One of my personal favorite movie hottie pioneers, Jennifer Love Hewitt, is celebrating her 35th birthday this weekend! And what better birthday present could we possibly give her than a collection of juvenile gifs of some of her finest moments? Whether or not you're a fan of Jennifer's work, there's no denying she's a household name in the world of hotties in movies. Whether she's being hunted by a deranged killer, helping ghosts find closure, or lending a hand at the massage parlor, Jennifer always finds a way to look insanely hot doing it. In fact, unlike our usual TGIFs columns, this will not be a top ten list. The following is simply a collection of random gifs, with fun little tidbits about Jennifer spread throughout. Enjoy!
First, let's introduce the birthday girl...
Jennifer was born in Waco, Texas, and was given the middle name "Love", after her mother's college friend. Her older brother Todd named her "Jennifer" because of a crush he had at the time of her birth. Try not to think about how weird that is.
A woman of business.
Jennifer has stated "I don't want to ever, ever do something in life that isn't fun. Ever." Seeing as she's been drop dead gorgeous her whole life, I don't imagine she's had to. However, that's not to say Jennifer isn't a hard worker. After moving to L.A. in the '90's, a career quickly developed, and she received a great deal of attention for a series of advertisements for Levi's jeans.
I can't imagine why...
Since childhood, Jennifer has also had a strong interest in singing. Her first stage performance was a song and dance of "The Greatest Love of All" when she was 6-years-old. In the mid-'90's, she started making records. Jennifer only has 3 studio albums to her name, including BareNaked, Jennifer Love Hewitt and this is no joke, Let's Go Bang. Seriously.
A morning person.
Even with a pretty promising carreer on the horizon, Jennifer was still asked to appear in several music videos between 1997 and 2001, to which she agreed. Some of these videos include Enrique Iglesias' "Hero", Feeder's "High", LFO's "Girl on TV" and of course, Smash Mouth's "I Can't Get Enough of You, Baby".
I can't get anough of this gif.
Jennifer has revealed that she doesn't know how to ride a bicycle, despite lessons from her mother and boyfriend. She's also incapable of driving a car with a manual transmission. However, Jennifer has always been a pro at driving us... crazy! Riiight?
A strong woman.
Jennifer once said "Remember, your body is a temple, not a 7-Eleven." I don't know what the hell that means, but Jennifer certainly put in the effort to stay in top shape throughout most of her career. She's appeared on the covers of Women's Health, Women's Running and Shape several times. In 2007, Hewitt was hired as the spokesmodel for Hanes bras and underwear.
Again, I can't imagine why...
If you thought Jennifer's role on "Ghost Whisperer" was simply another job for her, you're wrong... slightly. In real life, Jennifer is superstitious and believes in psychics and tarot cards. She's even appeared on several daytime talk shows to talk about spirits with unfinished business. I have some spirits with unfinished business... in my pants. (That was stupid).
A woman of class.
Aside from having "Love" in her name, Jennifer is a firm believer in love itself. She even wrote a book on the subject titled The Day I Shot Cupid, which featured a chapter on Hewitt "vajazzling" her "vajayjay". It became a New York Time's best-seller, and she's announced a follow-up via Twitter. Another quote: "I would just love once to be called sexy. Just because it would make me something other than cute."
A sexy woman.
Along with beauty itself, Jennifer is best known for her roles in I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER, HEARTBREAKERS, THE TUXEDO, IF ONLY, THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE, CONFESSIONS OF A SOCIOPATHIC SOCIAL CLIMBER, and obviously, MUNCHIE. She's also famous for starring in "Party of Five", "Ghost Whisperer" and "The Client List", which was cancelled last year. However, at age 35, Jenny Love has a lot to be proud of, and plenty of time to take on game-changing roles, and hopefully, more cleavage-enducing outfits.
Happy birthday, Jennifer!