Five Things You didn’t Know about Anne Hathaway

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Anne Hathaway is one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood today boasting a net worth of $35 million. Hathaway’s career started in 1999 at the age of 17 on the television show Get Real. It was just a few short years later in 2001 that Hathaway got her big break and went mainstream playing Mia Thermopolis in the Disney drama Princess Diaries. In total Anne Hathaway has appeared in close to 30 films and 4 television shows. She was named the host of the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011, a year before winning an Oscar for her performance in Les Miserables. Hathaway has been showered with recognition for her film work. She’s been nominated by the Academy several times and has also won a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe. Her acting chops have also made her a commercial success. She’s been consistently recognized as one of the highest earning actresses in Hollywood for years. Not that there’s a need to confirm she’s rich and beautiful, People has also named Hathaway as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People on their annual list.

Those are the basics about one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood, here’s what you might not know…

Adios Catholic Church

Anne Hathaway has always portrayed herself as a person with a strong code of values. So much so that she elected to leave the Catholic church after learning that its teachings would condemn her brother Michael for his sexual orientation.

Super Philanthropist

Hathaway is extremely active with charities. When we say extremely active we mean she’s involved with The Creative Coalition, The Step Up Women’s Network, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, The Human Rights Campaign and The Lollipop Theater Network. She’s also involved in the LGBT community. She’s been honored several times, and rightfully so, for all her charitable efforts.


You often hear about actors or actresses embracing roles 100%, which includes taking up smoking. That’s exactly what Anne Hathaway did for her role in Rachel Getting Married. Despite quitting for a while, she ended up smoking again. She finally would quit completely toward 2012 as she lowered her stress and adopted a healthy lifestyle – that included becoming a vegan.

Batman Irony

A fun fact about Anne Hathaway is one of her more prominent roles was Catwoman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. Ironically, she’s allergic to cats – not that Catwoman is surrounded by feline counterparts, yet still pretty funny. The movie ended up being a wild success and she was recognized for her role – guess it didn’t matter.

Raffaello Follieri Relationship

In 2004, Hathaway started dating Italian real estate developer Raffaello Follieri. Fast forward four years, Follieri was arrested for defrauding investors out of millions by posing as a Vatican’s point man on real estate investing. During the investigation, Hathaway’s personal journals were confiscated by the FBI. She was never charged with anything, but Follieri ended up being sentenced to close to five years in prison. Fortunately, she’s happily married now to actor Adam Schulman.

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