Swank’s father was a National Guard Master Sergeant so it’s no surprise that she has a lot of discipline. She came from a blue-collar background and this left a massive imprint on her. It didn’t matter that she earned tens of millions of dollars from her acting career. Swank refused to allow her fortune to change her habits.
She continues to cut coupons and tries to save costs when possible. Arguably, she was one of the hungriest actresses in Hollywood because her parents gave her a strong work ethic. She also knows that money dries up very quickly and that living simple lives makes it last longer (via Men’s Health).