NAME: Margot Robbie
FROM: The Gold Coast, Australia
SIGNATURE STYLE: Distinctive Aussie casual cuteness. Florals and bright yellow suit her bronzed skin and flaxen locks, and a mix of billowy flowing dresses and tight body-cons are often seen on the red carpet. Off duty, she can be seen in boots, jeans, shirts – everything with a beachy vibe.
YOU MIGHT RECOGNISE HER FROM… Neighbours. Yes, like so many other prominent Australian actresses, Robbie found fame in the beloved soap opera that is as iconic down under as it is around the globe. She played Donna Freedman, a young girl who was only meant to be a short lived character, but who ended up becoming a major role for over three years. Her part in Neighbours lead to her being nominated for first a ‘Most Popular New Female Talent’ Logie award, and then ‘Most Popular Actress’. She then went on to play newbie flight attendant Laura Cameron in the short-lived but much loved ABC series Pan-Am, alongside Christina Ricci.
WE LOVE HER BECAUSE… She’s a total innocent. Growing up on the beach and rural Australian farms, she had never been to the USA until she landed the part in Pan-Am. She has stated this gave her a really good affinity with her character, who was also meant to be wide-eyed with wonder at all the big cities. Even so, moving from Melbourne to New York must have been a bit of a shock.
WE CAN’T WAIT FOR… The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese‘s new film, which is set for release this year. In it, Robbie’s role is the wife of main character Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. A drama about a New York stockbroker dealing with corruption, it’s a set full of tension, which is maybe why rumours are rife that Leo and Robbie have started a real-life relationship. It does make sense, continuing his penchant for the twenty-something blonde. She’s also appearing in Richard Curtis’ new comedy, About Time, alongside Rachel McAdams, also to be released in 2013.
INTERESTINGLY, one of the reasons that Robbie was so excited about being a part of the Pan-Am cast was that her favourite decade in the 1960′s. She’s said in a previous interview with MSN that the thrill of rebellion was what drew her to the era. Maybe that’s why she spent her 18th birthday skydiving, and was in the midst of a snowboarding holiday when she found out she’d landed the part in Neighbours. We need to watch out for this lady’s adrenaline addiction.