Real-Life Celebrity Heroes

From David Beckham to Prince Harry, meet 19 stars whose real-life heroics make headlines


The good deed: Carried tycoon Richard Branson's mother out of a fire
The Oscar winner's most noteworthy performance to date may be her heroic deed in August 2011, when she saved the life of the 90-year-old mother of Richard Branson when the British tycoon's $70 million British Virgin Islands home caught fire with 20 people inside. "No I didn't save her life," the modest star claimed. "I carried her down the stairs is the truth of it."