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Gwyneth Paltrow- Glowing, Effervescent Mom and Star

An Oscar winning actress, entrepreneur and loving wife and mother to two children, Gwyneth Paltrow wears many hats, but seems to don each one perfectly. As the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and director Bruce Paltrow, Gwyneth had show business in her blood, but originally pursued a career as an anthropologist before she was bitten by the acting bug. In 1991, she made her film debut, appearing in a flashback as Wendy Darling in Steven Spielberg's film "Hook," and since then, she has appeared in more than 40 films.

With her effervescent personality, Gwyneth has an unmistakable charm in interviews, and over the years, she's shared many things about her life with the public. The more I learn about Gwyneth, the more things I discover about her outlook on life and her personal style that I admire, and I wanted to share a few of the biggest takeaways that have inspired me.

1. Pursue your passions. Gwyneth has a number of interests that she has immersed herself in and shared with the world. Most recently, she published her own cookbook filled with recipes that she enjoys making for her own family.

2. Make time for what matters. Cooking isn't the only thing that Gwyneth does for her husband, Chris Martin of Coldplay, and her kids, Apple and Moses. The family is frequently photographed on vacation and just enjoying one another's company near their home despite the demands of Gwyneth and Chris' schedules.

3. Let your beauty shine through. Even when she's dressed to the nines to walk the red carpet, Gwyneth always appears fresh-faced and natural. She never crosses the line to look over-done and instead subtly accentuates her features, such as her beautiful blue eyes.

4. Take risks. Some of Gwyneth's most acclaimed performances have been in roles that were risky. An example was her turn as Kelly Carter in the movie "Country Strong," a part that required Gwyneth to sing. Not only did she get rave reviews for her performance, but also a song from the film was nominated for multiple awards.

5. Be who you are. In interviews, Gwyneth is open, honest and personable. She expresses her opinions courageously, and even when she misspeaks, she gracefully apologizes. Her self-confidence gives her a light all her own, and it's from this source of light inside of her that Gwyneth really glows.

If you can't get enough of Gwyneth, check her out in “Iron Man 3,” which is still playing in many cities.. You can also have a Gwyneth movie marathon at home the next time your summer plans get spoiled by the weather. My personal favorite film of hers is "The Royal Tenenbaums" followed closely by "The Talented Mr. Ripley." Which is yours? Let me know in the "Comments" section.

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