Natalie Portman – Israeli-American actress
Natalie Portman by Paolo Roversi for Dior Magazine February 2014
Natalie Hershlag (born June 9, 1981), better known by her stage name Natalie Portman, is an actress with dual American and Israeli citizenship. Her first role was as an orphan taken in by a hitman in the 1994 action film Léon: The Professional, but mainstream success came when she was cast as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (released in 1999, 2002 and 2005). In 1999, she enrolled at Harvard University to study psychology while still working as an actress. She completed her bachelor’s degree in 2003.
In 2001, Portman opened in New York City’s Public Theater production of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. In 2005, Portman received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for the drama Closer. She won a Constellation Award for Best Female Performance, and a Saturn Award for Best Actress for her starring role in V for Vendetta (2006). She played leading roles in the historical dramas Goya’s Ghosts (2006) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008). In May 2008, she served as the youngest member of the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival jury. Portman’s directorial debut, Eve, opened the 65th Venice International Film Festival’s shorts competition in 2008. Portman directed a segment of the collective film New York, I Love You. Portman is also known for her portrayal as Jane Foster, the love interest of Marvel superhero Thor in the film adaptation Thor (2011) and its sequel, Thor: The Dark World (2013).
In 2011, Portman won the Academy Award, the Golden Globe Award, the BAFTA Award, the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Independent Spirit Award for her lead performance as Nina Sayers in Black Swan.
Natalie Portman gazes adoringly at husband Benjamin Millepied at Vanity Fair Oscar party:
Natalie Portman took a break from her mummy duties for an elegant night out with her husband Benjamin Millipied at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party held at the Sunset Tower in Hollywood on Sunday.
The pair posed together outside the prestigious party, which included the likes of Zoey Deschanel, Amy Poehler as well as Ron Howard and J.J. Abrams.
While they only paused for a moment in front of the cameras, the couple kept their locked on one another, perhaps thinking about their young son Aleph back at home.
The 31-year-old wore a loose fitting white gown with a black bow tied over her left shoulder.
She wrapped up her long brown tresses in a tight up-do that showcased a bright pair of emerald coloured earrings.
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Natalie Portman by Paolo Roversi for Dior Magazine February 2014: