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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Olivia Wilde

In her latest movie Butter, Olivia Wilde plays a stripper who seduces a married man (Ty Burrell) and his daughter (Ashley Greene). Olivia plastered on the fake tattoos and learned to pole dance for the daring new role. She never ceases to surprise us as an actress… or as a person, for that matter! Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about Olivia Wilde.

Olivia Once Told Mick Jagger He Was Sitting In Her Seat
Olivia Wilde’s parents are actually well-respected international journalists named Andrew and Leslie Cockburn who’ve produced segments for shows like 60 Minutes. Olivia’s house was full of celebrities while she was growing up, but the young Olivia actually had no idea her family friends were as famous as they were when she was just a kid: “I was five,” recounted Olivia to the Daily Mail. “Because my parents were well-known journalists, our house in Washington DC was always full of artists, intellectuals and politicians. We had an extraordinary long table in our dining room that was always packed with people, and my mum would make salmon for them. Mick is a friend of my parents and came to the house when he was touring. He was sitting in what was usually my seat at the table. I came downstairs not caring who this person was and demanded that he vacate my seat. He just looked at me and said, ‘Go to bed,’ in a very sweet way. I knew from the way everyone reacted that there was something special about this guy. Everyone was laughing because I demanded that Mick Jagger leave the table.”

Wilde Isn’t Her Real Last Name
Despite having relatively famous parents and a known last name to bank on, Olivia decided to branch out on her own with a new last name when she became an actress. She chose Wilde after playing Gwendolen in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest in high school.

She Was Technically A Princess
Although recently divorced, Olivia married Italian Prince Tao Ruspoli when she was 18 after getting engaged at Burning Man. The self-confessed former hippie told Playboy magazine: ““I never call myself [a princess]. I occasionally get mail that says ‘Principessa.’ It’s all part of being this lucky person who has been welcomed into an interesting family with a long history…How many people get to say ‘This castle has been in our family since the 1400s’?'”

She And Her Now Ex-Husband Used To Live On A School Bus
“We were hippies living in Venice Beach in LA, living in a school bus, got married in the school bus, we were happy to stay living in the school bus,” she told the Independent. “There was nothing traditional about it and there was no sense of settling, which is the death of relationships when you move to the next stage and see that as a settling. That’s the end. We never had that. I feel very lucky.”

President Barack Obama Has Personally Called Olivia Wilde
“He was calling to thank me for traveling to Iowa in October 2007 to volunteer for the campaign,” Olivia told Cosmopolitan Magazine. “I was very professional the whole time we spoke, then I hung up the phone — or so I thought — and started squealing for about 15 seconds. I later found out from a friend who was with him that he listened to the shrieking and laughed the entire time.”

Photo Courtesy of: Calvin Klein



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