Actresses on the rise: Alicia Vikander, Nathalie Emmanuel, Dascha Polanco and Claudia Kim, Getty Images.
10 NEW ACTRESSES TO KNOW NOW
Stylish, talented and soon-to-be huge stars – these ladies are the names to watch out for in film and television. Read on for our round-up for the ten best new actresses around.
10. NATHALIE EMMANUEL
English actress Nathalie recently ticked off two major boxes in her burgeoning career: a role as Missandei in Game of Thrones as well as a turn in Furious 7, 2015’s instalment inThe Fast and the Furious franchise.
9. ALICIA VIKANDER
Already a star in her Swedish homeland, 2015 is a big year for Alicia’s international career. Starring roles in Guy Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and opposite Christoph Waltz inTulip Fever could make this her breakthrough year. Plus, she’s just become the new face of Louis Vuitton.
8. DAISY RIDLEY
Londoner Daisy was picked from relative obscurity by JJ Abrams for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which comes out this winter. This chic brunette will no doubt be a familiar face with devoted fans from all around the universe, with her character Rey already creating a lot of internet buzz.
7. STACY MARTIN
After her turn in Lars Von Trier’s controversial Nymphomaniac, Stacy was embraced by the fashion world, landing countless magazine covers and ad campaigns for Miu Miu and Rag & Bone thanks to her Anglo-French charm and natural style.
6. ÀSTRID BERGÈS-FRISBEY
French-Spanish actress Àstrid is one of cinema’s rising stars in both Europe and the US. Personally selected by Jerry Bruckheimer for her turn in the Pirates of the Caribbeansequel, it’ll be her role as young queen Guinevere in the upcoming Knights of the Round Table film that should see that star climb even further.
5. CLAUDIA KIM
South Korean actress Claudia Kim made a name for herself in the action-packed television series Marco Polo before a vital blockbuster role in this year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, as Dr Helen Cho, brought her to an even wider audience – and Hollywood casting agents.
4. DASCHA POLANCO
Maybe you caught her as the spirited Daya in Orange is the New Black, where Dascha’s performance helped her go from background extra to star of the screen. Even though this was only her first full-time acting gig, Dascha’s already been heralded as one to watch.
3. LILY JAMES
Her time in Downton Abbey as Lady Rose MacClare introduced Lily to a legion of television viewers, and landing the title role in this year’s Cinderella helped cement her star status. Expect to see even more of this English rose in the future, including a War and Peace TV remake.
2. GUGU MBATHA-RAW
British actress Gugu came to our attention thanks to her leading role in period drama Belle, and next, the stunning starlet will appear opposite Keanu Reeves in the thriller The Whole Truth, followed up by power roles opposite Will Smith and Matthew McConaughey.
1. GAL GADOT
A former Miss Israel, Gal Gadot turned heads as Gisele in The Fast and The Furious films. Next up, she has been cast as Wonder Woman in 2016’s Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, as well as a future solo WW film. All eyes will be on Gal no doubt – and how the iconic Wonder Woman outfit will evolve.