1.Drew Barrymore’s breakout role was Gertie in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982 and quickly became one of the most recognized child actresses in Hollywood.
2.On her 10th birthday, she danced until 2 A.M at a New York City nightclub. Barrymore said herself that she “was a club hopper at 10. I would sleep over a friends house, and we would sneak out.”
3.Unfortunately, due to constantly being exposed to drugs and alcohol, Barrymore herself had her first drink at 9, began smoking pot at 10, and became an avid cocaine user at 12.
4.At 15-years old she sought out emancipation from her parents and got it, giving her the same rights as an 18-year-old.
5.At 19 years old, Barrymore got married to a Los Angeles bar owner after dating for six weeks. The ceremony was held inside the bar that Barrymore’s husband, Jeremy Thomas worked at.
6.In 1995, she shocked everyone by appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman. While telling Letterman about her striptease experience, she asked if he wanted to see it. She promptly got up on his desk, faced him, and flashed her breasts at him.
7.Steven Spielberg gave her a quilt for her birthday with a note that said “cover yourself up.” Enclosed in the gift was a copy of the January 1995 issue of Playboy Magazine for which Barrymore posed nude. The pictures had been altered by Spielberg’s art department so that she looked fully clothed.
8.In 1999, Barrymore was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with a “lifetime Achievement” aware to commemorate her achievements as a child actress.
9.Barrymore is the godmother of the late Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter, Frances Bean.
10.For Bill Clinton’s 50th Birthday, John Kennedy Jr. had Barrymore pose as Marilyn Monroe on the cover of his magazine, George, with the heading, “Happy Birthday, Mr. President.”