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Ozzy Osbourne – Godfather of heavy metal

Ozzy Osbourne - Godfather of heavy metal

Ozzy Osbourne – Godfather of heavy metal

Ozzy Osbourne is a British rock singer, musician, co-founder and member of the band Black Sabbath, which has had a significant impact on such musical styles as hard rock and heavy metal. The success of his career and popularity earned him the unofficial title Godfather of heavy metal. After leaving Black Sabbath he began a solo career. As a member of the group Black Sabbath Osborne was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and he was also inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame as a group member and a solo artist. Osborne has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and on the Walk of Stars in Birmingham. In 2014 he won the MTV Europe Music Award in the category Global Icon. In the early 2000s, he took part in a reality show about his life on MTV. His solo albums Blizzard of Ozz and No More Tears received platinum status four times.
John Michael Osbourne (his real name) was born on December 3, 1948 in Birmingham. He became the fourth of six children in a family. The boy was nicknamed Ozzy at school.
At the age of 15 Osborne was expelled from school because of bad financial condition in the family. The future rock musician got a job as a plumber assistant. Subsequently Ozzy tried to work as a mechanic assistant, a car mechanic, a painter and even a gravedigger. Once he stole something and was in the Birmingham jail, where he made his famous tattoo OZZY on his knuckles.
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Naya Rivera – American actress and singer

Naya Rivera - American actress and singer

Naya Rivera – American actress and singer

Naya Rivera is an American actress and singer, widely known for her role of cheerleader Santana Lopez in Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee.
Naya Marie Rivera-Dorsey was born on January 12, 1987 in Valencia, California, but lived most of her life in Los Angeles. She has Puerto Rican, African and German roots. When Naya was only eight months old she and her mother moved to Los Angeles, where the girl became a child model.
As a child model, she has appeared in numerous commercials, including several for Kmart store. At the age of four she made her debut in the comedy series The Royal Family where she played one of the main roles. Although the show started quite well, but when the star of the series Reddy Fox died ratings quickly went down and the channel closed the show after one season. However, Rivera was nominated for Young Artist Award.
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Jared Leto – actor and rock singer

Jared Leto - actor and rock singer

Jared Leto – actor and rock singer

Jared Leto is an American actor and rock singer, lead singer of alternative rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars. He is the director of many music videos under the pseudonym Bartholomew Cubbins (the name is borrowed from the book by Dr. Seuss The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins). Jared is a winner of many awards, including Oscar, Golden Globe and the US Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in the drama Dallas Buyers Club (2013).
Jared Joseph Leto was born on December 26, 1971 in Bossier City, Louisiana. He has elder brother Shannon. Their parents divorced when Jared and Shannon were little boys. Shortly after the second marriage their father died (two boys were born in marriage). Second mother’s husband, Carl Leto, adopted them, although they later divorced. Jared has half-sister Melissa Lafsky, who is a writer.
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Justin Timberlake – American singer and actor

Justin Timberlake – American singer and actor

Justin Timberlake – American singer and actor

Justin Timberlake is an American pop and R&B-singer, songwriter, producer, dancer and actor. He is a winner of four Emmy and nine Grammy awards. Timberlake came to fame as one of the soloists of the boy band ‘N Sync. In 2002, he released his first solo album, Justified, sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. The second solo release was the album FutureSex / LoveSounds, which was released in 2006 and included the successful singles such as the SexyBack, My Love and What Goes Around … Comes Around, which became number 1 hits in USA. Timberlake has sold more than 18 million copies of his two solo albums. He also founded his own record label Tennman Records and launched a clothing line William Rast.
Justin Randall Timberlake was born on born January 31, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee to Lynn Harless and Randall Timberlake. His parents divorced in 1985, and then both found new spouses. His mother, who now runs an entertainment company Just-in Time Entertainment, married Paul Harless, when Justin was 5 years old. His father, the conductor of the choir in the Baptist church, married Lisa who gave birth to two sons, Jonathan (born in 1993) and Steven (born in 1998). Justin’s half-sister Laura died in infancy. Some time after his sister’s death, he moved to Ottawa (Canada), but soon returned to the United States.
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Jackie Chan – actor and stuntman

Jackie Chan – actor and stuntman

Jackie Chan – actor and stuntman

Jackie Chan is a Hong Kong, Chinese and American actor, stuntman, film director, producer, screenwriter, singer, philanthropist, a martial arts master, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Chan is one of the most popular action heroes in the world, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style and comic gift. He has played leading roles in over 100 films and is one of the most famous Asian actors in the world. In addition, he sings songs in many of his films and has been releasing albums since the 1980s. He is a winner of Oscar for his contribution to cinema.
Jackie Chan was born on April 7, 1954 in Hong Kong, China into a poor Chinese family. His parents Charles Chan (1914-2008) and Lily Chan (1916-2002) fled to Hong Kong during the Civil War and in 1960 moved to Australia. They worked as a cook and maid at the residence of the French consul in Hong Kong.
Jackie studied at Nah-Hwa Primary School but at the age of 6 he entered the Peking Opera School. The little boy was fond of martial arts.
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Edith Piaf – Little sparrow of Paris

Edith Piaf - Little sparrow of Paris

Edith Piaf – Little sparrow of Paris

Edith Piaf was a French singer and actress, who became the world famous thanks to songs like Non, je ne regrette rien, La Vie en rose, Hymne à l’amour, Mon légionnaire, La Foule, Milord, Tu es partout, Mon Dieu and l’Accordéoniste.
Edith Giovanna Gassion (her real name) was born on December 19, 1915 in Paris, French Third Republic. The girl was born to failed actress Anita Maillard, who performed under the pseudonym Lin Mars, and acrobat Louis Gassion. At the beginning of the First World War he volunteered to the front. At the end of 1915 he got a two-day vacation to see his newborn daughter Edith. According to one version, the girl was named after British nurse Edith Cavell, who was shot by the Germans on October 12, 1915. Two years later, Louis learned that his wife left him and gave his daughter to her grandparents. So, Louis took his daughter to his mother, a cook in a local brothel in Bernay, a village in Normandy. Then it turned out that three-year Edith was completely blind. Grandmother Gassion and her maid took Edith to Saint Teresa. On August 25, 1921 Edith could see. She was six years old. The first thing she saw was piano keys. Soon father took Edith to Paris, where they began to work together: he showed acrobatic stunts and his nine-year-old daughter sang. Then the girl worked in cabaret Juan-les-Pins.
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Fergie Duhamel – American singer and actress

Fergie Duhamel - American singer and actress

Fergie Duhamel – American singer and actress

Fergie Duhamel, better known as Fergie, is an American singer, actress and designer.
Stacy Ann Ferguson (her real name) was born on March 27, 1975 in California in a Catholic family of Patrick Ferguson and Terry Jackson. The girl was engaged in dancing. At the age of nine the girl voiced two cartoon characters – Celli and Lucy. As a child, she was a member of the children’s show Kids Incorporated, and later joined the music group Wild Orchid. Ferguson was also a co-host of the show Great Pretenders.
In 2003 she became a singer in hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas. In the next few years Stacy Ferguson recorded six new albums with hip hop band. The girl became a real star with great number of fans and she also became a real style icon for many millions of women.
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