Ranked the Most Desirable Woman in the World in 2003 by AskMen.com.

Playboy Magazine featured her in their May 1999 issue.

One of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2000.

Crowned #1 on the Beautiful People Internet poll.

Dated Stephan Jenkins, Third Eye Blind's lead singer.

Her favorite actor is Tom Hanks.

Engaged to Stuart Townsend in 2002.

First African actress nominated for Oscar, including actor Djimon Hounsou.

Afrikaans is her native tongue, English is her second language.

Was turned down for her audition for the lead role in Showgirls . . . THANK GOD!

FHM Taiwan rated her 4 on the Sexiest Women list in 2001.

Australian Empire Magazine choose her as the 12th Sexiest Female Movie Star.

Her supposed measurements are 36B-24-36 (Celebrity Sleuth Magazine).

Won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Monster.