Her career began when she was eleven months old and appeared in a dog food commercial. After making her film debut in Altered States, she played Gertie in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. After she impressed Spielberg with a story about leading a punk rock band, he felt she had the right imagination for the role.
E.T. was the highest-grossing film of the 1980s, and it established her as one of the most famous child actors of the era. Barrymore was named Best Young Supporting Actress by Youth in Film. In the eighth season of Saturday Night Live, Barrymore made history by becoming the show’s youngest guest host.
Image and fashion
In 2007, Barrymore was hired as a model and spokeswoman for CoverGirl Cosmetics. She joined Queen Latifah and Taylor Swift as CoverGirl ambassadors in February 2015. According to Esi Eggleston Bracey, vice president and general manager of CoverGirl Cosmetics North America, “she emulates the iconic image of CoverGirl with her fresh, natural beauty and energetic yet authentic spirit.” She brought not only her personality to this endorsement, but also her creative side, as she assisted in the creation of the advertisements.
She was No. 1 in People’s annual 100 Most Beautiful People list in 2007. She was named the new face for the Gucci jewelry line.As a model, Barrymore signed a contract with IMG Models New York City. She also was a spokeswoman for Crocs.
Drew Personal life
In 1991, Barrymore was engaged to Leland Hayward’s grandson, Leland III. The engagement was called off a few months later. She was engaged to Jamie Walters from 1992 to 1993.Barrymore married Welsh-born Los Angeles bar owner Jeremy Thomas on March 20, 1994. She filed for divorce from him less than two months later.
In late 1994, Barrymore began dating Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson, followed by MTV host and comedian Tom Green in 1999; she and Green were engaged in July 2000 and married a year later.Together, they starred in Charlie’s Angels and Green’s directorial film debut, Freddy Got Fingered. Green filed for divorce in December 2001, which was finalized on October 15, 2002.