Sunday, January 24, 2010

Modern Day Dame

Besides being astonishingly beautiful and an incredibly talented actress, Natalie Portman is also brilliant with a bachelor's degree in psychology (from Harvard University, no less), bilingual in Hebrew and English, and an advocate for animal rights which prompted her to launch a vegan shoe line in 2007.
And all of that is only the beginning! While attending high school, two research papers she co-authored had been published in professional scientific journals and, while attending university, she contributed to a study on memory called "Frontal Lobe Activation During Object Permanence".
Natalie is also heavily involved in politics and has even been a part of both presidential campaign candidates John Kerry and, our new president, Barack Obama. She supports anti-poverty activities and has been an advocate for environmental causes since childhood.

Though she was featured in many live performances, it was in the 1994 film Léon a.k.a. The Professional that Natalie's acting career first began. From there, the films kept coming with Heat, Beautiful Girls, Anywhere But Here, Where The Heart Is and, the box-office hits, Star Wars episodes one to three. That's not to mention the numerous films she stars in that have yet to be released such as Hersher, Your Highness, Black Swan, Thor, and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies all due to hit theaters later this year and in 2011.

With an impressive résumé as this, intelligence beyond belief and beauty unsurpassable, Natalie Portman can do it all. The only thing she can't do is cease to delight us.


1 comment:

  1. Here's why Natalie Portman turned vegan! Check out this informative and inspiring video.