Margot Robbie was nominated for an award called "Actress Most in Need of a New Agent" by the Alliance of Women Film Journalists in 2016 for her work on Tarzan and Suicide Squad. awfj.org/eda-awards-2/201…
Early-20th-century actress, Maude Adams, wanted to do a film version of Peter Pan, but was against doing it in black-and-white. She began working with experts on those obstacles, i.e. lack of color film and inadequate lighting. She earned several electric-light patents in the 1930s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mau…
Ariana Richards, the actress who played Lex in Jurassic Park, is now an accomplished painter and even painted a well-known self-portrait during the filming of Jurassic Park. galleryariana.com
An actress that had a very small part in the movie scarface mysteriously disappeared a few days after filming her part en.wikipedia.org
Actress Cloris Leachman was awarded 8 Primetime Emmy Awards from 22 nominations, making her the most nominated and, along with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, most awarded actress in Emmy history. She won an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Daytime Emmy Award. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clo…
The 'Landlady' from Kung Fu Hustle, played by actress Yuen Qiu, studied under the same master as Jackie Chan at the Peking Opera School. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yue…
When King Ludwig I of Bavaria met Lola Montez, an irish actress/dancer, the first thing he asked her was "are your breasts real?" She became his mistress and power behind the throne, her influence on him been part of the reason why Ludwig was eventually forced to abdicate en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lol…
During the filming of A Christmas Story the actress playing the teacher was pregnant with her son who would go on to be known as 40, Drake's main producer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/40_…
Peter Falk's real wife appeared on Columbo more than any other actress. metv.com/stories/peter-fa…
George Clooney purchased a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig named Max as a gift for then girlfriend, actress Kelly Preston. When their relationship ended, Clooney kept the pig for an additional 18 years until Max died in 2006. He has jokingly referred to Max as the longest relationship he had ever had en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
During production of Blazing Saddles, retired actress Hedy Lamarr sued Warner Bros. for $100,000 because of a character named Hedley Lamarr. The lawsuit is referenced in the film by Mel Brooks' character, who says, "This is 1874; you'll be able to sue HER." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
... The iconic Seinfeld line "They're real, and they're spectacular!" was adlibbed by actress Terri Hatcher, and enjoyed by writers Larry and Jerry so much that they included a call-back reference in the series finale en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Just 29 days after the Titanic sank, a silent film was released chronicling the event. It starred Dorothy Gibson, an actress who had survived the sinking. To add to the film's authenticity, she wore the same clothes that she had worn on the night of the disaster. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sav…
Actress Lara Flynn Boyle was asked out by Jack Nicholson while smoking a joint with him and then boyfriend David Spade. Spade later found out the two were together after paparazzi covered a car crash Boyle and Nicholson were involved in. nationalpost.com/entertai…
Comedy actress Louise Lasser was arrested for cocaine possession in a charity shop in 1976. Police had been called after Lasser's credit card was denied and she refused to leave the shop without a $150 dollhouse en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The show 'In Living Color' gave Jennifer Lopez her start as a member of the show's dance troupe, The Fly Girls. Also, actress Rosie Perez served as choreographer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
All the lyrics of the song Popular by Nada Surf, except for the chorus, were taken directly from the 1964 teen advice book Penny's Guide to Teen-Age Charm and Popularity, written by television actress Gloria Winters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
Actress Margaret Hamilton, best known for terrifying multiple generations as the Wicked Witch of the West, was a former kindergarten teacher who used her fame to benefit children, animals, and public education for the rest of her life. She was described as very kind and great with kids. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The actress who played the girl in the red jacket in Schindler's List was 3 at the time of filming. Spielberg asked her not to watch the film until she was 18, but she watched it when she was 11 and said she was "horrified" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
When Melissa Leo won her best supporting actress Oscar for "The fighter", she was the first person ever to use the "F word" at the Oscars variety.com/2011/film/awa…
β€œFlo” the Progressive spokeswoman has appeared in more than 100 commercials since 2008. Stephanie Courtney, the actress and comedian who plays Flo modeled the character after her mother and thinks that the GEICO gecko "puts out more sexual vibes than Flo does" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
British actress Emilia Clarke has survived two brain aneurysms and founded a charity called SameYou which helps provide treatment to people recovering from a brain injury or stroke newyorker.com/culture/per…
Today I learned about a French diplomat, Bernard Boursicot, who worked at the French embassy as an accountant in Beijing in 1964 who had a 20-year affair with a Chinese actress, who turned out to be both a spy and a man in drag. The diplomat claims not to have known that his lover was actually a man. content.time.com/time/spe…
Actress Shawnee Smith fronted a band called Fydolla Ho in early 2000s named after Chris Rock's character in 'I'm Gonna Git You Sucka' from 1988. The group was originally formed by Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, Suicidal Tendencies guitarist Rick Battson and Skindred vocalist Benji Webbe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
Voice actress Nikki van der Zyl dubbed many of the James Bond 'girls' between 1962 and 1979. She dubbed characters played by Ursula Andress, Eunice Gayson, Shirley Eaton, Claudine Auger, Mie Hama, Corinne ClΓ©ry en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nik…
Marilyn Monroe was once roommate with actress Shelley Winters, and they made a list of men they wanted to sleep with. "There was no one under 50 on hers," Winters later said. "I never got to ask her before she died how much of her list she had achieved, but on her list was Albert Ein-stein" mentalfloss.com/article/1…
Scene in Airplane! where the husband has a second cup of coffee was a takeoff of Yuban coffee commercials. The joke was that the same actress says "He never has a second cup at home". youtube.com/watch?v=MJ4kC…
That, while we never did see the main character's wife in the series, although he repeatedly mentioned her, the wife of Columbo star, Peter Falk, actually played in more episodes of the show than any other actress, playing a multitude of characters. metv.com/stories/peter-fa…
John Astin, who played Gomez in the 1960's Addams Family is the man who raised LOTR actor Sean Astin as his stepchild. Due to Sean's mother, actress Patty Duke not knowing which man was the actual father when Sean was born, and a subsequent divorce and remarrying, Sean now has 4 'Dads'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
Actress Jodie Foster has an asteroid named in her honor, asteroid "17744 Jodiefoster" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jod…
Academy Award Nominated Actress Glenn Close's Father, William Close, was a prominent physician who helped to fight the first outbreak of Ebola in central Africa in 1976. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Actress Tilda Swinton comes from an ancient Anglo-Scots family that can trace its lineage to the Middle Ages, & is one of only three British families that can trace their unbroken land ownership and lineage to before the Norman Conquest en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Til…
Audrey Hepburn is one of the sixteen people who have achieved & won EGOT [Emmy, Grammy, Oscar & Tony awards]. She won an Oscar for Best Actress in 1953 Roman Holiday. A Tony for Best Actress in 1954 Ondine. An Emmy for hosting PBS docu in 1993 & A Grammy Best Spoken Word Album in 1994. biography.com/news/audrey…
In 1969 actress Shirley Douglas was arrested by undercover FBI agents while trying to buy hand grenades for the Black Panthers. She had tried to pay for them with a personal check. newstatesman.com/arts-and…
Liza Minelli, daughter of Judy Garland, the actress who played Dorothy in the 1939 MGM film, β€œWizard of Oz,” was once married to Jack Haley, Jr., son of Jack Haley, the actor who played the Tin Man in the same film. He was Minnelli’s 2nd husband. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liz…
60 years ago, the actress Angela Lansbury, who is still living, played Elvis Presley’s mother in β€œBlue Hawaii.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu…
The actress that played Andie, 16 in Dawson's Creek was actually 29 Year old mentalfloss.com/article/5…
William Castle's "The Tingler" (1959) featured a scene where everything was in black-and-white except for blood in a sink and bathtub; this was accomplished by filming in color and painting everything else in greyscale, including the actress. The rest of the film was solely black-and-white. youtube.com/watch?v=EfPZt…
After a Chinese Actress Finished Filming a Series, she got into legal trouble and they swapped her face with another actress for the entire series chinai.substack.com/p/chi…
Tsidii Le Loka wasnt just the only actress from the original Broadway cast of "The Lion King" to receive a Tony nomination for her performance, she's also the only member of the cast to compose one of the show's songs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsi…
Actress Julia Garner struggled with a learning disability and couldn't read until she was 10 rollingstone.com/tv/tv-fe…
Actress Billie Burke, Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz, was married to Florenz Ziegfeld Jr, who created the famed Ziegfeld Follies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
During filming of the 1978 film "Invasion of the Body Snatchers", actress Veronica Cartwright was not told the film would end with Donald Sutherland delivering his infamous pod shriek rather than meeting him for an actual conversation. She was genuinely terrified when Sutherland shrieked at her. hollywoodreporter.com/hea…
Cartoon character Betty Boop was a complete visual and vocal copy of singer/actress Helen Kane, AKA the "Boop Boop a Doop girl." Kane sued over theft of her image but lost when it was discovered she had copied her own act from a Harlem jazz singer, Baby Esther. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
With Aliens (1986), Sigourney Weaver received her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress and although she did not win, it was considered a landmark nomination for an actress to be considered for a science-fiction/horror film, a genre which previously was given little recognition en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Voice actress Dionne Quan, best known for voicing Kimi Watanabe in the "Rugrats" franchise and Trixie Tang in "Fairly OddParents", is legally blind, meaning that her scripts were sent to her in braille en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dio…
The marriage of Oscar-winning actress Gloria Grahame (It's A Wonderful Life) to director Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without A Cause) ended in 1950 when he walked in on her in bed with his 13-year-old son -- Her stepson. She secretly married the boy ten years later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glo…
"Maris," the famous unseen character on the sitcom Frasier, was originally only going to off camera for a few episodes, but the increasing absurdity in which she was described forced the show into a box; they couldn't find an actress to meet the character's odd physical description. yahoo.com/entertainment/w…
To promote actress Laura Dern's Oscar nomination for the film "Inland Empire", director David Lynch campaigned with a live cow and a sign that read "Without cheese there wouldn't be an Inland Empire". Dern was, ultimately, not nominated for Best Actress. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
Actress Tracey Gold struggled with anoxeria, but overcame it. On the TV show β€œGrowing Pains”, despite weighing only 133 pounds, fat jokes about her were a recurring gag, triggering a relapse. Her weight dropped to 80 pounds and, due to her emaciated appearance, was suspended from the show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…

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