7. Catherine Zeta-Jones
This Welsh beauty knew what she wanted from a very young age. As a child, Zeta-Jones performed at different events, and by high school, she decided acting was too strong a calling to resist, leading her to drop out. Her breakout role was opposite her husband, Michael Douglas, in Traffic, for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination.
She continued to surge to the top with Chicago, in which she played the sexy, dangerous Velma Kelly. The part earned her an Academy Award, a BAFTA, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.