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Celebrity birthdays: Julia Roberts turns 47


October 28, 2014
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Happy Birthday, Julia Roberts! As the Oscar-winning actress celebrates turning 47, HELLO! Online takes a look at what the stars have in store for Julia and for you...

This is what Julia, who is a Scorpio, can be expecting today:What right do you have to pass judgement? What golden throne do you sit on? Which deed of licence were you issued at birth, entitling you to distinguish right from wrong simply by licking your finger and holding it up to detect divine guidance in the passing breeze? What if, in your self appointed position of power, you make a mistake that the cosmos must then take an eternity to rectify? Yet then again, what if you are right? Don't be so hard on yourself that you overly dilute your own natural wisdom today. 

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Julia Roberts is one of America's most successful leading ladies, with Oscars, BAFTAs, Golden Globes, and an Emmy under her belt.

She first rose to fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s, in a string of hit films including Mystic Pizza, Steel Magnolias for which she garnered her first Oscar nomination, and a Golden Globe win - and HookBut it was the 1990 film Pretty Woman, in which she starred alongside Richard Gere, which earned Julia international acclaim.

Known for her role in the some of the best romantic comedies of the 1990s, Julia also starred in My Best Friend's Wedding with Rupert Everett, Stepmom, and Notting Hill with Hugh Grant.

It was in 2001 that Julia won her first Oscar, for her portrayal of Erin Brokovich in the film of the same name. Julia's speech famously overran and she told the conductor: "Sir, you're doing a great job but you're so quick with that stick so why don't you sit, because I may never be here again!"

The 47-year-old received her fourth Oscar nomination in 2014 for her role in August: Osage County.

Later in 2001 Julia made Ocean's Eleven, a remake of the Rat Pack film of the same name, with her good friends George Clooney and Brad Pitt. The trio, along with the rest of the cast, reunited in 2004 for a sequel, Ocean's Twelve.

In 2006, Julia made her Broadway debut in Three Days of Rain opposite Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd.

UNICEF is a charity close to Julia's heart, and she made her first visit abroad for UNICEF in 1995 when she visited Port-Au-Prince. She also supports Gucci's Chime for Change campaign which aims to empower females.

Julia married Lyle Lovett in 1993 but the pair divorced in 1995. Following a number of high-profile relationships, including romances with Matthew Perry and Benjamin Bratt, Julia married cameraman Daniel Moder in 2002.

The couple have three children together, nine-year-old twins Hazel Patricia and Phinnaeus "Finn" Walter, and seven-year-old Henry Daniel.

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