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.
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.
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.
Immortalized in Songs
Katie is of such cultural influence that she has been immortalized in a few different songs. British artist Firexit, punk-rock band Bowling for Soup, and even a small, obscure Japanese band all mention her in their songs.
Firexit went the furthest, with two songs being written about her. Bowling for Soup and the Japanese band both mention her by name. We can only imagine how cool it would be to be referenced in music that will live on well after we are gone.
It’s Just a Phase
We all have experimented while we were younger, even Katie. When she was dating Tom Cruise, she dabbled in Scientology for a bit. The actress was originally raised Catholic but began studying the religion when she and Tom started to date.
The experiment only lasted as long as their marriage, and in 2012, after their divorce, she left the church for good.