It’s no secret that “The Bells” are the queens of Christmas. Between them, they have sold more than 150 million records, and their Christmas albums have gone gold in 11 years and platinum in 6.
They had their first Top 40 hit in 1994 with “Someday at Christmas,” and followed it up with 14 more Billboard Top 40 hits. This year will mark their 25th anniversary together, and they continue to have major pop culture influence and are consistently one of the most popular celebrity duos of all time.
On the other hand, the “Vixens” are the queen of romance. With 16.7 million records sold and her teaming up with DJ Jazzy Jeff, 17-year-old Victoria has achieved commercial and critical success well beyond her years.
The youngest singer/songwriter to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100, Victoria has built a following thanks to her big heart, charm, and timeless songs influenced by pop, R&B, and pop/rock music. She has written songs for Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, and Fifth Harmony, and currently splits her time between writing songs and auditioning for commercials.
The two singalese divas have much in common, but also have some differences. Here, we’ll explore the differences between Kristen Bell and Victoria Justice so you can better understand the unique personalities and talents of these talented women.
Early Life And Family
The eldest of five children, Kristen grew up in a middle-class household in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. One of her earliest musical memories is singing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” with her siblings and their mother, who was also their music teacher. For fun, they’d practice songs by the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and Simon & Garfunkel.
As a child, she dreamed of being a supermodel and having her picture taken with famous men. At age 7, she got her first taste of stardom when her mother signed her up for an acting class, where she met and befriended many other young stars. Aged 11, she had a role in a television movie, and would later go on to appear in commercials and teen dramas before taking her place alongside her sister Chloé in movies like “Robots Invade Earth” and “A Cinderella Story.”
In 1991, she attended the Professional Children’s School in New York City as a member of the graduating class of 1995. She then went on to study acting at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts. While at NYU, she met her husband, Jeff, and the two were married in May 2000 at the Little White Wedding Chapel in New Jersey.
Career And Influences
After graduating from NYU, Bell joined the famed improvisational comedy group, The Second City, where she honed her craft and began establishing herself as an actress to watch out for. She soon after appeared off-Broadway in “The Vagina Monologues,” and in the Broadway production of “Private School,” for which she won a Theater World Award. She continued in theatre throughout the early 2000s, and in 2007, she made her Los Angeles film debut in “House Party 3D,” which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. For her performance, she received a Best Actress nomination at the 2008 Independent Spirit Awards. She became a household name in 2009 with the film adaptation of “Heroes,” for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe. In 2010, she starred in the romantic comedy “No Pressure,” and in 2011, she appeared in “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”
Over the years, Bell has amassed a large and loyal fan base, and in 2016 she was honored with her own fansite, kristenbell.com. She has frequently been cited by other celebrities and publications as having one of the most interesting careers of this generation. In 2019, she began dating the musician Shawn Mendes, and that same year she was a guest on his chat show, “The Shawn Mendes Concert.”
While Kristen has always been interested in acting, singing was always her true love. From an early age, she would frequently sing with her siblings at the dinner table, and later went on to establish herself as one of the most exciting up-and-coming female singers of all time. After moving to Los Angeles, she attended auditions and began appearing in commercials and films. In 1991, she made her Broadway debut in the musical “Beauty And The Beast,” for which she received a 2001 Drama Desk Award nomination. She later played Eliza Doolittle in the 2003 Broadway revival of “My Fair Lady,” and in 2008 she returned to Broadway in the musical “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” for which she received a 2009 Tony Award nomination.
Victoria’s musical influences range from Adele to Taylor Swift to Beyoncé. She grew up listening to Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, and was even named after Taylor Swift’s song “The One” when she was born. She has stated that she wants to follow in the footsteps of her role models and be the best actress she can be. Like many other young singers, she is also inspired by pop culture and is heavily influenced by current trends. In an interview with Billboard, she said, “I love the pop culture references in my songs – from Adele’s ‘Hello’ to Ariana Grande’s ‘Breathable Air’ or Cardi B’s ‘Be Careful’, I incorporate a lot of what I’m feeling into my songs.”
In 2019, she released her first EP, “Dance or Laugh,” featuring the singles “Breathable Air” and “Laughing Matters.” Both of these songs were featured on the Netflix series “Tiger King,” and the EP was inspired by the popular television show. The same year, she also collaborated with Halsey on “Bad Idea,” a song that addresses bullying and was accompanied by an anti-bullying PSA. In 2020, she’ll star in the lead role of Aurora in the musical “Forever Nikki” at the Hollywood Bowl. In 2021, she will join the roster of Disney stars who will be appearing in the upcoming film “The Widowmaker,” and later that year she will release her debut studio album.
Jeffrey and Victoria’s parents are both deceased, and their late father, Alan, was a well-known composer who wrote the music for the films “The Twilight Saga” and “Sister Act.”
What’s the difference between a vampire and a zombie? For one, vampires are typically associated with European folklore and mythology, while zombies are more closely aligned with the African-American culture of the 20th century. More significantly, vampires usually drink the blood of their victims, while zombies eat the flesh of the dead.
Another significant difference is that vampires usually have superhuman strength, while zombies are usually depicted as being very weak.
Despite these stark distinctions, both vampires and zombies represent a threat to society and the individual, and are usually portrayed as being very villainous.
Kristen Bell and Victoria Justice are both multi-hyphenates who have successfully balanced their personal and professional lives. The two became famous as a singing and acting duo in the 2000s and have continued to appear in films and shows together ever since. They continue to promote each other’s films and music, and have even collaborated on a song for an upcoming Disney movie.
Despite their professional partnership, the two are known to have very different personalities. While they may share an on-screen chemistry that is as warm and natural as their singing voice, off-screen they are known to be very private individuals who prefer to keep their professional and personal lives separate. In an interview with Billboard, Victoria said, “We have such an amazing connection on screen, but off camera, it’s as different as day and night. We’re definitely more different than similar, which I think is a beautiful thing.”
In 2019, Victoria was candid about her life and times in a frank, yet detailed interview with Entertainment Tonight. She discussed how she balances her education, social life, and career, revealing that she has attended three separate high schools because she felt more comfortable there. She also discussed the differences between her and her sister, who is four years her junior. “I have a lot more interests,” she said. “For example, I love horses. I’ve always loved horses my whole life. I think they’re the most beautiful creatures ever. If I had my way, I would definitely be a horse trainer when I grow up.”