Born in London on 6 November 1972, sexy Thandie Newton has become one of the best recognised and most respected actresses in Hollywood. She was raised in Cornwall, England, the daughter of an English father and a Zimbabwean Shona princess mother, she's got a degree in a degree in anthropology from Cambridge. Her first film was Flirting in 1991. A string of big roles in movies including Mission: Impossible II, Run Fatboy Run, Beloved, RocknRolla and 2012 have followed. She won a BAFTA for Crash. She also starred for two years in hit US TV hospital drama ER.