With a major part in the most anticipated film of the 1990s, George Lucas’ Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace, repeated comparisons to Audrey Hepburn, and the drool of a thousand critics at her feet, Natalie Portman has emerged as one of the most promising actresses of her generation.
Born in Jerusalem on June 9, 1981, to an artist mother and doctor father, Portman moved to New York when she was three. Raised on Long Island, she was discovered by a modeling agent who signed her on the spot. Her modeling stint led to an audition for Luc Besson’s Leon (or The Professional, as it was called in the United States). Due to her age (she was 12 when the film was cast), Portman was initially turned down for the lead role of Mathilda, a girl who asks a hit man (Jean Reno) to train her as an assassin to avenge her brother’s death and falls in love with him in the process. However, she ultimately won the part and her 1994 film debut earned a number of positive notices. In interviews… read more
Calm down. I'm not saying she's no good (in fact I said quite the opposite) I'm just saying it's a shame that such a talented actress who started out with something so good as The Professional ended up doing Thor. Cheep choices IMO, yet if you enjoy it, there's nothing wrong with that. God save the POP culture.
An amazing and beautiful actress she is. Her performance in Black Swan was mesmerising, she's pretty awesome in Closer among other films like V For Vendetta and Leon and because she is so great, I'll forgive her for being in the Star Wars prequels. She's even more super-hot in a fantasy setting i.e. Your Highness. Overall, she's my favourite actress and one of the most beautiful women in the world. Seriously, she is.