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Sex and the City: 21 Facts for Fans

To celebrate the last hurrah of New York's most glamorous foursome and their erstwhile paramours, here are 21 snippets of information that only truly addicted fans of the TV series are privy to:

1. Carrie met Mr Big in the first ever episode of Sex and the City. They collided in the street, and he helped Carrie pick up the spilled contents of her purse, including a packet of condoms.

2. Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie) is a woman of many talents. She studied ballet with the Cincinnati Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, and singing with the Metropolitan Opera.

3. Kim Cattrall (Samantha) is British. She was born in Liverpool and moved to Canada at the age of three months. At the age of eleven, Kim returned to Britain and studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

4. Sarah Jessica was once cast in a New York production of "The Sound of Music" along with four of her siblings.

5. She (Jessica) hosted The 2000 MTV Movie Awards, and changed into 15 different outfits throughout the show.

6. Chris Noth (Mr Big) spent two years as an undergraduate at Marlboro College, in Vermont, USA, during which time he lived in the woods in a cabin that he'd constructed himself.

7. Kim used to date former Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau.

8. Kristin Davis's grandma has never seen Sex and the City and doesn't even know the title of the show. Kristin says she wouldn't be able to handle it.

9. John Corbett (Aidan Shaw) worked in a steel factory for six years, until an accident forced him to give it up. He subsequently attended the local city college, where he decided one day to sit in on a friend's drama class. While watching, he was invited on stage for an exercise and became instantly captivated by the craft. He's never looked back.

10. Kim moved to New York City by herself, at the age of 16, to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

11. Episode titles include Bay of Married Pigs, Four Women and a Funeral, Politically Erect, Are We Sluts?, and Cock a Doodle Do!

12. Sarah Jessica met husband, Matthew Broderick, in 1997, while he was directing her brother, Timothy, in a play.

13. Sarah Jessica worries about not being a good enough wife to Broderick. "I know that he doesn't have his laundry done, and that he hasn't had a hot meal in days. That stuff weighs on my mind."

14. Cynthia Nixon met her life partner, Daniel Mozes, in junior high school - ahhhhhh!

15. Sarah Jessica is one of the world's biggest Yankees fans, attending as many games as possible. She can name the starting line-up for the last decade.

16. Kim Cattrall made her Broadway debut opposite our very own Sir Ian McKellan, in Anton Chekhov's "Wild Honey", for the National Theatre Company.

17. Sarah Jessica previously dated actor, Robert Downey, Jr. and the late John F. Kennedy, Jr.

18. Apart from acting, Sarah Jessica is building on her political repertoire as a member of the Hollywood Women's Political Committee and as the National Ambassador for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

19. Before her arrival on the hit US Dynasty-style saga "Melrose Place", Kristin and a friend opened a yoga studio.

20. Kristin was written out of US hit drama series "Melrose Place" in 1996 after only a year, reportedly because the viewers hated her character, the scheming Brooke, so much, they were switching off in droves.

21. Kim Cattrall and her ex-husband published a book entitled, "Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm", inspired by their own excitement between the sheets (pre break-up).

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