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1. Melanie Griffith – Melanie Richards Griffith is an American actress. Griffith began her career as an adolescent in nonspeaking film roles before making her debut opposite Gene Hackman in Arthur Penns Night Moves. She rose to prominence for her role in Brian De Palmas Body Double, other roles include in John Schlesingers Pacific Heights, Milk Money, the neo-noir film Mulholland Falls, as Charlotte Haze in Adrian Lynes Lolita, and Another Day in Paradise. She later starred as Barbara Marx in The Night We Called It a Day, and has appeared on the television series Nip/Tuck, Raising Hope, and Hawaii Five-0. After acting on stage in London, in 2003 she made her Broadway debut in a revival of the musical Chicago, Griffith was born in New York City to actress Tippi Hedren and Peter Griffith, a former child stage actor and advertising executive. She is of Swedish, Norwegian, German, and English descent and her mother married agent and producer Noel Marshall. During her childhood and adolescent years, she lived part of the time in New York with her father and part-time in Antelope Valley, California, Griffith appeared in advertisements and briefly worked as a child model before abandoning the career, citing extreme shyness as the reason. While attending the Hollywood Professional School, Griffith was advanced in her studies, Griffith began acting at nine months of age in a commercial and later appeared as an extra in Smith. Her first major role was in Arthur Penns Night Moves, in which she did several racy nude scenes at the age of 17 and this drew attention to her and typecast her as a nymphet in films such as Smile, The Drowning Pool, and One on One. She was cast as Melanie, the daughter of her real mother, Tippi Hedren, in the film Roar. During the filming she was attacked by a lion and had 50 stitches to her face, it was feared she would lose an eye but in the end the wound was not disfiguring. She then appeared in the made-for-television movie Shes in the Army Now with Jamie Lee Curtis and Steven Bauer, whom she married shortly after the film premiered. Griffiths well-known drug and alcohol addictions stalled her career, but she made a comeback at age 26 with her role as an actress in the Brian De Palma thriller Body Double. The film, although a failure, earned her the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. It led to her first starring role in Jonathan Demmes Something Wild, Griffith also starred in the science fiction film Cherry 2000, which went straight to video in 1988 but has also become a cult favorite. Griffiths performance was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, Griffiths next major role was opposite Matthew Modine in the urban thriller Pacific Heights. Griffith received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the successful TV movie Buffalo Girls, in 1998 she appeared in Woody Allens Celebrity which featured an all-star cast. Later that year, she starred as a heroin user in the independent film Another Day in Paradise
2. Hugh Jackman – Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, and producer. Jackman has won recognition for his roles in a variety of film genres. His work in Les Misérables earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, in Broadway theatre, Jackman won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz. A four-time host of the Tony Awards themselves, he won an Emmy Award for one of these appearances, Jackman also hosted the 81st Academy Awards on 22 February 2009. Jackman was born in Sydney, New South Wales, to Grace McNeil and Christopher John Jackman and his parents were English and had come to Australia in 1967 as part of the Ten Pound Poms immigration. One of his paternal great-grandfathers, Nicholas Isidor Bellas, was Greek and his parents were devout Christians, having been converted by Evangelist Billy Graham after their marriage. Jackman has four siblings, and was the second of his parents children to be born in Australia. He also has a younger half-sister, from his mothers remarriage and his parents divorced when he was eight, and Jackman remained in Australia with his father and Jackmans two brothers, while his mother moved back to England with Jackmans two sisters. As a child, Jackman liked the outdoors, spending a lot of time at the beach and on camping trips and he wanted to see the world, I used to spend nights looking at atlases. I decided I wanted to be a chef on a plane, because Id been on a plane and there was food on board, I presumed there was a chef. I thought that would be an ideal job, following graduation, he spent a gap year working at Uppingham School in England. On his return, he studied at the University of Technology, Sydney, in his final year of university, he took a drama course to make up additional credits. The class did Václav Havels The Memorandum with Jackman as the lead and he later commented, In that week I felt more at home with those people than I did in the entire three years. After obtaining his BA, Jackman completed the one-year course The Journey at the Actors Centre in Sydney, about studying acting full-time, he stated, It wasnt until I was 22 that I ever thought about my hobby being something I could make a living out of. As a boy, Id always had an interest in theatre, but the idea at my school was that drama and music were to round out the man. It wasnt what one did for a living, I found the courage to stand up and say, I want to do it. Jackman has said he always loved acting but when I started at drama school I was like the dunce of the class and it just wasnt coming right to me. Everyone was cooler, everyone seemed more likely to succeed, everyone seemed more natural at it, I think it is good to come from behind as an actor
3. Diane Keaton – Diane Keaton is an American film actress, director and producer. She began her career on stage and made her debut in 1970. Her next two films with Allen, Sleeper and Love and Death, established her as a comic actor and her fourth, Annie Hall, won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. Keaton subsequently expanded her range to avoid becoming typecast as her Annie Hall persona and she became an accomplished dramatic performer, starring in Looking for Mr. Goodbar and received Academy Award nominations for Reds, Marvins Room and Somethings Gotta Give. Some of her later films include Baby Boom, Father of the Bride, The First Wives Club. Keatons films have earned a gross of over US$1.1 billion in North America. In addition to acting, she is also a photographer, real estate developer, author, Diane Keaton was born as Diane Hall on January 5,1946, in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Dorothy Deanne, was a homemaker and amateur photographer, her father, John Newton Ignatius Jack Hall, was a real estate broker, Keaton was raised a Free Methodist by her mother. Her mother won the Mrs. Los Angeles pageant for homemakers, Keaton has said that the theatricality of the event inspired her first impulse to be an actress, and led to her wanting to work on stage. She has also credited Katharine Hepburn, whom she admires for playing strong and independent women, Keaton is a 1964 graduate of Santa Ana High School in Santa Ana, California. During her time there, she participated in singing and acting clubs at school, after graduation, she attended Santa Ana College, and later Orange Coast College as an acting student, but dropped out after a year to pursue an entertainment career in Manhattan. Upon joining the Actors Equity Association, she changed her surname to Keaton, her mothers maiden name, for a brief time, she also moonlighted at nightclubs with a singing act. She would later revisit her nightclub act in Annie Hall and And So It Goes, Keaton began studying acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. She has described her acting technique as, only as good as the person youre acting with, as opposed to going it on my own and forging my path to create a wonderful performance without the help of anyone. I always need the help of everyone, according to Jack Nicholson, She approaches a script sort of like a play in that she has the entire script memorized before you start doing the movie, which I dont know any other actors doing that. In 1968, Keaton became a member of the Tribe and understudy to Sheila in the original Broadway production of Hair. She gained some notoriety for her refusal to disrobe at the end of Act I when the cast performs nude, after acting in Hair for nine months, she auditioned for a part in Woody Allens production of Play It Again, Sam. After nearly being passed over for being too tall, she won the part, after being nominated for a Tony Award for Play It Again, Sam, Keaton made her film debut in Lovers and Other Strangers
4. John McCain – John Sidney McCain III is an American politician who currently serves as the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican nominee for the 2008 U. S. presidential election, McCain followed his father and grandfather, both four-star admirals, into the United States Navy, graduating from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1958. He became an aviator, flying ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers. During the Vietnam War, he was almost killed in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire, in October 1967, while on a bombing mission over Hanoi, he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. He was a prisoner of war until 1973, McCain experienced episodes of torture, and refused an out-of-sequence early repatriation offer. His war wounds have left him with physical limitations. He retired from the Navy as a captain in 1981 and moved to Arizona, elected to the U. S. House of Representatives in 1982, McCain served two terms. He was first elected to the U. S. Senate in 1986, winning re-election easily five times, while generally adhering to conservative principles, McCain at times has had a media reputation as a maverick for his willingness to disagree with his party on certain issues. He is also known for his work in the 1990s to restore relations with Vietnam. McCain ran for the Republican nomination in 2000 but lost a primary season contest to George W. Bush of Texas. He subsequently adopted more orthodox conservative stances and attitudes and largely opposed actions of the Obama administration, by 2013, however, he had become a key figure in the Senate for negotiating deals on certain issues in an otherwise partisan environment. In 2015, McCain became chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, John McCain was born on August 29,1936, at Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone, to naval officer John S. McCain Jr. and Roberta McCain. He has a brother named Joe and an elder sister named Sandy. At that time, the Panama Canal was under U. S. control, McCains family tree includes Scots-Irish and English ancestors. Both his father and his grandfather, John S. McCain Sr. became four-star United States Navy admirals. The McCain family followed his father to various postings in the United States. Altogether, he attended about 20 schools, in 1951, the family settled in Northern Virginia, and McCain attended Episcopal High School, a private preparatory boarding school in Alexandria. He excelled at wrestling and graduated in 1954, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, McCain entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis
5. Diana Mitford – Diana, Lady Mosley, born Diana Freeman-Mitford and usually known as Diana Mitford, was one of Britains noted Mitford sisters. She was first married to Bryan Walter Guinness, heir to the barony of Moyne and her second marriage, in 1936, took place at the home of Joseph Goebbels, with Adolf Hitler as guest of honour. Subsequently, her involvement with Fascist political causes resulted in three years internment during the Second World War and she later moved to Paris and enjoyed some success as a writer. In the 1950s she contributed diaries to Tatler and edited the magazine The European, in 1977 she published her autobiography, A Life of Contrasts, and two more biographies in the 1980s. She was also a book reviewer for Books & Bookmen. She caused controversy when she appeared on Desert Island Discs in 1989, a family friend, James Lees-Milne, wrote of her beauty, She was the nearest thing to Botticellis Venus that I have ever seen. Diana Mitford was the child and third daughter of David Freeman-Mitford, 2nd Baron Redesdale. She was a first cousin of Clementine Churchill, second cousin of Angus Ogilvy and she was educated at home by a series of governesses except for a six-month period in 1926 when she was sent to a day school in Paris. In childhood, her younger sisters Jessica Mitford and Deborah Cavendish, at the age of 18, she became secretly engaged to Bryan Walter Guinness shortly after her presentation at Court. Guinness, an Irish aristocrat, writer and brewing heir, would inherit the barony of Moyne and her parents were initially opposed to the engagement but in time were persuaded. Sydney was particularly uneasy at the thought of two young people having possession of such a large fortune, but she was eventually convinced Bryan was a suitable husband. They married on 30 January 1929, her sisters Jessica and Deborah were too ill to attend the ceremony, the couple had an income of £20,000 a year, an estate called Biddesden, in Wiltshire, and houses in London and Dublin. They were well known for hosting aristocratic society events involving the Bright Young People, the writer Evelyn Waugh exclaimed that her beauty ran through the room like a peal of bells, and he dedicated the novel Vile Bodies, a satire of the Roaring Twenties, to the couple. Her portrait was painted by Augustus John, Pavel Tchelitchew and Henry Lamb, the couple had two sons, Jonathan and Desmond. In February 1932 Diana met Sir Oswald Mosley at a party at the home of the noted society hostess Emerald Cunard. Quite suddenly, Cynthia died in 1933 of peritonitis, Mosley was devastated by the death of his wife, but later started an affair with her younger sister Lady Alexandra Metcalfe. Owing to Dianas parents disapproval over her decision to leave Guinness for Mosley and her affair and eventual marriage to Mosley also strained relationships with her sisters. Initially, Jessica and Deborah were not permitted to see Diana as she was living in sin with Mosley in London, Deborah eventually got to know Mosley and ended up liking him very much
6. Ronald Reagan – Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American politician and actor who was the 40th President of the United States, from 1981 to 1989. Before his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California, from 1967 to 1975, after a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader. Raised in a family in small towns of northern Illinois, Reagan graduated from Eureka College in 1932. After moving to Hollywood in 1937, he became an actor, Reagan was twice elected President of the Screen Actors Guild, the labor union for actors, where he worked to root out Communist influence. In the 1950s, he moved into television and was a speaker at General Electric factories. Having been a lifelong Democrat, his views changed and he became a conservative and in 1962 switched to the Republican Party. In 1964, Reagans speech, A Time for Choosing, in support of Barry Goldwaters foundering presidential campaign, Building a network of supporters, he was elected Governor of California in 1966. Entering the presidency in 1981, Reagan implemented sweeping new political, in his first term he survived an assassination attempt, spurred the War on Drugs, and fought public sector labor. During his re-election bid, Reagan campaigned on the notion that it was Morning in America, foreign affairs dominated his second term, including ending of the Cold War, the bombing of Libya, and the Iran–Contra affair. Publicly describing the Soviet Union as an empire, and during his famous speech at the Brandenburg Gate. Jack, a salesman and storyteller, was the grandson of Irish Catholic immigrants from County Tipperary, Reagan had one older brother, John Neil Reagan, who became an advertising executive. As a boy, Reagans father nicknamed his son Dutch, due to his fat little Dutchman-like appearance and Dutchboy haircut, Reagans family briefly lived in several towns and cities in Illinois, including Monmouth, Galesburg, and Chicago. In 1919, they returned to Tampico and lived above the H. C, Pitney Variety Store until finally settling in Dixon. After his election as president, residing in the upstairs White House private quarters, for the time, Reagan was unusual in his opposition to racial discrimination, and recalled a time in Dixon when the local inn would not allow black people to stay there. Reagan brought them back to his house, where his mother invited them to stay the night and have breakfast the next morning, after the closure of the Pitney Store in late 1920 and the familys move to Dixon, the midwestern small universe had a lasting impression on Reagan. Reagan attended Dixon High School, where he developed interests in acting, sports and his first job was as a lifeguard at the Rock River in Lowell Park in 1927. Over a six-year period, Reagan reportedly performed 77 rescues as a lifeguard and he attended Eureka College, a Disciples-oriented liberal arts school, where he became a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, a cheerleader, and studied economics and sociology. While involved, the Miller Center of Public Affairs described him as an indifferent student and he majored in economics and sociology, and graduated with a C grade
7. Bobby Robson – Sir Robert William Bobby Robson CBE was an English footballer and football manager. His career included playing for and later managing the England national team. Robsons professional playing career as an inside-forward spanned nearly 20 years and he also made 20 appearances for England, scoring four goals. His last management role was as a mentor to the manager of the Irish national football team, Robson was created a Knight Bachelor in 2002, was inducted as a member of the English Football Hall of Fame in 2003, and was the honorary president of Ipswich Town. But then everyone has to go sometime and I have enjoyed every minute and he died just under a year later. Robson was born in Sacriston, County Durham, the fourth of five sons of Philip, when he was a few months old, Robsons family moved to the nearby village of Langley Park where his father was a coal miner. Their two-bedroom house had no bath and an outside toilet, as a boy, he was often taken by his father to watch Newcastle United play at St James Park on Saturday afternoons, requiring a 34-mile round trip. Robson describes Jackie Milburn and Len Shackleton as his childhood heroes, both played for Newcastle in the inside-forward position, the position Robson would later assume during his playing career. Robson attended Langley Park primary school and then Waterhouses Secondary Modern School, instead, he began to play for Langley Park Juniors on Saturday mornings at the age of eleven, and by the time he was 15, he was representing the club at Under-18 level. Robson played football whenever he possibly could but left school aged 15 to start work as an apprentice for the National Coal Board in the Langley Park colliery. In May 1950, Bill Dodgin, the Fulham manager made a visit to the Robson household to offer Bobby a professional contract. Robson had also interested his beloved Newcastle, but he opted to join Fulham as, in his opinion and he also thought he stood a better chance of breaking into the first team at Fulham. Although Robson had signed professionally, his father insisted he continue to work as an electrician and he spent the day working at the Festival of Britain site and trained three nights a week at Fulham. Eventually this took its toll on Robson and he gave up his trade for professional football. In 1950 Robson made his debut for Fulham, recently promoted to the First Division. He came to regard Fulham as a club, a social club. The transfer fee of £25,000 was a record for Albion at the time. He made his Albion debut in a 4–0 home defeat by Manchester City on 10 March 1956, in 1957–58 he was the clubs top league goalscorer, his tally of 24 goals included four in a 5–1 win against Burnley
8. Elizabeth Taylor – Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE was a British-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian. She began as an actress in the early 1940s, and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She continued her career successfully into the 1960s, and remained a well known figure for the rest of her life. The American Film Institute named her the seventh-greatest female screen legend in 1999, Born in London to wealthy, socially prominent American parents, Taylor moved with her family to Los Angeles in 1939, and she soon was given a film contract by Universal Pictures. Her screen debut was in a role in Theres One Born Every Minute. Taylor was then signed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and had her breakthrough role in National Velvet, becoming one of the studios most popular teenaged stars. She made the transition to adult roles in the early 1950s, despite being one of MGMs most bankable stars, Taylor wished to end her career in the early 1950s, as she resented the studios control and disliked many of the films to which she was assigned. She began receiving roles in the mid-1950s, beginning with the epic drama Giant. These included two film adaptations of plays by Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Suddenly, Last Summer, although she disliked her role in BUtterfield 8, her last film for MGM, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance. She was next paid a record-breaking $1 million to play the role in the historical epic Cleopatra. During the filming, Taylor and co-star Richard Burton began having an affair which caused a scandal. Despite public disapproval, Burton and she continued their relationship and were married the first time in 1964. Dubbed Liz and Dick by the media, they starred in 11 films together, including The V. I. P. s, The Sandpiper, The Taming of the Shrew, and Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Taylor received the best reviews of her career for Woolf, winning her second Academy Award, in the 1980s, she acted in her first substantial stage roles and in several television films and series, and became the first celebrity to launch a perfume brand. Taylor was also one of the first celebrities to take part in HIV/AIDS activism and she co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research in 1985 and the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in 1991. From the early 1990s until her death, she dedicated her time to philanthropy and she received several accolades for it, including the Presidential Citizens Medal. Taylors personal life was subject to constant media attention throughout her life and she was married eight times to seven men, endured serious illnesses, and led a jet set lifestyle, including amassing one of the most expensive private collections of jewelry. After many years of ill health, Taylor died from heart failure at the age of 79 in 2011
9. Huguette Clark – Huguette Marcelle Clark was an heiress and philanthropist, who became well known again late in life as a recluse, living in a hospital for more than 20 years while her mansions remained empty. She was the youngest daughter of United States Senator and industrialist William A. Clark, upon her death at 104 in 2011, Clark left behind a fortune of more than $300 million, most of which was donated to charity after a court fight with her distant relatives. She was the daughter of William A. Clark, from his second wife. Her father was a former U. S, Senator from Montana and businessman involved in mining and railroads. Lewis Rutherford Morris William Andrews Clark, Jr. married Mabel Foster and Alice McManus Francis Paul Clark She was educated at the Spence School in Manhattan. Following the death of her father in 1925, Clark and her mother moved from a mansion at 962 Fifth Avenue, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and she later purchased the entire eighth floor of the building. She stipulated that the facility would be named the Andrée Clark Bird Refuge, after her sister, the daughter of a former staff member described Clark and her mother as not odd or strange but rather quiet, loving, giving ladies. Over the years, she developed a distrust of outsiders, including her family and she preferred to conduct all of her conversations in French so that others were unlikely to understand the discussion. She was a musician and an artist who, in 1929, exhibited seven of her paintings at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, located in Washington, D. C. The last photograph of her to be published during her lifetime was taken in 1928 and she reportedly had a very small group of friends. Her closest friend and former employee, Suzanne Pierre, died of Alzheimers disease in February 2011, Clark owned three apartments at 907 Fifth Avenue, where she lived until her hospitalization. She also owned a 52-acre estate in New Canaan, Connecticut, after her mothers death in 1963, Clark was the sole owner of the Bellosguardo estate in Santa Barbara. On August 18,1928, in Santa Barbara, she married law student William MacDonald Gower, the couple separated in 1929 and divorced in Reno, Nevada, on August 12,1930. She died at Beth Israel Medical Center, in New York City and she had been moved a month earlier to an intensive-care unit and later to a room with hospice care. She had been living at Beth Israel under pseudonyms, the latest was Harriet Chase, the room was guarded and she was cared for by part-time private nurses. Her room on the floor had a card with the fake room number 1B with the name Chase taped over the actual room number. A criminal investigation into the handling of her money was ongoing at the time of her death. She was entombed on the morning of May 26,2011, in the mausoleum in section 85 of Woodlawn Cemetery, located in The Bronx, New York City
10. Jenna Jameson – Jenna Jameson is an American entrepreneur, webcam model and former pornographic film actress, who has been called the worlds most famous adult entertainment performer and The Queen of Porn. She started acting in erotic videos in 1993 after having worked as a stripper, by 1996, she had won the top newcomer award from each of the three major adult-movie organizations. She has since won more than 35 adult-video awards, and has been inducted into the X-Rated Critics Organization, Jameson founded the adult-entertainment company ClubJenna in 2000 with Jay Grdina, whom she later married and divorced. Initially a single website, this expanded into managing similar websites of other stars. The first such movie, Briana Loves Jenna, was named at the 2003 AVN Awards as the best-selling and best-renting pornographic title for 2002, by 2005, ClubJenna had revenues of US$30 million with profits estimated at half that. Advertisements for her site and films, often bearing her picture, have towered on a 48-foot-tall billboard in New York Citys Times Square, Jameson has also crossed over into mainstream pop culture, starting with a minor role in Howard Sterns 1997 film Private Parts. Her mainstream appearances continued with several guest-hosting and guest-starring on various television programs, Playboy TV hosted her Jennas American Sex Star reality show, in which aspiring porn stars competed for a ClubJenna contract. Her 2004 autobiography, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, A Cautionary Tale, Jameson announced her retirement from pornography at the 2008 AVN Awards, stating that she would never return to the industry. Although she no longer performs in films, she has been working as a webcam model since 2013. Jenna Marie Massoli was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and her father, Laurence Henry Massoli, was a police officer at the Las Vegas Sheriffs Department and program director for KSNV-DT. Her mother, Judith Brooke Hunt, was a Las Vegas showgirl who danced in the Folies Bergère show at the Tropicana Resort & Casino and her mother died of melanoma on February 20,1976, two months prior to her daughters second birthday. The cancer treatments bankrupted the family and they relocated in Nevada, Arizona and Montana and she and her older brother Tony were raised Catholic, though they were essentially left to parent each other. Jameson was a frequent entrant in beauty pageants as a child, in a featurette on the Zombie Strippers DVD, Jameson indicates she trained in dance for fifteen years. The incident began after she attempted to hitchhike home and that she entered the car of the four boys while believing that she would be driven to her home and she reported being raped a second time while still 16 by Preacher, her boyfriend Jacks biker uncle. Preacher has denied the rape ever occurred, rather than tell her father, she left home and moved in with Jack in her first serious relationship. Jack was a tattoo artist and gave her the first of a series of tattoos, one of which would become her trademark tattoo, according to E. her brother Tony, who later owned a tattoo parlor himself, added the inscription Heart Breaker. She tried to follow in her mothers career as a Las Vegas showgirl and she was hired at Disneyland Resort, but left after two months stating concerns over the schedule and salary. Her boyfriend Jack encouraged her to apply for jobs as a dancer, after she was rejected from the Crazy Horse Too strip club because of her orthodontia, she removed her braces with pliers and was accepted
11. Michelle Monaghan – Monaghan was born in Winthrop, Iowa, the daughter of Sharon, who ran a day care center in the familys home for forty years, and Robert Monaghan, a factory worker. She has two brothers, Bob and John. Her parents brought up twelve foster children over a period of twelve years, Monaghan has Irish and German ancestry, and was raised Catholic. She graduated from East Buchanan High School in 1994, where she was class president, after graduation, she moved to Chicago to study journalism at Columbia College Chicago and began to model. She modeled in Milan, Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong, monaghans first notable appearances, though minor roles, were in episodes of Young Americans, and Law & Order, Special Victims Unit, came in 2001. She made her big screen debut year in the small role of Henrietta in the movie Perfume. This was followed by another role in Unfaithful in 2002. Monaghan got a role in 2002 when she co-starred in the television series Boston Public playing the role of Kimberly Woods. She also appears in Constantine in 2005, but her role in film was essentially cut. In 2007, she co-starred with Ben Stiller in The Heartbreak Kid, in 2008, she co-starred with Patrick Dempsey in Made of Honor, and co-starred with Shia LaBeouf in Eagle Eye. She starred alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in Source Code and she played Diane Ford in Trucker. Monaghan starred in the critically acclaimed HBO anthology series True Detective, in April 2016, Monaghan was reported to have joined the principal cast of Shawn Christensens independent feature film Sidney Hall, which began filming later that month. The film was set to premiere on January 25,2017, Monaghan met Australian graphic artist Peter White at a party in 2000. They married in Sydney five years later in August 2005 and live in New York and she gave birth to their daughter in 2008, and their son on October 30,2013. In 2011, Monaghan had a mole on the back of her calf and it was diagnosed as skin cancer. Michelle Monaghan at the Internet Movie Database Michelle Monaghan interview at reviewgraveyard. com Profile of Michelle Monaghan
12. Ewan McGregor – Ewan Gordon McGregor OBE is a Scottish actor. His first professional role was in 1993, when he won a role in the Channel 4 series Lipstick on Your Collar. Camerlengo Father Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons, Dr. Alfred Jones in the romantic comedy-drama Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, and Lumière in an adaptation of Beauty. He received Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy for both Moulin Rouge, and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. McGregor has also starred in productions of Guys and Dolls. He was ranked number 36 on Empire magazines The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time list in 1997, in a 2004 poll for the BBC, McGregor was named the fourth most influential person in British culture. He has been involved in charity work and has served as an ambassador for UNICEF UK since 2004, in 2016, he received the BAFTA Britannia Humanitarian Award. McGregor was born in Perth, Scotland and brought up in Crieff and his mother, Carol Diane, is a retired teacher of Crieff High School and latterly deputy head teacher of Kingspark School in Dundee. His father, James Charles Stewart Jim McGregor, is a physical education teacher and careers master of Morrisons Academy. He has a brother, Colin, who is a former Tornado GR4 pilot in the Royal Air Force. He is the nephew of actor Denis Lawson and actress Sheila Gish, McGregor attended the independent Morrisons Academy in Crieff. In 1993, six months prior to his graduation from Guildhall, the same year, he starred in the BBC adaptation of Scarlet and Black with a young Rachel Weisz, and made his film debut in Bill Forsyths Being Human. In 1994, McGregor performed in the thriller Shallow Grave, for which he won an Empire Award, and his international breakthrough followed in 1996 with the role of heroin addict Mark Renton in Boyles Trainspotting, an adaptation of Irvine Welshs novel of the same name. McGregor played the romantic lead role in the 1998 British film Little Voice. While the prequels received criticism from Star Wars fans, McGregors performance was widely acclaimed and his uncle, Denis Lawson, had played Wedge Antilles in the original trilogy. In 2001, he starred in Moulin Rouge, as the young poet Christian, who falls in love with the terminally-ill courtesan Satine, played by Nicole Kidman. McGregor reprised his role of Obi-Wan Kenobi for the subsequent prequel Star Wars, in 2003, he starred alongside Renée Zellweger in Down With Love. He also portrayed the younger Edward Bloom in the acclaimed film Big Fish alongside Albert Finney, Jessica Lange, Alison Lohman