Inside Hollywood: 35 Surprising Facts About the Lives of Actresses

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1Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

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

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

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6Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan

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

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

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

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11Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

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.

12. 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

13. Actress Robin Wright once got “really, really drunk” on tequila in order to shoot a sex scene with Woody Harrelson because she considers him as a brother.

14. Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson quietly adopted a former child soldier from Rwanda who now works as a human rights lawyer.

15. While auditioning for Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot was unaware what role she was auditioning for. She thought she was testing for Catwoman.

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16Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer was in a cult before she became a Hollywood actress. Her boyfriend at the time had a role in a movie about The Moonies cult and while researching his role with him, Pfeiffer realized that she was in an actual cult and was being manipulated. She left the cult but won't say how.

17. Kick-Ass film actress Chloe Grace Moretz faked a British accent when she auditioned for her role in 'Hugo' because she heard that Martin Scorsese was looking to cast a British actress. When she got the part, she had to come clean.

18. Comedian-actress Janeane Garofalo didn't know she was married for 20 years to her writer ex-boyfriend, who is now a TV executive producer. She believed that their drunken Las Vegas wedding wasn't official since they didn't file any papers at a courthouse. Her “husband” discovered the truth before his real wedding.

19. Actress Lisa Robin Kelly who played Laurie on ‘That 70's Show’ died in her sleep at a rehab facility from “multiple drug intoxication” in 2013.

20. Actress Carrie Henn who played Newt in the movie ‘Aliens’ never acted again after that movie. She turned down the Hollywood life and became an elementary school teacher instead.

21Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

After arriving in Los Angeles at the age of 19, a broke Charlize Theron tried to cash a check from her mother to pay for rent, but the teller refused. She got into a shouting match with him, drawing the attention of a talent agent behind her, who introduced her to casting agents and an acting school.

22. During Ellen Burstyn's monologue in Requiem of a Dream about how it feels to be old, Matthew Libatique accidentally let the camera drift off-target. The reason was that he had been crying during the take and fogged up the camera's eyepiece. This was the take used in the final print.

23. Actress Brittany Murphy and her widower both passed away of pneumonia and severe anemia in their home nearly 5 months apart. Murphy's mom believes both her daughter and son-in-law were victims of toxic mold.

24. Angelina Jolie purchased 60,000 hectares of Cambodian land that was infiltrated by poachers and turned it into a wildlife reserve. Some of the former poachers were employed as rangers.

25. Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly) kept the engagement ring that John Krasinski (Jim Halpert) gave to her in an episode of The Office and has sometimes been seen wearing it.

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