50 Astonishing Facts About Actresses – Part 6

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41 Martha Mansfield’s Costume Tragedy

Martha Mansfield's Costume Tragedy

American silent film actress Martha Mansfield tragically lost her life at the age of 24 when her costume caught fire due to a carelessly tossed match. The individual responsible for throwing the match was never identified.

42 Cameron Diaz’s Mortal Kombat Wrist Injury

Cameron Diaz's Mortal Kombat Wrist Injury

Cameron Diaz was initially cast as Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat (1995). Unfortunately, she suffered a wrist injury during martial arts training and had to withdraw from the project. Bridgette Wilson later took her place.

43 Yvette Vickers’ Mummified Discovery

Yvette Vickers' Mummified Discovery

Actress Yvette Vickers, known for her roles in “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman” and “Attack of the Giant Leeches,” as well as her appearance as a Playboy centerfold in July 1959, passed away alone at her home in 2010. A neighbor discovered her mummified body in 2011.

44 Margot Robbie’s Award Nomination

Margot Robbie's Award Nomination

Margot Robbie received a nomination for the “Actress Most in Need of a New Agent” award from the Alliance of Women Film Journalists in 2016 for her work in “Tarzan” and “Suicide Squad.”

45 Emilia Clarke’s Audition Dance

Emilia Clarke's Audition Dance

During her audition for the role of Daenerys Targaryen, Emilia Clarke surprised the casting team by performing the Funky Chicken and Robot Dance.

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46 Amber Heard’s Film Lawsuit

Amber Heard's Film Lawsuit

In 2016, Amber Heard faced a $10 million lawsuit over her film “London Fields.” The lawsuit was filed due to her refusal to film nude scenes as part of her contract and her failure to participate in promotional activities for the film as required by her contract.

47 Amy Adams’ Unusual Background

Amy Adams' Unusual Background

Actress Amy Adams was born in Italy and grew up in a Mormon household in Colorado until her parents’ divorce. Following the divorce, her mother pursued a career as a professional bodybuilder.

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48 Schindler’s List Child Actress

Schindler's List Child Actress

The actress who portrayed the girl in the red jacket in “Schindler’s List” was just 3 years old at the time of filming. Steven Spielberg had requested that she refrain from watching the film until she turned 18, but she watched it when she was 11 and described the experience as “horrifying.”

49 Ariana Richards’ Artistic Talent

Ariana Richards' Artistic Talent

Ariana Richards, known for her role as Lex in “Jurassic Park,” has since become an accomplished painter. She even created a well-known self-portrait during the filming of “Jurassic Park.”

50 Sigourney Weaver’s Alien Earnings

Sigourney Weaver's Alien Earnings

Sigourney Weaver received a modest $35,000 for her role in “Alien” (1979). However, she negotiated a significant increase, earning $1,000,000 and a share of the profits for her role in “Aliens” (1986).

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