Catherine Zeta-Jones is a Welsh actress. Born and raised in Swansea. Zeta-Jones aspired to be an actress from a young age. As a child, she played roles in the West End productions of the musicals Annie and Bugsy Malone. Made her stage breakthrough with a leading role in a 1987 production of 42nd Street. Her screen debut came in the unsuccessful French-Italian film 1001 Nights. She went on to find greater success as a regular in the British television series The Darling Buds of May.