Catherine Zeta-Jones, CBE is a Welsh actress. She has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades throughout her career, including one Academy Award, one BAFTA Award, and three Screen Actor Guild Awards. She was named Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year in 2005, and was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2010 Birthday Honours.
Zeta-Jones began her acting career at age 12, with the lead role in the British stage musical Annie, and subsequently persued a career on theatre with appearances in productions, such as West End's 42nd Street. She made her movie debut in the 1991 French fantasy feature Les 1001 nuits and continued her film work with supporting roles in Christopher Columbus: The Discovery and Splitting Heirs, while starring in the ITV series The Darling Buds of May from 1991 until 1993. She established her early film career in Britain and eventually transitioned into Hollywood mainstream movies, appearing in the action western The Mask of Zorro and the crime thriller Entrapment, both of which were international commercial successes.