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Mary Pickford – divine nymph

Mary Pickford - divine nymph

Mary Pickford – divine nymph

Mary Pickford was a famous film and theater actress, the first star of American cinema. She became one of the most influential women in the history of world cinema, founded several production companies and was among the founders of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts. Mary was the legend of silent films. She appeared in about 250 films.
Mary was born Gladys Louise Smith on April 8, 1893 in Toronto, Canada. Her father, John Charles Smith, was an alcoholic laborer who abandoned his family. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1898 after an accident at work. Her mother, Charlotte, took in borders and sewing to support her family. Mary had younger brother Jack and younger sister Lottie.
Pickford began acting at the age of six to support her family. She worked primarily in stock company melodramas in Toronto and tours across Canada.
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Francis Sinatra – voice of the twentieth century

Francis Sinatra - voice of the twentieth century

Francis Sinatra – voice of the twentieth century

Francis Sinatra was an American singer, actor and showman. In XX century, Sinatra became a legend not only the music world, but also every aspect of American culture. When he died, some journalists wrote: “Day of death of Frank Sinatra is the end of XX century.” By the end of his life he was regarded as a model of musical style and taste. During 50 years of active creative activity he recorded about 100 discs, performed all the most famous songs of the largest US composers – George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin.
In addition to the musical triumph, Sinatra was also a successful film actor.
Francis Albert Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915 into a family of Italian immigrants in Hoboken, New Jersey. He was the only child of Martin and Natalie Sinatra. After his son’s birth, his father, Martin, participated in boxing fights to support his family. Since the beginning of the war Sinatra’s father worked as a fireman.
Since his childhood Francis wanted to become a singer. Rudy Vallee and his idol, Bing Crosby had a great influence on him.
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Emma Watson – British actress

Emma Watson – British actress

Emma Watson – British actress

Emma Watson is a British actress and model. She is best known for the character of Hermione Granger in the films about Harry Potter.
Her full name is Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson. She was born on April 15, 1990 in Maisons-Laffitte, a suburb of Paris, France. Her parents both worked as lawyers there. When the girl was five years old, her parents divorced, and Emma, her mother and her younger brother Alex moved back to England.
At an early age Emma showed a talent for acting. She was taught singing, dancing and acting at a theatre school.
In 1999, she was chosen for the role of Hermione in the first Harry Potter film. J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books, liked the little actress at once.
Soon Emma began filming with 11-year-old Daniel Radcliffe and 12- year-old Rupert Grint.
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Mel Gibson – famous actor

Mel Gibson – famous actor

Mel Gibson – famous actor

Mel Gibson is an Australian and American actor, director, screenwriter and producer, winner of two Oscars and Golden Globe award for directing the drama Braveheart, Honorary Officer of the Order of Australia.
Mel was born on January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, the USA. His full name is Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson. He was born into a family of Irish-Catholics and was the sixth of eleven children. In 1968 the Gibsons moved to Australia.
He got started in the acting business by accident. When he was a boy his dream was to be a journalist. But his sister knew he’d be a good actor, and she put his name down for the Academy without even telling her brother.
After graduating from an Australian school, Mel joined the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney.
Mel began his acting in classical pieces of drama with the Australian Theatre Company.
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Daniel Craig – Hollywood actor

Daniel Craig – Hollywood actor

Daniel Craig – Hollywood actor

Daniel Craig is an English actor. His full name is Daniel Wroughton Craig. Since 2006, he acted in the role of James Bond.
Daniel was born on March 2, 1968, in Chester, but grew up in Liverpool. He was born into the family of an artist and a steelmaker. When his parents divorced Daniel and his elder sister stayed with their mother.
At the age of six he started acting in school plays. Craig was also a good athlete and a rugby player. He played rugby for Hoylake Rugby Club. He is a fan of English football club Liverpool.
At the age of sixteen Daniel joined the National Youth Theatre in London.
In 1988, Craig entered the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Dance. But when he graduated from it in 1991, it wasn’t easy for him to find a job.
His first important role was as Geordie Peacock in the nine-part BBC TV series Our Friends in the North where he played a hard man with a troubled past.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger – body-builder and actor

Arnold Schwarzenegger – body-builder and actor

Arnold Schwarzenegger – body-builder and actor

When Arnold Schwarzenegger came to live in America, he didn’t even speak English. Now he’s not only one of the most successful American actors but also the governor of California. Schwarzenegger is one of the main Hollywood male icons of the 1980s and 1990s.
He was born on July 30, 1947 in a little Austrian town. When he was ten years old, he had the dream of being the best in the world in something. When he was fifteen, he dreamed of being the best body builder in the world. Five years later, he turned this dream into reality. Arnold became Mr. Universe, the best-built man in the world. He won it five times consecutively. He became the winner of the top professional body-building championship six times.
His acting career began with a role of Hercules in a mediocre television film. His first memorable screen appearance was as himself in George Butler and Robert Fiori’s documentary on bodybuilding contests, Pumping Iron (1977).
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Catherine Zeta Jones – talented actress

Catherine Zeta Jones – talented actress

Catherine Zeta Jones – talented actress

Catherine Zeta Jones is one of the most famous Hollywood actresses.
She was born on September 25, 1969 in Swansea, Wales. Her mother Dia Jones is a seamstress and her father Patrick Jones is the owner of the Welsh confectionery center. Catherine has two brothers. The girl started performing at the age of four. She played in a local church drama group and often sang and danced on the kitchen table.
At the age of ten Catherine made her acting debut. She played the leading part in Annie, a musical at the Swansea Grand Theatre. At 12, she won a British tap dancing championship. By the time she was 15, she was already doing musicals in the West End of London.
Catherine studied at Dumbarton School, Swansea and Arts Educational School, London.
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