Julie Andrews is truly one of Hollywood’s greatest treasures. For decades she has graced the entertainment industry as both a film and stage actress, as well as a singer, an author, and a dancer, and has stunned audiences with each and every performance. As well as being a highly regarded actress and singer, she is also a Dame after being honored by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000, and so it shouldn’t be surprising she has an interesting life story! Here are 10 things you never knew about Julie Andrews:
10. Parentage Surprise
Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on October 1, 1935 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England. She was born to Barbara Ward Wells and Edward Charles “Ted” Wells; however, in a surprising and dramatic twist, in 1950, her mother disclosed to her that Andrews was actually conceived from an affair her mother had with an “unnamed family friend.” Andrews did not speak of it publicly until she released her 2008 autobiography entitled Home: A Memoir of My Early Years.