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  • Trivia

    • Jamie names actor and friend, Dan Akroyd, as the best on-screen kisser that she has acted with.

    • Jamie won a 2003 Grammy nomination in the 'Best Spoken Album for Children' category, for her recording of the children's books that she has authored.

    • Jamie was asked to make a cameo appearance in the movie Scream 3, but she declined.

    • Jamie was the spokesperson for VoiceStream mobile phones.

    • Jamie took a year off from her acting career in 1996 to spend quality time with her daughter, Annie.

    • Jamie and her husband, Christopher Guest co-founded the company 'Syzgy Industries'.

    • Jamie started her acting career playing small parts on television sitcoms such as: The Love Boat, Fantasy Island and Quincy.

    • Jamie was the Guest Of Honor at the 11th Annual Gala & Fundraiser in 2003 for 'Women in Recovery, Inc', a Venice based non-profit organization that offers a live-in twelve-step recovery program for women in need.

    • Jamie admits to battling a cocaine addiction. She and her father, Tony Curtis, used to do the drug together. She kicked the habit, though, in 1983.

    • During her hazy, bingeing years, Curtis dated the singer Adam Ant and was briefly engaged to production designer Michael Riva. In 1999, she gave up alcohol for good.

    • Jamie Lee is godmother to actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

    • Jamie is British Royalty. She became a Lady when her husband inherited the title Lord Haden-Guest after his father's death.

    • It was Jamie who originated the idea for the successful sequel Halloween: H20.

    • Jamie was honored with her own star on the Walk of Fame in 1998 at 6600 Hollywood Blvd.

    • Curtis admits to being a fanatic of singing sensation Justin Timberlake.

    • Curtis refuses to do night scenes because she likes to be in bed early. The actress says her usual routine is to get up at 5am and be in bed by 8:30 pm each night.

    • Because of her great physique, for a number of years, Curtis' nickname in Hollywood was "The Body".

    • Curtis posed in her underwear with no airbrushing and no make-up as a protest against the Hollywood trend toward cosmetic surgery.

    • Curtis played the aerobic class instructor in Jermaine Jackson's
      "(The Closest Thing To) Perfect" music video.

    • Jamie proclaims Virus to be the worst movie she's ever been in.

    • Jamie Lee Curtis has confessed she got hooked on painkillers after undergoing plastic surgery. She has since kicked the habit.

    • Curtis won a Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a TV Series (comedy) for her role in the series Anything But Love (1990).

    • Jamie never used to show her teeth when she smiled, because she thought they were disgusting. The actress has revealed that her teeth were permanently greenish-grey while she was growing up, because her mother, Janet Leigh, took the strong antibiotic tetracycline when she was pregnant, and Jamie learned to cover her less than gleaming gnashers.

    • Jamie has two adopted children - Annie Guest (born in 1986) and Thomas Haden Guest (born in 1996).

    • Jamie's educational background included Choate Rosemary Hall (private school - graduated in 1976) and the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. She promised her mother that she would give college a chance, before pursuing an acting career, so she focused on Social Work for a semester. The first semester proved boring, so she followed her dreams to act.

    • Jamie Lee Curtis won a Golden Globe award for her performance in True Lies in 1994. For that same role, she was also nominated for a SAG Award for "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role".

    • Jamie is the author of a number of best-selling children's books.

    • Jamie Lee's first movie role was that of Laurie Strode in the infamous horror flick, Halloween. In fact, she has appeared in four of the movies in the serial including Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween H2O, and Halloween: Resurrection.

    • Thanks to her innate talent for screaming (as evidenced in her many horror films), Jamie has been dubbed "The Scream Queen".

    • Jamie lists her height at 5'9".

  • Quotes

    • Jamie: I thought, while they're up and firm, why not shoot them once or twice. --Jamie Lee Curtis on her breast photos

    • Jamie: I learned to not judge my daughter and anything that she does, that her experiences are hers and that I have to walk a mile in her shoes before I can make any comment about those. Curtis on what she learned from her movie, Freaky Friday

    • Jamie: My favorite good mommy film is Touch of Evil. My favorite bad film is Night of the Lepus, which is about her and some giant bunnies. Jamie when asked about the most and least favorite films of her mother, Janet Leigh.

    • Jamie: The good film would be Some Like It Hot. He's just so fabulous and it's such free work. The bad movie would be Boeing, Boeing.
      When asked which of her father's films she liked.

    • Jamie: I wear black long sleeved shirts and pants, and usually a baseball cap – everyday! I stopped showing my arms long ago. I was on Jay Leno and I remember waving goodbye, and I swear to god if you watch a tape of it, you'll see I get this panic look in my eye. I look at my right arm and there's something moving that I wasn't planning on moving. Since that time I've just realized that people have this image of my figure, so I wear no clothes that attract any attention. No one has seen me in a bathing suit in ten years. --Jamie's reply when asked how she stays in shape.

    • Jamie: Oh, I had zero self esteem growing up. I was the daughter of a famous person and so basically everything is taken away from you. And no matter how many times I tried, every day to be a real human being, do everything everyone else does, I was still a famous person's kid and therefore I don't think people really ever gave me any credit for actually sort of being me on the planet. --Curtis on growing up as a child of celebrities

    • Jamie: I'm genetically wired like my mom, so I have large breasts, a thin waist, I look good. My father's mother's genes started to visit at about 40 and my Grandma Helen moved in, and that was the moment when my life really started to change. That was when I started to alter myself a little — get a little this, get a little that, fight it off, fight it off. --Jamie on her body image and growing older

    • Jamie: I have decided to focus my attention on children's related causes with my celebrity. The celebrity klieg light that attaches to any celebrity (even if mine is fading), I still get it, so the whole idea is to take the light and reflect it back on something other than me. Believe me, I don't want any more attention. In doing so I found that children's related causes are something that I naturally feel compelled to work with. --Curtis on being compelled to work with children's charities

    • Jamie: I've had all sorts of successes since I first became an actor at 18, but I'd have to say that having my book land on the New York Times bestseller list is the greatest achievement of my external life. To have a book --- something from my head --- speak to people on some level means more than any awards or movies or ratings. --Curtis on becoming a successful author

    • Jamie: My breasts are beautiful, and I gotta tell you, they've gotten a lot of attention for what is relatively short screen time. -- Jamie on appearing nude

    • Jamie: The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people. -- Jamie on learning to like herself

    • Jamie: I used to dream of being normal. For me, if Kirk Douglas walked into the house, that was normal. -- Jamie on growing up in a famous household

    • Jamie: I have to be careful to get out before I become the grotesque caricature of a hatchet-faced woman with big knockers. -- Jamie on thoughts of giving up acting

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