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Born in 1981 to a Mexican father and French/Danish mother; 5’ 7” Jessica Alba spent much of her early years moving around with her father’s Air Force job, until settling in California at the age of nine. At the age of twelve, she took her first tentative steps towards an acting career by signing up for an acting class. Within a year, she had appeared in her very first film thanks to one of the lead characters walking out. Jessica happened to have similar looks and the same hair style, and was promptly employed.
Most of her early teen roles came in independent films where she would play difficult teenagers, but her breakthrough in TV came with an appearance in the series, ‘Flipper’ in 1995. This was a perfect role for her due to her swimming and scuba diving skills. This spell, which brought her widely into the public eye, ran for just over two years. This series led to many other TV appointments including appearances in ‘Beverley Hills 90210’ and ‘Love Boat: The Next Wave’ as well as movies ‘Never Been Kissed’ and ‘Idle Hands’. Perhaps her biggest breakthrough however, came playing the lead character, ‘Max’ in the TV Sci-Fi series, ‘Dark Angel’.
It was almost inevitable that her beauty would, on occasions, over shadow her acting abilities, and in 2002 she was voted as 5th Sexiest Female Star for Hollywood.com and 6th for FHM’s Sexiest Girls of 2002.
Despite her undoubted physical attributes, Jessica has sworn that she would never do a fully nude photo shoot, or movie scene, something which she has continued to adhere to. She has however, done a significant amount of photo shoots for men’s magazines, albeit fully clothed.
In 2008, Jessica Alba disappointed her legion of male fans by marrying Cash Warren and together, the couple have a daughter who they named Honor Marie Warren.
Although continuing to act, Jessica has one eye on the future, and has recently launched her own business, ‘The Honest Company’, which sells quality baby goods such as diapers, baby soaps and shampoos.
It seems that Jessica is preparing for an alternative career perhaps, although I doubt that we have seen the last of her on the big screen.