Synopses & Reviews
Natalie Portman is only 20 years old, but she has already costarred in nine motion pictures with actors such as Susan Sarandon, Woody Allen, Al Pacino, Goldie Hawn, Robert De Niro, and Jack Nicholson. Recently, she has found her way into the hearts of people around the world as Queen Amidala in the new Star Wars trilogy and is the only actor George Lucas has signed for all three episodes. This biography examines the charm and wit of her professional persona and reveals the emotional life of the real Portman, giving readers an idea of what lies behind her fresh beauty and formidable talent. Israeli-born and a descendant of Holocaust survivors, Portman's influences and ambitious dreams are revealed through accounts of her relationship with her successful and demanding parents, her modeling career and early acting roles, her life at Harvard, and her breathtaking performance in Star Wars.
Includes bibliographical references.