|Estimated value:||€180 million|
|Country of origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||actress|
Julia Roberts is a Hollywood actress and producer. She made her acting debut in the 1987 film Firehouse. Roberts’ big break came in 1990’s Pretty Woman, in which she starred opposite Richard Gere. Today she is one of the most popular and highest paid actresses in Hollywood. Her trademark is her friendly, wide smile, with which she has enchanted millions of people. Despite her fame, Julia Roberts has always kept her feet on the ground and made headlines with her performance, not with antics.
Julia Fiona Roberts was born on October 28, 1967 in Smyrna, Georgia, USA, the youngest of three children. Julia’s parents, Betty Lou and Walter Grady Roberts, were both actors and writers and had met during a theatrical production. Julia Roberts attended Smyrna’s Campbell High School and played the clarinet at school. She dreamed of becoming a vet but decided to pursue acting after graduating from high school in 1985. She went to New York, enrolled in acting classes and worked as a part-time model. Julia struggled for many years before she could celebrate success in mainstream cinema.
Julia Roberts has been an actress for over 30 years and has acted in over 60 films. She was the first woman to ask for and get a salary of $20 million for a role in a film (Erin Brockovich). Her films have consistently grossed over $200 million at the box office. Julia Roberts’ career took off after starring in 1989’s Steel Magnolias alongside famous actresses like Shirley MacLaine and Sally Field. In 1990, she starred in Pretty Woman, a comedy about a romance between a prostitute and a business tycoon, played by Richard Gere. The film became a huge hit and made Roberts famous. Throughout the 1990s she continued to play lead roles in films such as Flatliners, The Enemy in My Bed, The Files, Power of Love, My Best Friend’s Wedding and Side by Side, for which she also served as producer. In 2000, Roberts started her own production company, Shoelace Productions. She later starred with Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Matt Damon in the blockbuster comedy Ocean’s 11 and its sequel Ocean’s 12. In 2006, she voiced the spider Charlotte in the animated film adaptation Pig Wilbur and Friends. That year, she made her Broadway debut in Three Days of Rain to mixed reviews. After starring in 2010’s Eat Pray Love, Roberts reunited with Hanks in Larry Crowne. In Mirror Mirror, a comedic version of the Snow White story, she played the role of the evil queen. In the 2015 feature film Before Her Eyes, Roberts portrayed an FBI agent whose daughter is raped and murdered. In 2018 she starred in Homecoming, her first television series. Throughout her career, Roberts has supported numerous charities, including UNICEF and the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
Julia Roberts won an Oscar for her leading role in Erin Brockovich. She was nominated three more times for Steel Magnolias, Pretty Woman and In August in Osage County. She has won three out of eight nominations for the Golden Globe Award. In addition, she received numerous smaller awards such as the Jupiter, People’s Choice Award and MTV Movie Award.
– True love does not come to you, it has to be within yourself.
– You know it’s love when you just want that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.
– Fever is an expression of inner anger.
– You can be faithful to the movie character as much as you want, but you have to go home with yourself.
– I think less is more when it comes to kissing in film.
– It’s funny when people say: “I think Julia doesn’t like me. Darling, if I don’t like you, you’ll find out.
Julia Roberts does not give tips for success, in interviews she prefers to talk about beauty tips and raising children. She has English, German, Swedish, Irish, Scottish and Welsh ancestry but only speaks English herself. Roberts has been named People magazine’s “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” five times, a record. The Pretty Woman promotional poster does not show her own body, but her face was copied onto a model’s body.
|Estimated value:||€180 million|