Natalie Portman has always been a favorite of Delta's judges. The 27 year old actress has
been in the top ten since the inception of the Delta 99 in 2004. Natalie pride in the fact that she
is a role model for girls and choses roles that are positive so that they will have a positive role
model to look up to. As long as she continues to make smart choices and avoid the celebrity
meltdowns exhibited by other D99 members (such as Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton) this
young beauty should continue to grace our list for many years to come.

Natalie Portman was born on June 9th, 1981 in Jerusalem, Israel, as the only child of a doctor
father (from Israel) and an artist mother (from Cincinnati, Ohio), who also acts as Natalie's
agent. She left Israel for Washington, DC, when she was still very young. After a few more
moves, her family finally settled in New York, where she still lives to this day. She graduated
with honors, and her academic achievements allowed her to attend Harvard.

She was discovered by an agent in a pizza parlor at the age of 11. She was pushed towards a
career in modeling but she decided that she would rather pursue a career in acting. She was
featured in many live performances, but she made her powerful film debut, at the tender age of
12,  in the movie Léon (1994) (aka "The Professional"). Following this role Natalie won roles in
such films as Heat (1995), Beautiful Girls (1996), and Mars Attacks! (1996).

It wasn't until 1999 that Natalie received worldwide fame as Queen Amidala in the highly
anticipated prequel Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Afterwards, she starred in two
critically acclaimed comedy dramas, Anywhere But Here (1999), Where the Heart Is (2000), and
Closer (2004), for which she received an Oscar nomination.


Awards
2008
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women   #6
2007
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women   #3
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films - Saturn Award Best Actress
                                                                                for: V for Vendetta
2006
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women   #4
ShoWest Convention -ShoWest Award - Female Star of the Year
2005
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women   #5
Golden Globes - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
                  for: Closer
2004
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women   #7
National Board of Review - Best Acting by an Ensemble    for: Closer
                                    Shared with: Jude Law,Clive Owen,Julia Roberts
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards - Award Best Supporting Actress       for: Closer
2002
Teen Choice Award - Film - Choice Actress, Drama/Action Adventure
                          for: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
2000
YoungStar Awards  - Best Young Actress/Performance in a Motion Picture Comedy
                          for: Where the Heart Is (2000)
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#6 Natalie Portman
2008   Delta 99
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