Friday, March 25, 2011
Paz de la Huerta
Paz de la Huerta caused quite a stir this week.
The actress was arrested for assault because she threw a glass at her friend, Samantha Swetra, and socked her in the face. Apparently she had tripped while flirting with some hot guys and Samantha laughed and made a bitchy comment about Paz being intoxicated. Of course, that pissed off Paz and the claws came out. Their mutual friend Lindsay Lohan, who was there at the scene, had to help pick out shards of glass from Samantha's leg afterwards.
After reading this piece of celebrity news, I googled Paz out of curiosity. I had heard the name, but I did not know that much about the actress.
I was not disappointed.
Crazy violent temper aside, the 26-year-old actress is pretty fabbing fuckulous.
Paz grew up in the heart of New York City's art scene. The daughter of a Spanish duke and a human rights activist, she didn't stand a chance of having a normal American childhood. As a little girl, she insisted on only wearing silk vintage lingerie and spent most of her free time painting.
As a teenager, during the late 1990s, she shaved her head and joined the punk rock scene. In high school she became best friends with fellow student and budding fashion designer, Zac Posen. (She still serves as his muse today.)
It was also in her teens that she began to act. She started out with small roles in The Cider House Rules and A Walk to Remember.
By her twenties, she was an indie film darling. She was also notorious for her odd choice of boyfriends. She's dated aspiring rock star junkies to Jack Nicholson to everyone else in between.
These days, she's raising eyebrows with her intense performance in the critically acclaimed HBO series, Boardwalk Empire.
But there's more to Paz than her background and acting resume.
She's crude, she's constantly broke, and she's a bitch. Better yet, Paz simply doesn't give a damn.
From what I gather from interviews and news stories, she's the kind of woman who has the intensity of a savage and the charm of a princess. Paz knows what she wants and she gets it. She was born to royalty but is no stranger to the streets. She's a nudist and a fashionista. She's a hot mess and yet completely in control.
Long story short: Paz de la Huerta is a fucking bad-ass.