Movies are in Gwyneth Paltrow’s blood. The daughter of actress Blythe Danner and director Bruce Paltrow, it was inevitable that she would end up a jobbing actress. Not that Gwynnie didn’t have her rebellious phase – she first chose to study art history at the University of California.
After that brief glitch, Paltrow dumped the course in pursuit of acting instead, and made her stage debut in 1990. Just a year later she jumped into films with Shout, which features John Travolta as a music teacher who introduces rock and roll to a West Texas home for boys.