Sylvia

Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the most recognized actresses of today. On September 27, 1972 she came into the world with a great career ahead of her. Not only is she an actress, but she is a blogger and businesswoman. For her birthday, I decided to do the 2003 movie Sylvia in which she portrays the title character, the author, Sylvia Plath.

Following the life of Sylvia Plath from her birth in Boston 1932 with her talented writing we learn about the personal life of the doomed author. At a young age, she loses her father dealing with the tragedy she turns to writing as a way to comfort her. The movie moves forward to the year 1950 where she is a star student at Smith College. Despite her popularity, she ends up attempting suicide in her junior year. When this attempt does not work, she finds herself at Cambridge University in Great Britain on a scholarship. There she meets author Ted Hughes who falls in love with her. Soon the two embark on a love affair that is leads to marriage. However, this marriage becomes doomed as Ted is unfaithful to Sylvia, who’s writing is growing in popularity. As life goes on writing and children bring Sylvia happiness. Sadly, Sylvia when Ted officially packs up and leaves her she is devastated leading to her suicide at the age of thirty.

Gwyneth Paltrow was able to tell Sylvia Plath’s tale like no other before her. To be honest, I can’t imagine any other actress bringing the author to life. On September 27, 1972, Gwyneth Paltrow was born with a life ahead of her inspiring many others to do great things.

Grease

Grease ver2.jpgOn September 26, 1948 the woman who would become known as Sandy was born. Olivia Newton-John brought her to life in the 1978 musical movie Grease. Throughout her life Olivia has done more to prove that she deserves her place in history. Grease was only just the beginning for her to prove herself.

After a whirlwind summer romance, Danny and Sandy find themselves at the same high school. However, Sandy is nice and Danny is a bad boy. The two end up having feelings for each other, but Danny ends up pushing Sandy away when he is trying to impress his friends. Throughout their senior year of high school, Sandy and Danny find themselves ending up together and torn apart. In the meantime, Danny’s best friend Kenickie is dating Rizzo, a member of the girl group The Pink Ladies with whom Sandy is friends with ends up picking a fight with crosstown rivals. Danny wanting to impress Sandy, while Sandy wants to impress Danny ends up in a do or die for who likes who. In the end, Sandy ends up getting the makeover with Danny falling for her. The movie ends with all of their friends at the school carnival with Danny and Sandy driving off into the sky together.

Danny and Sandy’s 1950’s rock and roll romance story has been told over and over again. However, this would not have been possible if Olivia Newton-John did not bring to life the beloved character of Sandy on screen. On September 26, Olivia Newton-John celebrates her birthday with many more to come.