ICONS: Big Star Profiles

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Angelina Jolie
It's hard to believe that Angelina Jolie was denied a modeling career at the age of 14 and now is known as one of the most beautiful women in the…
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Born in Thal, Austria, in 1947, Arnold Schwarzenegger has been quoted as saying "I knew I was a winner; I knew I was destined for great things. He began his…
Victoria Beckham
Born in Essex, England, Victoria Caroline Adams first caught the attention of the media and public as Posh Spice, a member of one of the most successful female musical groups…
Beyonce
This biographical profile looks back at the meteoric rise to fame of Beyonce, the former Destiny's Child star, who admits that life as a solo artist has been pretty good.…
Cate Blanchett
After winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in "The Aviator," Australian actress Cate Blanchett has continued to juggle her busy acting career by looking after her three sons with…
Richard Branson
As this biographical profile reveals, for a billionaire businessman, Richard Branson comes across as more of a rock star. A creative thinker, who originally wanted to become a journalist, Branson…
Jackie Chan
An incredible acrobat, Jackie Chan has been wowing audiences since the 1970's with his improvisational martial arts' fighting style and comic timing. He still manages most stunts himself, a fact…
Hillary Rodham Clinton
This program presents a biographical profile of Hillary Rodham Clinton prior to her becoming the United States' 67th Secretary of State. As we see, most American First Ladies have been…
Tom Cruise
Love him or hate him, there's no doubt that everyone has an opinion on Tom Cruise. After his split from Nicole Kidman in 2001, he didn't do himself any favors…
Miley Cyrus
This program offers a biographical profile of Miley Cyrus up to the time of her meeting her former boyfriend, the Australian actor Liam Hemsworth. Miley we learn credits the support…
Johnny Depp
Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp has made a career of playing some strange characters, including Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Raul Duke ("Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas") and Donnie Brasco; all…
Leonardo DiCaprio
Named after the famous painter because his pregnant mother was viewing the works of da Vinci when she first felt baby son kick, the talented actor Leonard DiCaprio got his…
Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz was thrown into the spotlight at the age of 16, when working as a fashion model she graced the covers of seventeen magazines in two years. At 22…
Harrison Ford
One of the world's favorite actors in action movies, Harrison Ford has been entertaining audiences for decades with his charm and unique blend of strength and sensitivity. His remarkable range…
Bill Gates
Since 1995, Bill Gates has been either the wealthiest or one of the wealthiest people in the world; not bad for someone who's last full-time work day at Microsoft was…
Tom Hanks
All-American good guy Tom Hanks has made a career of playing endearingly ordinary guys put in extraordinary situations, who somehow manage to succeed despite the odds. He has earned many…
Paris Hilton
Famous for being famous, and often accused of being a ditzy blonde with very little personality, Paris Hilton says she enjoys making her own money and not having to ask…
Nicole Kidman
The acting career of Australian actress Nicole Kidman ("Days of Thunder," "Dead Calm") took off in the movie "To Die For," when she portrayed a murderously ambitious newsreader, a role…
Keira Knightley
First seen as the tomboyish Jules in "Bend it Like Beckham," Keira Knightley has risen through the ranks to become one of the highest paid British actresses in Hollywood, according…
Heath Ledger
From the time he was a teenager starring in now defunct TV shows "Sweat" and "Roar," co-stars and directors were singing the praises of Australian actor Heath Ledger, citing his…
George Lucas
After more than forty years of working in the film industry, George Lucas still gets just as much of a kick out of his movies as his fans do. A…
Manchester United
Outside of the United States and Canada, soccer is called football and one of the most popular, and successful, football clubs in the world is the English Premier League powerhouse,…
Kylie Minogue
When "I Should Be So Lucky" hit Number One on the British singles charts, Australian Kylie Minogue was known mainly for her role as Charlene Mitchell on the hit soap…
Barack Obama
Barack Obama will always have the distinction of being the first African American to be elected President of the United States, securing his place as one of the most recognized…
Pele
Pele's amazing prowess on the soccer field earned him the nickname "The King" and endeared him to millions in his home country of Brazil. These days he is recognized around…
Brad Pitt
Growing up in Missouri must have seemed a lifetime away from the bright lights and madness of Hollywood for Brad Pitt, but the star of movies, such as "Seven," "Kalifornia,"…
Keanu Reaves
An actor whose Hawaiian name means "cool breeze over the mountain," Keanu Reeves is part English, Hawaiian and Chinese, but he was born in Lebanon. Inscrutable, handsome and very private,…
Cristiano Ronaldo
Soccer pin-up star Cristiano Ronaldo spent his formative years at the most famous club in the English Premier League - Manchester United, before transferring to Real Madrid for a record…
J. K. Rowling
The adventures of that certain boy wizard, Harry Potter, were enough to propel J.K Rowling into millionaire status, but by 2007 the story that began it all came to an…
Claudia Schiffer
The late fashion photographer Herb Ritts once claimed that it was impossible to take a bad photograph of German supermodel Claudia Schiffer. She was one of the six highest paid…
David Beckham
David Robert Joseph Beckham, called "Becks," played the final game of his 20-year career in professional football (called soccer in the US and Canada) on May 18, 2013. He retired…
Barbara Streisand
Barbra Streisand began singling as a teenager to support her family, but it was thanks to the runaway success of her first film, "Funny Girl," that she was able to…
John Travolta
John Travolta got the world disco dancing - and helped sell white suits everywhere - as the hip-thrusting Tony Minero in "Saturday Night Fever" in the seventies; then he broke…
Bruce Willis
Having spent most of his career playing action men such as "Die Hard's" John McLean, Bruce Willis seemed both humbled and bemused to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk…

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