Amber Heard is a beautiful American actress known for many roles. In the last couple of weeks though, she’s been in the spotlight because she is divorcing her husband, famous actor Johnny Depp. Not only is she divorcing him, but there are also claims (and even photographs) that Johnny Depp was physically abusing her. We don’t want to get into the details of this gruesome act, but the fact is that their names have been some of the most searched names online in the past couple of weeks. Of course, all of this may be a huge publicity stunt, but that is up for the court to decide.
We all know that she is an actress and that she was married to Johnny Depp, but how much do you know about her besides that? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with our list of 12 things you didn’t know about Amber Heard. Some are funny, some are fascinating, but we can guarantee that none of these things will leave you indifferent.
12. She Is An Atheist
Many famous people are non-believers, and Amber Heard is certainly one of them. She decided that she didn’t believe in God after a terrible accident when her best friend died in a car crash. Amber was just 16 at the time, and the loss of her best friend came as a huge shock to her.
Besides that sad event that took place in her life, she was also influenced by the writings of Ayn Rand, who is an atheist as well.
11. She Is Bi
Not many people are aware of this fact, but before she started a relationship with Johnny Depp she was in a three-year relationship with a woman. Amber Heard and the famous photographer Tasya van Ree, were dating from 2008 to 2011.
She wouldn’t describe herself as bisexual, as she recently stated in an interview: “I don’t want to be labeled as one thing or another. In the past, I’ve had successful relationships with men, and now I’m in this successful relationship with a woman. When it comes to love, I am totally open.” Nicely said, Amber.
10. She Is A Polyglot And Loves To Read
Besides her obvious good looks, Amber Heard is a really smart woman. Her native language is English, of course, but she is fluent in Spanish as well, and also knows sign language. Amber is an avid reader and is often seen in public with a ragged, old book. She often states that she carries a book everywhere she goes.
She stated once in an interview that knowledge is her religion and that she can talk about literature for hours and hours without a break. Another thing that makes her stand out even more is the fact that she doesn’t watch TV at all.
9. She Adores Vintage Cars
Amber Heard is known for her love of old cars. “I spend all my money on classic cars; I’ve had loads. Right now, I have a 1968 Mustang and a 1967 Mercedes 250SL. I try to fix them up myself as much as I can, buying the parts on eBay.”
She has an outstanding collection and is very proud of it. Amber was even a guest on the famous British television show called Top Gear. She featured in the “Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car” show segment and even turned up on the set wearing driving gloves.
8. She Is A Certified Lifeguard
When she is not shooting high budget Hollywood films, she is into outdoors sports. Her favorite hobbies include diving, rock climbing, golf, horseback riding, and swimming. She is an avid swimmer and even owns a lifeguard certificate. We bet there are thousands of guys and girls who’d love to be rescued by Amber!
She actually worked as a lifeguard one summer, with the season ending without a single accident. Amber said that she never had the opportunity to save somebody, and that she and her fellow lifeguards were mostly sunbathing.
7. She Is A Practical Joker
During an episode of Conan, Amber told the audience about the prank that she pulled on her fellow co-star from the movie Paranoia, Liam Hemsworth. They were supposed to film a steamy scene, and he was quite nervous.
Amber explained the event: “I saw a discarded large d*ldo in the prop truck, and I asked if I could borrow it, and after not so long of a pause the prop guy happily handed it over to me.” In the scene, Liam was supposed to grab her arm and turn her towards him, but he grabbed a black d*ldo that she put there instead. Funny, beautiful, smart – now, there’s a combination.
6. She Is A High School Dropout
At the age of 17, Amber dropped out of high school to pursue a career in modeling. She was very involved in acting in her school, but her first job was actually modeling. She was a minor at the time, and she had to forge her parents’ signatures and use a fake ID.
She worked as a model in New York City, but she had a lot of difficulty keeping her gigs because she was a minor with false documents. Luckily, dropping out of high school didn’t put an end her acting career one bit, as she got her first acting job at the age of 18.
5. Amber Appeared In A Few Topless Scenes
She is well aware of how the industry works. Yes, she is aware of the fact that those scenes were shot just for the sake of showing her “girls”. Amber also knows that these scenes helped her climb the ladder in the industry, and consequently got her many high-budget movie deals because of the R-rated shots.
Many people believe that these kind of scenes are a form of exploitation, but she stated that she was using them intentionally to her advantage. Those were certainly some brilliant moves.
4. She Owns Several Guns
Amber was born and raised in Texas, and we all know that the state of Texas is known for having a strong NRA supporter majority. When young Amber was leaving home, her father gave her two guns as a parting gift: a .357 Magnum and a pearl-handled .38, which have been her “best friends” ever since.
Furthermore, she can often be seen at the shooting range. We wouldn’t want to mess with the actress knowing that she is packing so much heat, and surely knows how to use it.
3. She Has A Great Relationship With Her Sister
We all know that Amber is one of the most beautiful women on the planet, but most of us don’t know that she has an equally beautiful sister. Amber is pretty close to her sister, and they can be seen in shopping malls and on red carpet events together.
Her name is Whitney, and she is a couple of years younger than her famous sister. Whitney didn’t follow her sister’s footsteps to become an actress, but she did have a smaller role in a movie called Homo erectus. Amber and Whitney are reportedly competitive at the shooting range.
2. She Prepared For Her Role In Zombieland In Just Two Days
It is widely known that Amber Heard is a great actress, but did you know that she prepared for a role in just two days? She appeared in the horror-comedy movie Zombieland, and played a hot neighbor that was bitten by a zombie. Her character later turned into a zombie as well.
She was great in the role, and it is even more impressive when you consider that she had only two days to prepare. She is one of the quickest learners in the business today; couple that with her beautiful exterior and, jackpot.
1. She Wasn’t Born With Her Body; She Earned It
It’s very obvious that Amber Heard is one of the fittest actresses in Hollywood. She never said that she eats whatever she wants and that some good genes are responsible for her looks. Instead, she is very aware of what she eats and drinks, while exercising on a daily basis. That great looking body is sculpted from hours of running, swimming, climbing, Pilates, tennis and so on. Her discipline in sports has reflected on her life and career.