Gwyneth Paltrow

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    • Declined an offer to participate in The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe (2016).

    • In 1998, Gwyneth was name 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine

    • In 1990, Gwyneth graduated from The Spence School in New York City.

    • Gwyneth studied, as an Art History major, for an year in University of California at Santa Barbara.

    • Gwyneth speaks Spanish fluently.

    • In her teenager years, Gwyneth lived in Talavera De la Reina, Toledo, Spain.

    • Gwyneth was offered and turn down the role of Emma Peel in the movie 1998 The Avengers.

    • Gwyneth attended Crossroads High School in Santa Monica for one year.

    • In 2002, Gwyneth refused the role Rachel Keller in the movie The Ring.

    • In 2011, Gwyneth won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series playing Holly Holliday on Glee.

    • Gwyneth's mother is Blythe Danner.

    • Gwyneth's father is Bruce Paltrow.

    • Gwyneth has appeared on the following lists:
      2009 - #19 on AIM's "100 Hottest Blondes of AIM"
      2008 - # 12 on Glamour's "The 50 most glamorous women of '08"

    • Gwyneth outraged animal rights campaigners by appearing in a luxury fur campaign by Italian designer Tod's in 2008.

    • In 1999, Gwyneth won an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role playing Viola De Lesseps on Shakespeare In Love. For the movie she also won a Golden Globe for 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Comedy/Musical' and SAG awards for 'Outstanding Performance by a Cast and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role'.

    • Gwyneth had a Labrador Retriever named Holden. After her longtime canine companion passed away, she took comfort in the thought that her late father Bruce would be able to walk with her dog in heaven.

    • Gwyneth and ex-husband, Chris, celebrated both Christmas and Hanukkah in 2006. Gwyneth wants their children to be brought up understanding their proud Jewish background. Gwyneth is keen to teach daughter Apple and son Moses about her father Bruce's Jewish roots that she has created a special family tree for them. Bruce is a descendant of a famous family line which has produced 33 rabbis over several generations.

    • Gwyneth's favorite designer is Stella McCartney.

    • Friends of Gwyneth joke with her by telling her to make a sequel to the complete bomb Duets.

    • In her early 20s, Gwyneth spent a summer in Paris and as a result, can speak French almost fluently. She is also fluent in Spanish.

    • Gwyneth is 5' 9" (1.75 m) tall.

    • Gwyneth's labor lasted 70 hours when giving birth to baby daughter, Apple. Gwyneth gave birth to a baby boy late in 2006. They named him Moses after a song Chris wrote for Gwyneth which appears on Coldplay's Live 2003 album.

    • Gwyneth attended St. Augustine By The Sea in Los Angeles, and graduated from the Spence School in New York City in 1990. She was a sister of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. She also attended Crossroads High School in Santa Monica for one year.

    • Gwyneth turned down the role of Rachel Keller in The Ring in 2002.

    • In 1996, Gwyneth was the national Calvin Klein model and in 2002, Gwyneth starred in commercials and print ads for one of Spain's department store chains, El Corte Inglés' spring line. In August 2006, she starred in an advertising campaign for the African charity 'Keep A Child Alive'. The charity aims to help protect African children from AIDS and HIV.

    • In 2002, Gwyneth was nominated for a London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in Proof. It was performed at the Donmar Warehouse in London, England.

    • In 1999, Gwyneth was sued for an undisclosed amount, by a couple who claimed that she injured them during a car accident.

    • Gwyneth did her own singing in the movie Duets in 2000.

    • Gwyneth follows a strict macrobiotic diet, which prohibits alcohol, yet she appeared in Martini & Rossi liquor ads outside the United States in 2002.

    • Gwyneth claimed she was 'tricked' into posing nude for Bazaar magazine in 2001.

    • In 1998, Gwyneth was voted Movieline's 'Most Stuck-up' actress.

    • Although an American, many people think Gwyneth is British. Reporters have also wrongly identified her as English in the press.

    • Gwyneth is a big fan of yoga. She even purchased the book Little Yoga for her daughter Apple. She also once raised $74,000 by auctioning a yoga lesson.

    • Before she was married, Gwyneth spent Thanksgiving every year with Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw at their home in the Hamptons.

  • Quotes

    • Gwyneth: Brits are far more intelligent and civilised than Americans. I love the fact that you can hail a taxi and just pick up your pram and put in the back of the cab without having to collapse it. I love the parks and places I go for dinner and my friends. It's a pretty city, you know.

    • Gwyneth: (on being pregnant while filming the movie Proof) It was very, very difficult. I was trying not to barf. I felt terrible.

    • Gwyneth: Our marriage is between us. If we decide to continue being together or not, it's our business.

    • Gwyneth: There are certain women in this business who have children and I just think, "You must never, never see them!" You can't do movies back to back and see your child if they go to school.

    • Gwyneth: The work gets more difficult as you get older. You learn more and you gather more experiences, there is deeper pain and higher highs.

    • Gwyneth: The simpler things are, the happier they are.

    • Gwyneth: I worked so much in my 20s and I really burnt the candle at both ends. I wasn't too picky about what I did and I was lucky that I did some really good films, but I also did some really rubbish films, I think part of the downside about being so successful and winning the Oscar at the age of 26 is that I sort of became insouciant about the things that I chose. I thought, "Oh, I'll just try this, it'll be fun or I'll do that for the money". Things like that now I would absolutely never do.

    • Gwyneth: I'm glad that some day my children will be able to see my father and hear his voice, get a sense of who he was. One of the things that disturbs me the most about the fact that he's dead, is that I feel like a statistic. I sort of feel like one of those people who was unfortunate and lost their father when they were 30, and life goes on. But he was so unique and so incredible, I don't like to think about it in those terms.

    • Gwyneth: I realised life is so short and precious, you should do things that make you feel inspired, that push you and teach you something. I'd rather not have a big house, a huge closet of clothes, diamonds and a private plane, and instead a body of work that I'm proud of.

    • Gwyneth: I find Sex and the City irreverent and shocking. It's one step beyond how girls really talk. I would do a cameo on that show in a flash.

    • Gwyneth: I try to remember, as I hear about friends getting engaged, that it's not about the ring and it's not about the wedding. It's a grave thing, getting married. And it's easy to get swept up in the wrong things.

    • Gwyneth: (on the paparazzi) If I have my daughter in the car and they are making me nervous, I'll do whatever I have to do. I keep a whole log. I take pictures of their cars, write down license plate numbers, everything. If they do it again, I can go to the police. I know my rights and, believe me, I will have them arrested. I will stop at nothing.

    • Gwyneth: I am who I am. I can't pretend to be somebody who makes $25,000 a year.

    • Gwyneth Paltrow: From the beginning, my kids have eaten organic. I make a lot of their foods myself. Some people say it sounds difficult, but I don't find it so. The more I learn about food, the more amazed I am at how their properties can basically fix anything. My main feeling is that the more you keep the body as pure and healthy as possible, the healthier you will be. I feel that eating well is the best start for living well.

    • Gwyneth Paltrow: (commenting on her daughter, Apple's, name) It sounded so sweet and it conjured such a lovely picture for me- you know, apples are so sweet and they're just wholesome and it's biblical - and I just thought it sounded so lovely and... clean! And I just thought, "Perfect!"

    • Gwyneth Paltrow: I just hope the whole paparazzi thing continues in the way it's been going, which is with less interest in people like me and more interest in people like Nicole Richie - who I think is an excellent dresser, by the way. She's super-cute. It's really fair that the press attention goes to those who want it and court it.

    • Gwyneth Paltrow: I like my friends here in London. They're intelligent and not looking over my shoulder at dinner to see if there's anyone better walking in. It's not as vapid as LA.

    • Gwyneth Paltrow: I don't want to be rich and I don't want to be famous.

    • Gwyneth Paltrow: Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.

    • Gwyneth Paltrow: I love the English way, which is not as capitalistic as it is in America. People don't talk about work and money; they talk about interesting things at dinner parties. I like living here because I don't tap into the bad side of American psychology, which is 'I'm not achieving enough, I'm not making enough, I'm not at the top of the pile.'

    • Gwyneth Paltrow: (on her father's struggle with throat cancer) It changed me more than anything else. You don't want to get to that place where you're the adult and you're palpably in the next generation. And, this shoved me into that.

    • Gwyneth Paltrow: (on breaking up with Brad Pitt) It really changed my life. When we split up, something changed, permanently, in me. My heart sort of broke that day, and it will never be the same.

    • Gwyneth Paltrow: I don't get Robbie Williams. I think he seems rude and he's always getting his knockets off.