Australian actress Cate Blanchett began her career in the ’90s. After a couple of roles in movies, she came to international attention for portraying Queen Elizabeth I in the film Elizabeth. For this she received her first Oscar nomination for Best Actress. She reprised the role in Elizabeth: The Golden Age, nearly a decade later. She went on to play Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. In 2004, she portrayed Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator, winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. She won her first Oscar for her role in Blue Jasmine. She recently starred in Cinderella and Carol. For the latter, she got an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
The 47-year-old actress maintains her slender and toned body. Though she admits she rarely finds time to exercise. In an interview, she said: “I usually start anywhere between 6 and 6:30 a.m. I would love to say it’s because I go and have a run, but it’s because the baby wakes up and the kids wake up and I need to get them to school. After that, the plan is that I go exercise, but then one thing happens and then another thing happens, so I usually don’t exercise. I might get to exercise one time a week, but it usually involves a snatched cup of coffee, making children’s lunches, changing out of my pajamas, feeding the dog, having a glass of hot water with lemon, and running out the door.”
When asked what her favorite workout is, she said: “I really like Pilates. I feel like it’s made for actors’ bodies. For me, I need to do it one-on-one. I find that when you go into a big class, you actually need a guiding hand. At home we have an elliptical trainer, which is good because that’s often the only exercise I get. But my job is very active — I end up stretching each day before I go on, so I feel very taken care of in that way.”