Julia Roberts has been a big-name actress for 30 years now, and she has proven over the years that she has the chops to take on all kinds of different roles, from comedy to drama.
Roberts has shined on the big screen in such films as Pretty Woman, Erin Brockovich, My Best Friend’s Wedding, and Notting Hill.
Here are 10 facts about the Hollywood starlet who keeps getting better with age.
1. Body Double
For the Pretty Woman movie poster, Roberts’ head was pasted onto a body double.
2. That smile
The actress has her famous smile and her teeth insured for a whopping $30 million.
3. Early goals
Before Roberts became the most recognizable actress in Hollywood, she wanted to be a veterinarian. She also studied journalism at Georgia State University.
4. Her loves
In the past, Roberts dated Liam Neeson, Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, and Matthew Perry.
5. Role reversal
Interestingly, Roberts turned down Meg Ryan’s role in Sleepless in Seattle and Ryan turned down Roberts’ role in Pretty Woman.
6. Role model
Roberts is a HUGE fan of Meryl Streep. She said of the iconic actress, “I’ve never seen anyone work harder than she does. She doesn’t just snap her fingers and be a genius. To work with Meryl Streep is a dream come true for anyone. To know her is an honor.”
7. She loves to knit
The actress is a big knitter. She said, “I sit on the set and knit. It’s a very social hobby, as opposed to reading at work—I can chat with people and still be fully engaged.”
8. A lotta pasta
Roberts gained 10 pounds from all the delicious pasta she ate on the set of Eat Pray Love in Italy.
She’s a big soccer fan and is a supporter of Manchester United.
10. A real beauty
Roberts has been named the Most Beautiful Woman by People five times: in 1991, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2017.