Natalie Portman Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

20th March 2017

Fact: James Blake has landed an Oscar winner for his new My Willing Heart video - new mum Natalie Portman shot the black-and-white promo, directed by Anna Rose Holmer, days before she gave birth to her second child last month (Feb17).

12th December 2016

Quote: "I'm so honoured to be recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. I had such a beautiful experience making this film with the most wonderful cast and crew, and particularly with our great director, Pablo Larrain, that it feels like icing on the cake to be nominated." Natalie Portman is overjoyed to score a Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama nod for the 2017 Golden Globes for her portrayal of late U.S. First Lady Jackie Kennedy in Jackie. The nomination news emerges hours after she took home the Best Actress prize at Sunday's (11Dec16) Critics' Choice Awards.

30th November 2016

Quote: "I'm a small person in general so you show a lot faster and a lot more when you're small. Everyone thinks I'm about to pop and about to give birth at any minute, but I have months to go." Natalie Portman insists she's not as pregnant as everyone seems to thinks she is. The 35-year-old is expecting her second child with husband Benjamin Millepied.

18th October 2016

Quote: "I thought I was gonna be able to hide it a little longer and then we got there and I was like, 'It's not hide-able any more. The stomach wants to be out...' And now it's out in the world." Natalie Portman regrets not being able to keep her pregnancy a secret a little longer. The baby news became apparent when the actress hit the red carpet for the premiere of her film Planetarium at the Venice Film Festival in Italy last month (Sep16).

5th August 2016

Fact: Natalie Portman is making her small screen debut in a TV adaptation of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. The Black Swan actress will play a college student raised by a chimpanzee in the HBO miniseries, based on Karen Joy Fowler’s book. Natalie will also serve as the executive producer of the project. It is unclear when the miniseries will premiere, but Christopher Monger is currently writing the script.

27th January 2016

Quote: "I haven't been able to see it yet. I've heard it's amazing and it's so nice that it's sort of this continuing part of everyone's shared cultural knowledge." Natalie Portman hasn't been among the millions of film fans who have flocked to movie theatres to see the new Star Wars sequel, The Force Awakens. The actress played Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia's mother, Padme Amidala, in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

8th July 2015

Quote: "I confess, I feel more sexy. It's so amazing to me that I feel (like) another person. In Paris, everything seems easier. We can afford not to do much in beauty and still have the beautiful air. The French are more natural than Americans, that's obvious... I spend my time observing to try to imitate them." Natalie Portman has started to embrace her natural beauty more since moving to the French capital with her ballet choreographer husband, Benjamin Millepied, and their son Aleph last year (14).

6th May 2015

Quote: "I don't know where it is. I think it's in the safe or something... I haven't seen it in a while... I was reading the story of Abraham to my child and talking about, like, not worshipping false idols. And this is literally like gold men. This is literally worshipping gold idols... That's why it's not displayed on the wall. It's a false idol." Natalie Portman has no idea where her Oscar for Black Swan is.

6th May 2015

Quote: "I don't see why not to be forgiving to someone... who's trying to change. However, I don't think those comments are ever OK. I don't forgive the comments, but... we've all done things that we regret." Proud Jew Natalie Portman on fashion designer John Galliano's infamous 2011 anti-Semitic tirade in a Paris bar. The controversy prompted bosses at fashion house Dior to suspend and later dismiss Galliano, who was found guilty of making anti-Semitic remarks and fined.

27th February 2015

Fact: Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has recorded a new rendition of the band's hit Janie's Got A Gun for the soundtrack of Natalie Portman's new western Jane Got a Gun.

10th November 2013

Quote: "(I know) enough to get by... If you make the effort I find that they're very, very kind and appreciate (it)." Actress Natalie Portman is perfecting her language skills for her upcoming relocation to Paris, France, where her husband, Benjamin Millepied, has accepted a job with the Paris Opera Ballet.

18th October 2013

Quote: "They usually had a ramp for me to walk up so I could land somewhere near his face." Diminutive actress Natalie Portman needed a height boost for kissing scenes with Chris Hemsworth in their 2011 movie Thor.

15th October 2013

Quote: "I try and stay away from drunk people - that's when they start getting rude and aggressive, like, 'Why did you suck in that movie?'" Actress Natalie Portman avoids encounters with drunken fans.

8th October 2013

Quote: "Acting feels really easy. I love being a mum, but it's much more intensive work than being an actress, going to work feels like you've got a day off. Not that I want a day a day off from being a mum, it's just perhaps I had this impression before that mums don't work. But they work much more than anyone." Black Swan star Natalie Portman admits parenting is more intensive than working as an actress. She is mother to two-year-old Aleph with husband Benjamin Millepied.

4th October 2013

Quote: "We go to temple together and I freak out every time I see her. I'm such a nerd... I can't talk about it (Dirty Dancing) too much or I'll start getting teary. There are other movies that I love but no other movie that I have watched over and over again." Natalie Portman can't believe she and Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey attend the same Jewish temple.

30th August 2013

Fact: Natalie Portman's husband Benjamin Millepied will be honoured by French Consul General Bertrand Lortholary and watchmakers Vacheron Constantin at a dinner in New York City on 9 September (13) for the American Friends of the Paris Opera Ballet. The event will reunite Millepied with Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky as well as violinist Tim Fain, who appeared in the movie.

1st May 2013

Fact: Natalie Portman will play Lady Macbeth in a reworked movie adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy Macbeth, opposite Michael Fassbender. The pair became friends on the set of director Terrence Malick's untitled new film about Austin, Texas' music scene.

6th September 2012

Fact: Actresses Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Kerry Washington are all expected to address attendees at America's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina on Thursday (06Sep12). Eva Longoria is also scheduled to step up to the podium shortly before U.S. President Barack Obama takes the stage to officially accept his party's nomination for presidency in the November (12) elections.

22nd August 2012

Fact: Natalie Portman has stripped off for a new advertising campaign to promote Dior's Nude Lipcolor line. The star shows off her naked back in the sultry pose for the brand's latest marketing drive.

6th July 2012

Fact: Oscar winner Natalie Portman has reenacted Anita Ekberg's iconic scene in La Dolce Vita for a new perfume ad. The actress dons a black dress to frolick in the fountain at Paris' Jardins du Palais Royal for the new Miss Dior fragrance campaign.

14th March 2012

Fact: Actress Natalie Portman's stylist Kate Young has been named the most powerful fashion fixture in the entertainment business. Bosses at The Hollywood Reporter have compiled a list of the top 25 most influential stylists and Young tops the list for 2012. Also landing a mention: Leslie Fremar, whose clients include Charlize Theron and Reese Witherspoon, and Petra Flannery, who dresses Mila Kunis and Megan Fox.

21st December 2011

Fact: Natalie Portman has been named Imdb's most popular actor in 2011. Her Black Swan co-star Mila Kunis came in second place for the most page views over the past year on the TV and movie database website, while Johnny Depp landed third place after previously topping the list for six of the past seven years.

18th November 2011

Fact: Natalie Portman took to the stage with Pierce Brosnan on Thursday (17Nov11) for a reading of the classic 1960 film The Apartment. The actors were joined by The Office stars Steve Carrell and Mindy Kaling as part of the latest installment of the Independent Film Series at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art in California.

27th October 2011

Fact: Natalie Portman's partner has stepped down as a principal at New York City Ballet. French dancer/choreographer Benjamin Millepied, who is the the father of the actress' new baby, has been with the company for 16 years. The 34 year old announced his decision on Wednesday (26Oct11) and now plans to focus on his role as a choreographer.

15th June 2011

Tweet: "I'm so happy for my dance protegee Natalie Portman and her new baby boy! Congratulations!" Ellen Degeneres congratulates the Black Swan star after hearing reports the actress has given birth to a baby boy.

26th May 2011

Fact: Natalie Portman supported her choreographer fiance Benjamin Millepied as he unveiled his latest work for the American Ballet Theater. The heavily pregnant actress was in the audience to see his new dance piece performed in New York on Tuesday night (24May11). The couple met on the set of Portman's Oscar-winning ballet movie Black Swan.

7th May 2011

Fact: Natalie Portman's dancer fiance Benjamin Millepied is the new face of Yves Saint Laurent's next men's fragrance. The choreographer, who met the Oscar winner while working on Black Swan, was spotted filming scenes for the as-yet-untitled scent's new advertisement in New York this week (begs02May11). The perfume will be unveiled in September (11).

28th April 2011

Quote: "She's a beautiful woman. It's not an ugly, hard part of the job I guess but it ends up being pretty unromantic, that stuff. You have four or five cameras and a hundred people standing around you. You feel like a teenager, kind of very technical like, 'Where do I put my hands? How do I do this again?'" Actor Chris Hemsworth jokes about filming Thor's onscreen love scenes with Natalie Portman.

8th March 2011

Quote: "She is such a great girl and a great friend, too. We had such fun working together and now I call her Sweet Lips. It is really soft to kiss a girl." Natalie Portman is pals with her Black Swan co-star Mila Kunis after they shared an onscreen kiss in the ballet thriller.

28th February 2011

Quote: "I think if everything else she does in her life is an indication of what a great mom she'll make, she's going to be the best mum in the world." Pregnant Natalie Portman gets the thumbs up from her NO STRINGS ATTACHED co-star Greta Gerwig.

28th February 2011

Fact: Oscar favourites Natalie Portman and Colin Firth will be among the guests feasting on 1,600 pounds (725.7 kilograms) of dover sole fish as part of the main course at the Governor's Ball post-Academy Awards bash on Sunday (27Feb11).

1st February 2011

Fact: Natalie Portman is going into business with Paris Hilton's ex-boyfriend, Greek shipping heir PARIS LATSIS. The actress' Handsomecharlie Films company will develop projects with Latsis' 1821 Pictures. Portman recently revealed she wants to move into producing to help bring more female-friendly comedies to the big screen.

31st January 2011

Quote: "I've been working since I was 11 years old, and SAG has taken care of me. They made sure that I wasn't working too long and made sure that I got my education while I was working. I'm so grateful to have this union protecting me every day." Natalie Portman credits the Screen Actors Guild with helping her navigate Hollywood at such a young age.

31st January 2011

Quote: "My parents, who always told me to work my hardest and never be an a**hole, that was never acceptable, and my fiance, Benjamin Millepied, I love you very much. Thank you." Natalie Portman thanked those closest to her when she accepted the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.

26th January 2011

Quote: "I loved Black Swan. She's got some incredible gams (legs) on her. She could definitely out-tutu me." Emily Blunt, who took months of ballet lessons for her role in upcoming movie THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, is in awe of Natalie Portman's portrayal of a dancer in her Oscar-nominated thriller.

26th January 2011

Quote: "I imagine, like, 'I'm gonna wanna be home for years, just me and my baby!' Everyone's like, 'After two months you just go out of your mind.'" Pregnant Natalie Portman dreams about life as a new mum.

25th January 2011

Quote: "Making Black Swan is already the most meaningful experience of my career, and the passion shown for the film has completed the process of communication between artists and audience. I am so thankful for the support we have received and I share this honour with the entire cast and crew of the film, especially (director) Darren Aronofsky." Natalie Portman gushes about her Best Actress Oscar nomination. The star is the red-hot favourite to land the prize next month (Feb11).

20th January 2011

Quote: "I don't know whether it's a boy or girl." Pregnant Natalie Portman wants the sex of her baby to be a surprise.

19th January 2011

Quote: "I'm embarrassed at what a cliche I am because I love pickles... I liked them before... I like vinegar... and I love ketchup." Pregnant Natalie Portman on her cravings.

18th January 2011

Quote: "I think I really wanted to do the ballet training anyway. I really loved it. I don't think I could have done anything like this if I hadn't." Natalie Portman enjoyed her intense dance training for BLACK SWAN, despite the punishing schedule and gruelling routines.

17th January 2011

Quote: "Thank you to Benjamin, who is helping me continue this creation of creating more life... You might remember him in the movie as the guy who when they ask, 'Would you sleep with that girl?' he says, 'No'. He's the is best actor, it's totally not true; he totally loves to sleep with me." Natalie Portman pays tribute to her fiance and the father of her baby, Benjamin Millepied, as she accepts her Best Actress award at the Golden Globes.

17th January 2011

Fact: Natalie Portman showed off her baby bump at the Golden Globes on Sunday (16Jan11) in a flowing pink Victor & Rolf gown. The actress, who is nominated in the Best Actress category for her performance in ballet drama Black Swan, is expecting her first child with fiance Benjamin Millepied, this summer (11).

14th January 2011

Quote: "I'm so excited. My dad is a fertility doctor, so I know this is a very lucky experience, and not something I can take for granted. I feel so, so lucky. I am trying to take it all in and enjoy everything. It makes me feel calmer about everything to be in such a lucky place in my personal life." Pregnant Natalie Portman is overjoyed to be expecting her first child with fiance BENJAMIN MILLEPIED.

12th January 2011

Quote: "I first met Natalie at a Star Wars convention; I was waiting in line for her to sign my Queen Amidala doll. I'm really hoping she wins the Oscar because if she does then that doll is gonna be worth a s**tload of money." Jake Gyllenhaal jokes about his first meeting with BROTHERS co-star Natalie Portman.

11th January 2011

Quote: "I'm very sensitive, but also very tough. You have to be thick-skinned (in the movie industry), because people will knock you down so much." Natalie Portman refuses to let negative comments upset her.

10th January 2011

Quote: "The Apocalypse is coming, so I figured I'd get it all in before 2011's out." Natalie Portman on her surprise New Year engagement and pregnancy news.

10th January 2011

Quote: "Natalie is the Audrey Hepburn of our generation. She is elegant, graceful, has amazing eyebrows... is talented, really short, funny, smart, dedicated, incredibly kind." Jake Gyllenhaal gushes about his ex-girlfriend, pregnant actress Natalie Portman.

10th January 2011

Quote: "He'd say, 'Oh, Mila is doing really well on her stuff. She's so much better than you.'" Natalie Portman's BLACK SWAN director Darren Aronofsky motivated the actress to carry on with ballet training by pitting her against co-star Mila Kunis.

10th January 2011

Quote: "Not too tight. As long as it's loose, I'm all happy." Pregnant Natalie Portman on the outfits she's planning to wear for the upcoming awards ceremonies.

30th December 2010

Quote: "They called me to read for it, but I didn't. I did read the books. They're great. Our production company tried to get the rights... and we obviously lost out." Natalie Portman on rumours she was the first choice to play Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo remake. Newcomer Rooney Mara finally landed the part opposite Daniel Craig. Noomi Rapace portrayed the rebellious computer hacker in the original Swedish movie adaptation of Stieg Larsson's novel.

30th December 2010

Quote: "They are torture devices. I'll probably donate mine to charity so I don't ever have to look at them." Natalie Portman on her plans for the ballet shoes she wore in new film Black Swan.

30th December 2010

Quote: "I remember them being, like, 'How do you get guys to a ballet movie? How do you get girls to a thriller?' And the answer is a lesbian scene. Everyone wants to see that." Natalie Portman jokes about what has made her new movie BLACK SWAN a big hit. The actress enjoys a same-sex tryst with co-star Mila Kunis in the film.

14th December 2010

Quote: "I swear, I eat. I ate a bagel an hour ago. I consume my own weight in hummus every day. I cook a lot, and I even do vegan baking."Natalie Portman insists she's a healthy eater, despite shedding the pounds to play an anorexic ballet dancer in new movie BLACK SWAN.

10th December 2010

Fact: Hollywood beauty Natalie Portman is the new face of Christian Dior's Miss Dior Cherie perfume. The Star Wars actress will appear in billboards for the fragrance from March (11).

6th December 2010

Fact: The dancing in Natalie Portman's new ballet movie BLACK SWAN was choreographed by the actress' boyfriend Benjamin Millepied.

1st December 2010

Quote: "It was definitely awkward. Darren was helpful in just saying, 'You know, if you guys just commit to it, then you're not going to have to do it again. Just do it, get it done. If you're shy and try and be giggly and embarrassed all day, you're going to have to do it over and over and over.'" Natalie Portman credits director Darren Aronofsky with helping her through a sex scene with Mila Kunis in BLACK SWAN.

29th November 2010

Quote: "It's incredibly challenging, trying to pick ballet up at 28. Even if you've taken dance lessons before, you just don't realise how much goes into it at the elite level. Every small gesture has to be so specific and so full of lightness and grace." Natalie Portman struggled to perfect her dance moves to portray a ballet dancer in new movie BLACK SWAN.

28th November 2010

Quote: "It was awkward and we laughed. It was strange, but it's something you just sort of throw yourself into." Actress Natalie Portman and her BLACK SWAN co-star Mila Kunis turned to humour to film their steamy lesbian love scene in the movie.

23rd November 2010

Quote: "I think I lost like 20 pounds (9.1 kilograms), I mean I'm five (foot) three (inches) so it was pretty extreme." Natalie Portman endured a punishing diet and exercise regime to play a ballet dancer in new movie BLACK SWAN.

5th October 2010

Fact: KICK-ASS star Chloe Moretz is planning to dress up as Natalie Portman's BLACK SWAN character to go trick or treating this Halloween.

11th June 2010

Quote: "It's gonna be like, 'Chris and that little midget girl'." Natalie Portman feels small in scenes with Thor star Chris Hemsworth.

15th March 2010

Quote: "I want to direct. There aren't a lot of female directors. It's much more stressful, directing. As an actor, I can always put the blame on someone else." Natalie Portman on her dreams to work behind the camera.

12th December 2009

Quote: "I have a problem with museship. I feel like throughout history, it's been men vampiring on women's specialness. And why do that for someone? Maybe it's fear of intimacy or something!" Actress Natalie Portman refuses to become a director's muse.

3rd December 2009

Quote: "He's obviously someone I'm friends with. We were all on the (Cannes 2008) jury together... and we had a really great time, and then... It was one of those things where you're like, 'Oh, my God! I'm that person who's caught in this s**ty rumour brigade.' You can't win. You don't say anything and everyone's like, 'It's true.' You say something, and you're keeping the story alive. It's bad, bad news." Natalie Portman felt trapped after false tabloid reports linked her to Sean Penn.

2nd December 2009

Quote: "OK, so I didn't really go to high school parties. I didn't touch pot 'til I was in my 20s. I didn't get flat-out drunk until I went to college. But I think that's a good thing in many ways." Natalie Portman was a late starter.

2nd December 2009

Quote: "It's two girls making out, and guys have a thing for that. And Nat is like every guy's dream. She's a nerd's idea of heaven. The whole thing is silly, but I can see why people care." Mila Kunis shrugs off commotion about her saucy sex scene with Natalie Portman in upcoming thriller BLACK SWAN.

22nd November 2009

Quote: "Jake is the kind of guy who can do a spot-on impression of someone you work with that will make you giggle. He plays guitar and has a great voice. Kids and dogs love him. He loves his mom and sister and girlfriend. He's perfect. Too bad he's ugly." Natalie Portman jokes about her The Brothers co-star Jake Gyllenhaal.

5th November 2009

Quote: "My acting was not exactly respected in those films but those are the moments when you want to prove yourself again. When people think I suck, it helps." Natalie Portman was spurred on by harsh criticism of her Star Wars films.

15th October 2009

Quote: "I made HEAT when I was 14 and played a girl who died; a year later, I got into a fight with my mother and cut myself. I had never done it before and I never did it after that, but I think having my wrists bloody in a movie definitely affected my psyche." Natalie Portman on how movie roles affect her real life.

26th September 2009

Fact: Natalie Portman, Stanley Tucci and filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow will be honoured at the upcoming Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York on 30 November (09).

29th August 2009

Quote: "I've mostly been listening to dirty rap lately. That's sort of my scene. Really, really obscene hip-hop. I love it so much. It makes me laugh and then it makes me want to dance." Actress Natalie Portman reveals her musical taste.

29th August 2009

Quote: "I've mostly been listening to dirty rap lately. That's sort of my scene. Really, really obscene hip-hop. I love it so much. It makes me laugh and then it makes me want to dance." Actress Natalie Portman reveals her musical taste.

28th August 2009

Quote: "I was scared of a lot of cartoons. I'm kind of wussy like that." Natalie Portman grew up fearful of THE SMURFS.

10th July 2009

Fact: Vegan actress Natalie Portman is set to show off her culinary talents on the small screen. The star has signed to make a guest appearance on the upcoming sixth season of hit U.S. cooking competition TOP CHEF.

11th May 2009

Fact: Actress Natalie Portman has purchased a new 1930s-style home in Los Angeles for $3.25 million (£2.17 million). The four bedroom property also boasts two separate guest houses and a private courtyard.

4th November 2008

Fact: Natalie Portman dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood for Drew Barrymore's Halloween night costume party. Liv Tyler went as Charlie Chaplin and Anne Hathaway was a corpse bride.

14th August 2008

Fact: Natalie Portman's directorial debut Eve will be shown at the Venice International Film Festival on 1 September(08).

31st July 2008

Fact: Natalie Portman is looking to move out of her apartment in New York's transparent West Village tower. The CLOSER actress has put the three-bedroom glass property back on the market with an asking price of $6.6 million (GBP3.3 million) - $900,000 (GBP450,000) more than she bought it for in 2005.

23rd July 2008

Fact: Natalie Portman will appear as a guest judge on U.S. reality TV design contest PROJECT RUNWAY on Wednesday night (23Jul08) when contestants are asked to make clothes out of eco-friendly material.

19th May 2008

Quote: "He is by far one of our finest human beings - an icon to people and still a really good guy. I saw him treat everyone with the utmost respect and love. I can't say enough about him. He's a miracle of a person." Natalie Portman on her icon, Sir Paul McCartney.

4th March 2008

Fact: The necklace featuring the initial 'B' worn by actress America Ferrera's character in hit TV comedy UGLY BETTY is modelled on the jewellery of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England's King Henry VIII. A replica necklace is also worn by Natalie Portman in her portrayal of the late queen in her new movie THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL.

3rd March 2008

Quote: "You must address him 'Sir' and her 'Mam' which rhymes with 'spam'. They actually write that in the letter. And you can only answer questions, you can't ask questions." Natalie Portman was briefed on Royal protocol ahead of the Royal premiere of THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL in London last month (Feb08).

29th February 2008

Quote: "It's weird how people get so critical when you have a cause or are passionate about something other than fashion. You become just another celebrity with a cause, which for some reason, is unacceptable." Natalie Portman defends her work with FINCA International, an organisation that provides financial services to low-income entrepreneurs.

28th February 2008

Quote: "We just got the giggles. It was funny for everyone else for about 10 minutes, and then they started getting p**sed off." Natalie Portman and her THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL co-star Eric Bana had a great time holding up production on the new movie.

26th February 2008

Quote: "Seriously, I would really want to grab Scarlett's breasts. She's got beautiful ones." Actress Natalie Portman is in awe at her THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL co-star Scarlett Johansson's ample bosom.

26th February 2008

Quote: "I want to live my life, not just other people's." Actress Natalie Portman insists her life doesn't revolve around her career in Hollywood.

20th February 2008

Quote: "It must be so strange to see a film version of your family." Natalie Portman comments to British royal Prince Charles about her new movie THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL at the London premiere on Tuesday (19Feb08). The film is about two sisters vying for the love of 16th century English king, Henry VIII.

12th February 2008

Quote: "I get branded a lot as a good girl. I'm, like, the prude, and you're (Johansson) more sexy…" Natalie Portman discusses her media reputation with her THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL co-star SCARLETT JOHANSSON.

19th January 2008

Quote: "The roles I want usually go to Kirsten Dunst, Keira Knightley, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman or Kate Bosworth... These are all girls I respect. I think they're cute, good actresses and I admire their fashion sense." Former THE O.C. star Rachel Bilson on her competition.

4th January 2008

Quote: "I enjoy sleeping. I could sleep an entire day if no one woke me." Natalie Portman reveals her favourite hobby.

27th December 2007

Fact: Actress Natalie Portman has put her staunch animal rights views to good use - by designing a collection of vegan-friendly shoes.

21st November 2007

Quote: "Now I wear my clothes until they're worn out. I try to have fun with what I have already instead of getting new stuff all the time." Natalie Portman credits a recent trip to poverty-stricken Uganda with changing her attitudes.

19th November 2007

Quote: "That's on the DVD extras and it is steamy. I can't tell you about it, but I'll just put it this way: We carry the toy theme into that scene as well!" Jason Bateman jokes about the missing R-rated sex scenes between himself and Natalie Portman in new family film MR MAGORIUM'S WONDER EMPORIUM.

15th November 2007

Fact: First-time movie director ZACH HELM persuaded Natalie Portman to star in his family film MR. MAGORIUM'S WONDER EMPORIUM by sending her a gift package of toys and a gift-wrapped script. He also burned her her a CD full of songs he thought she'd like.

15th November 2007

Quote: "It took a long time to grow back. I'm glad to have hair... I feel like a girl, finally." Natalie Portman on the post-bald look she adopted for graphic novel adaptation V FOR VENDETTA.

5th October 2007

Quote: ''I was really scared that there'd be a Star Wars fan and no one would be interested in my cause.'' Actress Natalie Portman is pleased her speech on the world's poor at a Californian university this week was not disrupted.

19th July 2007

Fact: Laura Bell Bundy, the star of new hit musical Legally Blonde, made her debut onstage at 10 in off-Broadway's RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL and boasted Britney Spears and Natalie Portman as her understudies.

16th July 2007

Quote: "I'm pretty bad entertainment - I'm not particularly well dressed, and I haven't graduated from college. I think you should like Natalie Portman a lot more." Brokeback Mountain star Anne Hathaway insists acting peer Portman is much better tabloid material than she is.

12th April 2007

Fact: Natalie Portman and The Office star Mackenzie Crook appear in the video of Sir Paul McCartney's latest single from his new album MEMORY ALMOST FULL.

28th April 2006

Quote: "I saw a nun rollerblading. I swear it's not a joke. This was a serious nun, getting her workout in the habit and very impressive. New York. Amazing city." Natalie Portman expresses her love of the Big Apple.

23rd March 2006

Quote: "I don't want to ever be working just for money because then you are no different than a prostitute." Star Wars actress Natalie Portman prides herself on her dedication to the art of film-making.

15th March 2006

Quote: "Who knew she had the ability to be a gangsta' rapper?" Director Joel Silver is amazed by the many talents of Natalie Portman, who stars in his new film V For Vendetta. The star performed a rap parody on Saturday Night Live when she hosted the show earlier this month (04MAR06).

8th March 2006

Quote: "I saw cocaine for the first time a month ago in Spain." Actress Natalie Portman gets a late introduction to hard drugs.

6th March 2006

Fact: Natalie Portman combined her love of peace and Star Wars for her guest hosting stint on US comedy show Saturday Night Live at the weekend (04MAR06) - she wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the logo 'Stop Wars'.

23rd February 2006

Quote: <p>"I wanted to do something that wasn't just like, 'I'm a celebrity! I like puppies.'" CLOSER star Natalie Portman on choosing to work with women's charities in foreign countries like Ecuador. </p>

21st February 2006

Quote: <p>"He's a little terrier mutt; he's very attractive. He's not allowed to have a girlfriend - I'd be too jealous." Actress Natalie Portman has a severe case of puppy love when it comes to her dog, NOODLES. </p>

20th February 2006

Fact: <p>CLOSER star Natalie Portman was discovered by a Revlon cosmetics modelling scout in a pizza parlour when she was nine years old. </p>

16th February 2006

Quote: <p>"My hair's so short now that I feel like I have to wear femmy (feminine) clothes or people will think I'm a boy! I always have a little bit of a French-schoolgirl vibe going on." Actress Natalie Portman, who had to shave her head for her upcoming role in the movie V For Vendetta. </p>

14th February 2006

Fact: <p>STAR WARS star Natalie Portman is celebrating after being named the 2006 Showest Female Star of The Year. The actress will be honoured at the cinema bosses' annual prizegiving event in Las Vegas, Nevada on 16 March (06). </p>

18th January 2006

Fact: <p>CLOSER beauty Natalie Portman wore vegan shoes to the Golden Globe Awards on Monday (16JAN06). </p>

26th October 2005

Quote: <p>"I watched Garden State and fell in love with Natalie Portman. Or I would take Scarlett Johansson too." HARRY POTTER star Daniel Radcliffe, 16, emerges from puberty with an attraction to certain American actresses. </p>

20th October 2005

Quote: <p>"Don't get me wrong; I take advantage of (my position) where necessary. I love not having to wait in lines at restaurants. But the moment you buy into the idea you're above anyone else is the moment you need to be slapped in the face." Natalie Portman will never take her fame for granted. </p>

1st September 2005

Fact: <p>Recently shorn actress Natalie Portman is now sporting a Mohawk. </p>

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