To say I wish there were more child stars whose stories grew into lives like Ms. Temple Black's is an understatement. I only wish Miley Cyrus and Lyndsey Lohan a second half to their careers as glorious as Shirley Temple Black.
These past weeks, French and international press has placed the private life of the President, Francois Hollande, his now former companion, Valerie Trierweiler and a French actress, Julie Gayet, on the front page non-stop.
Canadian-born Elyse Levesque is a down to earth stunning beauty who you'll recognize from TV's Stargate Universeand Cedar Grove. She currently took on the Producer's hat and is working on a short film called Fruitcake.
You can set your clock by Dana D'Ascoli. Every morning in every kind of weather, she's in Astoria Park logging lightning laps from 5 to 6. And it's not just around the park. Dana's running role in life has been careering away from things she doesn't love to do.
Actress Laura Vandervoort is a werewolf in the upcoming 13-episode Space series "Bitten." You also know her as Supergirl from "Smallville," the alien lizard Lisa from "V" and now she's voicing the animated character, Blue Fox.
Vancouver-born actress Luisa D'Oliveira stars as young cop Poppy Wisnefski in the CBC series Cracked. Cracked follows a team of cops and psychiatric professionals who make up a Psych Crimes and Crisis unit in Toronto.
In the high-action TV show Nikita, Maggie Q plays the title character, a coolheaded rogue assassin being hunted by secret agents. In real life, though, she wouldn't harm a fly -- or any other living thing.
Most often I've been asked to change my name (unpronounceable), my nose (not "American") and my weight (heavy best friend). I haven't followed any of that advice, and at this point, I'm actually pretty grateful for the relentless scrutiny of my looks.