Her first major breakthrough came when she landed the role of Rachel Dawes in the 2005 film “Batman Begins.” She starred alongside Christian Bale, and the movie came out to much fanfare.
Unfortunately, we don’t know why, but she did not reprise her role in the subsequent movie. Did she have some type of fight with Christopher Nolan? Was she unpleased with her character? Whatever the reason was, Maggie Gyllenhaal ended up replacing her.
She Dropped Everything for Her First Leading Role
Katie’s first leading role came in 2002 when she starred as Katie Burke in the 2002 thriller-mystery movie “Abandon.” The film did not receive great reviews and now has a 16% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The project has an excellent, star-studded cast with Katie, Ben Bratt, and Zooey Deschanel. Sadly, though, it goes to show that even the best acting team can’t help a bad script or bad directing.
Beautiful People Party
Sweden was not the only country that found Katie hot — America did, too. In 2003, she was named among the “50 Most Beautiful People” by People magazine and “25 Hottest Stars Under 25” by Teen People.
Her looks caught the attention of a lot of people, and they couldn’t get enough of her at her peak. But again, she has always been about more than just her looks. She's also known as a great actress and a kind person.
Rachel Dawes Was Created for Kaite
Some people might not know, but Rachel Dawes was created specifically for Katie Holmes. The character doesn’t exist in any of the DC Comics, but Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer created the role and thought Katie would be the perfect actress to bring Rachel to life.
It turned out great, and she was perfect as Bruce’s childhood sweetheart in “Batman Begins.” Of course, the fact the role was created for her makes us wonder what happened that made her leave the role behind.
Katie started dating Tom Cruise in the spring of 2005 and quickly fell in love. They got married in 2006, but the love didn’t last forever; it barely lasted at all. They only managed to stay married for 6 years before the couple divorced in 2012.
Some outlets say Scientology played the biggest role in the pair’s split, but both parties publicly deny it did. Whatever the reason, we hope they are friendly now, even if at least in front of their child, Suri.