Our very own Ms. Congeniality has seen both ups and downs in her professional as well as personal life. And with every challenge, she has come out stronger than ever. Want to know more about her?
Let’s read on to find out what 10 facts you didn’t know about Sandra Bullock.
1. She used to be a Cheerleader.
Bullock was once a cheerleader at Washington-Lee High School. She still has the uniform, and says “That might come in handy some sexy night. I don’t know who I’m saving it for…” Saucy!
2. She’s got an Oscar AND a Razzie in the same year.
And she was sweet enough to be present to accept both awards personally. She got an Oscar for The Blind Side and a Razzie for All About Steve.
3. She was lost in space!
Well not literally. George Clooney was the only one to interact with her on set of Gravity for three weeks, soon leaving Bullock alone surrounded by a moving set for the majority of the shoot.
4. She was “scarred” for life
When Bullock was 11 years old, she fell into a creek and got a scar just above her left eye as a reminder of the spill. A Harry Potterish touch Ms. Bullock!
5. She’s the original America’s Sweetheart
Although you might think Jennifer Lawrence is the one, Bullock has held the title of “America’s Sweetheart” for a long time.
6. She’s got a secret to her “herbal” beauty
She opts for Chinese herbalist and acupuncturist over chemicals like Botox to maintain her youthful appearance. And boy do they work!
7. She’s got Football Love
No, we are not talking about her interest in the game, but a footballer. She once dated former NFL star of Dallas Cowboys, Troy Aikman.
8. She’s allergic to Horses!
She made the startling discovery about herself while working on Two If by Sea (1996).
9. She just can’t leave her pets alone!
She loves her dogs Ruby and Poppy so much, she created special seat belts for them so they can safely ride in the car with her.
10. She had a near-death experience!
Bullock, along with the two crew members escaped the crash of a chartered business jet. No one got injured.