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Birthday: May 14, 1969
Hometown: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

How You Know Her: How don’t you know this classy, stunning Aussie? Blanchett's established herself as an A-list actress with lead roles in films such as Elizabeth, The Aviator (Oscar; Best Supporting Actress), Notes on a Scandal, I’m Not There, and Elizabeth: The Golden Years. Starred opposite Brad Pitt in this year’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and will play Maid Marian in next summer’s Robin Hood.

Ecstasy: “If I had my way, if I was lucky enough, if I could be on the brink my entire life— that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment— that would be the perfect state.”

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett