A couple days ago, I got caught up in a new television show, The Playboy Club.
I'm a huge fan of the 1960s and Mad Men, so I thought I would give the show a shot. I was pleasantly surprised that The Playboy Club focused less on sleaze and more on an exciting plot. So much happened in one hour!
I was instantly smitten with the main actress, Amber Heard, who is absolutely adorable.
I had seen her in a few films beforehand, and I knew she is starring with Johnny "spank me" Depp in the upcoming The Rum Diary (which I'm dying to see).
Well, after seeing her lovely debut as a Playboy Bunny in the new NBC show, I decided I simply had to know more about her!
The 25-year-old has a pretty interesting story.
Amber comes from a middle-class Catholic family in Austin, Texas.
In high school, she was active in her school's drama department and also did local modeling and television commercials.
When she was 16, however, her life changed forever.
Amber's best friend died in a car accident. The incident haunted Amber, who began reading depressing novels by Ayn Rand and George Orwell. She then proclaimed herself an athiest.
At 17, she eventually dropped out of high school and moved to New York City to become a model.
A very short time later, she found herself doing small parts in television and movies in Los Angeles.
As her career began to pick up speed, so did the public's interest in her.
Last year, Amber came out at GLAAD's 25th anniversary event. She is currently dating the famous Hawaiian artist and photographer, Tasya van Ree, who is ten years her senior.
When she's not busy working, Amber enjoys spending time with her girlfriend, traveling, line-dancing in Texas bars, cooking, doing her own laundry, and playing with her Golden teacup Yorkie named Pistol.
She is an avid gun enthusiast (you can take the girl out of Texas, but...) and she proudly owns a .357 Magnum.
She is also a huge fan of muscle cars and like a bad ass, drives a 1968 Ford Mustang.
Despite her climb to fame, Amber just wants to keep it real.
"I would just love to work in films for the rest of my life. I don't care about famous or about being anything like that. All I care about is living my life, being able to do what I love, working project to project, city to city, in films I believe in. That's the only way to live."
What do you think of Amber?