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Little Tidbits About 'Secretariat' Star Diane Lane

Diane Lane is already creating Oscar buzz for her role in the new film "Secretariat," which hit theaters Friday.

Did you know that the Lane was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in "Unfaithful"? -- or that she was offered the role of Lana in "Risky Business"? Find out more facts about the actress.

15 Facts About Diane Lane

City Girl

Diane Lane was born in New York City on January 22, 1965.

Child Star

Lane made her screen debut at the age of 13 in George Roy Hill's "A Little Romance," starring opposite Sir Laurence Olivier.

Model Mom

Diane's mom was a Playboy centerfold in 1957 (Miss October), who was known as "Colleen Price."

Grown Up

In the 1980s Diane made a successful transition from child actor to adult roles. Her breakout performance was in "The Outsiders" in 1982.

Bold Career Choice

She turned down roles in "Splash" and "Risky Business" to be in "Streets of Fire," which bombed at the box office.

Emmy Nominee

Lane was nominated for her first Emmy in 1989 for her role in the TV mini series, "Lonesome Dove."

Celebrity Romance

In the early 1980s, Lane dated actors Timothy Hutton, Christopher Atkins, Matt Dillon and later rock star Jon Bon Jovi.

1st Marriage

Lane married actor Christopher Lambert in 1988, but they divorced in 1994.

Baby Girl

Diane has one child, daughter Eleanor Jasmine Lambert, 17, with ex-husband Christopher Lambert.

Second Time Around

Lane married actor Josh Brolin in 2004. They met at the premiere of "A Beautiful Mind" in 2001 and were later reintroduced to one another in 2002 at a party by Barbra Streisand.

Shoe Lover

In 1995 She admitted in Playboy that she has "a thing for really high thigh-boots. I have a cool collection! I love high heels."

Too Short

Diane tried to pursue professional modeling as a teen but was told by Eileen Ford (of the Ford Modeling Agency) that her neck was "too short" to be a model.


Diane's dad died shortly before the release of "Unfaithful,"in which she received a Oscar nomination for her performance.

Part of 'The Pack'

Lane was one of the later members of the "The Brat Pack," along with John Cusack.

Permanent Damage

Diane was hit in the eye with a tennis ball in 1980, which caused permanent pupil dilation.