Mayim Bialik offers pain-coping tips following a car accident, Bruce Springsteen thrills the Oppenheims visiting from Israel and Natalie Portman bares all (but you can’t really see). More ▸
Newlywed Natalie Portman is back doing ads for Christian Dior — naked ones. Kinda. In the ad for the Rouge Dior Nude Lipcolor, Portman is seen laying on a couch in her birthday suit with an exposed back and a seductive look. The new lip color collection will feature eight shades, including one by Portman, Grège… More ▸
Yesterday we showed you how adorable (and resourceful) Mila Kunis was as an 11-year-old girl in the unforgettable show “Baywatch.”
And if Mila did it, there’s no shame, so we decided to dig a little deeper into the wonderful world we call television, movies and commercials of the 1980s and 1990s, and show you other famous Jewish celebrities who had to work their way up to the top of the acting world. Some of them started as a lead in a feature film, others had to use their young acting talents (and raw cuteness, we’re looking at you Sarah Michele Gellar) to promote a burger chain.
1. Natalie Portman
Role: Mathilda Lando in the 1994 French (English-speaking) film “Léon: The Professional.”
Plot: Portman’s first major role was really serious, actually. She played a seductive 12-year-old girl who smokes cigarettes and comes from an extremely dysfunctional and abusive family.
What she’s been doing since: Portman continued to have minor roles throughout the 90s, until her breakout role in 1999 as Princess Padmé Amidala in the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy. She later had a few lead roles, including an unforgettable role as Evey Hammond in “V for Vendetta” for which she had to shave her head, and then later won an Academy Award for her role in the 2010 film “Black Swan,” making her one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood, especially among Jewish fans (including this blog). More ▸
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Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied tied the knot on Saturday night, after being engaged for over two years. The two met during the rehearsals for the “Black Swan,” which featured Portman and was choreographed by Millepied, a ballet dancer. Here is everything you need to know about the ceremony.
1. It was mostly a Jewish wedding
Both Portman and Millepied were wrapped in tallits, and the ceremony took place under a rustic chuppah made of twigs. At the end of the ceremony, Millepied, who is not Jewish, smashed the glass and everyone yelled, “Mazal Tov!” More ▸
By Marcy Oster
Actress Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied reportedly were married in a Jewish ceremony. More ▸
Happy Fourth of July Everyone!
America is celebrating its 236th birthday and we decided to show some of our favorite Jewish celebrities celebrating America the way it should be celebrated – by doing American things and wearing outrageously patriotic red, white and blue gear!
So how are the Jewish celebrities celebrating the 4th?
1. Natalie Portman is drinking a beer More ▸
Here are is another reason to love Natalie Portman. The proud mother, who turned 31 over the weekend, went to a vegan deli in L.A. (Portman is a proud vegan), and her firstborn Aleph would apparently not stop crying, so after failed attempts to calm the baby down, Portman did what every mother should do in that… More ▸
And as always, it was hilariously disturbing. In fact, the whole video was. But should we expect anything different from Andy Samberg and co? More ▸
What do Golda Meir, Natalie Portman and Aviva Shalit have in common? They’re all on JTA’s Top Jewish Moms list. More ▸