Julia Roberts sprang to recognition in the relationship comedy Mystic Pizza in 1988 establishing her in the comedy roles that the public would come to love her for.
Julia became a true Hollywood star after starring in the rom-com Pretty Woman with Richard Gere which grossed £400m worldwide.
1989 box office hit Steel Magnolias helped to establish Julia further as queen of the relationship comedies.
In 1990 Julia was reportedly heartbroken at her engagement split with actor Kiefer Sutherland.
In 1993 Julia married country singer Lyle Lovett. In March 1995, the couple separated, and subsequently divorced.
In 1999 Julia was reunited with Richard Gere for the romantic comedy Runaway Bride
In 1999 Julia starred opposite Hugh Grant in the hugely successful rom-com Notting Hill. It is one of the highest grossing British film comedies ever.
Julia met current husband, Daniel Moder on the set of her film, The Mexican in 2000. They wed in 2002 and have three children together - twins Hazel Patricia and Phinnaeus "Finn" Walter Moder and son, Henry Daniel Moder.
In 2001 Julia teamed up with George Clooney and Brad Pitt for the enomously successful Ocean's film franchise.
In Closer, Julia Roberts plays photographer Anna who enters into a relationship with Jude Law's character, Dan.