Hillary Swank
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Hillary Swank

Actress

Net Worth $ 40 Million
Hillary Swank
  • Birthday30th Jul, 74
  • Birth PlaceUnited States
  • Marital statusDivorced
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Hillary Swank is a noted American film actress. She has won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice in her career. Her first foray into films was as a sidekick in Buffy the Vampire Slayer which was released in 1992. A couple of years later she earned critical acclaim for her role in the movie The Next Karate Kid. However, the film was a box office failure. She had to wait for seven long years for a film that will change her fortunes dramatically. Her role as Teena Brandon in Boys Don't Cry was a huge success and fetcher her first Academy Award. After this, there was no looking back.   For an actress who has two Oscars under her belt, she does not get a lot of attention in the press. But there was widespread speculation that Hillary got a pittance for her role in Boys Don't Cry. In various articles in the media suggested that she got a mere $3000 for her role in the ultra low-budget film. However, this amount is much disputed by many. Her exact fee for the later movies is not exactly known but she is definitely not one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood by any standards. However, she has good earnings from endorsements and in 2008 Hillary replaced Lindsay Lohan as the new face of Jill Stuart's fashion line. Hillary was given this offer as she is very well respected in the movie industry and a bit older than Lindsay.   Though Hillary Swank may not be one of the popular actresses around, she is revered for her charitable work. She has forged a partnership with Iams Home in 2009 to save the huge number of homeless pets around the world. In 2007 she partnered with Pantene for their "Beautiful Lengths Campaign" which encourages people to donate hair to create wigs for women who have lost their hair in the battle with cancer. In the same year Ms Swank bought a huge palatial home for her at Pacific Palisades in California at a whopping cost of $5,800,058. In 2009 she also bought a $3.5 million swanky two-bedroom apartment in New York.   Ms Swank was born in Lincoln but at the age of 16 she moved to LA to fulfill her dreams of becoming an actress. Before she acted in Boys Don't Cry she has established herself as an actress in many TV series. In 1997 she married actor Chad Lowe but the couple divorced in 2006. Actually they got separated in Jan 2006 and after 4 -5 months they formally divorced. As per last reports, Hillary has been dating her agent, John Campisi. Though her parents are divorced, both of them fully support her decision to join films. In fact, this was the sole reason why Swank moved in to LA with her mother.

Quotes

  • I don't think people should have boundaries put on them, by themselves or society or another gender, because it's our birthright to experience life in whatever way we feel best suits us.
  • I had teachers who I could tell didn't want to be there. And I just couldn't get inspired by someone who didn't want to be there.
  • To me, working out is literally like eating a meal or drinking water or breathing.
  • My relaxation has always been my animals - going to the dog park with them, going to the beach.
  • Growing up in a lower-income family, you don't have the resources to make ends meet and you have to find creative ways to get by.

Did you know?

  • She was named one of "People" magazines 50 Most Beautiful People in 2000, 2004 and 2005.
  • She won the Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Actress in the film Boys Dont Cry in 1999.
  • She won the Best Actress Oscar and Golden Globe, for her role as female boxer in Clint Eastwoods 2004 film Million Dollar Baby.
  • She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 8, 2007.
  • She made her film acting debut playing a small role in the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Family & relationships

Hillary Swank Estates and Homes (2)

Pacific Palisades Home

Pacific Palisades Home

The Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank owns the 6,700sqft Spanish-style, Mediterranean home. According to records, the mansion was built in 1928 and renovated in 2005 by Mark Appleton & Associates along with designer Mark Zeff.

Location: The house is located in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of the US city of Los Angeles. Hillary Swank has listed this gated mansion for sale at $9.49million.

Accommodation: Hilary Swank's nest is a real large one as far as accommodation is concerned. According to the listing information, it has 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. The home comes with a large dining area which can easily seat 16-20 guests. The top-floor master suite is very spacious with arched windows, a fireplace, a walk-in closet, an ocean-view balcony and a master bath lit with chandeliers. There is a separate office area and maid's quarters too.

Features: The home is definitely 'swanky'! Though Spanish in style, French doors and hardwood floors pervade the property. On the lower level of the house there is a wet bar on the lounge, a modern, 7.1 surround sound theater and a private wine cellar with cigar room. The outdoor yard is spacious and arrives with a fire pit and circular seating. The barbecue area overlooks the large pool which has an attached spa.

Neighborhood: Pacific Palisades is a residential area of choice for many celebrities - actors, actresses, directors, singers, producers and writers.

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Manhattan apartment

Hilary Swank's 'home away from her Los Angeles' home is a modern apartment which has also been designed by Mark Zeff, the designer for her Pacific Palisades home. Though there are no estimates of the price, it is a sure fact that the house has undergone a lot of revamp and refurbishing.

Location: The apartment is located in the smallest and most densely populated borough of New York - Manhattan.

Accommodation: The actress claimed that she is comforted by small spaces. It apparently nurtures her. So, the apartment has been kept small by such 'celebrity standards.' It has a master suite and a small kitchen. There are a couple of other rooms too. However, the bath is large and spacious and it holds a marbled shower and a bath-tub.

Features: The house gives one the feel of living in the high treetops in the middle of a concrete jungle. The house has been built long clean lines and has been heavily accessorized. The living room has Pennsylvanian barn wood; there are trinkets from India and Africa; and there are the most stylish closets.

Neighborhood: Manhattan is home and office to a large number of influential people in the world, including celebrities. Its affluence is shown by its per capita income of $100,000!

Hillary Swank Autos and Cars (3)

Porsche 911 Carrera

Porsche 911 Carrera

Unlike most actresses in Hollywood who prefer to be towed around town in chunky SUV's that can easily fit their posse and security personnel, Hillary Swank doesn’t mind getting behind the wheel herself. Swank, who owns a number of high end vehicles, can often be spotted driving around town in a masculine and sporty black Porsche 911 Carrera. The sports-spec 911 comes with a 350bhp 3.4-litre flat-6 engine that sprints from 0-62mph in just 4.6 seconds helping the starlet escape stalkers and paparazzi in some style.

2006 Mercedes Benz CLK350 Coupe

2006 Mercedes Benz CLK350 Coupe

When she is not busy vrooming around in her hydrogen-fueled BMW, Hillary Swank likes to get behind the wheels of her stunning Mercedes Benz CLK350 Coupe. With a distinct business chic appearance, the CLK350 coupe is relatively slim and is thus easy to park in smaller spaces. The vehicle is powered by 2a 68 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 that comes mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission which is more than sufficient for the starlet to drive around town in.

BMW Hydrogen 7

BMW Hydrogen 7

In 2008, Hilary Swank received a stunning BMW Hydrogen 7 as a part of the company’s Pioneer Program which sees the vehicle being used by leading names in business, politics and entertainment to prove that a hydrogen-run vehicle is safe and viable for everyday driving. The 7 Series sedan uses a conventional V-12 engine that can be powered by hydrogen as well as gasoline. A full tank of gas provides the vehicle with a 300 mile range while a full tank of liquid hydrogen gives the vehicle a driving range of 125 miles without any emissions.

Hillary Swank Holiday Destinations(Getaways) (1)

Playing cards with John Campisi

Hawaii Vacation

Hilary Swank was photographed vacationing in the azure beaches of Hawaii in August 2008. The actress spent more than a week there with her boyfriend John Campisi. Swank had a whale of a time tanning herself under the hot Hawaiian sun, splashing around in her hotel swimming pool and indulging in aquatic sports like scuba diving.

Location: The island chain of Hawaii is located in the central Pacific Ocean and is an integral part of the United States of America.

Accommodation: Locating a place of stay in Hawaii is a breeze since the island chain is home to hundreds of hotels which are a wholesome mix of budget and luxury accommodations designed to suit almost every traveler’s budget. The rich can opt for expensive 5 star hotels like “Halekulani”, “Aston Waikiki Beach Tower” and “Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk” which can get real pricey in the range of “$500” to “$750” for one night’s stay. Budget accommodations like the” Waikiki Sand Villa” and “Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki” come real cheap at a rate of“$100” per day.

Main Attractions: Hawaii can leave a visitor completely spoilt for choice owing to its myriad tourist attractions. The beautiful sun kissed beaches of Waikiki is the one which records the highest number of tourist footfalls in a year. It offers ample sunbathing opportunities in addition to the attraction of splashing in the crystal clear sea waters. Scores of beach side eateries offer great sea food and drinks at reasonable rates. Tourists can also try out various aquatic sports like scuba diving, windsurfing and snorkeling. The more adventurous can try to spot majestic marine mammals like whales and dolphins by venturing out into the Pacific Ocean. The island is home to a dazzling array of many rare species of plants and animals.

Shares a kiss with her partner

Shares a kiss with her partner

Show off her bikini body

Show off her bikini body

Hillary Swank on vactions in Hawaii

Hillary Swank on vactions in Hawaii
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Hillary Swank Cause (3)

Swank has campaigned for the charity

Blue Planet Run Foundation

Swank has campaigned for the charity "Blue Planet Run Foundation" by organizing a relay race to raise money for safe drinking water. The main mission of the organization is to create awareness of the global crises of safe drinking water and to motivate people in solving the problem.

Hilary Swank at Cinema For Peace event benefitting J/P Haitian relief organization

Cinema For Peace

The actress has put in a lot of effort to campaign for this NGO. Established in 2002 the foundation helps in maintaining peace and global understanding through the medium of movies. The organization invites the members of the international film fraternity to a star studded night every year focusing on their cinematic work while also raising funds for the charity.

Hilary and many hollywood celebrities has participated in several fundraising efforts to raise money for this cancer charity founded in May 2008.

Stand Up To Cancer

Hilary has participated in several fundraising efforts to raise money for this cancer charity founded in May 2008. The non-profit organization helps to raise the appropriate funds for scientists and cancer researches to arrive at their common goal to obtain a cure for cancer.

Hillary Swank Brands (6)

Swank flaunted her designer £1,000 Salvatore sandals to the Ferragamo Resort fashion show at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2012 Sandals

Swank flaunted her designer £1,000 Salvatore sandals to the Ferragamo Resort fashion show at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The black strappy sandal boasts of soft Italian Leather with an elegant 4 inch heel. They are available in select colors ranging from black to ivory.

The actress was snapped carrying a $1,595 designer clutch to the New York screening of her movie

Raven Kauffman Couture ‘Muse’ Clutch

The actress was snapped carrying a $1,595 designer clutch to the New York screening of her movie "Conviction". The beautifully designed shimmering rectangular clutch with the fragile butterfly wings inspired hair pin embellished with glittering Swarovski crystals at the center provides a sophisticated look. The hand crafted semi-precious clasp gives the needed sparkle to the clutch.

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Donna Karan Resort 2011 Silver Gown

Swank was spotted donning her high-end designer Silver Gown on the Red carpet of the 2010 London film festival. The shimmering metallic silver gown features a wraparound look with a high neckline and a sleek train which provided her an elegant and stunning look.

Gucci ‘Tigrette’ Evening Bag

Gucci ‘Tigrette’ Evening Bag

The artist was photographed carrying her luxurious Gucci bag to the Broadway opening night on December 2011 in New York. It boasts of black crocodile leather and is part of Gucci's Spring 2012 collection. It has brass hardware with an adjustable chain shoulder strap and inside pockets. The flap with twin tiger head enclosure gives an extra zing to the bag.

Swank donned her $500 designer Oscar dress to a high profile event.

Oscar de la Renta Floral-Embroidered Dress

Swank donned her $500 designer Oscar dress to a high profile event. It features genuine 100% silk in forest green abstract floral embroidery. It has short capped selves in boat cut neck with pleated skirt and zip fastening at the back portion.

Anna Hu Diamond Gardenia Ring

Anna Hu Diamond Gardenia Ring

The actress was spotted wearing her $1,060 diamond ring to the red carpet of the 83rd Academy award function. The big cocktail ring boasts of 18 karat white gold in floral shaped diamonds.

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