50 Fantastic Facts about Hollywood Actresses

1Judy Garland

Whilst Filming the Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland was shunned by the actors who played Scarecrow, Tinman and Cowardly Lion due to jealousy. Her only friend on the set was Margaret Hamilton who played the Wicked Witch of the West.


2. Angelina Jolie once tried to hire a hitman to kill her, because she felt that a murder would be easier on her family than her committing suicide. The would-be-hitman talked her out of it by asking her to wait a month.


3. Carrie Fisher revealed in her memoir, Wishful Drinking, that she once had a romantic relationship with U.S. Senator Chris Dodd. When Dodd was asked for a comment by a reporter he explained that "it was a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away."


4. Years before she was famous, Keira Knightley played Natalie Portman's double in "The Phantom Menace", and when the girls were in full makeup, even their mothers had trouble telling them apart.


5. Actress Kate Mara is the great-granddaughter of both Tim Mara (founder of the NY Giants) and Art Rooney (founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers). Her acting contracts have a clause stating that if any of these teams make it to the Super Bowl, she will attend the game before work.


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6Evangeline Lilly

Evangeline Lilly agreed to play Tauriel in the Hobbit movies on the condition that she would not be part of a love triangle. The love triangle was added during reshoots.


7. Emily Blunt developed a debilitating stutter in her childhood, which couldn't be cured by speech or relaxation coaches. It was cured when she was asked to speak in an accent in a school play.


8. When Billie Piper (the actress who played Rose Tyler in Doctor Who) divorced from her wealthy husband, she opted not to claim any money from him, stating, “I’m not taking a penny from him, I think that's disgusting.”


9. Former Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter is married to the Robert Altman, CEO of ZeniMax Media. ZeniMax is the parent company of Bethesda, which is why Carter has so many voice roles in the Elder Scrolls and Fallout games.


10. Mila Kunis was 14 years old when she auditioned for "That 70's Show". She said she'd be 18 on her birthday but never said which birthday.


11Helena Bonham Carter

While filming Fight Club, Helena Bonham Carter insisted that her makeup artist apply all of her eye makeup with her left hand, as she did not believe that Marla Singer would be someone who was particularly good at applying makeup.


12. Tilda Swinton comes from one of only three families that can trace their unbroken land ownership and lineage to before the Norman Conquest.


13. Marilyn Monroe was really good friends with Ella Fitzgerald. Monroe was instrumental in getting Ella past racial barriers to performing and they stayed friend till death.


14. Mila Kunis takes home $175,000-$225,000 per episode of Family Guy.


15. Actress Marilu Henner has a highly unusual type of memory, known as HSAM, which allows her to recall extremely specific details of any day she experienced in her life, has been part of a study that may aid Alzheimer's research.


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16Kim Cattrall

Kim Cattrall, while filming Star Trek IV: The Undiscovered Country, posed for photos on the Enterprise bridge wearing nothing but Vulcan ears. Fearing harm to the franchise, Leonard Nimoy had the photos destroyed.


17. Actress Olivia Hussey wasn't allowed to attend the premiere of Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet" because she was under 18 and the movie contained a nude scene. The nude scene in question was a shot of her breasts.


18. Judith Barsi, the child actress who played the voice of Ducky in ‘The Land Before Time’, was murdered by her father after years of jealousy and abuse.


19. Actress Carey Mulligan and singer Marcus Mumford were childhood pen pals. They lost touch, reconnected as adults, and eventually married.


20. Actress Toni Collette pretended to have appendicitis at the age of 11. Her acting was so convincing that doctors performed an appendectomy. Her removed appendix was found to be completely normal.


21Delores Moran

When actress Delores Moran was 15 years-old she delivered a coffee to a man and never saw or heard from him again. He never mentioned her to anyone but, when he died over 20 years later, he had left her $300,000.


22. Greatest Showman actress Michelle Williams entered the Robbins World Cup Championship of Futures Trading in 1997 and won by turning $10,000 into more than $100,000. With a return of 900%, Williams is ranked as the third highest winner of the competition since its inception in 1984.


23. Actress Honor Blackman who played Pussy Galore in “Goldfinger” took delight in embarrassing interviewers by repeatedly mentioning her character's name.


24. In 2012, Jessica Alba co-founded a company named Honest Co. which was valued at $1 billion in October 2017, with annual sales reaching $250 million in 2016.


25. Uma Thurman's movie "Motherhood" is one of the biggest flops in UK history, only earning £88 on its opening weekend. Only one person saw it on Sunday

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Your first comment about Judy Garland is quite untrue. In fact, the cast was quite tight and years afterward kept in close touch with each other.

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