Everything You Never Knew About ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Star Ashley Benson

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Everything You Never Knew About ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Star Ashley Benson

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Everything You Never Knew About ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Star Ashley Benson

Much to our dismay, Pretty Little Liars is coming to an end in a few short months. We’ve spent 7 years with the ladies of Rosewood, and there’s still so much we don’t know about them.

Ashley Benson has portrayed Hanna Marin flawlessly for seven seasons, but there are still many things we don’t know about the actress herself. To get to know her a little better, click through the gallery above.

Pretty Little Liars premieres Tuesday, April 18 at 8 p.m. ET on Freeform.

Everything You Never Knew About ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Star Ashley Benson
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She had a three-year contract with 'Days of Our Lives'

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She had a three-year contract with 'Days of Our Lives'

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Ashley was on the show from 2004–2007 and played Abby Deveraux.

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Her first movie was a big hit

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Her first movie was a big hit

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Although it wasn’t a major part, Ashley play a small role as a Six Chick in 13 Going on 30

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She was a Marvel inspiration

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She was a Marvel inspiration

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Ashley was the physical inspiration for Jean Grey (Phoenix) in the comic book X-Men Origins in 2008. Her PLL costar Sasha Pieterse was the inspiration for the adolescent version of Jean.

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She was a preemie

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She was a preemie

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The actress was born 2 months early, weighing only 2 pounds, 8 oz. She had to stay in ICU for a month and was scheduled for heart surgery, which doctors later canceled when her heart closed up on its own. She’s been completely healthy since.

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She made an appearance on The O.C. with another 'PLL' castmate

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She made an appearance on The O.C. with another 'PLL' castmate

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She and Janel Parrish (Mona) made appearances on the fourth season on The O.C.

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She’s a complete Potterhead

She’s a complete Potterhead

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She went to the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 dressed up in a cape and glasses.

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She collects records

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She collects records

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She has thousands of records in her personal library, with Frank Sinatra being one of her favorites.

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Her biggest fear is totally normal

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Her biggest fear is totally normal

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Spiders. Benzo does not mess with even the tiniest of spiders.

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She took acting classes with someone super-famous

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She took acting classes with someone super-famous

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When she was 14, she took acting classes with Vanessa Hudgens, whom she costarred with in Spring Breakers.

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Many other 'PLL' ladies auditioned for her part

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Many other 'PLL' ladies auditioned for her part

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Bianca Lawson (Maya), Lucy Hale (Aria), and Janel Parrish (Mona) all auditioned for Hanna, but no one fit the bill quite like Ashley.

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She’s obsessed with a 7-Eleven treat

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She’s obsessed with a 7-Eleven treat

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Slurpees, of course!

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She has a lot of big name buddies

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She has a lot of big name buddies

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We all know about #ButtahBenzo, but she’s also really close with Emma Roberts, Joe Jonas, and Christina Milian.

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She’s responsible for the PLL theme song

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She’s responsible for the PLL theme song

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She heard the song “Secret” by The Pierces while they were filming the pilot and brought it to the producers' attention, insisting it had to be the theme.

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She was the biggest prankster on set

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She was the biggest prankster on set

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She was known for sticking clothespins on her costars, among many other silly pranks.

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She’s always wanted one of the liars to be “A”

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She’s always wanted one of the liars to be “A”

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In the early filming days, she said it would be amazing if one of the leading ladies was “A.” 

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Much to our dismay, Pretty Little Liars is coming to an end in a few short months. We’ve spent 7 years with the ladies of Rosewood, and there’s still so much we don’t know about them.

Ashley Benson has portrayed Hanna Marin flawlessly for seven seasons, but there are still many things we don’t know about the actress herself. To get to know her a little better, click through the gallery above.

Pretty Little Liars premieres Tuesday, April 18 at 8 p.m. ET on Freeform.