Amanda Seyfried Biography
Celebrities collect many different things, but child model turned actress Amanda Seyfried collects jeans, she thinks there is something so sexy about them they turn her on.
She doesn't care how expensive they are but her favourite style is low-rise, boot-cut, perfect fitting jeans. She has all kinds, some with holes in them, nice ones, casual ones and dressy ones.
She doesn't wear them to go clubbing as she hates going to clubs, she would rather spend her free time grocery shopping or going to the gym.
She is obsessive about keeping herself thin, saying Hollywood has done that to her and she would never have got the leading role of Sophie Sheridan in the film version of "Mama Mia" if she had been fat.
She stays slim by working out and sticking rigidly to a raw food diet which she describes as intense and "sort of awful." She recently ate spinach for lunch "Just spinach and some seeds," she said.
She has been figure-conscious since she was a child as she started modelling at 11-years-old. She carried on until she was 17 but from the age of 15-years-old she combined modelling with acting.
She took voice training lessons from a Broadway coach for nearly five years between the ages of 11 and 17 and studied opera for nearly two years which led her to be cast in leading roles in local musical productions.
Her breakthrough came in the highly acclaimed HBO television drama series "Big Love" about a fictional fundamentalist Mormon family. She played Sarah Henrickson, the eldest daughter, who struggled to cope with her family's polygamous faith.
She stayed with the show for four seasons then left to focus on a film career. Her film debut was in the 2004 film "Mean Girls" in which she played Karen Smith and she beat several other well-known actresses to be cast as Sophie in "Mama Mia". She loved working with Meryl Streep and wants to be just like her, she would love to do another film with her.
In 2010 she starred in the romantic comedy hit film "Letters to Juliet" for which she received an award and was named "Showiest Breakthrough Female of the Year."
Amanda Seyfried has been named as one of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful Women in the World in both 2009 and 2010.
She decided she wanted to be an actress when she was 10-years-old after seeing a production of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" with her father.
She is playing the lead role of Valerie in the Warner Brothers romantic thriller "Red Riding Hood" which is due to be released on March 11th 2011. The producer is Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio who Seyfried had a crush on when she was 11. "Actually it was more than a crush, I was obsessed with him" she said.
She is on the cover of three Francine Pascal books and in May 2008 she dressed up as Alice from "Alice in Wonderland" for a seven-page spread in Vogue Italia. The same month she was also featured in the promotional poster for her film "Mamma Mia."