Catherine Zeta-Jones is an Oscar winning Welsh actress, known for her films, such as Traffic and Chicago. She’s also the wife of famous American actor, Michael Douglas. Here are some interesting facts about Catherine Zeta Jones.
1. Early life and family
Catherine Zeta-Jones was born on 25 September 1969, in Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales. Her mother, Patricia, was a seamstress, and father, David Jones, a sweet-factory owner. She has 2 brothers who really supported her to open the production company, Milkwood Films.
2. Reason behind her name
Her name was derived from her grandmothers name, Catherine Fair and Zeta Jones.
3. Educational background
She did her schooling from the Hazel Johnson School of Dance and Dumbarton House School in Swansea. After that, she did her Musical Theater course from Arts Educational Schools in Chiswick.
4. Fame from the Zorro
5. Personal life
In 1998, she met actor Michael Douglas at the Deauville Film Festival. After dating, for a couple of years, they got married in 2000, and have two children, son Dylan Michael, and daughter Carys Zeta.
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6. Common birthdates
She and her husband, Micheal Douglas were born on the same day, September 25, but she is 25 years younger.
7. Favorite food
She loves to eat smoked salmon sandwiches on brown bread with crushed potato chips.
8. Movie with Douglas
In 2001, they both acted together in a crime drama film, called Traffic, which was directed by Steven Soderbergh. The movie proved to be a commercial success worldwide.
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9. Karaoke machine
She always carries a portable karaoke machine on movie sets.
10. Passionate golfer
She loves to play golf, at least twice a week at a golf course next to her house in Bermuda. In 2005, she was a part of the winning European team of “The All Star Cup”, a celebrity version of golf’s Ryder Cup, where her husband was on the losing American team.
11. Stalker threat
In 2004, the couple took legal action against stalker Dawnette Knight, for sending violent letters including graphic threats on Catherine’s life.
12. Is among the most desirable women
13. Bipolar II disorder
In 2011, she suffered from a Bipolar II disorder, a manic depression, and was admitted in the Silver Hills Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut. After 5 days of treatment , she was successfully discharged.
14. Couple’s net worth
15. Weddings extravaganza
Her marriage to Michael Douglas is considered as one of the most expensive weddings of all times with around $1.5 million expense. This high profile wedding held at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.
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16. Awards earned
She has won many prestigious awards, such as: Oscar Award, BAFTA Award, Blockbuster Entertainment Award, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, INOCA Award, etc.
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