25 Most Beautiful People WHO Magazine (AUS) May 19, 2002
All lanky limbs at 1.8m, with chocolate eyes and dark-brown
mohawk-- "a fin effect" he calls
it-- Orlando Bloom was hardly
platinum-locked elf warrior Legolas in
Lord of the Rings.
Three grueling months of battle
training was no sweat for the surfer, snowboarder and skydiver, who says he has
a passion for "things that give me an adrenaline kick." The one hitch?
rather accident prone," says Bloom, who broke a rib during filming adding it to
the broken back, nose, both legs, arm, wrist, finger, toe and thrice-cracked skull
he's endured in his 25 years.
Born and raised in Canterbury, England, the
Levi's-loving, twice tattooed Black Hawk Down star is single and, better yet, in Australia,
filming Ned Kelly (in Victoria) with Heath Ledger. Though he plans to see the sights when
not on-set, female fans shouldn't get their hopes up. "Now my only
relationship is with my work," he said in
February. Such is life.