Johnny Depp-Who Knew?! (Find Out Whose Name He Had Tattooed on Him and More!)
Johnny Depp is back on the market since breaking up with longtime love Vanessa Paradis after 14 years and two children. Who will he hook up with next? Rumor has it that the 49-year-old Depp has a very close relationship with his publicist Robin Baum, but there have been quite a few ladies in his life over his long career. Here are some interesting facts about his fascinating life.
Depp’s screen debut was in the 1987 horror flick “Nightmare on Elm Street,” in which he played one of the teens who met a gory demise at the hands of the evil Freddy Krueger.
Landing the lead in the Fox series “21 Jump Street” vaulted Depp to stardom and major teen idol status.
Although Depp dropped out of high school to become a rock musician and played in several bands, he didn’t do his own singing in the 1990 film, John Waters. The voice behind those cool rockabilly vocals belonged to singer/actor James Intveld.
In 1982, the 20-year-old Depp married makeup artist Lori Anne Allison, but the pair split after two years.
During his 1990 engagement to actress Winona Ryder, Depp had “Winona Forever” tattooed on his arm. After they broke up, he had the tat edited to say “Wino Forever.” Depp also had brief engagements to “Dirty Dancing” star Jennifer Grey and “Twin Peaks” actress Sherilyn Fenn.
In the early 90s, Depp was part owner of the Viper Room nightclub on the Sunset Strip, where River Phoenix died on the sidewalk from a drug overdose on Halloween morning, 1993.
In 1995, Depp bought a fairy-tale castle just above the Sunset Strip from famed divorce attorney Marvin Mitchelson, who was forced to sell by bankruptcy. The mansion was finished in 1933 and sits just 90 feet above Sunset Blvd., but can’t be seen from the street because it’s tucked into a grove of trees.
He owns a $2 million penthouse in the turquoise Art Deco Eastern Columbia building in downtown L.A.
Depp was once chosen as the most stylish man in the world by GQ magazine.