Tori Spelling

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Tori Spelling

Born

5/16/1973, Los Angeles, California

Birth Name

Victoria Davey Spelling

Gender

Female
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Tori Spelling is an American actress whose career spans television, theater, and film. Best know for her role as the naive, long-time virgin Donna Martin in the iconic 1990s TV series Beverly Hills, 90210 (created by her prolific televison writer/producer father, Aaron Spelling), she has also received critical…more

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  • Trivia

    • Twenty weeks into Tori Spelling's fourth pregnancy, doctors diagnosed her with a condition known as placenta previa -- a condition in which the placenta covers the cervix, leading to massive internal bleeding. She was even at risk for a bleed catastrophic enough to force doctors to terminate her pregnancy. Miss Spelling then spent 10 weeks in the hospital and four grueling months on bed rest, worrying about dying and leaving her family behind. But she kept her ordeal secret from fans.

    • Three weeks after giving birth to fourth child Finn (August 30, 2012), Tori Spelling
      was rushed to hospital due to a complication from her recent childbirth.

    • Following the birth of youngest daughter Hattie, Tori Spelling experienced postpartum complications and was hospitalised at the time for migraines.

    • Only five months after welcoming daughter Hattie Margaret (October 10, 2011), in a blog post titled "Baby Makes Six!" Tori Spelling revealed that she's pregnant with her fourth child.

    • Tori Spelling officially announced, via her Twitter page (April 11, 2011), that she and husband Dean McDermott will welcome their third child in the fall of 2011.

    • As both stood in a sandbox with their children Liam and Stella, who were playing at their feet, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott renewed their marital pledges to each other on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at a private house in Beverly Hills. The sandbox centered between two white pails reading "Tori" and "Dean" --an ode to the beach in Fiji where the couple wed barefoot four years ago-- served as the setting for the vow renewal. Afterward, white feathers were tossed in the air by their guests, among which included Tori's mother Candy, as well as her brother Randy.

    • Teaming up with Macy's during an in-store appearance, Tori Spelling launched the new Q-tip Vanity Pack: original Q-tip cotton swabs packaged in smaller, designer cartons promoted primarily as a makeup removal product. (July 2009)

    • Tori Spelling was only twelve when she asked her mother, "Am I pretty?" Candy Spelling, whose reply Ms. Spelling found to be quite damaging, answered, "You will be when we get your nose done."

    • In bold statements made during a May 2009 radio interview conducted by the Kellogg Crew of 94.7 WMAS (Springfield, Massachusetts), Candy Spelling alleged that her daughter Tori Spelling's estrangement from the family "killed" her husband and Tori's father, Aaron Spelling. The eighty-three year old TV mogul and producer of the popular 1990s drama series Beverly Hills, 90210 in which his daughter costarred, passed away on June 23, 2006 from complications of a stroke. While dining out, Ms. Spelling, learned of her father's death by way of a condolence message received on her Blackberry from a friend who had just seen the news on TV. Tori's father had suffered a severe stroke five days earlier at his estate in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California, and she believed he was resting comfortably at home and in no immediate danger. Ms. Spelling was furious at not having received a telephone call from her mother saying her father had died, deepening the bitter rift between them. At the time of Aaron Spelling's passing, the actress was in Toronto with her actor husband Dean McDermott and immediately booked a flight to Los Angeles for the following morning. They attended a private funeral at Hillside Memorial Park in Los Angeles California, as did her estranged mother Candy Spelling, brother Randy, and uncle Danny Spelling, on Sunday, June 25, 2009.

    • Tori Spelling's husband Dean McDermott's love for his wife is the inspiration behind his four tattoos: a portrait of Tori on his left triceps; a gothic cross with "Tori girl" inscribed down its center on his left forearm; an image of an angel's naked backside with the words "Truly," "Madly," "Deeply," and "Tori" listed beneath it on his right forearm; and in honor of Tori's thirty-sixth birthday (May 16, 2009), a large Koi fish symbolizing Tori, a tiger representing Dean, and three baby Koi fish for Liam, 2, Stella, 11 months, and (McDermott's son from a previous marriage) Jack, 10. The tattoo also featured peonies, which stand for health and prosperity, and the word "Forever." McDermott's fourth tatt, which took Tim Hendricks at Spotlight Tattoo in Hollywood seven hours to complete, was secretly inked in two days prior to Tori's birthday.

    • Donna Martin, Tori Spelling's character in the 1990s FOX drama series, Beverly Hills, 90210, produced by her father, Aaron Spelling, remained a virgin until the 299th episode.

    • As a youngster, Tori Spelling's first TV-acting experience was an appearance on the series Vega$, which her father, Aaron Spelling, produced (1981). Roles in other Spelling productions, including The Love Boat, T.J. Hooker and Fantasy Island, followed.

    • Tori Spelling, playing eleven different characters, made her professional stage debut in the 2002 Los Angeles production of Maybe Baby, It's You, a two-person play cowritten by and costarring Charlie Shanian, whom she went on to marry and divorce.

    • Tori Spelling and her second husband, Dean McDermott, were still married to other people when they announced their engagement to each other. The couple, who were legally separated from their spouses at the time, met on the set of the TV movie Mind Over Murder. They also openly admit to having slept together the first night they met.

    • Tori Spelling has appeared on the Home Shopping Network, promoting the Tori Spelling Jewelry Collection, her exclusive line of high-end, fashion jewelry, that of which many pieces are vintage inspired.

    • After losing forty pounds since the birth of her second child in 2008, Tori Spelling continues to dispel rumors that she is anorexic. Acknowledging that she is thin, Ms. Spelling attributes the weight loss to her hectic lifestyle, also qualifying that people haven't seen her not pregnant in two and a half years.

    • Insisting the incident never happened, actress Shannen Doherty dismissed Tori Spelling's claim that she and costar Jennie Garth came to blows during the filming of the 1990s FOX drama series Beverly Hills, 90210, as told in Ms. Spelling's tell-all, sTORI Telling (Simon & Schuster, 2008). Although admitting to some "scratching," Garth also denied ever having a fist fight with Doherty, as was also reported by Tori in the book.

    • When Tori Spelling went to meet her second husband Dean's first wife, she thought that the woman was going to try and kill her, since she was "the other woman". Ms. Spelling stashed a knife in her purse, just in case, but she admits that she wouldn't have known what to do with it. In the end, McDermott's ex- wife was gracious and the meeting went fine.

    • In April 2008, a controversial photo was released of a pregnant Tori Spelling (expecting her second child, a daughter) posing in a bikini. Ms. Spelling stood behind it, claiming, "I am very proud of that photo."

    • Tori Spelling, along with fellow actors Jennie Garth and Jason Priestley, who was accompanied by his wife, Noami, were occasional audience participants in the ABC live dance competition, Dancing with the Stars, supporting contestant and former Beverly Hills, 90210 costar Ian Ziering and his partner, dance professional Cheryl Burke, who would become the eighth couple to be eliminated during the fourth season of the reality series (2007).

    • In May 2008, Tori Spelling met her famous drag queen look-alike, Suppositori Spelling, during a book signing at Hollywood's Virgin Megastore, where Ms. Spelling was promoting her first literary release, sTORI Telling. "I love drag queens and they love me," she told Entertainment Weekly. Two years earlier, Tori, knowing the gender-crossing entertainer was steadily gaining notoriety, had written Suppositori into a scene of an episode of her destined-to-be short-lived, scripted comedy series So NoTORIous (NBC Uni TV featured on VH1), but due to scheduling conflicts, drag queen Spelling was unable to accommodate the show. When Suppositori Spelling, who claims the name was in part inspired by the packaging of a medical product "she" spied on a pharmacy shelf while shopping, was contacted again --this time by the producers of Tori and her husband Dean McDermott's reality show, Tori & Dean: Inn Love (Oxygen), via a MySpace message-- "she" eagerly agreed to appear, along with an entourage of fellow flamboyant female impersonators of Suppositori's choosing.

    • Tori Spelling is an ordained minister and officiated her first wedding on July 7, 2007. Ms. Spelling obtained an ordination certificate online in order to perform a same-sex marital union in a wedding ceremony held at Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott's bed and breakfast, the Chateau La Rue, during a taping of an episode of their reality series, Tori and Dean: Inn Love (Oxygen).

    • Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott, who has a son and daughter from a previous marriage, have two children together: Liam Aaron McDermott, whose middle name is that of his late, maternal grandfather and TV mogul Aaron Spelling, was born on March 13, 2007 (6 lb., 6 oz.), and Stella Doreen McDermott, whose middle name is after her late, paternal grandmother, arrived on June 6, 2008 (6 lb., 8 oz. - 19 and 3/4 in. long). Both children were delivered by Cesarean section.

    • Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott welcomed nearly fifty guests, including Spelling's Beverly Hills, 90210 costar Jennie Garth and her So NotTORIous cast mate Loni Anderson, to a coed baby shower sponsored by Tupperware, held on February 3, 2007 to celebrate the upcoming birth of their first child. As the party concluded, an on-hand camera crew filmed guests receiving lavish $600 Silver Spoon gift bags, including items such as Too Faced Lip Injection packages, Kama Sutra Weekender love kits containing bottles of massage oils, pearl bracelets from pearlparadise.com, novelty books, Tupperware and InphantElefant baby blankets. The shower celebration, held at Elixir Tonic & Tea in West Hollywood, was taped in its entirety for later presentation on the parents-to-be's Oxygen reality show, Tori & Dean: Inn Love.

    • Tori Spelling ranked No. 8 on the 47th annual Blackwell's Worst Dressed Women List in 2006. Regarding Ms. Spelling, the former fashion designer Richard Blackwell remarked, [Tori Spelling embodies] "down and out in Beverly Hills."

    • If she wasn't an actress, Tori Spelling claims she would be a stylist.

    • Although Tori Spelling prefers being a blonde, in reality she is a brunette.

    • Tori Spelling stands five feet six inches tall.

    • While driving her Ford Cadillac Escalade in September of 2002, Tori Spelling, who claimed the sun momentarily obstructed her view, allegedly struck pedestrian Alcira Boone, who was in the crosswalk of a busy intersection in Beverly Hills. Sustaining a fractured shoulder and other injuries, the victim sued Spelling for unspecified damages. Although Tori's initial reaction was to file a counter-complaint against the city of Beverly Hills, she later withdrew. Two years later, on the Friday before the court-imposed deadline of noon the following Monday, the two parties prevented the lawsuit from going to trial when they reached a settlement agreement in the judges chambers. Terms of the awarded settlement were left disclosed.

    • Along with such actresses as Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sara Rue, Allison Munn, Sharon Lawrence, and Carrie-Anne Moss, Tori Spelling was one of the first celebrity students of the Santa Monica, California-based Yoga Booty Ballet, an innovative program which combines yoga-inspired moves with fun dance routines to help participants loose weight, build muscles, and improve their self-confidence.

    • Tori Spelling's nickname is T.

    • Growing up, Tori Spelling was neighbors with family friend Farrah Fawcett for ten years, and then, later, they became costars. Spelling remains in contact with Ms. Fawcett, whom she finds to be an amazing woman and says of her, "She's been like a mother to me at times." Ironically, Tori continues an on-again-off-again estrangement with her own mother, Candy Spelling (2009).

    • When Cosmopolitan magazine asked Tori Spelling if she could be a man for a day, what would she like to experience, she replied, masturbation

    • Tori Spelling is affiliated with numerous charities, including Much Love, a nonprofit, no-kill organization dedicated to reducing overpopulation, abuse and neglect of domestic animals; K9 Connection, which enables at-risk 12- to 18-year-old kids train homeless shelter dogs for adoption; and the Best Friends Animal Society, a national orginization placing homeless pets. Ms Spelling also lends her support to the CJ Foundation for SIDS, dedicated to recognizing the special needs of the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome community through funding SIDS research, support services and public awareness programs; and BID 2 BEAT AIDS, an annual entertainment memorabilia auction with proceeds going to LIFEbeat; and the Dream Foundation, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families battling terminal illnesses.

    • Tori Spelling met her first husband, actor/writer Charlie Shanian, in Los Angeles during the production of the play, Maybe, Baby It's You (2002), that of which Shanian co-wrote and in which Ms. Spelling starred . They announced their engagement in November 2003 and were married on July 3, 2004 in a wedding that reportedly cost $1 million. Tori wore a crystal-beaded $50,000 bridal gown designed by Badgley Mischka. Citing irreconcilable differences, her estranged husband filed for divorce just fifteen months after their lavish wedding. Their divorce was finalized on April 20, 2006.

    • Compiled in 2006, Tori Spelling ranked #23 on VH1's list of Top 100 Greatest Teen Stars.

    • Tori Spelling's measurements are: 34-21½-32 (post-implant surgery). Besides breast augmentation, Ms. Spelling has also undergone a rhinoplasty.

    • Although Tori Spelling was instantly smitten with her onscreen Beverly Hills, 90210 love interest, Brian Austin Green, their playful, on-set, romantic relationship never fully blossomed; the couple never officially dated.

    • Presenting her with a diamond and sapphire ring, actor Dean McDermott proposed marriage on December 27, 2005 to Tori Spelling in Toronto, Canada while they were riding in a horse-drawn carriage. They later eloped to a private island in Fiji and were married, both wearing white and bare footed, on a Wakaya Club beach by a civil minister on Sunday, May 7, 2006. The ceremony was attended by only the bride and groom. After exchanging rings by designer Neil Lane, the couple briefly honeymooned on the island before returning to Los Angeles, where they invited family and friends to a party to celebrate their recent nuptials.

    • Tori Spelling joined former Beverly Hills, 90210 costars Jason Priestly and Lindsay Price in attending the wedding of Tiffani Thiessen to actor Brady Smith on July 9, 2005, held at a private estate in Montecito, California. Thiessen also shared the spotlight with Spelling, Priestly, and Price on the popular FOX drama series, after joining the cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1994.

    • Tori Spelling's pet Pug named Mimi LaRue passed away on June 18, 2008. She was eleven years old and died of natural causes.

    • Tori Spelling has a small tattoo of a rose on her left ankle.

  • Quotes

    • Tori Spelling: (about inheriting just under one million dollars from her father, TV producer Aaron Spelling, despite the enormity of the his estate) I think part of me, in the back of my head, maybe hoped it would be different? But I hated myself for hoping it would be different, because I didn't want to take advantage, I didn't want to be that girl who needed, or wanted my dad's money.

    • Tori Spelling: My mom and I have had our problems, but I was raised by a nanny that I called Nanny, and she taught me plenty about how to be a good mother.

    • Tori Spelling: People are always saying that Hollywood messes up kids. I'm like, "No, families mess up kids!" I grew up in Hollywood, and I'm perfectly fine. If my children want to go into the entertainment business, I won't stop them, as long as they're passionate about it.

    • Tori Spelling: (about reprising her role as Donna Martin in the 'Beverly Hills, 90210' spinoff, '90210,' ) It's like getting the chance to revisit a childhood memory. When I heard about the show, there was no hesitation. I was like, "I have to do it for the fans!"

    • Tori Spelling: I never thought I'd have a daughter. Dean's first child [from a previous marriage] is a boy, and then we had Liam, and I thought, "Because I'm so girly, I'll have all boys." But my daughter....now I get to say that I have a daughter!

    • Tori Spelling: (on the death of her dog, Mimi) She was a star and a true lady, and she will be missed greatly. People everywhere knew her by name. I loved when fans wanted her over me. I felt proud! I'm devastated. I'm convinced she waited around to make sure I had the daughter I always dreamt about before she left us.

    • Tori Spelling: (about divorcing her first husband for Dean McDermott) When I got together with Dean, my friends thought, "Here we go again with Tori!" But now they've all said individually, "Look where you are." For once, my instincts were right. It worked out. Dean is my soul mate. For all the mistakes I know I've made, it's hard to have deep regrets when things turn out so right. It starts to feel like destiny. With our kids, and our lives together, it feels safe, protected by the love we have for each other.

    • Tori Spelling: I knew early on that I was Aaron Spelling's daughter, and that fact made the people around me act differently. Because of that, I guess, all I wanted was to be normal. Isn't that the way it always goes? Plenty of children spend their days wishing they were rich, and what do the rich kids do? Wish they were normal. I guess we all glamorize whatever it is that we aren't, but I know we rich kids can't go around asking for sympathy.

    • Tori Spelling: My life was on the set of 90210, which meant I had a full-time job while everyone else I knew was starting college. It kind of sucked that I didn't get to go to college. Instead of walking into a dorm room, meeting my roommate, and signing up for classes, I got to hear about it from my friends and then act it out on TV. At least I didn't have to gain the freshman fifteen, puke up grain punch every night, or write papers. But the flip side was that all my flirtations and friendships were on the job. There I was, trying to grow into my character, develop as an actor, and generally conduct myself in a professional manner, and at the same time, I was completely caught up in the drama of who was flirting with whom and who was sleeping with whom. And there was plenty of drama, believe me.

    • Tori Spelling: I am a huge fan of gays. They love me, and I love them. They think of me as sort of a gay icon.

    • Tori Spelling: (about the role she would like to portray in the 'Beverly Hills, 90210' spinoff, '90210') Well, I am a mom now, proud to say, but obviously too young to have a teenager, so maybe I could be one of the main characters' young step-mom. Playing the funny sex ed teacher at the high school would be funny, too, considering Donna Martin was America's most infamous virgin.

    • Tori Spelling: (about cheating on and divorcing her first husband) He left angry and hurt, and I felt sorry and sad. I never got a real chance to say good-bye to Charlie's family, who I know must hate me. But a relative with whom I had been close wrote to say, "All those years, when people said that Tori Spelling was a whore, I defended you. At least I don't have to do that anymore."

    • Tori Spelling: (about telling her husband that she was pregnant with their second child in early 2008) I wrote a note that said "I'm a big brother!" and pinned it to Liam's shirt. Dean said, "Cute shirt, did you make it?" I was like, "Babe, if he's a big brother....." and he finally went, "Oh, my God, seriously?!?" He was so excited, but it took him five minutes! I am so happy that I get to discover life all over again.

    • Tori Spelling: (about her father) When I was about five, he told me he loved me more than anything in the whole world. I asked, "What about Mommy?" and he replied, "No, I love you the most. I love you more than Mommy." When he said that, I looked up and saw my mother standing in the doorway. Now I think that sort of comment set the tone for my relationship with my mother. My whole life, I always blamed her. Now I know that he fanned the flame.

    • Tori Spelling: (about working with Hollywood bad girl Shannen Doherty during the filming of the 1990s FOX drama series 'Beverly Hills, 90120') She took me under her wing. A night with her meant going to the hottest club and drinking until the early hours. I knew she was a "bad influence," but I liked her anyway. Still, I saw her treating people in a way that made me uncomfortable. By the fourth season, everyone wanted Shannen gone. The cast decided that she had to go, but they needed a consensus. I didn't want to betray her. Finally, I said I agreed. When Shannen left, I felt the same as everyone else, like I could breathe again.

    • Tori Spelling: I don't clean toilets and I'm not all about breakfast, because I'm usually not up early enough.

    • Tori Spelling: Sometimes girls just don't wear panties, and we forget to close our legs when we're getting out of cars.

    • Tori Spelling: (on the reconciliation with her mother) Nothing really transpired between us. After reading so many stories, I think we both thought, 'Does she hate me? Did I do something?' We were both scared to reach out to each other. Now that we're together, we realize that there is no feud. There's an empty spot in your heart when family is missing from your life.

    • Tori Spelling: (on her unborn child) I want to be a loving mom. I want to be a mom who listens. I want to be a cool mom. I just want to have a great relationship with my child and have a great family dynamic.

    • Tori Spelling: When I met Dean, I realized what it would be like to create a life that is part him, part me, but pure love.

    • Tori Spelling: My dog can beat up Paris Hilton's dog.

    • Tori Spelling: (on her first marriage) I went into the marriage with the best intentions, hopes and dreams... I feel that I've really disappointed people. I've disappointed everyone who came to my wedding. I'm disappointed in myself. I don't know exactly what happened and when things started to go wrong.

    • Tori Spelling: (About how she found out her father, Aaron, passed away) A friend has seen a TV report and emailed me. My first thought was, I can't believe my mom didn't call me.

    • Tori Spelling: I look at Liv Tyler and think it's not fair, because I can't find a flaw on her. And on top of that she seems nice, so it's really not fair.

    • Tori Spelling: I do have odd habits. I check under my bed every night for the bogeyman. That's just a little thing, though.

    • Tori Spelling: Sometimes, when I'm alone, I put on six inch heels and wear nothing else and dance around in front of the mirror and do my little stripper dance.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Starring role in Beverly Hills, 90210 as Donna Martin and as Linda Lake in an episode of Smallville.

    10
    Tori Spelling has not always turned in the best work while doing regular scenes on 90210, but when she was needed to do a highly emotional scene she turned a fantastic performance. For example, in season 4 of Beverly Hills, 90210, she did really good when she discovered that David (co-star Brian Austin Green) was cheating on her, she did really, really good. She also did amazing on Smallville, and i used to think that she only got the part because her father was an executive producer for the show, but after seeing the episode of Smallville in which she appeared, i was wowed on how well she did. She is one heck of an actress and i hope she returns to Smallville, and appears on the new 90210.moreless
  • Tori Spelling is a very bad actress

    5.7
    Tori Spelling is so incredibly bad, she's good. She is also very ugly and...ugly! Everytime i see her on the Tv screen i change the channel inmediately. She was kind of chubby before, now after all the plastic surgery she looks like a Barbie Doll who just had her face deformed. Ew! Everytime i hear her name i shudder. Tori(shudder)should stick to acting still, there are actually lots of people who watch her shows(My aunt one of those) unbeleavably...



    Her show noTORious is sooo creepy, sooo creepy. People need therapy after watching such subliminal images. I still feel sorry for her, sometimes she gets bashed by the media for no reason.moreless
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