Actress Natalie Portman (born June 9, 1981) has said, “I’d rather be smart than a movie star,” but the Harvard-educated (psychology) Golden Globe Award winner shines at being both.
When she’s not out doing things like guest lecturing on terrorism at Columbia University, where in 2006 she spoke about the political relevance of her film V for Vendetta, she’s serving as a film juror (the youngest ever) at the Annual Cannes Film Festival and taking bold chances with her look.
I’ll never forget her as the little girl who befriends a hitman in Luc Besson’s Léon (aka The Professional, 1994). She was 13 then. More than 20 films later, her star’s still on the rise.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,