Julie Andrews‘ claim to fame was her portrayal of the title role in her feature film debut in 1964’s Mary Poppins. She received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance of the lead. The following year, she played Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music, a performance that won her the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.
The rest of the 1960s saw her starring in the films Hawaii, Torn Curtain, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Star!. Between the ’70s and the ’80s, she had performances in such films as The Tamarind Seed, 10, S.O.B., Victor/Victoria, That’s Life!, and Duet for One. She became less active during the ’90s, only starring in 2 films – A Fine Romance and Our Sons.
She returned in 2000 with the British comedy film Relative Values and went on to renew mainstream fame in 2001’s The Princess Diaries. She reprised her role as Queen Clarisse Renaldi in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. She then ventured into voice acting, playing Queen Lillian in the Shrek films. She’s also the voice of Marlena Despicable Me and Despicable Me 3. She was also the voice of the Karathen in Aquaman.
Julie Andrews continues to shine in Hollywood. A huge part of her being able to do so is her good health. Throughout the years, the actress has been mindful of her eating habits. Focusing on healthy foods has always been a part of her lifestyle, something she owes to her self-discipline.
For her, nurturing her body is an integral part that allows her to improve her work in the arts. While she doesn’t intentionally diet, she doesn’t go all careless and indulgent, either. “I don’t conscientiously diet, but I watch it,” said the actress. “And when I’m not on a film, I limber up at home.”