The late Telly Savalas was her godfather
Was a schoolmate of Chastity Bono.
Was known as a class clown in high school
Had worked as a telemarketer and waitress before making it as an actor
When she was 11, a painting she had done was displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
One of People Magazine’s Most Beautiful People in the World – 1999
Named one of E!’s “Top 20 Entertainers of 2001.”
Was named one of the “50 Most Beautiful People” by People Magazine in 2002.
Listed in “People Weekly”s “Most Intriguing People” list. Dec, 2005
Was named “Woman of the Year” by GQ magazine in 2005
Named #88 on the Maxim magazine “Hot 100 of 2005″ list
Was #1 on American publication People’s annual Best Dressed List in 2006
In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year at $14 million