Back in 1998, Catherine Zeta-Jones was ranked number one in The People’s list of the Most Beautiful People on the Planet. Around that time it was true that she was landing roles in major films like the Mask of Zorro and Entrapment due to her looks. It quickly became apparent that there was much more to the actress than her good looks, though. She is credited as being the ultimate self-made success, and she’s a role model for many women. Although she isn’t perhaps the Hollywood A-lister she was in the 2000s anymore, Zeta-Jones could still be considered a serious fashion icon and inspirational figure.
There was a period in which Zeta-Jones was one of the go-to leading ladies for directors in Hollywood. During the late 1990s and early 2000s the actress was cast in numerous blockbusters including Chicago, The Terminal and Ocean’s 12. In recent years, though, Zeta-Jones has only appeared in a handful of pictures, with the 2013 offering Red 2 being the most notable. During her time as a Hollywood heavyweight, the Swansea-born actress became a fashion icon. Numerous publications including Esquire rated her as the best-looking woman on the planet, and she was described as someone who radiates a “classic brand of big screen glamour”.
Zeta-Jones doesn’t just influence the direction of fashion. She is also known for leading the way with certain hobbies. The British actress came from a modest background in Wales and her family played a lot of bingo during the 1980s. In fact, it was down to the fact that her parents won £100,000 on bingo one night that the Traffic star was able to attend dance and ballet classes.
Despite being a high-roller now, Zeta-Jones still hosts bingo parties at her home and has her own custom bingo cards. The fact that well-known, inspiring people like Zeta-Jones play bingo could have helped the game make a comeback online. There has been a massive increase in the number of online bingo sites in recent years, all of which offer more than just bingo games. For instance, the online games at Lucky Pants Bingo include popular slots along with traditional bingo draws. Innovations like these have helped make online bingo one of the fastest growing industries in the world.
Zeta-Jones has been working more frequently in recent years, and has turned her attention towards television. She appeared in Feud: Bette and Joan in 2017, along with Queen America and Cocaine Godmother in 2018. For her role in the latter, Zeta-Jones was nominated for a Women’s Image Award for Actress Made for Television Movie/Mini-Series. The awards are designed to help advance the value of girls and women, and being named adds to the 49-year-old’s image as an icon.
At just under half a decade old, Zeta-Jones is showing that she can still be a highly influential role model to women. She continues to be considered among the most attractive women on Earth and whenever she is pictured on a red carpet she is always dressed impeccably. The British actress is an inspiration to young and older women alike.
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