Jessica Alba was discouraged from becoming an actress by her family - instead, they had big plans for her to pursue a career as a nun. The Fantastic Four star's dad was keen for the 26-year-old to abandon acting as a child and return to her studies, while her grandfather urged her to take religious vows and dedicate her life to the church. She says, "My dad was like, 'When are you going to go back to school? When are you going to find a real career path?' "My grandfather wanted me to be a nun - I left that idea far, far behind."