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Brittany Murphy: all news and scoops!

  • Occupation : actress
  • Real name: Brittany Anne Bertolotti
  • Sign : Scorpio
  • Date of birth: Thursday, November 10, 1977 (age: 32)
  • Date of Death : Sunday, December 20, 2009
  • Country: United States

Brittany Murphy was born on November 10, 1977 in Atlanta. Passionate about theater, she participated in the musical comedy Les Misérables when she was only 9 years old. Four years later, she landed the role of Brenda in Drexell’s Class with Jason Biggs. In the early 1990s, she formed a group, Blessed Soul, of which she is the singer.

In 1995, she landed one of the lead roles in the cult teen movie Clueless. While she continued to appear in comedies (Belles à mourir, Uptown Girls), she played a more dramatic role in 8 mile, the film based on the career of rapper Eminem. In 2005, she starred in Sin City and her performance was critically acclaimed.

The pretty blonde was the companion of actor Ashton Kutcher from 2002 to 2003. They met on the set of For the Best and for Laughs. After being engaged to Joe Macaluso, she married British screenwriter Simon Monjack in 2007.

A tragic end awaited Brittany, however. The actress was found unconscious on December 20, 2009 in the villa she had bought from Britney Spears. She died at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles the same day. The autopsy revealed an overdose of medication. A year later, her widower, Simon Monjack, also abused medication and died. Brittany lies in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

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