Leading Ladies: 40 More Stunning Facts About Popular Actresses – Part 5

31Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet

In 2005, Kate Winslet joked that acting in a Holocaust movie guarantees an Oscar. Four years later, she won her first and only Oscar for her role in The Reader.

32Chloë Grace Moretz

Chloë Grace Moretz

In response to criticism towards Hit-Girl’s character, Chloë Grace Moretz stated in an interview, “If I ever uttered one word that I said in Kick-Ass, I would be grounded for years! I’d be stuck in my room until I was 20! I would never in a million years say that. I’m an average, everyday girl.” Moretz has said that while filming, she could not bring herself to say the film’s title out loud in interviews, instead calling it “the film” in public and “Kick-Butt” at home.

33Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields

After Tom Cruise called Brooke Shields ‘irresponsible’ for claiming that she medically cured her postpartum depression, she responded: “Tom should stick to saving the world from aliens and let women who are experiencing postpartum depression decide what treatment options are best for them.”

34Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner

While filming a sword fight in Elektra (2005), Jennifer Garner accidentally got her knuckles sliced by Will Yun Lee. She got her knuckles patched up and when she and Lee resumed, he subsequently sliced her again in the exact same spot.

35Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore started smoking cigarettes at the age of nine, drinking alcohol by the time she was 11, smoking marijuana at 12, and snorting cocaine at13. She was in rehab at the age of 14. A suicide attempt, also at the age of fourteen, put her back in rehab.

36Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick

According to Anna Kendrick, the set pieces used for “Into the Woods” were so big and realistic that she and Chris Pine actually got lost while on the sound stage and had to be rescued by a production assistant.

37Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones from Parks and Recreation became friends with Tupac Shakur after writing a letter in response to his remarks on interracial marriage. Tupac was later engaged to her sister before he died.

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38Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda

A Vietnam War veteran once waited in line at a Jane Fonda book signing just to spit tobacco juice in her face, calling her a traitor. She was very outspoken against the Vietnam War and visited North Vietnam. She was photographed seated on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft battery. This controversial photo outraged a number of Americans and earned her the nickname “Hanoi Jane.”

39Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman “would rather be smart than a movie star.” She had a 4.0 GPA in high school and attended Harvard, where she contributed to a study in psychology and got an AB degree. Portman is also fluent in Hebrew and knows French, Arabic, German and Japanese.

40Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway refuses to discuss how she lost 25 pounds to play the dying Fantine in Les Misérables, as she admits her methods were life-threatening and doesn’t want to glamorize or promote her methods to young women.

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