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Childhood
Mom, Todd and little Liv iv was born on July 1st, 1977 in New York in the name Liv Rundgren.
Her mom Bebe Buell, and her mom's life-partner Todd Rundgren, raised her as parents.
Liv thought her dad was Todd Rundgren.
Shortly after Liv's birth, her mom broke up with Todd and moved up with Liv to Portland, Maine.
Liv and Mom nowdays

In her childhood, Liv was living discursively with her mom, her aunt Annie at Maine, and her grandmother Dorothea Johnson at Virginia. Already as a little girl, she loved to perform - dress up in her mothers clothes and make up and put on a show in front of her mother's friends. Liv insists that she was a normal kid, just incredibly tall compared to her class-mates and chubby ...

iv found out that her real father is Steven Tyler at the age of 9. it was at an Aerosmith concert.
Liv with father and sister Liv began to suspect earlier: "I didn't know what it was, but I started to see him more, and it would mean so much to me that I would write about it in my diary," she says. "I was very confused.", Aerosmith's concert put an end to the suspects.

Liv's half-sister Mia (the second daughter of Steven Tyler), whom Liv never saw before, was in that concert too.

When Liv saw that she looked remarkably like her, she had no doubt - Steven Tyler's daugher is her sister - which means that the man who's performing on stage is her father.

Later that evening, Liv's mom told her the truth: "I turned to my mom and said, 'He's my father, isn't he ?', and we went out under a tree and talked and cried for two hours."
At the age of 12 Liv changed her last name to Tyler.

Career

Liv and Paulina When Liv was 14 she moved back with her mom to NY.
A friend of the family, Paulina Porizkova - a famous model herself - convinced Liv to start modeling - and the rest is history ...

Instantly Liv's career as a model sky-rocketed, and Liv found herself on the cover of big Magazines like Seventeen, Interview and Mirabella.
Liv on Seventeen cover

iv's first major revelation to the world came in 1994, when she was 16, in Aerosmith's clip - Crazy.
Liv was embarrassed by her sexy appearances - but got the adoration of millions of teenagers around the world.
Father was happy too ;-)
Liv going crazy ...

At that year Liv started filming her first 2 movies - Silent Fall (1994) and Heavy (1995).
Liv tasted it, and liked it! She decided to quit modeling and concentrate on her acting career.
At age 17, Liv filmed her third movie - Empire Records (1995), but her breakthrough came from her next film - Stealing Beauty (1996).
Liv the Beauty The legendary director Bernardo Bertolucci chose Liv over hundreds of actresses.
Liv got acclaims on her performance, and was the highlight of '96 Cannes film festival where giant photos of her peered placidly from billboards all over town.
This film established Liv as a Movie Star - performing opposite other stars like Tom Hanks [That Thing You Do! (1996)] and Bruce Willis [Armageddon (1998)] and working with best directors around.

iv chooses her films carefully. She avoids big movies and prefers the smaller, more quality ones.
Her movies include Inventing The Abbotts (1997), with her former boyfriend Joaquin Phoenix, Cookie's Fortune (1999) by Robert Altman, Plunkett & Macleane (1999) and Onegin (1999) with Ralph Fiennes.
Arwen the elf princess More movies include Dr. T and the Women (2000) - another comedy by Robert Altman along side Richard Gere and Kate Hudson, One Night At McCool's (2001) - the major role in a black comedy along side Michael Douglas, Matt Dillon, John Goodman and Paul Raiser and Lord Of The Rings movie series (2001-2003) - 3 movies based on the famous trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien - in the role of Arwen the elf princess.
The last movie in the trilogy (The Return of the King) - won 11 Oscars, including the best picture award.

In 2004 Liv stared in Jersey Girl - with Ben Affleck, directed by Kevin Smith.

Then Liv and Ben's brother - Casey Affleck stared in Lonesome Jim, directed by Steve Buscemi. The movie was filmed in March 2004 and released in March 2006.

After almost a two years break from movies after the birth of her child Milo, Liv returned to the movie scene with 4 new movies:
Reign Over Me - a drama by director Mike Binder, staring Adam Sandler. Liv played as a psychiatrist. The movie was filmed in spring 2006, and was released in March 2007.
The Strangers - a thriller writed and directed by Bryan Bertino. Liv is part of a young couple terrorized by three unknown assailants. The film was released in May 2008 and was a big hit.
Smother - a Comedy/Drama by Vince Di Meglio and Tim Rasmussen. Liv played along side Diane Keaton and Dax Shepard. The movie was released in 2008.

Liv also scored the leading female role in Marvel's The Incredible Hulk along side Edward Norton. The movie smashed screens on June 13th 2008.

Aside from her movie career Liv has always kept her modeling career with campaigns for major companies like Pantene, Givenchy, Gap, Pilgrim and many more.

In 2003 Liv has been selected to be the new face of Givenchy, following the footsteps of Audrey Hepburn. The first product published by Liv is "Very Irresistible Givenchy" perfume, as can be seen on TV commercials and magazines.
More campaigns were "Givenchy le Makeup", "Givenchy - Ready to Wear and Accessories" and more. In Summer 2005 Givenchy decided to call a rose after Liv - the "Liv Tyler Rose"!
Now days Liv continues to promote Givenchy products around the world (New York, Paris, Moscow, Madrid, Dubai to name a few places).

In 2007, Liv was also the face of Pilgrim - one of the world's leading jewellery and accessory brands.

In 2010, Liv became the face of the denim brand G-Star, for Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter campaigns.


What's next for Liv ?

After the divorce from her husband in 2008, Liv took another 2 years off. Liv came back to the silver screen in 2011 with two new movies:
Super - a dark comedy by James Gunn, along side Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page and Kevin Bacon.
The Ledge - a drama/thriller by Matthew Chapman, along side Charlie Hunnam, Terrence Howard and Patrick Wilson.

In 2011, 15 years after did her first Pantene commercial, Liv became the face of Pantene for the second time, with a brand new commercial and ads.

In the private level, Liv got engaged in February 2001. The lucky man is Royston Langdon - a musician, also known as the lead singer of the Rock bands - Spacehog and Arckid.
More than 2 years afterwards, in March 25th 2003, Liv and Roy got married in a private ceremony in the Caribbean.

In June 2004 Liv and her husband announced Liv's first pregnancy. In December 14th 2004 Liv become a mother after giving birth to her son - Milo William Langdon.

The marriage lasted for 5 years, and in April 2008, unfortunately, Liv and Roy got separated.

Very Irresistible Liv
Liv rock-it with Roy

Liv - the person

Despite her star status and her fame, Liv is known by her "down to earth" attitude, charm and kindness. The word "arrogance" doesn't exist in her lexicon.
innocent Liv Somehow Liv managed to keep her private life just that. The restraint has served Liv well, making her seem more mature than many of her peers and, perhaps, even her parents.
She doesn't care for the nightclubbing high lifestyle and has said she envies her friends' college days.
Not that she's unhappy. "A lot has happened these last couple of years. But it's exhilarating," she said in '96, "It doesn't feel like too much. At least, not more than I can handle."
Dad agrees: "Liv has got all the talent in the world, but she also has the character to go with the talent, And she sure as hell didn't get that from me!"


I N T E R E S T I N G

  • She never took acting lessons

  • She cut her hair short in 1998 for "Cookie's Fortune"

  • Dyed her hair red in 1999 for "One Night At McCool's"

  • She appeared in many commercials including: "Bongo" Jeans, "Pantene" Shampoo, "Lux" Shampoo and others

  • She started smoking cigarettes at the age 15, and quit smoking at the age of 25

  • She says she likes tall, skinny guys with messy hair

  • She is taller than her husband and her ex-boyfriend

  • Her mom Bebe Buell was a famous model and a Rock & Roll groupie. She used to hang out with many Rock & Roll stars, and in fact she's a Rock & Roll singer herself. No doubt Liv inherited much of her looks from her, especially the blue eyes and the height (Bebe is 5'9.5", Liv is 5'10").

  • Her grandmother Dorothea Johnson (Bebe's mother) is an etiquette consultant and manages an etiquette school in Washington. And guess what ? - She was a model too!

  • She turned down twice the role in "Armageddon"

  • Her half-sister Mia is a plus-size model

  • Her mother named her Liv after the Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann. Liv means 'life' in Norwegian, Swedish and Danish.



    Updated: October 2011
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