Drew Barrymore posed for Playboy magazine by the age of 19, in the year 1995. The actress says, she would not allow her daughter to pose for Playboy.
Her career took off with Steven Spielberg’s E.T. at the age of seven. The movie broke all the international box-office records and stardom kissed Barrymore at an early age.
She experienced, I would say one of the worst things before becoming a teenager. At the age of 13, Barrymore was sent to rehab because of alcohol and drug abuse.
She was born on February 22, 1975, in Culver City, California, USA and her zodiac sign is Pisces.
Drew Barrymore is now a successful actress, author, director, producer and overall an entrepreneur.
Let’s know about her tragic to incredible journey in the shortest amount of time.
Why Drew Barrymore Posed For Playboy
Many people except her manager or herself don’t know about the reason behind this decision. But Let’s try to conclude with some analysis.
E.T. was released in the year 1982 and Drew appeared on the cover of January 1995 edition of Playboy magazine.
According to the Guardian, she started pouring Baileys, an Irish whiskey on her ice-cream at the age of seven. She developed a drinking problem at 11, became a drug addict at 12, at 13 she cut her wrist and was admitted to a hospital.
At the age of 14, her parents legally divorced her. At 15 years no one was hiring her as an actress. At 16 she had to do the work of cleaning toilets.
By her mid-20s, she was married and divorced twice. Now, if we look at her age at the time of her Playboy shoot.
She was 19 years old and a little more than a month away from turning 20.
We can say that she decided to go nude for publicity and maybe at that time, appearing on Playboy’s cover seemed like a cool and legit thing. Which still is, if we see it from the perspective of the Playboy magazine’s founder the great Hugh Hefner.
I have seen the documentary tv series American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story. It changed my whole perspective towards Playboy.
Anyhow, Drew Barrymore doesn’t regret or feel cringy while having a look back in her life. She told this in an interview with ABC News’ Amy Robach.
But she also said that she would not encourage or allow her daughter to pose for Playboy.
Drew Barrymore as a Parent
Robach asked Drew, “What if Olive comes to you at 18 or 19 and says, ‘Mom, I want to pose for Playboy?”
On this, she replied with the following.
“I would not let her. I don’t think I would. I would influence her not to, because my life choices are not supposed to be the gateway to somebody else’s. That’s my journey.”
At this time she has two daughters, Olive (age 5) and Frankie (age 3).
Drew’s favourite part of being a parent is that she cares about her both daughters more than she has ever cared about anything else.
After Olive was born, she had to make so many changes in her life. Everything got narrowed and more focused.
Drew Barrymore doesn’t want her children to live the life she lived as a child. She wants them to be kids as long as possible.
Along with their schedules, chore charts, family meals, routine and even boundaries to be different than hers.
She wants them to have endless joy. It would make Drew happy if any of her daughters would like to join her business by choice after growing up.
But she doesn’t want them to wear makeup in their childhood. Barrymore believes kids should not wear makeup.
However, teenagers can play with makeup for sure and explore who they are.
Drew’ Awesome Books
Till now she has written three books, Little Girl Lost (1990), Find It in Everything (2014) and Wildflower (2015).
Her second book, Find It in Everything includes all the love of this world in it. Barrymore captured the shape of hearts in random things and made an impressive collection over the last ten years.
This book included 96 pages of those photos of heart-shaped objects.
“I have always loved hearts,” Barrymore previously said about her book to Eonline. “The way that one continuous line accomplishes the most extraordinary thing—it conveys love. Hearts are my beacons. I love them man-made and natural, young and old.”
Her previous book, Wildflower is a series of life stories told by Drew Barrymore. There’s a word out that she is working on her fourth book.
The Business of Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore, we can say is an established entrepreneur now. She runs her production company Flower Films, a cosmetics company Flower Cosmetics that has a website named flowerbeauty.com and she launched her wines previously in collaboration with Wilson Daniels.
She has been in the makeup chair her whole life and worked with best makeup artists around the world.
She learned so much from it that she wanted to provide quality cosmetics at affordable prices.