Jennifer Aniston (Jen or Jenny to her friends) was born in California, spent a year in Greece as a child, and was raised in New York City. She learned the hard way that life, without a doubt, has its ups and downs. She is professionally successful and is idolized by thousands of fans around the world who have followed her ever Green on Friends. This blond born under the sign of Aquarius has known the sweetness of love and the bitterness of abandonment and betrayal when her husband, Brad Pitt, left her for another Hollywood beauty: Angelina Jolie.
Nevertheless, after a period of silence, Jen returned to the scene more beautiful than ever. Of course, looking great had never been hard for her. In 1999, she was chosen by People magazine as one of the most beautiful people in the world. She received this honor again in 2002, and she arrived at a spot near the top of the list of the sexiest women on the planet in the years 2004, 2005, and 2006.
Charismatic and always impeccable from head to toe, she has become a true point of reference for women. For example, in the 90's, her hairstyle, known as "The Rachel," was the most requested cut in the world's hair salons. Perhaps with this in mind – or just to look good – she didn't hesitate spending 45 thousand Euros to perfect her hairstyle while promoting her 2008 film, Marley & Me.
According to her friends, this is not an outrageous amount for her, since she spends close two 20 thousand dollars a month in beauty treatments, including a personal chef who prepares organic food to help her keep her figure, and private yoga classes (an activity that, it is said, helped her to recover from her divorce from Brad Pitt).
Now, involved in a somewhat unstable relationship with John Mayer, the actress has her mind on what will be, it seems, her next big role on the big screen (Aniston will play nothing less than the next "Bond girl," according to sources at EON, the company that produces the Bond films). But that's not all, since the blond has also made time to dedicate herself to deeper and more important matters. She worked as the spokesperson for a brand of mineral water to raise money for an organization that helps overweight children.
SS: you've said that you would like to be in a James Bond movie.
J: Who wouldn't want to act with Daniel Craig? And I think I'd make a pretty good slinky villain, truth be told.
ss: have you done some directing yourself?
J: Yes, and I would like to do more, God willing.
ss: what are the movies you most remember from your childhood?
J: Well, as a teen, I loved 10 –remember that with Bo Derek and Dudley Moore (I wonder how that would stand up today in a remake?) and I loved Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie, which was a lot of fun.
ss: you made an awful lot of pilots and one-offs and a handful of sitcoms that failed to ignite before Rachel green came along in friends. Was there a time that you thought 'I quit'?
J: Yes, I got very despondent at one point. I was worried about the way that my acting career was going, and I did think of leaving acting altogether. Someone actually told me at one point to avoid the business because of the rejection that goes with it. You have to have a hide like a rhino, and a perpetual bright smile to hide the pain. People would say to me 'Why don't you have a normal job, and a normal family?' But I wanted to act. And then… along came Friends.
ss: you were with Brad Pitt for seven years, and married for five of them before you parted. it must have been very intense being in the public eye.
J: It was. But I don't regret ANY of that time with Brad, and I'm not here to beat myself up about it. They were seven very intense years together and it was a beautiful and complicated relationship. I will love Brad for the rest of my life –you can't take away good memories. I really do hope that we will be good friends again at some point. You can survive anything, you know, human endurance is unbelievable. Since she played the role of the likeable Rachel But yes, it's sad coming to the end of something special. You try to avoid all the pain, but that somehow causes even more. I'm a human being, having human experiences.
SS: But yours are in front of the world…
J: True. I wish that they weren't. So I try to rise above it. My joy in life would be to have a very deep and committed partnership, that's what I'm interested in. But I know that relationships are constantly evolving, and I truly don't think that anyone can ever claim to be at a point where you go 'That's it, I've got it!'. You are always discovering something new, or you ought to be, because it's complacency that's the killer.
ss: do you still want to have children?
J: I do. The women who inspire me in this life are the ones with families and children and who still keep on working as well. Why would I wish to limit myself? I want to have it all. At the moment, I think I'm doing pretty well. Were there times when I had a little 'pity party' for myself? Of course there were. Who hasn't done that?
ss: What's Jennifer Aniston's type of man, then? Who is the 'Mr. right' you want to meet?
J: Let's just say that over the years, I've gone through an awful lot of 'types' and that's only proved that I don't have one in particular! There have been the nerdy, sweet loveable ones, the strong and silent, the slick guys… Men in general are a good thing – and all so different.
What I look for is a man who can be a friend, someone who is an equal and one with whom I feel comfortable. I want to be happy, and loved, and not settling for something second best and less than I deserve. But a relationship of and by itself is not what is going to make this gal survive – a relationship is the cherry on the top of the cake. When you are in one, they ebb – and flow. It's hard, it gets easy, it gets fun again, and then it gets harder… go with it. You can't force it.
ss: the glass in front of you – half full or half empty?
J: Half full. I'm an optimist. And a tough cookie.