Famous Actresses Who Dreamed Successful Career Ballerina
Have you ever looked at your favourite actress and envied her grace? While some of them are born with this, others have to work hard to look good on screen. Perhaps you will be surprised to learn that many famous actresses used to belong to ballet. There they began their successful careers that continue to this day. Let’s take a look at the actresses who could have had successful ballet careers.
1) Zoe Saldana
This actress rose to fame after successful roles in our beloved “Avatar” and “Guardians of the Galaxy”. But did you know that before adolescence, Saldana practised ballet in the Dominican Republic? Zoe trained hard until she realized that this was not what she wanted. Interestingly, the skills gained during ballet training came in handy for Zoe Saldana in her first breakthrough movie called “Center Stage.”
2) Natalie Portman
Many of you might think that Portman did all the choreographic elements in “Black Swan” on her own. Although the famous actress studied ballet as a child, most of the impressive and difficult parts were performed by her stunt double. Natalie Portman still enjoys doing barre classes to keep fit.
3) Amy Adams
Since childhood, Amy Adams dreamed of becoming a ballerina, and she even took part in several performances. For several years the actress worked as a professional dancer, but in the end, the love for films and Hollywood won out. Now she is known as the star of the films “Nocturnal Animals,” and “Arrival,” as well as an Oscar-nominated actress.
4) Penelope Cruz
It seemed that this actress was obsessed with ballet. How else to explain the fact that she worked for about 10 years at the National Conservatory in Spain? Penelope said that these skills and experience helped her a lot in starting her acting career. That gave the first decisiveness and confidence, without which it is difficult for actors to build a happy future. Also, Penelope Cruz says that in ballet, as in life, it is an important discipline.
5) Neve Campbell
Many fans found out about Neve in the movie “Scream.” Before acting in films, the girl was seriously interested in ballet, and at the age of 9, she got into the National Ballet School in Canada. She later played two performances, but at the age of 18, she stopped her training. Despite the great prospects, Neve Campbell had many injuries and physical pain was associated with every training session. The ballet has not left the life of the actress, and she starred in the ballet movie “The Company.”
6) Charlize Theron
Today Charlize Theron is a talented and phenomenal actress, but earlier she was going to become a famous ballerina. Upon her return to South Africa, the girl began attending ballet school at the age of 6 but had to end her performances 13 years later due to a knee injury. She continues to act in new films without forgetting the skills and experience she gained in ballet lessons.
7) Elizabeth Moss
We know Elizabeth Moss as Offred in “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Peggy in “Mad Men.” During her career, the actress won her share of SAG awards, Golden Globes, and Emmys. But who would have guessed that ten years of her life were spent at the School of American Ballet in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington?! After finishing her ballet performances, Elizabeth Moss decided to conquer Hollywood.
8) Jennifer Garner
Before starting her acting career, Jennifer Garner spent 9 years in various ballet schools. The actress does not forget about her hobby, keeping in good shape with dance exercises.