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All you ever wanted to know about . . . Emma Stone

1 Gorgeous Emma Stone (22) is Hollywood's newest leading lady and takes the main role in the eagerly awaited movie The Help, the adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling novel about African-American maids working in white households.

Opening here next week, Stone plays Skeeter Phelan, a journalist living in Mississippi in the 1960s.

2 Emma's full name is Emily Jean Stone. But there was already an Emily Stone registered at the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG).

3 Emma confessed to People that when she has down time, she prefers to do nothing: "I'm lazy beyond belief -- my favourite thing to do when I'm not working is sit around."

4 She convinced her parents to let her move to Hollywood and pursue acting by making a PowerPoint presentation with Madonna's song Hollywood as the soundtrack.

5 Emma has gushed about her favourite guilty treat being the meatball and mozzarella-flavoured microwave turnovers, Hot Pockets.

6 The Help is Emma's first movie adapted from a book. Her film Easy A has a similar theme to the Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 romantic novel The Scarlett Letter, but is not a true adaptation.

7 Emma dropped out of high school at 15 to pursue acting full-time. She eventually finished her studies via home schooling.

8 Stone shies away from social networking. She deleted her Facebook account "I got addicted to FarmVille, so had to get off," Emma has said. Looking for Emma Stone's Twitter? She doesn't have one of those either.

9 Emma and her mum wanted to get matching tattoos based on her mum's favourite song Blackbird. Emma wrote a letter to Paul McCartney telling of her mother surviving breast cancer, and he sketched a bird feet design and sent it back to them.

10 "My hair grows out of my head blonde, but I usually dye it red," Emma has said. After Judd Apatow suggested she go red for his movie Superbad, she liked it so much she stuck with it. Yet you can see her blonde locks when she plays Gwen in the new Spiderman blockbuster. >suzy belton