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Sweatpants & Pop Culture | 15 Left-Handed Leading Ladies

By Jerusha Gray

August 13th is Left Handers Day. In honor of the ultra-rare female lefties, I compiled a list of 15 Women in Hollywood that you likely didn’t know were left-handed.

  1. Drew Barrymore

Drew

“There’s something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk.”

-Drew Barrymore

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  1. Lisa Kudrow

Lisa

“I’ve learned you can make a mistake and the whole world doesn’t end. I had to learn to allow myself to make a mistake without becoming defensive and unforgiving.” – Lisa Kudrow

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  1. Goldie Hawn

Goldie

“The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are. “ – Goldie Hawn

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  1. Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi

“When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they’ll remember and be kind to someone else. And it’ll become like a wildfire.” –  Whoopi Goldberg

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  1. Mary Stuart Masterson

Mary

“What is more important is finding the soul of the character, and making sure it fits well into this story. And that it be dramatic and interesting and captivating, because these people weren’t entertainers, you know.”  Mary Stuart Masterson

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  1. Demi Moore

Demi

“Some of my lowest points were the most exciting opportunities to push through to be a better person.” – Demi Moore

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7 & 8.   Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

MK&A

“I wear weird things sometimes. I like to drink coffee. Neither of those things have anything to do with who I am.” -Mary-Kate Olsen

“I don’t think of myself as hot or cool or anything, just a dork.” – Ashley Olsen

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  1. Julia Roberts

Julia

“True love doesn’t come to you it has to be inside you.” – Julia Roberts

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  1. Marisa Tomei

Marisa

“I’m not that big a fan of marriage as an institution and I don’t know why women need to have children to be seen as complete human beings.” – Marisa Tomei

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  1. Kim Novak

Kim

“I loved acting, which was never about money, the fame. It was about a search for meaning. It was painful.” –  Kim Novak

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  1. Nicole Kidman

Nicole

“When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.” – Nicole Kidman

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  1. Fran Drescher

Fran

“Once you wake up and smell the coffee, it’s hard to go back to sleep.” – Fran Drescher

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  1. Ellen Barkin

Ellen

“I’m not limited by my gender, and I don’t think anyone else should be either. Because I am the age I am and I sort of rode the crest of the first profound post-suffragette feminists, I wasn’t fighting to burn my bra. Those women fought that fight just seconds before I came into womanhood.” – Ellen Barkin

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And last but not least, the reigning queen of getting people to cry on couches,

  1. Oprah

Oprah

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

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How are you going to celebrate Left-Handers Day?

www.lefthandersday.com has some fantastic ideas. You can find trivia, graphics to share, and products to make life a little easier for the leftie in your life (scissors perhaps?).

Lefties

Lefties, we salute you.

Jerusha Gray

Jerusha Gray is insatiably curious. This curiosity, coupled with a brain that never shuts up, drives her to paint and draw, read prodigiously, make music, write, and sing in grocery stores.

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