Julia Roberts was born as a Southern belle in Georgia. She was born as Julia Fiona Roberts, and interestingly enough, expressed an interest in animals as a young child, aspiring early to be a veterinarian. Thankfully for us, she didn’t! She began acting and entered superstardom in the 1990’s.
Although we make think of Julia Roberts as that gorgeous, next-door girl in the funny, romantic film, some of her most famous works have had very serious undertones. Her first dive into Hollywood was in 1988 in the movies Mystic Pizza and Satisfaction. And then, just two years later, Julia Roberts hit it big in Pretty Woman, one of the most iconic movies of all time. So iconic, in fact, that Julia Roberts was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance! She was on a roll after that, coming out with movies such as Notting Hill, Runaway Bride, and My Best Friend’s Wedding. In 2000, Julia Roberts finally won her well-deserved Academy Award for her performance in Erin Brockovich, a provocative movie about a struggling mother who uses her intelligence and ethic to finally make it.
I’m sure that we’ve all heard these movie facts, though. But, there are some interesting ones that I never knew about Julia. For instance, she was the first actress to ever be on the cover of Vogue,and second woman to be on the cover of GQ Magazine. She was featured in People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” list a whopping 11 times! She even received an insane $25 million paycheck from doing the movie Mona Lisa Smile. And, one of favorite, quirky quotes from this actor is
“When I was a child I had a crush on Abraham Lincoln. Why I would choose to reveal this, I know not.”