Birthday: Dec. 12, 1970
Hometown: Catskills, N.Y.
Where You've Seen Her: While it's not hard to look hot next to a bunch of freaky Muppets, Jennifer made a lasting impression on young men everywhere thanks to her star-making turn in Labyrinth. After winning an Oscar for A Beautiful Mind in 2002, she's stayed on the mature-roles path, appearing in Hulk, Dark Water and Blood Diamond. She loosens up in Ron Howard's comedy The Dilemma, opening this Friday. If we may paraphrase our teenaged selves, we hope some of her clothing loosens, as well.
Winning An Oscar Was Just Plain Weird: "I was in such a fog. It was just such a big whirlwind of traveling and press. I've worked for a long time, and before [A Beautiful Mind], this wasn't the kind of thing that I did. I didn't get invited to awards shows. So it was really a whole different world for me. I was just stunned by the whole experience." —Marie Claire
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