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9 Talented Actresses Whose Merits Outside Filming Deserve a Separate Award

Usually, when talking about famous actresses, we discuss their professional achievements or looks created for the red carpet. As a rule, we don’t dive into other spheres of their lives and know nothing about the behind-the-scenes part of their work. That’s why many merits and deeds of celebrities go unnoticed by us. However, the beautiful screen always hides something more important.

We at Bright Side decided to dig deeper and find out what else, apart from their roles, Hollywood stars stand for and why they’re so cool.

Jennifer Aniston

Looking at the successful Jennifer Aniston, it’s hard to believe that she had some difficulties in her work. However, in 2015, the actress confessed that she has been struggling with dyslexia (the impaired ability to quickly and correctly recognize written language) since childhood. But the actress is not looking for easy ways out.

In addition to the fact that Aniston learned to live with this disorder, she has also chosen a profession that implies reading a lot of literature and learning big parts of different texts.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron was born and raised in South Africa. Her native language is Afrikaans. That’s why before she moved to the US, her English was very poor. Theron had to literally learn the language from scratch.

At the beginning of her career, she faced many refusals due to her strong African accent. But Theron has mastered her American pronunciation so well, people who don’t know her background would never be able to guess her exotic origins.

Frances McDormand

One of the most extraordinary modern celebrities and the muse of the Coen brothers, Frances McDormand, prefers natural beauty. The actress doesn’t hide her gray hair and she doesn’t apply makeup at all, even for the Oscars. That’s the bravery many fans love her for.

Renée Zellweger

Renée Zellweger is a very talented actress, indeed. She has Oscars and many nominations for this award. All thanks to the fact that Zellweger is scrupulous in each of her roles. Like, for example, when she mastered a British accent for Bridget Jones’s Diary.

It was so flawless that not only viewers but also her English colleagues were giving her standing ovations. She managed to reach the goal despite the fact that she was born and raised in Texas, the state famous for its unique manner of speaking.


Zendaya is one of the most promising actresses in Hollywood. Each year, we see her star in more great projects. Apart from movie roles, she is also famous for her active social position. Zendaya stands for natural beauty and doesn’t feel shy about posting makeup-free photos. Once, she showed a non-Photoshopped version of a photo of her taken for a magazine.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is willing to do anything for her profession. In most cases, the actress refuses the services of stunts, preferring to do many tricks, including difficult ones, herself. In the Salt action movie, Jolie was making dangerous jumps from a bridge onto a moving truck herself. In order to be able to stand the hard physical pressure, Angelina was undergoing extensive training several times a week.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga’s filmography doesn’t have that many roles yet, but one she’s had so far has been bright and expressive. And it’s all thanks to the hard work she does. When she was getting ready to shoot House of Gucci, Lady Gaga studied the biography of her character, Patrizia Reggiani, down to the tiniest details. In order to portray a full and convincing character, she mastered her Italian accent and stayed fully in character for 9 months, even when cameras were off.

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley has been called one of the most beautiful women in the world many times. But at the same time, people are bothered by her body shape — some call her sickly slim, while others call her body “boyish.” As for Knightley herself, she is so satisfied with her body that she forbids the retouching of her photos for magazines.

Reese Witherspoon

Over the course of her many years working in Hollywood, Reese Witherspoon proved herself to be not only a talented actress but also a successful producer. She founded her first company in 2000, and within 20 more years, Witherspoon has produced many hit movies and series, such as Legally Blonde, Gone Girl, and Wild (both nominated for Oscars), as well projects like Big Little Lies, Little Fires Everywhere, and The Morning Show.

In 2021, Witherspoon sold a part of her brainchild, the Hello Sunshine company, for $900 million. But she didn’t do this because of a desire to live comfortably, but rather, in order to be able to produce more high-quality content.

Do you follow the lives of famous actors and actresses? Who is your favorite?

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