By Lanford Beard
December 09, 2011 at 11:45 PM EST

PopWatchers, we know you don’t need to know that Katherine Heigl has a horse named Jean Harlow (and another named Ronnie!)? But like us, you want to

Here are a few more things we learned about Heigl from her cover story in January’s ELLE:

  • Heigl is old-fashioned (“she demanded to know [husband Josh Kelley’s] intentions” when they started dating), but she also picked out her own engagement ring (not all bling is created equal, ladies)
  • She was briefly raised Mormon but is now lapsed
  • Since kicking the cigs, she is emphatic about her electronic cigarette
  • When she was a child, her mother threatened to send her to a convent in the Swiss Alps if she misbehaved
  • She nearly quit acting after she lost a part on Alias to Melissa George
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