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(From The Journal)
Image: Hollywood royalty.
Best Known For: Playing Queen Padme Amidala in the Star Wars prequels.
Early Life: Born June 9, 1981 in Jerusalem. She and her family moved to Washington DC when she was very young, and after several more moves they eventually settled in New York. While at a pizza parlour, the 11-year-old Natalie was discovered by a talent agent. In 1994 she fought off stiff competition to play Mathilda, the wise-beyond-her-years orphan who befriends a hitman in Leon.
Career: That Luc Besson classic opened a lot of doors in Hollywood, and a year later she starred in the epic cops and robbers drama Heat. Roles in …