Samuel L. Jackson is one of the most illustrious Hollywood actors and has appeared in as much as 100 films in his career. He left behind a difficult childhood to become one of the most successful Hollywood stars. Abandoned by his father when he was a child, he also suffered from stuttering. But with determination and hard work he moved on to pursue a career in acting. His career kick-started with small roles in films like ˜Goodfellas', which put him in the spotlight and which earned him more prominent roles in movies like ˜Jungle Fever', ˜Patriot Games', ˜True Romance', ˜Jurassic Park' and ˜Pulp Fiction'. Since then, he has received several nominations and awards for his roles in films. Apart from his acting career, he was involved in the Civil Rights Movement and was politically active when he campaigned during the 2008 Democratic Primary for the-then senator, Barack Obama. He is also a humanitarian and started his own charity organization called ˜Prizeo' as a part a campaign to raise money to fight Alzheimer's disease. Jackson is known for his characteristic Kangol hats in his films and his ˜tough-nut' roles in action films. He is one of the highest-grossing film actors of all times. Besides being an actor, he is also an accomplished musician, who can play bass instruments.
John Michael Osbourne, better known as Ozzy Osbourne, is a Grammy Award winning musician who rose to fame as the lead singer of the hard rock band Black Sabbath. The singer-cum-songwriter struggled through several childhood problems to become one of the most popular hard rock stars of his times. While in school he suffered from dyslexia and did not even complete his studies as family circumstances demanded he earn money. He formed his first musical band Rare Breed with Geezer Butler, but the band broke up after giving just two performances. The duo decided to try again and recruited guitarist Tony Iommi and drummer Bill Ward and together formed a band initially called Earth. Eventually they renamed this band as Black Sabbath and decided to follow the style of heavy blues music with melancholy lyrics and music. The band became an instant success with their debut album ˜Black Sabbath' which peaked at number eight on the U.K. Albums Chart. They released the albums, ˜Paranoid' and ˜Master of Reality' in quick succession, both of which became smash hits with the fans - ˜Master of Reality' went Double Platinum. Although a highly successful music artist, Osbourne has abused drugs and alcohol for most of his life.
Olivia Newton-John is an English-Australian singer and songwriter who has won four Grammy Awards in her career. She is an actress as well, known for her roles in films such as the musical ˜Grease'. She is also an entrepreneur and an activist for environmental and animal rights issues. In addition, the multi-faceted personality is an advocate for health awareness and has been involved with various charities as well. Born in England, she initially performed in clubs and TV shows. She reached stardom after her Grammy Award winning hits ˜I Honestly Love You' and ˜Physical'. She has sold around 100 million records worldwide, and has been named one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. Her acting career began with a supporting role in ˜Funny Things Happen Down Under'. Years later, she played the lead role in the musical film ˜Grease'. The film's soundtrack is one of the most successful ones in history. In 1992, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She went into remission following treatment and then suffered a relapse in 2017. She is an advocate for breast cancer awareness and raised a significant amount of funds to establish the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne.
Steven Tyler, born as Steven Victor Tallarico is the lead singer of the popular rock band Aerosmith which he had helped to form over four decades ago. Blessed with a wide vocal range, he is known for his high-pitched screams which earned him the nickname ˜Demon of Screamin'. The talented musician also plays multiple instruments like harmonica, piano and percussion. Highly energetic, he could often be seen performing acrobatics during his on-stage performances usually dressed in bold and bright coloured costumes. He was born into a family of music lovers”his father was a classical musician and music teacher”and music was an inherent part of his life from the very beginning. He loved playing music from an early age and there was no doubt in his mind about his future career choice. He met the aspiring musicians Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton with whom he formed the rock band Aerosmith. After a series of minor hits during their initial years, the band broke into mainstream success during the mid 1970s. However the band's success was eclipsed by the members' drug problems. The band became notorious for its drug addiction, with Tyler's drug abuse becoming the most problematic. After undergoing rehabilitation, the band mates made a comeback and rose to prominence once again.
Prince Charles, the oldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip is the heir apparent to the British throne. His mother is the Queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations, and also the Head of the Commonwealth and Supreme Governor of the Church of England. Charles became the heir apparent in 1952 after his grandfather King George VI died and Elizabeth ascended the throne. Being Queen Elizabeth's oldest son, Charles became the heir apparent to the British throne and received the title of Duke of Cornwall. After a few years, he was created Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester in 1958, becoming the first Prince of Wales since 1936. As a student, Charles was good at academics and studied archaeology, anthropology and history at Trinity College, part of the University of Cambridge. Along with his studies, he also participated in various other activities and was known to be a smart young man. He embarked on a military career post his graduation and served as a helicopter pilot and even commanded a ship during his service years. As a public figure, his personal life has often been under scrutiny. His troubled marriage to Diana and his extra-marital affairs have often made it to the tabloids
Si Robertson, also known as Uncle Si, is an American TV personality, hunter, preacher, outdoorsman, and retired U.S. Army soldier. He is also a duck-call maker and works for the company Duck Commander. He is best recognized for his appearance on A&E's reality show ˜Duck Dynasty'. He has also appeared in a number of other TV programs. Talking about his early life, Robertson spent his childhood in poverty. He lived in rugged conditions and enjoyed only a few amenities. Just like his brother, he loved playing football and was a part of a local football team. Today, Robertson has emerged as one of the best hunters in the nation. His trademark look that includes his camouflage hat, glasses, and beard is adored by many people. On the personal front, he is a happily married man with two grown children. He is also the proud grandfather of numerous grandchildren.
Alice Cooper is the stage name of Vincent Damon Furnier, an American singer, songwriter, and actor, who is widely considered the godfather of 'Shock Rock', a subgenre he had accidentally popularized during his early career. With the ambition of selling a million records, he originally started out in a band with his high school friends, which, after repeated name change, became known as 'Alice Cooper'. However, after the band went on a hiatus following a whirlwind career spanning about a decade, Furnier legally changed his name and continued to perform and release albums with the same name. In his career spanning over five decades, he has released 27 studio albums, 48 singles, 11 live albums, 21 compilation albums, 12 videos, and an audiobook. Two of his solo albums and four of his band albums were certified platinum by RIAA. He has received two 'Grammy' nominations as a solo artist and has also been inducted into the 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame' along with his former band mates. He has also made appearances in many films and television shows.
Stephanie Stevie Nicks is a singer-songwriter known for her career with Fleetwood Mac which gave the band their only U.S. No.1 hit, ˜Dreams'. She changed the fortune of the band for the better after joining in 1974. She created history with her second album with the band, ˜Rumours' which won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and went Diamond in the U.S. After a very successful stint with the band, she decided to go solo. Her debut album, ˜Bella Donna' charted at No.1 on the U.S. Billboard and went Multi-Platinum within months of its release. Her second album, ˜The Wild Heart' also went Multi-Platinum establishing Nicks as a solo artist. She had many friends in the music industry, and she invited them to play music for her albums. Her next album, ˜Rock a Little' was also a huge hit and went Platinum like its predecessors. However, the stress of working so hard had a toll on her mental and physical well-being, and she developed a drug addiction problem. The talented singer struggled hard to overcome her substance abuse and was eventually successful in leaving this troubled part of her life behind. A highly prolific performer, she is credited to have produced more than forty Top 50 hits with a sales figure exceeding 140 million albums.
Robert Anthony Plant CBE is an English singer, lyricist, and musician. He is best known as the former lead singer of the now-disbanded rock band Led Zeppelin. Known for his powerful and wide vocal range, Plant has established himself as one of the most influential music artists of all time. He has won numerous awards, including seven Grammys. Plant grew up in Kidderminster, Worcestershire and developed a deep love for rock and roll at an early age. Inspired by Elvis Presley, he used to emulate his mannerisms as a child. He also accumulated a strong passion for blues music. At the age of 16, he left home and became part of the English Midlands blues scene. During this period, he joined one group after another while simultaneously furthering his musical knowledge. In 1968, he joined Jimmy Page in the earliest rendition of Led Zeppelin. The band went on to release nine studio albums and, as one of the most successful, innovative, and influential rock groups in history, effectively and drastically changed the music industry forever. Since Led Zeppelin's disbandment in 1980, Plant has built up a successful solo career for himself. Furthermore, he has been a member of the bands Strange Sensation, Band of Joy, and Sensational Space Shifters and has collaborated with bluegrass star Alison Krauss. Plant also regularly works with Page, his old bandmate.
English radio DJ and television presenter who hosted the UK's Deal or No Deal, Top of the Pops, and Are You Smarter Than a Ten Year Old? He also hosted Noel's House Party, which ran from 1991 to 1999.
Kathy Bates is one of the celebrated American actors of the film fraternity and theatre groups. Bates love for acting was discovered when she was in high school, participating in the school dramas. The feel-at-home feeling on-stage led her to think about the artistic genre seriously as she took up a course in drama and theatre in college. Very soon, she opted to be a part of the glitzy world professionally. Despite being sumptuously talented and skilled, Bates career took off with a slow start. In the beginning of her acting career, she took up minor roles in films and television series. She did not give up on her love for theatre and did a couple of shows. After about 20 years of being in the entertainment industry, Kathy Bates struck it big with the film, ˜Misery' which opened the roads of success. She won an Academy Award for her outstanding performance. She followed this up with several successful and hit blockbusters such as ˜Fried Green Tomatoes', ˜Dolores Caliborne', ˜Titanic', ˜Primary Colors', ˜About Schmidt', ˜P.S. I Love You' and so on. She made guest appearances in several television miniseries. Furthermore, she has even donned the hat of a director for a couple of television shows.
Actress, model, and singer who released "Pull Up to the Bumper," which reached #2 on the U.S. Dance Chart and other singles like "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)," "Private Life," and "Slave to the Rhythm."