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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Amber Heard

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?

63 comments:

theolivetree said...

I have never heard off her until now...I obviously don't get out much...lol...or my tv is always on the Disney channel :)

Shannon said...

you did it again. you always educate me on people in hollywood that deserve to be known. kudos.

David L Macaulay said...

well I have never heard of Amber Heard but would probably like to hear more about her. More fun that pinwheeling or whatever it was ... stylish post as always

Tanvi said...

She sounds like a down to earth true to heart Texan damsel! :) I love your posts Jen! You always keep it interesting

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Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Thanks for bringing Amber to the spotlight. I have never heard of her, but like you, I can't wait for the new Johnny Depp movie. I guess I will get to admire her talents then! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Josie said...

She's definitely gorgeous and has such an interesting story!
xo Josie
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Belly B said...

I JUSTTTT watched the first episode!!! I actually found it a lot more exciting than mad men. Loved Amber too and I already knew quite a bit about what you said because I googled her too haha! She is just gorgeous!

Belly B :)

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i was only able to watch about 15 minutes of the Playboy Club because something else was on, but I did see Amber in the Rum Diary previews and she looked good. looking forward to that.

Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

She is so gorgeous & I think she can pull off any look! She looks beautiful with a more vintage glam look, or as a modern sex kitten... so beautiful! I'm so glad you introduced her to me.

xo
Rachel

this free bird said...

I saw the show and flipped by because I though Hefner was back at it with some slime. I'll check it next time and see what I think!

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Costin Moraru said...

i've never seen the show before, but i did like mad men. thanks so much for your comment, i am now one of your followers, i would love it if you would follow me as well :)

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Tights Lover said...

Fabulous post. I absolutely love Amber Heard. I actually did a post on her myself a few months back, but I didn't learn as much about her history as I did reading this post!

Gun enthusiast? Muscle cars? I think she is manlier than I am...hahaha!

I didn't realize she was on that show. I have to check it out now!

Angela of "Grahangela" said...

Cute blog! I'm so glad you stopped by so that I was able to find you. :) Now following!

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ronnotronald said...

Amazing pics and lovely blog :-)
xoxo - ron

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Wida said...

I haven't even heard of that show! Amber is stunning, of course!

Wida
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Musa said...

Thanx for your comment =)
I follow you!
xo

Gayatri said...

She is gorgeous and I've always had a bit of a crush on her. But I have mixed feelings about gun enthusiasts so I might have to rethink my crush now :(

Gayatri

Sherin said...

I knew her name sounded familiar!! I saw her in a show: Hidden Palm, and she was absolutely amazing. She's so stunning as well. I hope to see more of her in the future!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

ah, i always do that! i love learning more about our entertainers. so many of them are just so fascinating! thanks for sharing girl. these pictures are all gorgeous!
xo TJ

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Belle Armed said...

I watched that show as well, really loved it.

Bonnie said...

I have wanted to see this show!! It sounds really good.

For Halloween sometime, I really want to dress up as a Playboy Bunny and have Mr. A dress up as Hugh Hefner ... You know, because he's 10 years older than me. I'm betting that he will start balding in a few years, so we are trying to wait until then.

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TheOtherSideofCool said...

Shes absolutely beautiful, and its nice to know shes a little deeper and more real than the stereotype xx

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Kavery said...

I've seen her in the Guess ads I think. She looks very familiar

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

I loved learning about her! I just watched the first episode and was hooked :) thanks for all this great info, loving your blog!

Natalie said...

She's such a beautiful actress! Her style is awesome too :) great post!

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indianmakeupways said...

never heard of her, but, she looks stunning.I have not seen the sitcom,would love to check it out

Erin said...

She is really gorgeous! I think I will give it a go and check out this new show!

xx

Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

Cecylia said...

That's so sad about her best friend...I loved her in anotehr movie I'd seen with David Duchovny and Demi Moore in it...she is stunning!
Come follow my blog hun!xx

Meri said...

I had read about that show but forgot to watch it. Perhaps I can find it on hulu? I love those 60s shows too!

blacksandbrights said...

shes absolutely stunning and i hear the show is great - really need to check it out xx

Mimi said...

wow, her story is definitely very interesting! i think i'm gonna catch the next episode of the playboy club. :)

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Nicole said...

Wow! She is so gorgeous!
I'm also obsessed with the 60's - I love vintage fashion so much, that's why I started South Africa's first vintage magazine.
I need to get my hands on the first episode.
Great blog :)

adele said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by to see me...come follow me hun!
I think Amber has a Marilyn Monroe look about her xoxo
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tiny dancer said...

I'm totally excited to see the new show! I hope its good, looking forward to seeing her and Jenna Dewan in it :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog<3
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Cafe Fashionista said...

She is absolutely gorgeous. I am DYING to see The Playboy club - it sounds like a fantastic new show! :)

JoaNNa said...

she's absolutely gorgeous!
and i admire her brave choice that she took when she was just a teen.
thanks for this post! ;)

Lily said...

I think I must watch this new series!!!

DailyGlamour said...

great pics!

FashionJazz said...

I have never heard of her but her face looks familiar... I think she reminds me off another actress.. I just cant think of the name :) Happy Thursday babe xxx

De Carona Na Moda said...

ela é linda!!
Beijos

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CheekyPinkTulip said...

She is absolutely STUNNING! And I had no idea she was gay! She certainly doesn't mind getting her clothes off in front of the camera....

Thanks for stopping by the blog!

Maria xx
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NaNa said...

That sounds like a pretty interesting show. Might have to check it out!

xx

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A BRIT GREEK said...

She's pretty friggin' cool, I love that she's not into the fame BS... good for her for doing lots of different things and havign an appetite for life.
x.o.x.o

Courtney Erin said...

Fascinating - she's so gorgeous!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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A Butterfly by Day said...

Damn! she rocks in every way! and I must she the new Johnny Depp movie! I never watch TV, I actually don't have one but maybe I'll have to look this show up via DVD.
Thanks again for the amazing and inspiring post.
xx
Val

abutterflybyday.com

Elle Sees said...

She just seems like a cool chick.

Venus In Virgo said...

You always introduce me to knew people. Awesome story and wonderfully written! Hey come try your luck in my lovemode giveaway XOXO

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

You picked another great one to spotlight. I always enjoy stories about famous people who rose from trauma to accomplish great things. I think she favors Marilyn Monroe, especially in that second picture.

Thanks so much for your comment today. It really means a lot to get that kind of encouragement from successful writers like you. You are fabulous!

xoRobyn

Veronica Popoiacu said...

she is really adorable !!!!

Veronica
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-E- said...

re your comment: you have a strange obsession with my robotic voice thing, don't you? i can't tell if you're jealous of her or me. but i'm quite happy to let you record the words if you're interested!

Dawn (Sassy) said...

I think she is gorgeous!!!

xo

Dawn

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Bones said...

Great Post! followed :)

Style Dilettante said...

She sounds like a pretty cool, very down to earth girl... I will have to give her new show a chance after your ringing endorsement! Mad Men is my very favorite - I just hope the writing can touch MM!

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Chyrel Gomez said...

She's one tough cookie. I have yet to see Mad Men.

Ocean Dreams said...

I always love how you tell your stories of people you're learning about.

Amber seems interesting...not sure what to make of her. Gorgeous and looks like she dropped it all to pursue her dreams!

azu said...

Oh my God! I didn't realize who this was until I read the part where you mentioned her car. We both drive the EXACT mustang! Same year and same color too. Weird, huh? When I first heard of her I immediately became a fan. She gives us muscle car enthusiasts a great name! You can google her name and find pictures of her driving that car.

She doesn't seem full of herself and I'm glad you did a little bio on her. She's also very pretty.

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Zakia Brown said...

well I have never heard of Amber Heard but would probably like to hear more about her. More fun that pinwheeling or whatever it was ... stylish post as always

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