Leading Ladies: 40 More Remarkable Facts About Hollywood Actresses – Part 4

26Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet

All of the sketches in Titanic were actually drawn by James Cameron himself, including the famous nude sketch of Kate Winslet.

27. Salma Hayek as a young teen went to a church that was known for performing miracles and wished for breasts.

28. When Barbra Walters interviewed Miley Cyrus in her home in 2008, the camera crew managed to clog all of Miley’s toilets. Instead of getting angry, Miley and her family later sent Barbra a golden toilet figurine reading “So you’ll always remember the Cyrus family.”

29. Halle Berry personally accepted her Razzie award for Worst Actress for her role in Catwoman. Her acceptance speech included the line “First of all, I want to thank Warner Brothers. Thank you for putting me in a piece of sh*t, god-awful movie… It was just what my career needed.”

30. Before he started dating Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise invited a bunch of beautiful actresses including Scarlett Johansson, Kate Bosworth, and Jessica Alba to audition for a fake part in a bogus “Mission: Impossible” series, but in reality, they were auditioning to be his third wife.

31Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron has an American accent because she only spoke Afrikaans at home before leaving South Africa at 16 and only learned to speak English properly in the US.

32. The part of “Jackie” on “That 70s Show” asked for an 18-year-old girl. Mila Kunis, being 14, said she would be 18 on her birthday without specifying which birthday and won the part.

33. Shakira has been making music for more than 23 years and can play the guitar, drums, percussion, and harmonica. She also speaks 7 different languages, is the founder of a charity called Pies Descalzos and is a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.

34. Natalie Portman in an interview for Black Swan said “How do you get guys to a ballet movie? How do you get girls to a thriller? The answer is a lesbian scene. Everyone wants to see that.”

35. Jennifer Lopez’s parents told her becoming a movie star was “really stupid” and that “no Latinos did that.” Fifteen years later, she became the first person to have a number one album and film in the same week.

36Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz changed the spelling of her last name to ‘Vice’ earlier in her career, but her agent said that wouldn’t fly as it sounded like a porn name. Weisz then went with “Vyce”, then “Kenya Campbell”, later admitting that that too sounded like a porn moniker.

37. Natalie Portman helped with the writing of “The Social Network” by providing inside information about social life at Harvard because she was a Harvard student at the time Facebook first appeared there. The lines “Who was the movie star?”, “Does it matter?” in the movie refers to her.

38. The idea for YouTube, in part, was conceived when the founders couldn’t find a video of Janet Jackson’s breast popping out during the Super Bowl.

39. Miley Cyrus's first job was to pick up the bras and the underwear of her dad's (country singer Billy Ray) fans who threw them on the stage. She got paid $10 for it.

40. In 2008, a 15-minute film of Marilyn Monroe engaging in oral sex with an unidentified man was bought for $1.5 million by a New York businessman who said it will be kept from public view.