Career: Gwyneth made her film debut in 1991 film Shout and later that year she appeared in Hook. She starred alongside Brad Pitt in Se7en and won rave reviews for her role in 1996 film Emma. She won the Best Actress Oscar and a SAG Award for Shakespeare in Love and her 1999 film The Talented Mr Ripley was also a critical success. Her other films include Duets, Bounce, The Royal Tenenbaums, Proof, Iron Man and Iron Man 2. In 2010 she had a successful guest spot in the TV show Glee and appeared in the film Country Strong, for which she also recorded a song for the soundtrack. In 2008 she launched a weekly lifestyle newsletter called GOOP.
Relationships: She dated Brad Pitt from December 1994 to May 1997, but their engagement was called off after six months. She then had an on/off three-year relationship with Ben Affleck from 1997 to 2000. In October 2002 she met Chris Martin backstage at a Coldplay gig. They married on 5 December 2003. They have two children: Apple Blythe Alison Martin, born 14th May 2004, and Moses Bruce Anthony, born 8th April 2006.
FYI: She is a keen cook and has written a cookery book titled My Father’s Daughter: Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness.