Tuesday, January 09, 2007

From rags to Hollywood's Walk of fame

The two-time Oscar winner has reached an important milestone in the rags-to-riches story that she started when she was sixteen years old.

She was presented with the 2,325th star on Hollywood's "Walk of Fame" on Monday, an illustreous honour to a person who came from very humble beginnings.

At the age of 30, Hilary Swank is one of the most respected actresses working in Hollywood today. Her powerful position was first acquired on the basis of her performance in the acclaimed drama 'Boys Don't Cry.'

An emotional Swank told onlookers at Monday's ceremony how her mother had helped her forge her career.

"I watched my mom with a roll of quarters go to a payphone and call agents and say, 'You should really meet my daughter, she's beautiful and she's talented,'" she said.

Well done to Hilary who came to Hollywood with only $75 in the pocket.

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