Katherine Heigl: Most Desirable Woman of 2008

By: Debi Javier

Katherine Heigl (hi gurl) plays a girl who's always the bridesmaid and never the bride in her new movie, 27 dresses. But off the silver screen, the actress is not only a blushing newlywed, she also seems to have captured the hearts of American men.

Lifestyle Web site Askmen.com named Katherine Heigl the year's most desirable woman. The site which boasts seven million readers a month — said it polls users annually for a list of 99 women who best embody the qualities of an ideal girlfriend or wife, as judged by intelligence, humor, charisma and ambition.

About Katherine Heigl

  • Katherine Marie Heigl was born on November 24, 1978 in Washington, D.C.. Her father is of German/Swiss-German and Irish descent, and her mother is of German ancestry.
  • Katherine was first thrust into the limelight as a child model. She made her debut in a magazine advertisement and soon followed this with an inaugural television appearance in a national commercial for Cheerios breakfast cereal.

How Much Did Katherine Heigl Made

  • Knocked Up (2007)$300,000
  • 27 Dresses (2008)$6,000,000
  • The Ugly Truth (2009)$6,000,000
  • Killers (2010)$12,000,000
  • Life as We Know It (2010)$12,000,000
  • One for the Money (2012)$15,000,000 (includes producing fee)

In June 2006, Heigl became engaged to singer Josh Kelley, whom she had met a year earlier on the set of his music video for "Only You". They were married on December 23, 2007, in Park City, Utah and now has 3 children. 

  • In September 2009, the couple adopted a daughter, Naleigh, from South Korea, the birthplace of Heigl's adoptive sister Meg. She was born with a heart defect and underwent open heart surgery before leaving Korea.
  • In April 2012, Kelley and Heigl adopted a second daughter, Adalaide, from the U.S. In June 2016, the couple announced that they were expecting their third child.
  • Heigl gave birth to a son, Joshua Bishop Kelley, Jr., on December 20, 2016.

Katherine Heigl received acclaim for her role in runaway hit Knocked Up and won a Best Supporting Actress Emmy for her work on the television series hit Grey's Anatomy. Heigl's personal life has also played out like a fairy tale. 

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