As if it weren't mentioned enough times as Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl, Black Lively is stunningly gorgeous. This was further backed up when she was voted no. 4 in Maxim's Hot 100 Women list in 2010 and no. 1 in Askmen's Most Desirable Women of 2011.
There's way more to her than her tall figure, pretty blond hair and dazzling smile. Let's take a look at a few fun facts about this talented actress.
1. She Relates Most To The Men In Sex & The City
A very common question in life is which character you relate to most in the epic HBO TV show Sex & The City. While we probably would have thought Blake Lively would choose Charlotte, her answer was "the men."
2. She Does Have Balls
Instead of auditioning for the role of Bridget in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – which was her first job ever btw – she walked in, gave them her headshot, walked out.
3. Her Fashion Icon Is Her Mama
So that's who we have to thank for her impeccable style...
4. Mickey Mouse Is Her Spirit Animal
Her mother used to take Lively out of school over extended periods of time so they could go to Disneyland. Check out her Disney-inspired outfit at Cannes.
5. An Ideal Big Sis
We all saw her with her sisterly skills with her on-set brother Eric van der Woodsen (Connor Paolo) in Gossip Girl, but she's even better in real life with her off-set brother Eric Lively. When he started first grade, he was so nervous that Blake pretended to be a very tall 6-year-old so she could accompany him. FYI, Eric Lively is now a hot actor.
6. Gave Her Daughter A Boy's Name
We all know boy names on girls are cool, but it's also a the name of Ryan's late father. Lively and her husband Ryan Reynolds had their daughter on December 16, 2014. Blake was also named after a man, her mother's brother. The couple have a second baby on the way.
7. She's An Awesome Gift-Giver
For her hubby's birthday, she made him a collection of short stories written by loved ones.
8. She Runs The Blakery
A term Ryan Reynolds coined because Blake is constantly baking in her kitchen.
9. She Was More Than Just Popular In High School
In high school, she was a cheerleader, class president, and even performed at the national championship show choir. Oh yeah, and she starred in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
10. She Was A Little Genius
While most children enter first grade at the age of 5 or 6, our little genius was only 3 years old when she started.