Tinseltown Trivia: 35 Must-Know Facts About Hollywood Actresses – Part 2

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1Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

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


2. 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.


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


4. 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.


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


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6Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

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.


7. 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).


8. 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.


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


10. 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."


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11Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

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.


12. 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.


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


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


15. 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.


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16Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman

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.


17. 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.


18. 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.


19. 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.’


20. Actress Margarita Carmen Cansino had to lighten her skin, endure hairline electrolysis, and change her name to Rita Hayworth in order to become famous.


21Doris Day

Doris Day

Doris Day discovered after the death of husband Martin Melcher that he had squandered all her money and signed her for the sitcom The Doris Day Show without her knowledge. She reluctantly did the series, feeling obligated, and it underwent several abrupt changes to the cast and premise over its run.


22. In 2013, actress Emma Roberts was arrested for domestic violence against her fiancé Evan Peters (co-star in American Horror Story).


23. Roxann Dawson who played B'Elanna Torres on Star Trek: Voyager has directed episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Under the Dome, Treme, Heroes, Melrose Place, and Lost.


24. Shirley Temple wasn't told of her friend and fellow actress Dorothy Dell's death until moments before filming a crying scene.


25. Jessica Alba was told by "Fantastic Four" director Tim Story that her crying didn't look pretty enough and that "We can CGI the tears in."

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