40 More Revealing Facts About The Lives of Hollywood Actresses – Part 2


26Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth

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

27. 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.

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

29. 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.

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

31Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

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."

32. The role of Eliza Doolittle from 'My Fair Lady' was originally played on Broadway by Julie Andrews. However, she was denied the role because the film's producers didn't think she was "known" enough as a film actress. She ended up winning that year's Best Actress Oscar for 'Mary Poppins.'

33. Actress Aubrey Plaza (Parks & Rec, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) had a stroke when she was 20. This caused to her to experience "expressive aphasia" and she was unable to produce language for some time. The doctors don't know why it happened and she has since recovered with no residual effects. 

34. Actress Carole Lombard, who died in a plane crash in 1942, had agreed to fake her death in a plane crash, back in 1940, for publicity.

35. Tammy Lynn Leppert, the blond actress who distracted Manny in the movie Scarface, vanished shortly after filming. She hasn't been seen or heard from since.

36Anissa Jones

Anissa Jones

Anissa Jones who played "Buffy" on the 1960's show Family Affair died of a drug overdose; one of the most severe the coroner had ever seen.

37. Aimee Mullins who portrayed Eleven's mother on Stranger Things has lived her whole life without legs.

38. Natalia Tena, the actress who plays Tonks in the Harry Potter films and Osha in Game of Thrones, plays the accordion and sings in the band Molotov Jukebox.

39. Actress and legendary beauty Lana Turner was discovered at the age of 17 by a talent agent at a drugstore where she was having a coke and skipping typing class. She was immediately signed to make her first movie.

40. Actress Diana Dors’ real surname is Fluck. She later commented on the name change, “I suppose they were afraid that if my real name Diana Fluck was in lights and one of the lights blew ...”