Sarah Jessica Parker will always be remembered as Carrie Bradshaw, from Sex and the City. However, the real woman behind the character is the total opposite of what you would believe. Sarah is a gracious and down to earth devoted wife and mother, and a true lady. Here are 15 little-known facts about the actress. Stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: Her Family Didn’t Have a Lot of Money
Parker is one of the richest actresses in the world today. However, she comes from a family of eight children who lived in relative poverty. Parker says they really struggled financially and didn’t always have enough money to buy any Christmas presents at home. She wants her own children to not be spoiled and appreciate what they have.
Number Fourteen: She’s Been on Israeli ‘Sesame Street’
Sarah Jessica Parker is half-Jewish from her father’s side, and she identifies herself as a follower of Judaism. She appeared as a guest in several episodes of Shalom Sesame, the Israeli version of Sesame Street, which aimed to introduce Judaism to American audiences.
Number Thirteen: She Refuses to Go Nude
Sarah Jessica Parker is the only member of the Sex and the City cast that hasn’t appeared naked in the show, or in any another production. She took the role under one condition: she would never appear nude on screen.
Number Twelve: Sarah Jessica Parker’s Shoe Fetish
It’s not just Carrie Bradshaw that’s obsessed with shoes—Sarah is, too. Apparently, she got sick of sharing her shoes with her numerous sisters, so she developed a sort of shoe fetish. She admittedly has an entire closet just full of shoes, and she even has her own line of high heels!
Number Eleven: Sarah Jessica Parker and the Salem Witch Trials
You’ll remember Sarah Jessica Parker as a Salem witch in Disney’s Hocus Pocus. Well, as it turns out, her 10th great-grandmother, Esther Elwell, was arrested during those trials and charged with “choking her neighbor to death.” She managed to escape alive.
Number Ten: She Was a Goody Two Shoes
Jessica Parker never got herself into any sort of trouble as a kid and teenager. She always followed the rules and never did anything crazy. In fact, she once went to a party and demanded her dad to drive her back home due to the amount of alcohol that was being consumed!
Number Nine: She Didn’t Want to Be in ‘Sex and the City’
Carrie Bradshaw is the total opposite of everything Sarah Jessica Parker stands for. For that reason alone, she adamantly refused to appear in the show, making up excuses to get HBO to pick a different actress for the role. In the end, she took the part and ended up loving it.
Number Eight: Sarah Jessica Parker’s Book Club
Parker is an avid reader. In fact, she never leaves her house without a book. She’s part of a Manhattan book club that analyzes yet-to-be-released novels. Some of her favorite books are The Goldfinch, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour and New Grub Street. Stay tuned for part two, coming soon!