From her oversize smile to her breakthrough role in a Garry Marshall fairy-tale film, this rising starlet recalls a young Julia Roberts. After performing on stage as an adolescent, Hathaway landed a part on the short-lived sitcom Get Real. But it was her royal role as a quick but klutzy teen in Marshall's The Princess Diaries that turned the young beauty into box-office gold.
Shuttling between college, the stage and the big screen, she showed off her effervescent charm in a succession of movies (including a Princess sequel) but abandoned her squeaky-clean image with her critically acclaimed topless turn in 2005's Brokeback Mountain as the wife of a gay cowboy.
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