Spartano / BACKGRID
No one has lived more life than Drew Barrymore.
There's a bit of odd poetry in the fact that the iconic actress is entering her third season of the Netflix comedy Santa Clarita Diet, playing undead realtor Sheila Hammond who only truly came to life after a traumatic incident that should've left her for dead. Because if there's any actress on this planet who can relate to that concept, it's Barrymore.
With a career that started when she was still in diapers and, brief fallow periods aside, has never really stopped, a family history that's not without its struggles, a childhood that was anything but child-like, the actress has been through it. And like her character Sheila, she's miraculously managed to live through it all and come out, stronger, on the other side.
She may have been born into Hollywood royalty, but she's an icon to so many because she's the ultimate example of what it means to be a survivor.