Does this tween actress look familiar? That's because her older sister is Dakota Fanning. Elle Fanning followed in Dakota's footsteps, and at the age of twelve, she's already starred in over 20 movies and television shows--including Sofia Coppola's latest film Somewhere. Ah, to have a Sofia Coppola film under one's belt before hitting 13--if only we could all be so lucky.
Joel and Ethan Coen picked Hailee Steinfeld to play Mattie Ross in True Grit out of 14,000 other young actresses. She was thirteen, and it was her first acting gig. Now, Steinfeld is nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars and continually brings it on the red carpet. From Prada at the SAGs to Prabul Gurung at the Globes, the fourteen-year-old with the long, lustrous locks has demonstrated how an up-and-comer should dress--Taylor Momsen, please take notice.
No, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen do not have a long-lost triplet. This is their younger sister, Elizabeth, who just turned 22. Elizabeth made a few appearances in the twins' videos when they were younger, but, for the most part, she stayed out of the limelight. At the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, however, she was the talk of the town. The NYU student had two films premiere at the festival, and she showed that she has a fashion sense completely different from that of her elfin sisters.
It feels like this chick is oozing cool rocker chick vibes through your computer screen, right? Meet Zo Kravitz, daughter of rocker Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet. Zo is the face of Vera Wang's Princess fragrance and currently stars in ads for Alexander Wang. In addition to modeling, Kravitz also acts (she's in the upcoming film X-Men: First Class) and fronts the band Elevator Fight. We mentioned she was really cool, right?
Lily Collins is an actress, model and writer who hails from both England and Los Angeles--that's what happens when your father is Phil Collins of Genesis, we suppose. In 2007, she was chosen by Chanel to wear one of their gowns at the elite Bal des Dbutantes in Paris, so you know this girl is serious about fashion. Lily's most notable role was playing Sandra Bullock's character's daughter in The Blind Side.
Don't let the edgy black pixie cut fool you--it's just for her highly-coveted role in the American remake of the Swedish film The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Take away the eyebrow ring and add in some long, reddish-brown hair, and you probably recognize Rooney Mara as Erica, the girl who famously dumps Mark Zuckerberg in the opening scene of The Social Network.
Since Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato, um, aren't working out so well, Disney has set its sights on a new generation. Leading the pack is Bella Thorne, a spunky 13-year-old who stars on a show called Shake It Up!. Thorne plays a teenager with a unique sense of style who charms her way onto a 21st century version of American Bandstand with her best friend Rocky. After Miley and Demi, we can only wonder what the morality clause in Thorne's contract is like.
Lucy Hale has been acting for most of her life, but she's best known for her current role as Aria on the cult favorite show Pretty Little Liars. Aria is known for her eccentric fashion sense (remember the one-feather-earring incident?), but Lucy usually gets it right on the red carpet.
Sixteen-year-old Irish actress Saoirse Ronan (prounounced Seer-shuh) first gained fame in the U.S. for her performance as Briony in Atonement, which earned her both Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. Ronan now lives in New York City and has four movies coming out in 2011. She's also rumored to be a part of Peter Jackson's long-awaited The Hobbit. Get ready to be seeing Saoirse very often on the red carpet in the future.
Mia Wasikowska often disappears into her characters, which is why you may not recognize her as the actress who played Alice in Tim Burton's adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, or Joni in The Kids Are All Right. The 21-year-old was one of the first ingnues to debut an edgy crop hairstyle last year, and many others soon copied Wasikowska's trendsetting cut. This year, she'll take on the titlular role in the latest film adaptation of Charlotte Bront's Jane Eyre.