Jennifer Lawrence's nude photographs leaked online on August 31, 2014 by a hacker who got access to her iCloud account. The leak was called The Fappening, and many celebrities were victims. The leak was simultaneous with other female celebrities prompting an FBI investigation and condemnation as an invasion of women's privacy and a form of sexual violation across the globe.
Unfortunately, in the age of technology, once it's online… it's an uphill battle.
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The leak of photographs was also followed by short private videos of a Ms. Lawrence, that closely resembles her. The authenticity of the sex tape has however never been confirmed. She has since spoken out on the leak, saying it is disgusting and despicable that someone would invade her privacy.
Learn More About Lawrence's Rise To Stardom
Jennifer Lawrence is an American actress born on August 15, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky. Her acting career began as a teenager in The Bill Engvail Show in 2007, a TBS comedy series which she played Lauren Pearson. She also had roles in the Garden Party, The Burning Pain and The Poker House.
Her breakthrough came in Winters's Bone where she played Debra Granik in 2010. Jennifer's performance in X-Men: First Class as Mystique alongside big names like Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy was also a success. However, she is most famous for her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games an adaptation of a best-selling novel of the same name.
The Hunger Games broke the record for the highest selling non-sequel film by making a whopping $152.5 million in its first three days of release. Its success in the box office with a female lead role changed the action film scene forever. It was the first time a film with a female action star hit sales of such amount. The whole film was well acted but the performance by Jennifer Lawrence stood out. Despite being at a tender age of 21, she played a mature and intelligent role which won her Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award.
JLaw, as she is commonly called, also has played other roles since The Hunger Games in American Hustle, Serena, East of Eden, Burial rites, X-Men: Days of our Future Past among many others. Meanwhile, she continues to reprise her role as Katniss in The Hunger Games sequels and as Mystique in X-Men.
In 2013, JLaw was named among Time's most influential people and number 49 on world's most powerful celebrities by Forbes. She has also been Elle's most powerful woman, most desirable women by AskMen and second highest paid actress in 2014. In the same year, she was also ranked top on FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the world and number 12 in Celebrity 100.
Apart from her box office fame and success, JLaw is known to be graceful and philanthropic. Philanthropic wise, she is affiliated with different charities through her foundation. Close to her heart is The Thirst Project, Do Something, Special Olympics and Feeding America. She is a role model for many young women across the world and reminds us that women can play lead roles in action films successfully. It is her graceful nature, fashion prowess, impeccable acting and beauty that she is known as the America's Sweetheart in certain circles.
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Jennifer Lawrence dated co-star in the X-Men film series, Nicholas Hoult on and off in 2011 and 2013 but separated in 2014. She also previously dated Liam Hemsworth and Chris Martin, the front man of the Coldplay rock band.