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Anne Hathaway (actress)

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Anne Hathaway publicity photo, c. 1999.

Anne Whitney Hathaway (born November 12, 1982, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American film actress.

Hathaway has performed in television series, and gained widespread recognition with her role in The Princess Diaries and its 2004 sequel in which she starred with Julie Andrews, as a young girl who discovers she is a member of royalty.

She also had a notable role in the 2002 film production of Nicholas Nickleby, and a starring role in 2004's Ella Enchanted.

A former top-ranking soprano in New York, Anne was purportedly a front-runner for the role of "Christine" in the 2004 film adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera. However, the role was later given to newcomer Emmy Rossum.

As of 2004, Hathaway has been trying hard to shed her sugar-coated image, and this may be a fait accompli with the soon to be released Havoc. According to early reviews, Hathaway and most of the rest of the cast appear nude and engage in simulated sex in several segments of the raunchy film, although it remains to be seen whether these elements of the film will remain intact for general release. Hathaway downplays the film's explicitness in a late 2004 interview for Ingenue magazine.

More recently, Hathaway filmed a supporting role in Brokeback Mountain, a Western film with gay overtones. Hathaway's desire to break out of her Princess Diaries image parallels that of her co-star, Julie Andrews, who went to the (then) extreme length of going topless in the film S.O.B. in order to break away from the image she created for herself in her 1960s musicals.

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