Kim's Trudeau Connection
Cattrall dated former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau after meeting him at the premiere of her 1980 film "Tribute". News program "60 Minutes" mistakenly identified a photo of Cattrall – who was pictured with Trudeau - as Justin Trudeau's mother.
Canadian By Way Of England
Born in Liverpool, England, Cattrall moved to the community of Little River outside of Vancouver when she was three-months-old. She holds dual citizenship for the UK and Canada.
She Almost Wasn't Samantha Jones
Best-identified with her "Sex And The City" character Samantha Jones, Cattrall didn't immediately accept the role. She turned down the role three times before finally accepting the part. She was concerned if she could convincingly play a "40-something" woman who was still viewed as a sex symbol. She was nominated for five Emmy Awards and four Golden Globes for Best Supporting Actress for her work as Samantha. She won the Golden Globe in 2003.
"Sex And The City" Ruined Her Dating Life
Playing Samantha Jones ruined her dating life. Cattrall admitted that people assumed she was sex expert like her "Sex And The City" character, adding that it took her a long time to be comfortable with her own sexuality.
Leonard Nimoy Was Not Impressed
Cattrall had a secret photoshoot on the bridge of the Enterprise after appearing as Lt. Valeris in "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country". The only problem? She wore nothing but her Vulcan ears. When co-star Leonard Nimoy found out about the photoshoot, he had the film destroyed.
Working With Otto Preminger
After graduating from the American Academy Of Dramatic Arts in New York City, she signed a five-year film deal with legendary director Otto Preminger ("Anatomy Of A Murder"). She only filmed one movie with him: 1975's "Rosebud".
An Honourary Fellow
In 2010, Cattrall was named an Honourary fellow of Liverpool John Moores University for her contribution to the dramatic arts.
She's Fluent In German
Cattrall became fluent in German after marrying her third husband, Mark Levinson, living with him in Germany at one point during their six-year relationship. She co-authored a book with Levison called "Satisfaction: The Art Of The Female Orgasm". The marriage ended in 2004 after he reportedly became "obsessed with the physical side of their relationship."
Kim Dodges Tragedy
The actress revealed she cheated death in 1988. Cattrall had a ticket on the ill-fated Pan Am Flight 103 which was hit by a terrorist bomb over Lockerbie, Scotland. She missed the flight after running a last-minute errand to pick up a teapot from Harrod's as a Christmas gift for her mother.
Cattrall gets Animated
Cattrall has twice lent her voice to an animated character on "The Simpsons". She played Chloe Talbot, Marge's high school friend and former sweetheart of Barney Gumble. Now a TV news reporter, Chloe serves as an inspiration to Lisa as the two cover the live eruption of a volcano. She also voiced an unnamed fourth Simpsons child in a dream sequence in the episode "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"