Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Drew Barrymore: A Profile

Luxe Models were pleased to see that Drew Barrymore gave birth to a healthy baby girl this week with husband Will Kopelman. The 39-year-old actress gave birth on Tuesday and will be calling the new addition Frankie. The couple are also parents to 19-month-old Olive. Barrymore had said earlier this year that she couldn’t wait to greet her new baby and welcome her into the world. Drew Barrymore has, of course, been in the public eye for a number of years now, so the team at Luxe Models thought we’d take a look back over her illustrious career at this happy time for her.

Drew Barrymore is one in a long line of Barrymores noted for their fantastic acting skills. She is the granddaughter of John Barrymore, whose notable roles include Hamlet and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and the daughter of John Barrymore Jr., who starred in dozens of TV shows between 1950 and 1980.

When she was 7, she won the role of Gertie in Steve Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. From there she became one of the most recognisable child stars on the scene and established herself in mostly comic roles.

Her mother soon began taking her to bars and she became a regular at Studio 54. Sadly her later childhood and teenage years were turbulent and she struggled with alcohol and drug addictions. She was checked into rehab twice before she was fifteen.

In her late teenage years she was still something of a wild child. She posed nude in Playboy and showed David Letterman her breasts while on his show. It was during this period she made movies such as Poison Ivy and Guncrazy. At 19, she entered into a short marriage to bar-owner Jeremy Thomas, which lasted less than three months.

She found more mainstream success from 1995 when she founded her own production company, Flower Films. Since then she has starred in a number of box office hits including The Wedding Singer, Never Been Kissed and Charlie’s Angels.

Barrymore has also had a number of successful modelling projects. She was the face of CoverGirl cosmetics and Gucci jewellery, and was named one of People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People.

It’s great to see how far Drew Barrymore has come in her life and Luxe Models are really pleased she’s achieving and maintaining happiness with her family.

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