I live in Vancouver, a city with a certain pride in being dubbed Hollywood North. The shooting of hit productions is so commonplace that long chains of industry-related trucks and trailers are a regular fixture of our cityscape. But it’s not the catering vans and gaffer-types that cause the most excitement. It’s—we’ll admit it —those “guess-who-I-just-saw!” celeb bump-ins.
A lover of all things dog, when it came time to buy her home, Jessica Alba knew there would be certain challenges. Dog Training being the hardest of them challenges. My place needed space “It needed to have a yard,” she says. “It’s so difficult to find a good yard in LA. We looked everywhere and we found a house, and everything was perfect—except it didn’t quite have the yard I wanted for the dogs.”
While king-of-the-world director James Cameron shot his series Dark Angel, one such frequent sighting was of the relatively-new-on-the-scene-but-clearly-going-places actress who played Max Guevara. Her name? Jessica Alba. And while she turned heads in Vancouver on and off from 2000 to 2002, it wasn’t long before this rising star was turning heads around the world. From leading roles in films like Honey, The Fantastic Four, Good Luck Chuck, The Eye, and, most recently, Mike Myers’ The Love Guru, to coveted top spots on those lists that tell a gal “Wow! You’re officially hot,” including Maxim’s “Hot 100” and FHM’s “Sexiest Woman in the World.” She has graced the covers of GQ, InStyle, and even Playboy—with clothes in the “on” mode. And while all this is impressive, perhaps what is most admirable is her central role as the face of the Declare Yourself campaign (declareyourself.com), intended to encourage young Americans to vote.
Suffice to say, the woman’s professional life is robust. And yet, in June 2008, that all took a back seat with the arrival of her daughter, Honor Marie. While Honor may be Alba’s first born, she joins two long-standing members of Alba’s household, her canine-sisters, Bowie and Sid—an American Bull Dog rescue and a Pug. (As a little bit of Jessica Trivia, her two girl dogs are named after male musicians, David Bowie and Sid Vicious.)Jessica Alba – Dogs in Bed