Actress Sues IMDb for Revealing Her Actual Age

'Jane Doe' wants $1M

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 18, 2011 9:19 AM CDT | Updated Oct 22, 2011 12:16 PM CDT

(Newser) – Here’s another entry on the list of bizarre celebrity lawsuits: An actress is suing Amazon.com for $1 million because the Internet Movie Database, which Amazon owns, revealed her age. The actress—sadly, we can’t tell you who she is, because she filed as “Jane Doe”—claims IMDb got her age via her credit card information when she subscribed to IMDbPro in 2008, the New York Post reports.

In Hollywood, “if one is perceived to be ‘over-the-hill,’ ie, approaching 40, it is nearly impossible for an up-and-coming actress, such as the plaintiff, to get work,” the suit reads. Jane Doe says she kept her age a secret for precisely that reason. Now, the suit explains, the public knows that “the plaintiff is many years older than she looks.” Needless to say, the lawsuit does not reveal Jane Doe’s age, but notes that she lives in Texas.

Hollywood tends to frown on actresses of a certain age.
Hollywood tends to frown on actresses of a certain age.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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