17 Incredible Facts About Julia Roberts You Probably Didn't Know

Most of us, myself included, have a flawless image of what celebrities are like in our heads.

Celebrities are glamorous 24-7, and they’re always dressed in their best with not a single hair out of place.

This unrealistic expectation often helps to remind us that celebrities are ‘different’ from us. They’re more experienced in the world.

Obviously, this isn’t true. If anything this train of thought helps us alienate ourselves from those elites of Hollywood.

But the truth is that celebrities are just like us, and they have horrible and hilarious wardrobe malfunctions too!

It’s hard being a celebrity. There’s often a constant pressure to look your best in every situation.

But if there’s one celebrity who is not only the epitome of glamour and grace, but also incredibly down to earth and inspiring to so many people.

That actress is Julia Roberts!

Julia Roberts was the leading lady in most 90s and early 00s films, and who can blame her for it?

She was amazing in every one of them!

She was born on the  28th of October, 1967. That’s right, she’s 49 years old!

Right now her net worth is $170 million! I wouldn’t mind being worth that much.

Julia is truly an incredible woman, but there are lots of things you didn’t know about her.

Here are just a few fun facts you probably didn’t know about Hollywood’s favorite leading lady!

1) Home Life

Julia has a very mixed heritage.

She’s of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German and Swedish descent. Talk about culturally diverse. 

2) Different Path

When Julia was a child, she actually didn’t want to be an actress!

She actually had her heart set on being a veterinarian.

3) Most Beautiful Woman In The World?

Julia Roberts has been named People magazine’s ‘World’s Most Beautiful Woman’ five times!

Now that’s impressive!

4) Big Pay Day

Julia was actually the first actress to be paid $20 million.

That big pay day was for her role in the Oscar winning film, Erin Brockovich.


5) Lots Of Nominations 

Julia Roberts has won three Golden Globe Awards, has been nominated for eight, and she even won an Academy Award out of 4 nominations!

She was even nominated best Actress for her performance in Erin Brockovich.

6) Expensive Work

In the 90s and the first half of the 00s, Julia was actually the highest paid actress in the world.

Her fee for  Pretty Woman was $300,000 but in 2003 she was paid $25 million for her role in Mona Lisa Smile! 

I wouldn’t mind being paid that much!

7) Dating Game

Julia Roberts reportedly had romantic relationships with Jason Patric, Liam Neeson, Kiefer Sutherland, Dylan McDermott, and Matthew Perry, just to name a few big names!

She was briefly engaged to Kiefer Sutherland, but they broke up three days before their wedding in 1991!

8) No Pretty Woman?

She wasn’t actually meant to star in Pretty Woman.

The role was originally accepted by Meg Ryan, but she later turned it down.

9) Not Her Body

On the famous Pretty Woman poster, that’s not actually her body!

Her face was actually superimposed onto a model’s body!

10) Not Planned 

The infamous necklace scene in Pretty Woman wasn’t planned. Apparently Julia feeling unwell, so Richard Gere shut the case to make her laugh. Her reaction was so perfect and sweet that they decided to keep it in the final cut!

11) Turn Down

Julia actually turned down a lead role in 1998’s Shakespeare in Love. The role that won Gwyneth Paltrow an Academy Award.

12) No Toenails 

As a child Julia used to bite her toenails off instead of cutting them.

13) Broadway 

Her first Broadway debut in 2006 didn’t go down well.

She had a lead role in the play ‘Three Days of Rain’, but it received terrible reviews and ran for just 70 shows!

14) Practices Hinduism

Roberts revealed in an interview in 2010 that she believes in and practices Hinduism.

She is even a devotee of the guru Neem Karoli Baba.

15) Odd Methods

Julia applies her make up in a weird way. She lies on her back to have her make-up applied before going on set.

She believes it gives her a more ‘relaxed look’.

16) Loves To Knit

Yes, apparently one of Julia’s favourite hobbies is knitting. I wonder if she’ll make me a jumper?

17) She Has A 9000 Year Old Skeleton Named After Her

When a 9000 year old female skeleton was found in Bulgaria in 2004, it was named ‘Julia Roberts’ by the archaeologists because it had ‘perfect teeth’ just like Julia!

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