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How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author's style Explain the rating you gave Don't Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book's price Recap the plot. I know that's part of the job, but I don't feed into anyone's idea of who I should be. I used to come to Beverly Hills for auditions as a kid and think, "Why don't I live here? Why don't I drive that car? I wasn't given a whole lot in my life. I was on the bottom of the class system. But I got wisdom.
I never just did what people told me.
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When I look back, it is really no surprise that I started working at From a very early age, I remember thinking that adults were always acting like assholes. I couldn't understand why I had to respect them. My pre-school teacher forced me to write right-handed when I was left-handed. I didn't get why I had to change. Nobody could give me a reason. I have had a big problem with authority ever since. My parents were so young. My dad hates it when I talk about our past, about not having things, living with grandma, wearing thrift-store clothes, cutting coupons.
But I have no idea what I'm saying. I was shunned by the Latin community for not being Latin enough.
My grandfather was the only one in our family to go to college. He made a choice not to speak Spanish in the house. He didn't want his kids to be different. It's not always so great to be objectified but I don't feel I have much of a choice right now. I'm young in my career. I know I have to strike when the iron is hot. I look forward to the day when I can do a small movie and act and it's not about me wearing a bathing suit or chaps.
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One of the reasons why I chose not to be a devout Christian is because a lot of people gave me a lot of grief for just being a woman and made me feel ashamed for having a body because it tempted men. I didn't understand what that meant because I was like, "God created this. I just didn't like the damsel-in-distress thing. I could relate to young girls wanting to see her take care of herself. And because I'm so good at action, I talked the writer and producer and director into throwing together a little fight sequence.
It ended up taking three more weeks to shoot it. But at least I'm not tied up and asleep until my knight in shining armor comes and saves me. So I thought it was cool. My whole life, when I was growing up, not one race has ever accepted me. So I never felt connected or attached to any race specifically. I did grow up in a Mexican-American culture, but my mom [who's of French and Danish descent] was there the whole time. So, to say that I'm a Latin actress, OK, but it's not fitting; it would be insincere. If you're going to look genetically, I'm actually less Latin than Cameron Diaz , whose father is from Cuba.
But she's not getting called a Latin actress because she's got blond hair and blue eyes. The movies that I do are usually physically demanding in one way or another. It's a good way to keep your health on track. Especially when you've been on-set for 14 hours, it's nice to relieve that stress in another way than having to rely on a big meal and wine.
Thank you to the fans. I do movies for you. Practice safe sex and drive hybrids if you can. My first kiss was when I was 7, and it was scandalous because he was 10! I only did it so he would pick me on our neighborhood baseball team. And at the time, I thought it was great, but then it sucked because he didn't even pick me! Men's magazines have nipples so why don't women have a magazine where men show their penises? There's Playgirl but not a fashion magazine like Elle. If there was a magazine like that I'd buy it. Nudity's not a big deal to me.
I've said I won't go naked in any of my movies, because I don't want to. But that doesn't mean I don't want to see other people strip off! It's porn [ Good Luck Chuck ]. There were all these actresses who got conned into being completely naked. Some were strippers, probably. But every day when I was done, I ran away.
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I was like, "Bye". As long as they didn't disrespect me, I could give a rat's butt. It's probably the most influential thing that I've ever had. Thank god for Dark Angel Getting a blessing by James Cameron to star in his first television show. Really, the first thing he did after Titanic was hire me. To me, box office is the most important thing. If the movie makes money, then I'm fine. My theory is that if you look confident, you can pull off anything - even if you have no clue what you're doing. I'd go to a bar and all these Arab Princes and much older men would want to buy me a drink - I'm talking guys in their 80s!
There's this mentality that you need the big dress and the big day - the day every girl gets to be a princess. I didn't agree with any of that. This tradition of obeying your husband like he's your king? It's a load of crap. Love and honor, yes. But you should love and honor yourself too, and all your friends. We hang out and chat for hours about girl stuff. No, I'll never do a nude scene. I can act sexy and wear sexy clothes but I can't go naked. I come from a very Catholic family so it wasn't seen as a good thing to flaunt yourself like that. I can handle being sexy with clothes on but not with them off.
Avatar is incredible, just incredible. I love what Jim [ James Cameron ] is doing for the environment, just in what his movie says about taking care of and trying to save our planet. It's such a beautiful message. I'm a total nerd at heart. If I'm not working I spend the whole day in my pajamas.
I've never been desperate to be out there at parties, or to be playing the dating game. Pregnancy was the most incredible experience I've ever had. So I'll take the stretch marks. I'll take the sagging boobs. I'll take the cellulite I can never get rid of. My mom grew up around a huge family, and they always wanted more kids, and I was like, 'Why don't you just adopt?
If you have the love, and the capacity to love children, you should just adopt. And I plan on doing it. There are so many gorgeous girls out there. I've bought 70 percent of my house off Craigslist! I've found so many things: I love the idea of recycling furniture and there being a history there. When it's time for her to eat, whether she's hollering or whatever, it's time to eat.
She gets a time out if she cries for no reason. So then she stops because she doesn't want a time out. So, having more kids, I can wrap my head around it. Mean Girls is a classic. How can you ever forget that? I think people should probably focus more on someone's career and maybe less on someone's personal circumstances. Everyone goes through their own thing. I wasn't trying to. I knew what they were. When I read the script for Machete , I was uncomfortable with the sexual content.
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I got really nervous even talking about it. I wish I was more educated but I make do with the tools I was given in life. Honor walks and talks, has a lot of opinions. Honor is so beautiful and I feel so enriched by being part of her life. She's my main priority now and I want to give her the best life possible. Before she was born I was totally focused on my career, but now with Cash and our daughter I feel that I'm building a wonderful family.
I would like to have more children at some point. We didn't plan on starting a family so soon but when it happened we realized what a beautiful moment it was. We're a lot closer. The beauty of marriage and having a family is knowing you're sharing everything with someone else and are committed to being part of each others lives. Cash and I understand that and together with our daughter, we want to have a wonderful life. Oddly, I think I'm a little more wild and free since I had Honor because once she's in bed all my mom friends come over and we have dance parties at my house.
It's really dorky and I probably wouldn't have done that before. But no, I don't go out. I hang out with my friends and I'm pretty chilled. It looks too painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? He was like, 'Don't do that thing with your face. Just make it flat.
We can CGI the tears in'. I'm like, 'but there's no connection to a human being'. And then it all got me thinking: Are my instincts and my emotions not good enough? Do people hate them so much that they don't want me to be a person?
Am I not allowed to be a person in my work? I don't do nudity. Maybe that makes me a bad actress. Maybe I won't get hired in some things. But I have too much anxiety. I can't ever get down to the weight I was before I had Honor [her first child]. My body's just different. The jeans just sort of zip up differently, and things hang differently.
The physical is so fleeting anyway. And when you're in a relationship, the physical lasts for, maximum, two years. And then you don't care how attractive you are to that person - if they drive you nuts, they drive you nuts.
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It's not even close, but I'm accumulating things. In the beginning the baby stays with me in the room, so you don't need the nursery ready so soon. We're remodeling our house, so it's going to take a few months. I'm really taking my time. I was a child actor and it worked for me, given the circumstances I was in, but I'm lucky enough to give my daughter and my second baby a completely different life and an education that I never had the opportunity to have.
When they're done with college, if they want to get into the arts, that's fine. I think you will be a better artist the more life experience you have, but I wouldn't encourage them to work in this type of environment as children. On the weekends is when my husband and I make a concerted effort to just not email or text, but really spend our time with our daughter and be completely, percent focused on her. During the week, it's here and there, depending on if I am busy with meetings or not. It is tough, because I do care about my career.