Recognized for her stunning looks, down-to-earth charm, and award-winning talent, actress Blake Lively is the golden girl of Hollywood. The Gossip Girlâs enthusiasm for baking and fashion has captured the interest of fans worldwide, making her a cultural icon, but her ability to transform within her roles from a bright-eyed All-American girl to a lost, confused soul has earned her a prominent spot on the A-List. In 2011, Blake made Time magazineâs 100 Most Influential People in the World list. New to the limelight when she accepted the part of Bridget in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Blake Lively is now an international sensation, mostly due to her portrayal as Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl. Her young life has been covered in great depths by the media, including her notable romances and surprise marriage to Green Lantern co-star Ryan Reynolds in September 2012. Find out more in this short book!