The Hollywood Actresses Biography Bundle (Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep, Audrey Hepburn, Dame Judi Dench)

The Hollywood Actresses Biography Bundle (Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep, Audrey Hepburn, Dame Judi Dench)

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Save more than 45% off our popular bios of Hollywood's most well-known and glamorous actresses!

This popular bundle includes biographies, behind-the-scenes, and photos of:
-Natalie Portman
-Meryl Streep
-Audrey Hepburn
-Dame Judi Dench

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EXCERPT FROM NATALIE'S BIO

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Save more than 45% off our popular bios of Hollywood's most well-known and glamorous actresses!

This popular bundle includes biographies, behind-the-scenes, and photos of:
-Natalie Portman
-Meryl Streep
-Audrey Hepburn
-Dame Judi Dench

More details below!

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EXCERPT FROM NATALIE'S BIO

Family is important to Natalie. When she won her Golden Globe for Black Swan, she made a point to thank her grandmother Bernice, who lives in Cincinnati. In fact, it is this branch of Natalie’s family that could be responsible for Natalie’s foray into acting. Bernice’s husband Art, who changed his last name from Edelstein to Stevens, started the family showbiz tradition by starring in his own ads for his windows company, according to  an article in The American Israelite.

Natalie’s parents, Avner and Shelley, who met at a Jewish Center at Ohio State University, strived to maintain a strong extended family for their only child even after their move to New York. Bernice told the Cincinnati Enquirer in a quote that was included in the American Israelite that she visited her daughter’s family in New York several times a year and, “even though Natalie and I have never lived in the same city — we bonded when she was a baby.”

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EXCERPT FROM MERYL'S BIO

Many consider Meryl Streep to be the greatest actress of her generation. Her ability to master accents and dialects as well as transition in chameleon-like fashion from role to role has earned her wide acclaim in the eyes of the public and entertainment industry. Since making her professional debut in a 1971 play called The Playboy of Seville, Streep has become one of the most accomplished and fascinating cultural figures of the 21st century.

Streep proved her extraordinary flexibility and talent for physical transformation through her roles in Kramer versus Kramer, Sophie's Choice, Out of Africa, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Silkwood, and the Devil Wears Prada, among many more. Her range of work in comedy, romance, and drama, both on stage and screen, prevented Streep from being typecast early in her career. She can command an audience in person just as well as she does on celluloid.

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EXCERPT FROM AUDREY'S BIO

In the late 1980s, however, Hepburn turned her attention to charity work and humanitarian projects. Ever since her own struggles in the war, Hepburn had been focused on UNICEF's efforts, usually by acting as a spokesperson. Now that her movie career was over, Hepburn was able to travel and work firsthand with the struggling and underserved populations of countries such as Ethiopia and Turkey. She traveled the world to help with UNICEF's education programs and relief efforts. Hepburn also used her celebrity to bring attention to the problems of struggling countries and population, solidifying her reputation as, not just a beautiful face, but also as a dedicated and kind-hearted diplomat and humanitarian.

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EXCERPT FROM DAME JUDI'S BIO

It is surprising, despite her long acting resume, that she didn’t achieve national and international fame until the 1990s, when she was already in her sixties. A series of film roles, including a recurring character as British Secret Service head “M” in the James Bond films, cemented her as a fan favorite and made her many directors’ go-to choice to play formidable, aristocratic women.

These roles would go on to include the 2002 adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s comedy of manners The Importance of Being Earnest, portraying meddling aunt Lady Bracknell. In 2005, there was Mrs. Henderson Presents’ Laura Henderson, the wealthy widow whose tableaux of nude girls at the Windmill Theatre remained open during the Blitz, and Lady Catherine de Bourgh, trying to keep Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy apart in the big-screen adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014860222
Publisher:
Hyperink - Hollywood Actresses Biography Bundle
Publication date:
08/10/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
257
File size:
1 MB

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