Thinking man's bombshell Paula Patton has played opposite Denzel Washington (Déjà Vu), Kiefer Sutherland (Mirrors), and Tom Cruise (Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol). From a start behind the camera, she was 27 before she tried acting. Her sweetness and enthusiasm have made her a fan favorite, but she's also a realist.
"I'm really happy," she said in 2008. "But that's not to say that there [aren't] a lot of things that you don't expect will happen in your life that...are tough to get through."
Her hard-wired Sagittarian optimism has served her well. In 2014 she split from husband Robin Thicke, but her positive outlook remains. "I like to see the glass half full instead of half empty."