17, she was starring in three films debuting right around the
same time and she quickly became the next big thing. Although
her star has faded somewhat over the past few years, her talent
and beauty have her locked in to be a Melanie Griffith of the
Tyler (named after Liv Ullman) was born into quite a famous family.
She is the daughter of Steven Tyler (lead singer of the band Aerosmith)
and Bebe Buell (a former Playmate of the Month), pretty much meaning
she was destined to be flamboyant and beautiful, and above all,
talented. The couple's 8 month relationship, however, deteorated,
leading to their separation and Liv's belief that Todd Rundgren
was actually her father. But, as she grew up, she noticed a strong
likeness between her and Tyler's daughter Mia (a famous plus-size
model). She confronted her mother and was told the truth, and
by the time she was 12 she was known as Liv Tyler.
14, Liv and her mother packed up and moved from her home in Portland
for The Big Apple. Liv started modeling in the city, but she tired
of it quite soon. So, she decided to beome an actress. Unlike
most actors, who have years of struggling under their belt before
they even have a taste of success, Liv was an instant hit. She
took just one reading to be offered the part of Callie in "Heavy",
and was also cast in "Silent Fall", "Heavy",
and "Empire Records". She also had feature roles in
a number of her father's videos, most notably the video for "Crazy,"
which also starred Alicia Silverstone. A role in Tom Hanks' "That
Thing You Do!" cemented her career. This was all before she
even turned 18. Her performance in "Armagedden" debuted
on her 21st birthday.
romances have been well examined by the Hollywood tabloids. She
dated "Gladiator" star Joaquin Phoenix for nearly three
years. She also dated Johnny Whitworth for two years. She was
also often named the "other woman" in the Bruce Willis
/ Demi Moore split.