The rising star who plays the object of Eminem’s lust in the hit film 8 Mile may have enjoyed sizzling sex scenes on set, but in real life she still lives with her mum.
Brittany Murphy, 25, has finally grabbed the limelight after spending more than 10 years struggling in Hollywood.
She went to Tinseltown aged 13 after excelling as a dance student and appeared in Pizza Hut adverts and on TV.
But in an interview with Night and Day magazine, Murphy admitted it wasn’t until she dyed her hair blonde that “the work started pouring in”.
The 5ft 2ins actor played Alicia Silverstone’s friend Tia in the comedy Clueless and opposite Michael Douglas in last year’s Don’t Say a Word.
When a plastic surgeon recently approached her at a party and told her people had asked for her lips, she realised she had arrived.
“I can’t believe that people actually know my name,” she said. “I think it’s really cool.”
Murphy has also surrounded herself with famous friends such as Winona Ryder - whom she was spotted kissing - but she is insistent her mum is her best friend.
“It’s the two of us against the world,” she said.
“I don’t think I’ll still be living with my mum when I’m in my 30s, but I never want to be too far away from her. The umbilical cord is long.”