his character. Cage won the case, resulting in retractions, legal fees, and a donation to charity benefiting abuse victims.

25. Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh once filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Warner Bros., John Landis, and Steven Spielberg after her father, Vic Morrow, was accidentally killed along with two child actors when a helicopter stunt went wrong while filming ‘Twilight Zone: The Movie.’

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