Blake Lively: A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words
Gossip Girl beauty Blake Lively was born into a showbiz family, but her first big break had nothing to do with nepotism. While Blake's insider upbringing helped her land a few gigs as a kid, it was her role in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants that made her a star — and she didn't get that part though family connections. In fact, she didn't even audition: She walked in, left a photo of herself, and was cast based on nothing but the picture! Apparently being unbelievably gorgeous helps in Hollywood. Who knew?