Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones in "Broken City"

Catherine Zeta-Jones in “Broken City”

She may not be Latin, but she’s hotter than a jalapeno pepper with her dark, exotic figure and sexy accent. Catherine Zeta-Jones is also very friendly, but don’t take advantage of her or she’ll tear you a new one. The ideal fantasy for any man, Catherine was born in Wales with both names stemming from two different grandmothers. One grandmother was named Catherine and the other, Zeta, comes from the name of the ship that Catherine’s grandfather sailed on. As a result of touring with the local Catholic congregation’s performing troupe, Catherine was consumed by acting at an early age and became involved in a production of “Annie” at 11. At 17, Catherine moved to London to pursue a career and was later nabbed by Steven Spielberg for a role in “The Mask of Zorro” after seeing her in a television mini-series on the Titanic.

Catherine transferred into Hollywood films with seemingly no problem and has managed to become one of the biggest stars today. After marrying fellow actor Michael Douglas in 2000 to the total dismay of every man in the world, Catherine also began her own production company, Milkwood Films, and has become a spokesperson for the wireless company T-Mobile International and the cosmetics giant Elizabeth Arden. Catherine’s acting talents haven’t gone unnoticed either, and she received a Golden Globe nod for her role in “Traffic,” the European People’s Choice Award for “Entrapment,” and garnered the most acclaim for her role as the traitorous vixen in “Chicago,” receiving another Golden Globe nod, a SAG award, an Academy Award as well as a number of others. People magazine has also recognized Catherine’s amazing beauty, naming her on the year’s “50 Most Beautiful Women” list three times, even gracing the magazine’s cover in 2001. Whether it’s delivering an Oscar-winning performance as a tap-dancing killer or looking good eight months pregnant, Catherine Zeta-Jones is one babe that’s just getting started. With the attitude of a Golden Age starlet and the looks of an exotic enchantress, Catherine is at the top of our list.

Catherine on the Screen

Catherine has been a major player in the success of some pretty big films, but she first caught the attention of moviegoers alongside such leading men as Antonio Banderas in “The Mask of Zorro” and Sean Connery in “Entrapment.” She then went on to star in the haunted house remake “The Haunting” and the drug control film “Traffic” before branching out to comedy in the Hollywood-as-Hollywood film “America’s Sweethearts,” where she portrayed the bitchy, self-obsessed actress that most believe her to be. She won an Oscar for her role in the 2002 musical “Chicago,” but with the exception of “Ocean’s Twelve” and “The Terminal,” hasn’t done anything of much note since then.

Catherine Says

On having kids:
“People have told me you spend the first two years desperate for your kids to talk, and then the rest of their lives telling them to shut up.”

On her ethnicity:
“After ‘Zorro,’ people spoke Spanish to me for ages. I’m Welsh but that movie instantly gave me a new ethnicity.”