Wild Girl Tamed?
Even though she's quite young, Drew Barrymore can already be called a Hollywood legend. She's lived it up, she's done it all, and she has enough movies under her belt to put most starlets to shame.
In Hollywood, it's not uncommon to see a person make it to the highest rungs of the celebrity ladder only to self-implode due to drugs. Most of the time, once they're out of the spotlight, they stay out. Not so with Drew Barrymore.
Through hard work and determination, she was able to not only put the past behind her, but also to have audiences forget her disorderly childhood. Actually, anyone who's not familiar with her early life might find it hard to believe since she's such a sweet person nowadays.
Probably the most famous child actress of her generation, she spent her childhood plastered in tabloids because of her wild partying and drug addiction. Since then, she's made many memorable films, such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Poison Ivy (1992), Batman Forever (1995), The Wedding Singer (1998), Charlie's Angels (2000), and 50 First Dates (2004).
Barrymore was born Drew Blyth Barrymore in Culver City, California to John Drew Barrymore and Hungarian-born Ildiko Jaid Barrymore (née Makó), both former actors. Her parents divorced after Drew was born. She has a half-brother John Blyth Barrymore, also an actor, and two half-sisters Blyth Dolores Barrymore and Brahma (Jessica) Blyth Barrymore.
Barrymore was born into the acting profession, coming from a long line of acting talent stretching back nearly 200 years; her great-great grandparents John Drew, Louisa Lane Drew, her great-grandparents Maurice Barrymore, Georgiana Drew and Maurice Costello, and her grandparents John Barrymore and Dolores Costello were all highly successful actors; John Barrymore was arguably the most acclaimed actor of his generation. She is the grand-niece of Lionel Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, and Helene Costello, and the great grandniece of John Drew, Jr., actress Louisa Drew, and silent film actor/writer/director Sidney Drew. Her father John Drew Barrymore was an actor. Her half-brother John Blyth Barrymore is an actor. She is also the goddaughter of critically acclaimed director, Steven Spielberg.
Her first name Drew was the maiden name of her paternal great-grandmother, Georgiana Drew; her middle name Blyth was the original surname of the dynasty founded by her great-grandfather, Maurice Barrymore.
Her early fall and rise
Her first movie role was in Altered States (1980), and just a year later, she landed the role of Gertie in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which made her famous.
She received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 1984 for her role in Irreconcilable Differences. In the wake of this sudden stardom, she endured a notoriously troubled childhood, smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol by the time she was 9, smoking marijuana at 10, and snorting cocaine at 12. Barrymore later described this period of her life in her 1990 autobiography, Little Girl Lost. Her nightlife and constant partying became a popular subject with the media.
Though she overcame her substance abuse problems by the time she entered adulthood, she maintained her "bad girl" image, and used her new-found role as a sex symbol to stage a career comeback playing a manipulative, evil teenage seductress in Poison Ivy (1992). The film found enormous success on VHS when it was first released.
She posed nude for the January, 1995 issue of Playboy. Director Steven Spielberg gave her a quilt for her 20th birthday with a note that read "Cover yourself up". Enclosed were copies of her Playboy pictures, with the pictures altered by his art department so that she appeared fully clothed. At that time she had also appeared nude in her last five movies. During a 1995 appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, Barrymore shocked the normally unflappable host by climbing onto his desk and baring her breasts to him, her back to the camera. The flash was intended to celebrate his birthday. She also modeled in a series of Guess? jeans ads during this time.
She made a comeback in the successful 1996 horror film Scream.
Drew Gets Raunchy
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Drew's Lesbian Fling
Drew Barrymore reportedly had lesbian sex with a magazine editor.
Jane Pratt, the former editor of Jane magazine, claims she once had sex with the 'Music and Lyrics' actress.
Pratt - who previously told US radio DJ Howard Stern she had slept with a woman - said on her new radio show: "It was someone famous. I did have sex with Drew Barrymore.
"One of my dreams is to return to Howard's show and tell him the truth about Drew Barrymore and me."
Drew - who was the cover girl of the first ever issue of Jane magazine in 1997 - said in a recent interview with the publication: "I'm a sexual, free, f***ing nudist little bird running around and a wood nymph when it comes to sexuality."
Pratt now has a four-year-old daughter with her long-term boyfriend Andrew Schaifer.
Drew Tattoo Trivia
She has 6 tattoos: a cross on her right ankle; a blue moon on her right big toe; a butterfly below her naval; a daisy on her inner left hip; on the middle of her back she has a cross held by an angel with a bar blocking out the name "Jaimie" (ex-boyfriend); on her lower right back she has an angel with a cross bearing the name of her mother "Jaid."
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Denise Milani on November 21, 2013:
Beautiful girl, she is!
Artie on October 27, 2011:
I never see something more beautiful
Joe carvalho on September 23, 2011:
She is beautiful ( I love you sexy girl)
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