Cate Blanchett at German Hollywood Premiere

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Cate Blanchett graduated from Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1992 and in a little over a year had won both critical and popular acclaim. On graduating from NIDA, she joined the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls, then played Felice Bauer, the bride, in Timothy Daly’s Kafka Dances, winning the 1993 Newcomer Award from the Sydney Theatre Critics Circle for her performance.

From there Blanchett moved to the role of Carol in David Mamet’s searing polemic Oleanna, also for the Sydney Theatre Company, and won the Rosemont Best Actress Award, her second award that year.

She then co-starred in the ABC Television’s prime time drama Heartland (1994), again winning critical acclaim. In 1995, she was nominated for Best Female Performance for her role as Ophelia in the Belvoir Street Theatre Company’s production of Hamlet. Other theatre credits include Helen in the Sydney Theatre Company’s Sweet Phoebe, Miranda in The Tempest and Rose in The Blind Giant is Dancing, both for the Belvoir Street Theatre Company.

Michelle Monaghan at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Michelle Lynn Monaghan was born on March 23, 1976, in Winthrop, Iowa. Her parents are Sharon and Bob-John Monaghan. She has two brothers.

After graduating from high school, she went to Chicago to study journalism. Between studying, she did some modelling in the United States and around the world in Europe (Milan), and Asia (Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong.) She became interested in acting and received a few minor parts in episodes of television series Young Americans and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Her big screen debut was in 2001 in PERFUME. In 2002 she appeared in UNFAITHFUL. In the meantime, she continued her modelling career and did some commercials.

Her big break came in 2002 with television series BOSTON PUBLIC in the role of Kimberly Woods. After guest starring for a season on the television series, she turned back to the silver screen and appeared in IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY in 2003 and WINTER SOLSTICE in 2004. Also in 2004 she appeared in The Bourne Supremacy, and then Mr. & Mrs. Smith with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in 2005.

Kate Bosworth at the 2005 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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Kate Bosworth was born on January 2, 1983 as Catherine Anne Bosworth in Los Angeles, California. She spent her childhood in San Francisco, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

She loved singing, acting and horseriding (and was a champion already at age 14), and when she heard about an audition of a movie about horses, she went to the audition and got casted for Robert Redford’s The Horse Whisperer, her first film role.

After that, she took a break from acting to spend a normal life as a teenager, but soon she was back in The Newcomers and Remember the Titans, and in 2002 she got a lot of attention with surf-movie Blue Crush.

Kate Beckinsale at the Click Los Angeles Premiere

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Kate Beckinsale was born 26 July 1973 in England, and has resided in London for most of her life. Her mother is Judy Loe, who has appeared in a number of British dramas and sitcoms, and continues to work as an actress, predominantly in British television productions. Her father was Richard Beckinsale, born in Nottingham, England, UK. He starred in a number of popular British television comedies during the 1970s, most notably the television series “Rising Damp” (1974), “Porridge” (1973) and The Lovers (1973). He passed away tragically early in 1979 at the age of 32.

Kate attended the public (private school to U.S. readers) Godolphin and Latymer School in London for her grade and primary school education. In her teens, she twice won the British bookseller W. H. Smith Young Writers’ competition–once for three short stories and once for three poems. After a tumultuous adolescence, (a bout of anorexia {cured} and a smoking habit which continues to this day) she gradually took up the profession of acting.

Her major acting debut came in a World War II television movie called One Against the Wind (1991) (TV), filmed in Luxembourg during the summer of 1991. It first aired on American television that December. Kate began attending Oxford University’s New College in the fall of 1991, majoring in French and Russian literature. She had already decided that she wanted to act, but to broaden her horizons she chose university over drama school.

Christina Applegate at American Music Awards

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Christina Applegate was born on November 25, 1971 in Hollywood, California. Her father was a record producer and her mother Nancy Lee Priddy an actress and singer. Her parents got divorced shortly after Christina was born.

Christina’s TV career started at the age of three month in a TV soap with her mother, and continued with a commercial at age five. She landed her first proper movie role at age nine.

For ten years – from 1987 to 1997 – Christina was Kelly Bundy in TV cult comedy series Married … with Children. She also appeared as a guest star in another cult TV series, Friends, as Jennifer Aniston’s sister, and won the 55th Annual Prime Time Emmy Award for Best Guest Actress in a Comedy for her performance in “The One with Rachel’s Other Sister”.

Alyson Hannigan at The Museum of Television and Radio

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With the unconventional good looks and quirky persona that shout Leading Character Actress, Alyson Hannigan made a name for herself on the WB series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. As Buffy’s confidant Willow Rosenberg, the actress endeared herself to a legion of fans and then won over film audiences everywhere with her scene-stealing turn as geeky flutist Michelle in the 1999 summer smash American Pie.

Born March 24, 1974, in Washington, D.C., Hannigan became a TV commercial veteran following her family’s move to Atlanta. From the age of four, Hannigan appeared in a steady stream of commercials, including ones for Oreo and McDonald’s. At the age of 11, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television. She made her big-screen debut in the 1988 film My Stepmother Is an Alien, as Dan Aykroyd’s daughter. The following year, she won a regular spot on the short-lived sitcom Free Spirit and acted in a variety of television miniseries and sitcoms (including Roseanne and Picket Fences) until 1997, when she won the part of Willow on Buffy.

The show proved to be an unexpected success among critics and viewers alike, and paved the way for Hannigan to appear opposite Tom Everett Scott in the 1998 comedy Dead Man on Campus. American Pie followed the next year, giving Hannigan wider recognition and making her an unintentional poster child for band camps everywhere. A small stint in the Jason Biggs/Freddie Prinze Jr. flop Boys and Girls (2000) did little to further her career, but thanks to a beefed-up part from writer Adam Herz, Hannigan found herself revisiting the sexually advanced but socially backward Michelle in 2001’s high-profile sequel American Pie 2. Though critics were mixed on the franchise’s sophomore offering, they praised Hannigan’s ability to fully flesh out a character who essentially served as an elaborate punch line in the first film.

Hilary Duff Sexy Glamour Style

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If you needed more proof that Hilary Duff is becoming the hottest celebrity in showbiz, then this photoshoot of her in the latest Mexican Glamour magazine should be it. I know Megan Fox currently holds the hottie title, but Hilary is quickly closing the gap. I think a leg wrestling match between the two in their panties could provide us with definitive winner!

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