16 Interesting Facts About Catherine Zeta Jones

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.

Catherine Zeta Jones

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1. Early life and family

little catherineCatherine 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.
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2. Reason behind her name

Her name was derived from her grandmothers name, Catherine Fair and Zeta Jones.
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3. Educational background

chilhood pic of catherine zeta jonesShe 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.
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4. Fame from the Zorro

Catherine in zorroIn 1998, she had a taste of success with “The Mask of Zorro” movie, opposite Antonio Banderas. After which, she received many leading role offers.
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5. Personal life

catherine zeta jones and michael douglasIn 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.
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7. Favorite food

She loves to eat smoked salmon sandwiches on brown bread with crushed potato chips.
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8. Movie with Douglas


Catherine Zeta Jones Michael DouglasIn 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.
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10. Passionate golfer

catherine zeta jones playing golfShe 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.
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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.
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12. Is among the most desirable women

catherine at awards functionShe was thrice listed among one of the “most desirable” women by Ask men.com: #57 in 2002, #5 in 2001 and #36 in 2003.
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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.
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14. Couple’s net worth

michael-jonesThey both have an estimated net worth of around $278 million. Whereas, she alone has an estimated net worth of $45 million.
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15. Weddings extravaganza

wedding catherine and michaelHer 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

Catherine Zeta Jones in 2010She 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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