September 28, 1972 in Los Angeles, CA
Love and Babies:
She has dated her share of famous actors, most notably Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck.
Her mother is Tony award-winning actress Blythe Danner and her late father was director Bruce Paltrow.
In 1997, Gwyneth broke her engagement to actor Brad Pitt. She felt that they could not maintain a healthy marriage while still pursuing acting careers. Regarding the split, she said, "When we split up, something changed, permanently, in me. My heart sort of broke that day, and it will never be the same."
In the late stages of her second pregnancy, Gwyneth was seen drinking a pint of Guinness beer and she simply dismissed the critics. Some people believe that there are health benefits from an occassional mid-pregnancy cocktail.
Awards and Recognitions:
In 1998, Gwyneth won an Oscar for her performance in Shakespeare in Love. She also received recognition for her vocal talents when she did all of her own singing in the 2000 movie Duets.
She tries to maintain a strictly macro-biotic diet and eats no meat or fish. However, she does admit to throwing those rules out the window during pregnancy.
Secret Hospital Visit:
In January 2008, Gwyneth spent the night in a NYC hospital for undisclosed reasons.
Quotes From Gwyneth:
"The simpler things are, the happier they are."
"The work gets more difficult as you get older. You learn more and you gather more experiences, there is deeper pain and higher highs."
"I realized life is so short and precious, you should do things that make you feel inspired, that push you and teach you something. I'd rather not have a big house, a huge closet of clothes, diamonds and a private plane, and instead a body of work that I'm proud of."
"I love the English way, which is not as capitalistic as it is in America. People don't talk about work and money; they talk about interesting things at dinner parties. I like living here because I don't tap into the bad side of American psychology, which is 'I'm not achieving enough, I'm not making enough, I'm not at the top of the pile."