Friday, January 23, 2009

Rachel Weisz

Noel (pronounced "Vice") was born in London, England, March 7, 1971, to Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe; her Viennese mother is a psychoanalyst while her Hungarian father is an inventor credited with inventing life-saving respiratory medical equipment.

While growing up in England, Rachel worked as a model by the age of 15, but a change of heart led to acting. Her parents were adamant about her receiving a college education before pursuing acting (incidentally, her mother originally wanted to act as well), so she studied literature at Cambridge's Trinity Hall.

Rachel Weisz love scene

The Cambridge student was occupied with drama at the same time, by co-founding a theater group known as Talking Tongues, for which she co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred in the productions. Some of the Talking Tongues' works were performed at the Edinburgh Festival, and in 1991, Rachel was awarded with a student drama award for a play she wrote and starred in.

Rachel got her first big break in a theater production of Noel Coward's Design for Living, for which she received the Evening Standard Award for Best Newcomer. She then moved to television, where she starred in the 1993 made-for-TV movie Dirty Something and the BBC miniseries Scarlet & Black; appeared in the series Inspector Morse in 1993; and appeared in the made-for-TV movies White Goods and Seventeen in 1994.
Rachel Weisz hot scene

With nothing more than television roles to her name, Rachel was cast as a junior executive in the science-fiction film Death Machine in 1995.

But her big breakthrough came in 1996, when she was cast in Bernardo Bertolucci's stunning coming-of-age film, Stealing Beauty. Although the film's star was Liv Tyler, Rachel still managed to steal a bit of the beautiful spotlight as Miranda, a snobbish artist's daughter.

Rachel was next cast in a string of smaller movies (not necessarily with smaller actors), such as 1996's Chain Reaction, co-starring Keanu Reeves and Morgan Freeman and 1997's Swept from the Sea, Going All the Way (in which she played Ben Affleck's girlfriend and starred with Rose McGowan) and Bent, in which she played a prostitute.

Rachel Weisz Sex Scene From enemy At The Gates

After roles in The Land Girls and I Want You in 1998, Noel leapt to blockbuster status and international fame with her lead female role in the unraveled hit of 1999, The Mummy.

Rachel retuned to her roots as an Hungarian Jew in the epic film Sunshine, where she starred opposite Ralph Fiennesin a role which garnered her a Genie Award for Best Supporting Actress (a Canadian Oscar) in 2000. This was in addition to her 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Actress in an Action Movie and Saturn Award for Best Actress, both for The Mummy.

After starring in Beautiful Creatures in 2000, Rachel rang in the New Year by co-starring with Joseph Fiennes(another Fiennes brother) and Jude Law (her Primrose Hill neighbor) in the WWII battle of Stalingrad film, Enemy at the Gates, as Sergeant Tania Chernova.

Rachel Weisz Rape Scene - I Want You

Although the latter didn't blow up at the box office, the sequel to The Mummy opened with record highs, breaking box-office records. Rachel returned with Brendan Fraseras Evelyn Carnahan/Princess Nefretiri, making audiences scramble to see beautiful Rachel as well as The Rock and Patricia Velasquez

Despite Rachel's success in film, she still takes to the stage; she starred in an adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer, for which she earned the 1999 Barclays Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as the London production of The Shape of Things, in which she stars as an American sculptress.

Rachel has also graced the cover of several magazines such as Tatler and Bikini, and despite her flair for posing, she declined Hugh Helner's offer to appear in his renowned magazine.

So the whole male population didn't get to see dear Rachel, but some lucky males have been allegedly romantically linked to her, including her My Summer With Des co-star Neil Morrissey, her I Want You co-star, Alessandro Nivola, her Chain Reaction co-star Keanu Reeves, and American Beauty British director, Sam Mendes.

The Elvis-loving, Los Angeles-hating actress is slated to appear in Marlowe, the Natural Nylon production starring Johnny Deppand Natural Nylon co-founder, Jude Law. Rachel will next be seen in the upcoming About A Boy, with Hugh Grantand Toni Collette.

Rachel Miner

Actress Rachel Miner landed her first huge break in the late 1980s, when Woody Allen tapped the then nine-year-old actress to evoke a young Mia Farrow in the thoughtful, fantasy-themed seriocomedy Alice (1990). Miner spent the early to mid-'90s on the daytime soap Guiding Light playing the character Michelle Bauer. In 1998, Miner made headlines along with famous child actor Macaulay Culkin when the then-teenagers got married; they divorced two years later.

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Miner returned to the big screen in the early 2000s, initially with bit parts and supporting roles in such outings as Bully (2001), Haven (2004), Thanks to Gravity (2005), and The Black Dahlia (2006).

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She also could be found on a variety of TV programs, from memorable guest roles on Sex and the City, CSI, and Bones to a risqué recurring role on the David Duchovny vehicle Californication (2007). The actress essayed her first lead in 2006, in Richard Brandes' intense psychological thriller Penny Dreadful -- playing an orphaned young woman who finds herself at the mercy of a homicidal hitchhiker. Miner then joined co-star Rider Strong for the dystopian thriller Tooth && Nail (2007), about a group of refugees in a post-apocalyptic society who hole up together in a hospital and try to fend off hordes of rampaging cannibals. Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Reese Witherspoon

Laura Jean Heavyweights, born March 22, 1976, was raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Considering both of her parents held occupations in the medical field, Reese grew up expecting to become a doctor, although she always knew in her heart that she wanted to be an actress.

While growing up in Nashville, a hot spot especially known for its country-music talent, Reese was exposed to the entertainment industry at a very early age. Her career in the spotlight began at 7 years of age when she was introduced to the world of modeling. This exposure eventually enabled her to break onto the small screen by appearing in several television commercials.


After winning a ten-state talent search, Reese began to receive recognition for her acting and modeling abilities. At the age of fourteen, she landed her first lead acting role in Robert Mulligan's The Man in the Moon. This role in particular kick-started Reese's film career, and soon after, she found herself starring in two more made-for-TV movies: 1991's Wildflower and Desperate Choices: To Save My Child one year later.

Upon completion of high school, Reese began receiving offers to appear in higher caliber films, including Jack the Bear (alongside Hollywood heavyweights Danny DeVito and Gary Sinise) and Disney's A Far Off Place, both of which were released in 1993. The following year, Reese decided to put her acting career on hold for a little while, and enrolled in Stanford University to major in English Literature.

Reese Witherspoon: Pool scene in Cruel intentions

This decision to pursue her studies was curbed shortly thereafter, when she accepted to star in two more big-screen productions -- both of which were slated for 1996 release dates. First came Fear, in which she portrayed a frightened teenager terrorized by her psychotic boyfriend (Mark Wahlberg, in one of his earlier roles). In the second film, Freeway, she was cast alongside Kiefer Sutherland in yet another dramatic role as a victimized teenager. Both roles pushed Reese well beyond her prior acting experiences and ultimately opened new doors for her as a rising starlet in Hollywood.

The following years found Reese starring in more prestigious film projects. In 1998, she appeared opposite legendary screen icons Paul Newman Gene Hackman and Susan Sarandonin Robert Benton's Twilight and later that year she starred in Pleasantville along with fellow up-and-comer Tobey Maguire.

1999 was a big year for Reese in more ways than one. Her career was elevated to an even higher level by starring in two more box-office hits, Cruel Intentions (with Sarah Mishelle Gellar) and Election (Reese wowed critics with her dark comedic performance in the latter). While filming Cruel Intentions, Reese and co-star Ryan Phillippe became involved in a serious off-screen romance, which eventually led to their engagement in March of 1999. The pair married on June 5, 1999, in South Carolina and announced shortly thereafter that they were expecting their first child in the coming months.

After a brief break from the acting scene, Reese returned in February of 2000 with a guest spot on the hit NBC sitcom, Friends. She starred in a few episodes as the younger sister of Rachel (played by Jennifer Aniston. Later on that year, she reappeared on the big screen in two more films, American Psycho and Little Nicky. She had relatively small roles in both films, however, in 2001, she once again found herself starring as the leading lady in Legally Blonde.

Reese is currently keeping herself extremely busy by juggling marriage, motherhood and her career. Next up on her acting agenda will be the lead role in the big-screen reprisal of stylish 1960s small-screen detective, Honey West. In addition to this, she is slated to produce (a first in her career) and star in Slow Motion, a story about a college girl who finds herself in a heated affair with her roommate's father.

Renee Zellweger

Renee Kathleen Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969, in Katy, Texas, a small town outside Houston. The daughter of European parents (her father was Swiss and her mother Norwegian), Renee had an older brother that she greatly admired. When she became more famous, Renee was encouraged to change her name to one that would be more marketable, but she refused to do so because her and her brother were the first Zellwegers born in the States.

The Kiss: from "The Whole Wide World"

After graduating from Katy High School in 1987, where Renee was a cheerleader, gymnast and participated in the drama club, she went off to the University of Texas at Austin, where she majored in English. An excellent student (she made the Dean's List several times), Renee took a drama class only because she needed a fine arts credit to complete her degree. Her participation in drama while in college turned out to be much more than a requirement, as it reminded her of how much she loved acting.

Not even having planned on becoming an actress earlier, Renee knew by the time that she graduated from college that she wanted to pursue a career in acting. She immediately began auditioning for commercials and films that were being shot in Texas, and it didn't her take long to get her first film role. Although the roles she landed were bit-parts, the films did well and co-starred respectable actors such as Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawkeand Matthew McConaughey.

"Deceiver". Tim Roth, Renée Zellweger

Her uncredited role in 1993's Dazed and Confused as a high school senior was her first film role, and was followed up by a role in The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (released in 1997). It was on the set of Chainsaw that Renee heard about another film that was in the midst of casting actors, which as luck would have it, Renee auditioned for and got the lead. The film was Love and a .45, a film for which Renee received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Debut Performance.

In the meantime, Renee appeared in other films such as The Low Life, 8 Seconds, Reality Bites, and Empire Records, but it was her starring role in The Whole Wide World which not only won her praise at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, but also led to her breakthrough role in Cameron Crowe's hit Jerry Maguire.

Cameron Crowe was so impressed with her work in The Whole Wide World that he knew Renee would be the perfect choice to play the girlfriend of sports agent Tom Cruise, after being dumped by Kelly Preston She even beat out already known actresses Bridget Fonda, Cameron Diazand Mira Sorvinofor the part. Her role in Jerry Maguire earned her many awards and a lot of recognition, including a Screen Actor's Guild Nomination for Best Supporting Actress, as well as being named Entertainment Weekly's Best New Movie Actress.

Bridget Jones's Diary: Out of Reach

After Jerry Maguire, Renee starred in the smaller films Deceiver and A Price Above Rubies, in which she played a Hasidic Jew. In 1998, she moved onto a more mainstream film, One True Thing, a tearjerker also starring Oscar winners Meryl Streep and William Hurt. The following year, Renee joined Chris O'Donnell in The Bachelor.

Next up for Renee is the summer comedy Me, Myself and Irene, featured in our Top Summer Movie Picks. Renee fell for co-star Jim Carrey while on the set of filming the Farrelly Brothers' film, and the two are still going strong.

Renee also landed the title role in the film Bridget Jones' Diary, beating out popular British actresses to play the role of a single British woman in her 30s.

Audiences will also be able to see Renee in the upcoming film Nurse Betty.

Rhona Mitra

Name : Rhona Mitra
Birth date : August 9, 1976
Birth place : Paddington, London, England, UK
Height : 5' 8
Education : Roedean in East Brighton
Nationality : British
Occupation : Actress

Rhona Mitra deleted scene from Hollow Man

A teenager back in London, Enough lacked direction and became involved with the wrong crowd. Mitra was enveloped in the club scene and developed a drug habit that tied into the all-night and day raves she attended. Four years passed before she finally realized that her yearning to act and be in the public eye could not be ignored. Turning her life around, she attended drama school for one year.

With newly acquired acting skills, she hit the British casting calls with much fervor, landing a one-time appearance in the series, Ghostbusters of East Finchley, in 1995. Mitra's career continued to progress when she filmed her first movie, Monk Dawson, the following year, although it was only released in 1998. It was her appearance as a mischievous schoolgirl in the three-part miniseries The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous that really established her as a budding young talent.

Rhona Mitra & Kelly Carlson

After the encouragement of friends and family, who always claimed she had a likeness to a certain butt-kicking video game character, Mitra auditioned and received the part of Lara Croft, from the Tomb Raider action series. As Croft, she attended trade shows and participated in media events, always in character. In fact, she had breast enlargement surgery to further her image as a true Croft look-alike.

Further showing off her skills, Mitra cut tracks for the video game's soundtrack along with Dave Stewart, formerly of the Eurythmics. The whirlwind of shows, rabid fans and crazy e-mail requests lasted nine months, enough to establish a solid background for Mitra in the United States.

Mitra's first major leading role post-Croft came in 1999's Beowulf, alongside Christopher Lambert. She was featured prominently in the trailor for the film Hollow Man, but actually had a bit part in the movie, making it clear that she served as eye candy to reel in audiences.

Rhona Mitra naked seductress

Mitra had a more prominent role in several episodes of FOX's Party of Five as Holly, a British medical student romantically involved with "Bailey" (played by Scott Wolf. Throw in some spreads for some men's magazines, and Mitra became one highly publicized fox.

In 2000, Mitra landed a permanent role on the ABC medical drama Gideon's Crossing, but unfortunately, the show tanked after one season. The bigger highlight that year came with the release of Get Carter, in which she shared a steamy love scene with Sylvester Stallone Returning to England, Mitra appeared in Ali G Indahouse starring (of course) Ali G, the popular gangsta comedian. Her most recent role, in 2002's moneymaking romantic comedy, Sweet Home Alabama, is evidence that she is slowly but surely breaking into Hollywood circles.

Despite these recent numerous accomplishments, Mitra still needs a breakout role to further cast aside the modeling misconceptions that hang over her at times. With two highly anticipated films coming out in 2003 -- The Life of David Gale, starring Kevin Spacey and Highwaymen, starring James Caviezel-- we hope this will be the year when her hard work really pays off. Completely focused on success -- and single, we might add -- Enough will surely be in the spotlight more and more, and not just because she's a knockout.

Rose McGowan

Name : Rose McGowan
Birth date : September 5, 1973
Birth place : Florence, Italy
Height : 5' 3''
Nationality : Italian
Profession : Actress, model

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Although for years this Goth-styled goddess was best known as Marilyn Manson's fiancée — her skin-tight, see-through chain mail dress at the 1998 MTV Video Awards ushered many an adolescent into puberty — McGowan made her own name away from the shock rocker in a number of B-projects. She startled viewers and critics alike as a troubled teen in the violence-and-sex soaked 1995 indie The Doom Generation and the next year she hit the Hollywood mainstream as one of the pretty victims in the horror flick Scream. While she continued to grace the big screen in campy, low-rent fare (Jawbreaker, Monkeybone), TV is where she became a star. As the long-lost sister of a trio of witches

Rose Mcgowan dance

McGowan joined the cast of Charmed in 2001 after Shannen Doherty left the series. With her deadpan delivery, ever-changing hair color and perfect body sheathed in barely-there fashions, she helped the show weather Doherty's departure and became a men's magazine staple. After the series was canceled in 2006, she returned to movies, notably playing two antithetical virgin/whore type roles in Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double feature Grindhouse. During filming, rumors circulated that she engaged in an affair with Rodriguez, who was married to his producing partner Elizabeth Avellan at the time. Reportedly production shut down on the movie for a month due to the behind-the-scenes drama. Apparently McGowan was a femme fatale both on screen and in life.Rose McGowan Fast Facts:

* Spent part of her childhood in a Children of God commune in Italy; her father ran the local chapter of the religious group.
* Attended beauty and art schools in Seattle before moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
* Nominated for an Independent Spirit Award (Best Debut Performance) for her work in 1995's The Doom Generation.
* Sang backup vocals for then fiancé Marilyn Manson on the song "Posthuman" off his 1998 album Mechanical Animals.

* Rose McGowan Relationships:
* Marilyn Manson - Ex-fiancé
* Robert Rodriguez - Fiancé
* Daisy McGowan - Sister
* Daniel McGowan - Father
* Nathaniel McGowan - Brother
* Terri McGowan - Mother

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Salma Hayek

Date of Birth
2 September 1966, Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico

Birth Name
Salma Valgarma Hayek-Jimenez

5' 2" (1.57 m)

Salma Hayek-Frida Lovescene

Mini Biography

The amazing Salma Hayek was born on September 2, 1966, in the oil boomtown of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Hayek has freely admitted that she and her brother, Sami, were spoiled rotten by her well-to-do Lebanese-Mexican businessman father and her Mexican-born opera-singing mother. After having seen Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) in a local movie theatre, Salma decided she wanted to become an actress. Her education included a stint at a New Orleans convent school, where she pulled pranks on the nuns by setting their clocks back three hours. She was soon expelled. Only after attending Mexico City's Universidad Iberoamericana did she feel ready to pursue acting seriously.

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She soon landed the title role in "Teresa" (1989), a hugely successful soap opera which earned her the star status in her native Mexico. However, anxious to make films and to explore her talent and passion, Hayek left both "Teresa" (1989) and Mexico in 1991. Heartbroken fans spread rumors that she was having a secret affair with Mexico's president and left to escape his wife's wrath.

At long last, Salma made her way to Los Angeles. The 24 year old actress approached Hollywood with naïve enthusiasm, and quickly learned that Latin actresses were, if at all, typecast as the mistress maid or local prostitute. By late 1992, Hayek had landed only bit parts. She appeared on "Street Justice" (1991), "The Sinbad Show" (1993), "Nurses" (1991), and as a sexy maid on the HBO series "Dream On" (1990). She also had one line in the Allison Anders film Mi vida loca (1993). Feeling under-appreciated by Anglo filmmakers, Hayek vented her frustrations on comedian Paul Rodriguez's late-night Spanish-language talk show in 1992.

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Robert Rodriguez and his producer wife Elizabeth Avellan happened to be watching and were immediately smitten with the intelligent, opinionated young woman. He soon gave her her big break--to star opposite Antonio Banderas in the now cult classic Desperado (1995), which put her on Hollywood's map. The moviegoers proved to be as dazzled with Hayek as he had been. After her break, she was cast again by Rodriguez to star in his From Dusk Till Dawn (1996). Although her vampy role opposite George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino was a small one, it was a good credit to her box office name. Hayek's first star billing came later that year with Fools Rush In (1997) opposite "Friends" (1994) actor Matthew Perry. The film was a modest hit, and Hayek continued to rise her star in both commercial and artistic films such as: Breaking Up (1997) with an unknown Russell Crowe; "54" about the rise and fall of the legendary New York club; Dogma (1999), playing the muse in a somewhat odd comedy co-starring Matt Damon and Chris Rock; In the Time of the Butterflies (2001) (TV), the small artistic film which won Hayek an ALMA award as best actress; and the 1999 summer blockbuster Wild Wild West (1999). Her production company "Ventanarosa" produced the 1999 Mexican feature film Coronel no tiene quien le escriba, El (1999), which was shown at the Cannes Film Festival and selected as Mexico's official Oscar entry for best foreign film.

Salma Hayek-Antonio Banderas-El Mariachi

The new millennium started out quietly around Salma as she was preparing to produce and star in her dream role, that of Frida Kahlo, the legendary Mexican painter whom Salma had been admiring her entire life and whose story she wanted to bring to the big screen ever since her arrival in Hollywood. It finally happened in 2002. Frida (2002), co-produced by Hayek, was a beautifully made film overflowing with passion and enthusiasm, with terrific performances from Salma and Alfred Molina as Kahlo's cheating husband "Diego Rivera". On the side was an entourage of stars including Antonio Banderas, Ashley Judd, Geoffrey Rush, Edward Norton and Valeria Golino.

Salma Hayek & Jeanne Tripplehorn Lesbian Kiss

The picture was a hit and was nominated for six Oscars, including best actress for Hayek, who became the first Latin actress to be nominated in the category, and won the awards for make-up and its brilliant original score by Elliot Goldenthal. Hayek established herself as the serious actress that she is and, in the same year, expanded her horizons, directing The Maldonado Miracle (2003) (TV), which was shown at the Sundance Film festival. In 2003, she starred in the final of Rodriguez's "Desperado" trilogy Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), again opposite Banderas, and has just finished After the Sunset (2004) opposite Pierce Brosnan and Ask the Dust (2006) opposite Colin Farrell. Both are scheduled for release in early 2005. In the works are Robert Altman's "Paint" and Bandidas (2006) in which she will star with her friend Penélope Cruz.