Polls can tell us who the most successful women in Hollywood are, mostly based off their salaries. But do those polls calculate on-screen talent? Do they calculate life problems? Do they calculate philanthropic endeavors and acts of kindness? Do they calculate motherhood? Because I think if they did, Reese Witherspoon would be the most successful woman in Hollywood. This Avon Global Ambassador has two children from her first husband, Ryan Phillipe. The two married in 1999 and got divorced in 2007. Witherspoon being Witherspoon meant life as a single mother with two young children would only push her to do better. In 2006, she won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role in Walk the Line.
Witherspoon graces the pages of Marie Claire‘s October issue looking more stunning than ever before. On the cover, she sports a smoky look on her eyes that give her classy pink lace top quite an edge. Mix that with tousled blonde strands and her signature grin, and she suggests there is more than meets the eye (and a lot meets the eye). In fact, her interview proves just that. Behind this bubbly personality we all came to love as Elle Woods inLegally is a woman who has prevailed. A fighter who should be dubbed Hollywood’s Most Successful Woman. In 2011, this starlett found love again when she married Jim Toth in Ojai, California.
“You know, somebody close to me once said, ’Oh, no man will ever accept your children.’And I just thought it was the most horrifying thing someone has ever said to me in my entire life. I was determined to find somebody who would make that not true. And I got lucky. I did. I got very lucky, and he’s wonderful. And so wonderful with the children. I’m very blessed,” says Reese Witherspoon about husband Jim Toth in Marie Claire’s October issue.