Catherine Zeta-Jones - Welsh Actress

Catherine Zeta-Jones CBE  is a Welsh actress. She began her career on stage at an early age. After starring in a number of British and American television films and small roles in films, which included The Darling Buds of May from 1991 until 1993, she came to prominence with roles in Hollywood movies including the 1998 action film The Mask of Zorro and the 1999 crime thriller film Entrapment. Her breakthrough role was in the 2000 film Traffic, for which she earned her first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture.

She also starred in an episode of the American television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles as well as in the film Christopher Columbus: The Discovery .In 1990, Zeta-Jones participated in a television commercial for the German Deutsche Bahn at the age of 21, playing the part of a young woman eloping with her lover from a joyless marriage, a role which apparently helped in promoting her acting career.

She continued to find moderate success with a number of television projects, including The Return of the Native based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Hardy and the mini-series Catherine the Great . She also appeared in Splitting Heirs , a comedy starring Eric Idle, Rick Moranis and John Cleese. In 1996, she was cast as the evil aviatrix Sala in the action film, The Phantom, based on the comic by Lee Falk.The following year, she co starred in the CBS mini-series Titanic , which also starred Peter Gallagher, Tim Curry and George C. Scott.