Don’t ever accuse Olivia Wilde of failing to pay respects to her heritage.
The New York-born beauty claims lineage to a multitude of respected Irish writers, a background in which she takes pride with her dual American-Irish citizenship. Born Olivia Jane Cockburn, Wilde (she changed her name in honor of famed Irish playwright/poet Oscar Wilde) shares the analytical nature of her family members. After all, her mother is 60 Minutes producer and journalist Leslie Cockburn, while her father, Andrew, is an esteemed Irish novelist.
However, the 24-year-old is decidedly taking a path all her own.
Wilde took her childhood love of acting overseas to the Gaiety School of Acting. It was in Dublin where she developed the chops that have since carried her to Hollywood stardom and a reputation for being of the business’ most talented young actresses.
Wilde was thrust into the limelight thanks largely in part to her bisexual encounter with Mischa Barton on Fox’s popular drama The O.C. Roles in well-known films such as The Girl Next Door and Alpha Dog have given way to a recurring role as, what else, but a bisexual doctor on House, another Fox hit.
But Wilde’s talents go way beyond the big screen. Her powers of seduction were strong enough to bag 32-year-old Italian filmmaker Tao Ruspoli, with whom she eloped at the age of 18 in 2003. The fiery Wilde, who is often identified by her throaty, call-girlish voice, has even garnered surprising sexual accolades from fellow actresses. In the same interview in which Megan Fox admitted to falling for a Los Angeles stripper, the smoldering brunette designated some of the epicenter of her bisexual tendencies for Wilde.
Fox tells GQ Magazine that “Olivia Wilde is so sexy she makes me want to strangle a mountain ox with my bare hands.”
Not to imply that we here at Citizen Fall are into any weird animalistic rituals or anything, but we’re quite certain we’d go to unspoken lengths to obtain a little one-on-one time with Wilde, married or no married. She’s got that hot-artistic-girl thing going on, and we can only dream that perhaps her bisexual-laden acting roles are, indeed, art imitating life.
And, if the whole threesome thing doesn’t work out, who cares? Wilde’s damn near 100% Irish, which means she’d be down for a cold one 365 days out of the year.