Hilary Erhard Duff (born September 28,
1987) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur,
and author. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Duff appeared in
local theatre productions and television commercials before
coming to prominence in the title role of Disney Channel's teen
comedy Lizzie McGuire. Established as a teen idol, Duff reprised
that role in The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003) and ventured into
motion pictures with her early films Agent Cody Banks (2003),
Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), A Cinderella Story (2004) and
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005) being among the biggest commercial
successes of her career. She has performed in a string of
independent films with notable roles in War, Inc. (2007) and
Bloodworth (2011) and television dramas, such as Ghost
Whisperer, Gossip Girl and Two and a Half Men in addition to
sharing production credits.
A celebrity is a widely-recognized
or famous person who commands a high degree of public and media
glamour was originally meant to be; a
spell cast over someone, particularly to change how things appeared
to them. The primary modern meaning of the word relates to fascination,
charisma, beauty, or attraction. Celebrities
are often referenced as glamorous. In addition to celebs being
glamorous, regular every day people, or their lifestyles,
can be described as glamorous. Although many words which end in
in British English are spelled with "or"
in American English, "glamour" is an exception with the "u"
usually being retained. This may
be due to its original being Scottish rather than French or Latin.
The alternative spelling "glamour"
is sometimes used in American English, but not as frequently.
Also, Glamour in modern day is occasionally
abbreviated as simply Glam.