Since melting audiences' hearts at the tender age of six in Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Drew Barrymore has emerged as one of the most endearing and talented actresses of her generation. Born in Culver City, California to actors John Drew Barrymore and Jaid Barrymore, the clutches of fame were virtually inescapable for young Drew, her father being a member of the esteemed showbiz dynasty fronted by stage star Maurice Barrymore, his thespian wife Georgiana, and their three children: Lionel Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, and John Barrymore. In spite of a turbulent adolescence that saw her grapple with drug and alcohol dependency, a determined Barrymore threw herself into her career during the 1990s, first with a succession of 'bad girl' parts in cultish B-pictures like Poison Ivy (1992), Guncrazy (1992) and, fittingly, Bad Girls (1994); then well-received turns in notable projects such as Boys on the Side (1995), Woody Allen's Everyone S

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