WTF Happened to Gwyneth Paltrow?

Last Updated on November 21, 2022

Gwyneth Paltrow was one of the most iconic stars of the nineties. She was the original “It Girl,” with her a familiar sight on magazine covers and shows like Access Hollywood and Entertainment Tonight, which celebrated her pairing with the “It Guy” of the moment, Brad Pitt. It’s easy to see why she captured the public’s imagination, delivering a slew of solid performances in some of the most iconic indie flicks of the nineties. From playing Brad Pitt’s doomed wife in Se7en to sporting an English accent in the hip Jane Austen adaptation Emma to winning an Oscar for Shakespeare in Love, people were obsessed with Paltrow.

In recent years, Paltrow’s taken a bit of a step back from acting, but not before winning a whole new generation of fans as Pepper Potts in the MCU’s Iron Man. These days, she’s known more for her wellness and lifestyle brand Goop. While some of the products, such as the now infamous Jade Vaginal eggs, are much mocked, Goop is currently worth somewhere in the neighbourhood of $250 million, so clearly, Paltrow was a trailblazer in this regard, with many clubs following her lead with their own lifestyle brands.

In this episode of WTF Happened to this Celebrity, written (with Brad Hamerly), produced and narrated by Taylor James Johnson (and edited by Adam Walton), we look at Gwyneth Paltrow’s career. 

Let us know what your fave Paltrow performance is in the comments!

About the Author

Chris Bumbray began his career with JoBlo as the resident film critic (and James Bond expert) way back in 2007, and he has stuck around ever since, being named editor-in-chief in 2021. A voting member of the CCA and a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic, you can also catch Chris discussing pop culture regularly on CTV News Channel.