At the age of 16, her best friend died in a car crash and Heard, who was raised Catholic, subsequently declared herself an atheist, due to the influence of the works of Ayn Rand and George Orwell.
Has two sisters.
She has Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), English, Irish, German, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry.
In a relationship with Johnny Depp.
Ranked #34 in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".