I know I should probably say that it all started when I saw her in The Mask of Zorro, but honestly? It didn’t. I saw and loved The Mask of Zorro, but I didn’t know who the actress was. It wasn’t until Chicago that I became fascinated with Catherine Zeta-Jones (she also won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for that role, as well as the equivalent BAFTA and SAG awards). There was just something about her voice, her stage presence, her look. And then, when I watched the extras on the DVD, I discovered that she actually started out doing musical theatre, and I decided she was amazing.
She was also Isabel Lahiri in Ocean’s Twelve, which I loved.
Zeta-Jones not only appeared on Broadway (and let’s be honest, I’m a huge Broadway fan), she actually won the 2010 Tony for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her role in A Little Night Music.