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Actress Liv Tyler's career began with fashion modeling and press curiosity over the fact that she was the daughter of legendary rock band Aerosmith's front man Steven Tyler.

Hollywood was at somewhat of a loss over Tyler's unusual onscreen presence, which was too mature and ethereal for standard teen films. She was underused in blockbusters like "Armageddon" (1998) but steadily created empathetic and introspective characters for independent directors like Robert Altman and James Mangold.

Her's otherworldly serenity with a hugely popular fantasy franchise. After she hit the age of 30, the actress yearned to stretch her range and reached larger audiences with the thriller.Her mother, Bebe Buell, had been a Playboy Playmate only three years prior, and was known on the New York scene for dating rock stars including Rod Stewart.

She spent her early years in Portland, ME, where she shuttled between her mother's crazy household full of artists and musicians and the homes of her grandparents and aunt. Tyler discovered that Rundgren was not biologically her father when she was 11 years old, and when her mom moved her to New York City at the age of 12, the girl - who had already been through a whirlwind - longed for a normal, stable family life.