This Academy Award winning actress was voted "Best Looking" in high
She was named one of People magazine's 50 most beautiful people in the world in 2001.
He mother is Norwegian and her father is Swiss.
After graduating college with an English degree, she worked as a cocktail waitress in a strip club while trying to catch her "big break" in acting.
In one of her first film roles she appeared with another up-and-coming actor - Matthew McConaughey.
Her first high-profile romance was with actor/comedian Jim Carrey.
She once gained 20 pounds for a film role after being told she was too skinny.
*She is one of five actresses to have won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for the same performance.
The first time she won a Golden Globe Award (she has currently won three), she was in the bathroom when she was announced as the winner.
Who is she?
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