Natalie Portman (Natalie Hershlag)
Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem, Israel, on June 9, 1981. She moved to Washington, DC, and her family settled in New York later on. She was spotted at a pizza place when she was 11 and decided to pursue a career in acting. Her debut movie was Leon: The Professional (1994). Despite her early acting career, she was still an intelligent student who graduated with honors, and she went into Harvard University.
I’ve decided to write a post on Portman because her recent movie, Black Swan, is a big hit, and she’s one of m favorite actresses. I’ve always thought she was similar to Audrey Hepburn. She’s as gorgeous as Hepburn and she has the same elegance. All Hollywood stars are extremely good looking and attractive, but sometimes I get sick of constantly looking at people who have the same image: seductive, glamorous, unrealistic, superficial. However I think Natalie Portman has a different atmosphere. She’s very classy, elegant, and full of life, despite the fact that she’s extremely short. She’s an amazing actress, and an interesting person. Most stars who start their acting careers at an early age turn out to be wild and reckless. Look at Lindsay Lohan, or the Olsen twins. They used to be so cute, and loveable as child actresses, and now, the only word that comes to my mind when I see them is “trashy.” So I was surprised when I heard that Natalie Portman was a Harvard graduate. She’s always admitted that she is a geek, that she loved school and learning new things. She also said she worked hard because she preferred being a smart woman, rather than being a pretty, attractive woman. I really like her confidence and her ability to freely admit something that others wouldn’t.