50 interesting facts about Kirsten Dunst: She didn't enjoy kissing Brad Pitt, loves to live a simple life

Beautiful American actress Kirsten Dunst has been in over 40 film and television credits and is known for her portrayal in Interview with a Vampire and Spider Man.

  1. Kirsten Caroline Dunst was born on April 30, 1982, in Point Pleasant, New Jersey.

  2. Dunst's mother Inez, an artist and former gallery owner, started taking her to TV commercial audition at the age of 3.

  3. She was signed to the Ford Modeling Agency as a child and by age 12, she had made over 100 commercials.

  4. She took tap dancing lessons when she was a child.

  5. In 1989, Dunst made her film debut with a small role in Woody Allen's New York Stories.

  6. She then landed the role as Tom Hank's daughter in the film adaptation of Tom Wolfe's bestselling novel, The Bonfire of the Vanities.

  7. Went to the Ranney School in Tinton Falls, New Jersey up until the fifth grade, when she left after her parents separated in 1993.

  8. In 1993, Dunst played Hedril in "Dark Page", the seventh episode of the seventh season of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

  9. Following this, she lived with her mother and younger brother, Christian Dunst, in Southern California.

  10. She soon became a household name after landing the role of Claudia, a young girl vampire in the screen adaptation of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire (1994). She was 11 years old at the time.

  11. In the movie, she got the chance to kiss Brad Pitt. Ironically, the young actress told PEOPLE, "It was gross 'cause his lips were so dry."

  12. For her performance, Dunst received the MTV Movie Award for best breakthrough performance and a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actress.

  13. She beat Christina Ricci for the lead roles in the 1994 films - "Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles" and "Little Women".

  14. Kirsten Dunst went on to appear in a string of major Hollywood productions including Little Women (1994), Jumanji (1995) and Wag the Dog (1997).

  15. Kirsten turned down the role of Chrissy in the 1995 film "Now and Then" as it required her to gain weight.

  16. At the Wag the Dog premiere in 1997, Dustin Hoffman set up his costar Kirsten Dunst, 15, with his son Jake, 16. They dated briefly. "He wants me to be his daughter-in-law!" Dunst said at the time.

  17. In 1996, Dunst had a recurring role in the third season of NBC's medical drama ER. She portrayed a child prostitute, Charlie Chiemingo, taken under the guidance of Dr. Doug Ross, played by George Clooney.

  18. On the set of ER, George Clooney taught Kirsten Dunst to drive using his studio golf cart.

  19. Kirsten Dunst was offered Mena Suvari's role in 1999's Academy Award-winning film American Beauty but turned it down because of the film's suggestive sexual scenes.

  20. After graduating from Notre Dame High School in 2000, Dunst continued the acting career that she had begun.

  21. She successfully transitioned to "adult" roles with her 2000 appearance in Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides.

  22. Dunst was the only one of five young actresses to get a trailer in Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides. But instead of keeping it to herself, Dunst turned it into a hangout for all the girls to share.

  23. Dunst borrowed a John Galliano dress from director Sofia Coppola for her prom in 2000. Coppola previously wore the dress to the Golden Globes.

  24. "Dream of Me" was the song with which Kirsten made her singing debut. It was from the 2001 film- 'Get Over It".

  25. She also sang the jazz song "After You've Gone" for the end credits of the film The Cat's Meow in 2001.

  26. Maggie Gyllenhaal introduced to Kirsten to her brother Jake and they began dating in 2002. Although they broke up in July 2004, he and Dunst had an on and off relationship up until 2006.

  27. Kirsten once visited Jake Gyllenhaal, her then boyfriend on the set of the 2004 film "The Day After Tomorrow". It led her to make a cameo appearance in the film, though it was an uncredited one.

  28. Dunst briefly entered rehab to seek help for depression in 2008.

  29. She became the new face of Bulgari's Mon Jasmin Noir in 2011.

  30. In 2011, the actress channels her personal struggles with depression for the drama Melancholia, which earns Dunst rave reviews.

  31. She replaced Penélope Cruz as Justine in Melancholia after Cruz dropped out of the project in order to film Pirates of the Caribbean.

  32. Dunst earned critical acclaim for her performance in Melancholia, achieving the Saturn Award for Best Actress and clinching Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival.

  33. Kirsten landed the Mary Jane Watson role in "Spider-man" after Alicia Witt and Kate Hudson turned it down. It ended up becoming one of her best-known films.

  34. While she was shooting for the 2002 movie "Spider-Man", she had to go and re-shoot a few frames for her 2001 movie' Get Over It". That's how her character goes from blonde to red, all of a sudden, in a few scenes.

  35. She has played twice doomed young members of royalty overthrown in violent revolutions: Anastasia and Marie Antoinette.

  36. She has American and German dual citizenship. Her father, Klaus Hermann Dunst, is german.

  37. Her favorite movie is the war drama Schindler's List.

  38. Kirsten is currently working setting up a production company of her own. It is called the "Wooden Spoon Productions". Her grandmother, who kept her in line with the use of wooden spoons, when she was a child, is the inspiration behind it.

  39. One of her main goals is to direct a movie in the future.

  40. She's said her favorite movie that she's appeared in is Interview with a Vampire.

  41. Her name is pronounced "Keer-sten" (not "Kur-sten").

  42. Kiki is Kirsten's nickname because that's how she pronounced it when she was little and was still learning to speak.

  43. She is 5' 5½" (1.66 m) tall.

  44. She is a huge fan of the television show The Office and admits she is a fan of Ricky Gervais.

  45. Her net worth is $25 million.

  46. She likes to donate a lot to charities including the famous Art Of Elysium.

  47. She has appeared in music videos: Savage Garden's "I Knew I Loved You,", Beastie Boys's "Make Some Noise" and R.E.M.'s "We All Go Back to Where We Belong".

  48. In 2012, she began dating her On the Road co-star Garrett Hedlund.

  49. She likes to live a simple life and owns a one-bedroom apartment in New York City.

  50. Kirsten sang two tracks-"This Old Machine" and "Summer Day"-on Jason Schwartzman's 2007 solo album Nighttiming.

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