10 Things You Didn’t Know About Hayden Panettiere

  
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It seems Hayden Panettiere was born to be in the spotlight after starting her career at 11 months old. Over the years she has grown up in front of the camera and has tackled many genres from TV soap-operas to lifetime movies to romantic comedies and of course hit series such as Heroes and Nashville. Despite her lifelong fame, she has remained grounded and has a large legion of loyal fans all around the world thanks to her infectious personality and talent. Check out 10 things you never knew about the New York native!

10. Tattoo Mishap

Hayden Panettiere has a tattoo down her left side, but unfortunately it wasn’t done correctly. The tattoo is supposed to say “Live without regrets” in Italian but is misspelled. Panettiere once spoke out about the tattoo, saying, “So my tattoo means ‘Live without regrets.’ It’s not that you don’t regret things in life, but you at least try to learn from them. It’s misspelled too, so I literally have to live by that advice!”

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Photo by REX Shutterstock

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9. Early Life

Hayden Leslie Panettiere was born on August 21, 1989 in Palisades, New York. Her parents are Lesley R. Vogel, a former soap opera actress, and Alan Lee ‘Skip’ Panettiere, a fire captain. Panettiere attended South Orangetown Middle School, but was then home-schooled from grade nine until she completed high school. Although she was home-schooled, she didn’t miss out on anything. “I was home-schooled, but I didn’t miss out because I grew up around the kids who went to middle school and elementary school with me. I still went to prom, and I still went to homecoming. We also had a place called the fort, which was an amazing place where all of our friends could meet. It was in the middle of the woods and on a cliff overlooking the Hudson River. My friends dug out campfires and we had torches — it was an unbelievable time,” she said of growing up.

(c) Buena Vista/courtesy Everett Collection

(c) Buena Vista/courtesy Everett Collection

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