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Profiling the 'Pretty Woman'

One of the highest-paid actresses in the world at one point of time, Julia Roberts has delivered a spate of successful films like My Best Friend's Wedding, Mystic Pizza, Notting Hill and Runaway Bride.

india Updated: Sep 18, 2009 14:09 IST

Julia Roberts, the dazzling beauty, first shot to limelight with the romantic comedy Pretty Woman (1990) opposite Richard Gere.Julia Roberts

The actress debuted with Blood Red in the year 1987.

After receiving Academy Award nominations for Steel Magnolias in 1990 and Pretty Woman in 1991, she won the Academy Award for best actress in 2001 for her performance in Erin Brockovich.

Her films, which also include romantic comedies such as My Best Friend's Wedding, Mystic Pizza, Notting Hill, Runaway Bride, and crime films such as The Pelican Brief and Ocean's Eleven and Twelve were hugely successful at the box-office.

Roberts had become one of the highest-paid actresses in the world, topping the Hollywood Reporter's annual "power list" of top-earning female stars from 2002 to 2005, until 2006, when Nicole Kidman won the top spot.

Roberts was the first actress to appear on the cover of Vogue. GQ once erroneously claimed she was the first woman to appear on their cover, but later retracted the statement.

She has been named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" eleven times, tied with Halle Berry.

Roberts has also a production company called Red Om Films.