Blake Lively

Blake Lively (born Blake Ellender Brown; August 25, 1987) is an American actress, model, and celebrity homemaker. She starred as Serena van der Woodsen in the CW drama Gossip Girl (2007–12), and has co-starred in such films as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005), Accepted (2006), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), The Town (2010), Green Lantern (2011), Savages (2012) and The Age of Adaline (2015).
 Lively was born in the Tarzana neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, to actor Ernie Lively (né Ernest Wilson Brown, Jr.) and his wife, Elaine (née McAlpin), a talent scout. She was named after her grandmother's brother. She has an older brother, Eric, two half-sisters, Lori and Robyn,and a half-brother, Jason. Both of her parents and all of her siblings are, or have been, in the entertainment industry. Blake and her four older siblings/half-siblings were raised as Southern Baptists.
 In late 2007, rumors circulated that Lively and her Gossip Girl co-star Penn Badgley were dating.In May 2008, after People magazine published photos of the two kissing while on vacation in Mexico,they became more open about their relationship.Badgley and Lively ended their three-year relationship in mid-September 2010.Lively met actor Ryan Reynolds while filming Green Lantern in early 2010, and the two began dating in October 2011.They bought a home in Bedford, New York in June 2012, and got married on September 9, 2012, at Boone Hall in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. They have one daughter, James, born in December 2014.

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Lana Del Rey

Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (born June 21, 1985), better known by her stage name Lana Del Rey, is an American singer, songwriter and model.
Born and raised in New York state, Grant began songwriting at the age of 18, and signed her first recording contract with 5-Points Records in 2007. Her debut studio album Lana Del Ray was released through the label in January 2010, to little attention. She later entered a joint recording contract with Interscope, Polydor, and Stranger Records in July 2011. Her major-label debut Born to Die was released in the following January; aided by initial Internet buzz surrounding her "Video Games" single,it peaked at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200 and was the fifth best-selling album of 2012. A remix of its single "Summertime Sadness", produced by Cedric Gervais, peaked at number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and stands as her highest-charting single in the United States. Paradise was simultaneously released as a standalone extended play and with the expanded version of Born to Die subtitled The Paradise Edition that November. The EP garnered Del Rey her first Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album. Three of its tracks were featured in her short film Tropico, which premiered in December 2013. Del Rey's third studio album, Ultraviolence, was released in 2014, becoming her first number-one record in the United States. In 2015, she released her fourth studio album, Honeymoon.

Del Rey's music has been noted for its cinematic style and its references to pop culture, particularly that of 1950s and 1960s Americana. The singer has described herself as a "gangsta Nancy Sinatra". She has claimed to draw influence from artists she deems to be "masters of their genre," as well as from poetry and film noir. Del Rey is the most streamed female artist on Spotify in the United States.
 Amongst her musical influences, Del Rey cites several contemporary artists such as Elvis Presley, Antony and the Johnsons, Frank Sinatra, Madonna, Eminem and Amy Winehouse. "[I really] just like the masters of every genre", she told BBC radio presenter Jo Whiley. Her favorite artists include Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Jeff Buckley and Leonard Cohen.She covered Cohen's "Chelsea Hotel #2" in 2013. She also cited "strong female characters" such as Courtney Love, Stevie Nicks, and Joni Mitchell as inspirational.In her song "American", she references rock singer Bruce Springsteen.

Janis Joplin's live version of "Summertime" from the Cheap Thrills compilation album is one of Del Rey's favorite songs. Del Rey has also cited "Time of the Season" by The Zombies and "Hotel California" by The Eagles as favorites and inspirations. Her favorite films, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, and American Beauty have also inspired her musical style. Inspired by poetry, Del Rey cites Walt Whitman and Allen Ginsberg as instrumental to her songwriting. Specifically, she enjoys the chapbook "Leaves of Grass" by Whitman and the poem "Howl" by Ginsberg. Her song, "Body Electric" from her third EP, Paradise, alludes to Whitman in the lyric, "Whitman is my daddy". The song's chorus of "I sing the body electric" is a direct reference to his poem "I Sing The Body Electric".She recited Whitman's poem "Song of Myself" for the French fashion magazine, L'Officiel Paris. Before becoming a singer, Del Rey wanted to be a poet.As a child, her father wrote country songs for personal enjoyment, while her mother was interested in singing; the former introduced her to The Beach Boys, while the latter was a fan of Carly Simon.

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Halle Berry

Halle Maria Berry (born Maria Halle Berry; August 14, 1966)is an American actress and former fashion model. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in the romantic drama Monster's Ball (2001), becoming the first and, as of 2015, the only woman of color to win an Oscar for a leading role. She was one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood during the 2000s and has been involved in the production of several of the films in which she performed. Berry is also a Revlon spokesmodel.

Before becoming an actress, Berry started modeling and entered several beauty contests, finishing as the 1st runner-up in the Miss USA Pageant and coming in 6th place in the Miss World Pageant in 1986.Her breakthrough film role was in the romantic comedy Boomerang (1992), alongside Eddie Murphy, which led to roles in films such as the comedy The Flintstones (1994), the political comedy-drama Bulworth (1998) and the television film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999), for which she won the Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, among many other awards.

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