From The Princess Diaries to The Dark Knight Rises to Les Miserables, Anne Hathaway has enjoyed the kind of rich and varied career of actresses twice her age. And she's even got an Oscar to show for it.
First bounding onto our TV screens as a teenager in the series Get Real, The Devil Wears Prada star hit the big time with her 2001 film, The Princess Diaries, which spawned a sequel and a series of kid-friendly roles for the enchanting beauty.
Hathaway became the youngest star ever to host the Academy Awards and snagged the coveted role of Fantine, the ill-fated prostitute in the screen adaptation of Les Miserables, which scored her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar.
The role is one she watched her actress mother play on stage when Hathaway was just 7, and she felt a tremendous obligation to do the part well. The Golden Globe winner famously lost 10 pounds from her already waifish frame before filming began on the French Revolution epic–she then lost another 15 pounds during a two-week break from filming by basically not eating for 13 days.
It is that level of commitment to her craft has long won the Brokeback Mountain alum accolades and made her transition from child star to serious, sexy actress seamless.
The Rachel Getting Married star avoided most of the pitfalls of young actresses maturing under the spotlight. But in 2008, the Emmy winner made headlines when it was revealed that her then-boyfriend, Raffaello Follieri, was being investigated for swindling investors out of millions. Hathaway broke things off with him immediately. Follieri was later arrested and charged with wire fraud, conspiracy and money laundering (he pleaded guilty and served jail time before being released).
No charges were filed against the ingénue, and Hathaway seemed just as shocked as the public when the allegations surfaced.
Hathaway said it took awhile to learn to trust again, but actor Adam Schulman eventually won the Havoc actress' heart. The two married in September 2012. A few months later, she collected a number of statues on the awards show circuit, including an Oscar for Les Mis.
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