Drew Barrymore has already had a long, impressive career. Coming from a line of distinguished actors, and not to mention being the god-daughter of Steven Spielberg and Sophia Loren, Drew was literally born to be in Hollywood.
But with the pressure of early fame, the young star grew up a tad too fast, ending up in rehab while just 14 years old. Drew began smoking cigarettes at 9, drinking alcohol at 11, puffing on marijuana at 12 and snorting lines of cocaine at 13. To put her troubled youth to rest, Drew penned her own autobiography, Little Girl Lost. Soon after, 15-year-old Barrymore emancipated herself from her mother, Jaid.
The angelic little Gertie from Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial that everyone fell in love has since blossomed into a respected actress, producer and director. Drew channeled her wild child side for films Poison Ivy and Guncrazy. The natural charmer became a rom-com regular in works like The Wedding Singer, Home Fries, 50 First Dates and Fever Pitch. In 1995 Drew created her production company, Flower Films, which sprouted hits like Never Been Kissed, Donnie Darko and the Charlie's Angels franchise. Barrymore later added a director's credit to her résumé for the feature film, Whip It!
Away from the big screen, Barrymore's love life was often in the news. Drew married British bartender, Jeremy Thomas, but that only lasted two months. Barrymore was linked to the handsome Luke Wilson for a few years and then surprised fans by marrying comedian Tom Green. She dated The Strokes' drummer, Fabrizio Moretti for five years, and shortly after their breakup Drew was named People's Most Beautiful Person. Drew also dated her He's Just Not that Into You costar Justin Long.
After her history of high-profile romances, Drew married and had her first child at 37 with art consultant Will Kopelman. The happy couple welcomed baby Olive Barrymore Kopelman on September 26, 2012 and are expecting another child.
Drew Barrymore Writing Book About Her Life
The actress is penning a collection of autobiographical essays. We have the scoop.