OSCAR-winning actress CATE BLANCHETT set her sights on a frenetic lifestyle after losing her father at the tender age of ten.

Blanchett's advertising executive dad died of a heart attack in 1979, spurring the movie beauty to live life to the full, knowing it could end at any moment.

THE AVIATOR star explains, "When you admire your parents and you set high goals for yourself and your parent dies young you think there's not a lot of time so let's get on with things."

10/05/2005 09:31