Popularity is a quite difficult thing that constantly requires new and new faces even if the old ones are still afloat. Ask any celebrity what it is to compete with young actors and each of them will tell you that this is a hellish work that doesn’t allow them to relax for a second. The Hollywood industry is in a permanent search for new faces that come to the first echelon from everywhere – from series, from a TV show or just from the street, bypassing all other steps in spite of all the canons. Such a process doesn’t stop for a minute, leaving behind some actors and translating others into the category of eternal stars. To date, a lot of such celebrities have showed themselves in top-notch films. But they have much more ahead. And we will speak about them in our rating of the rising stars of Hollywood that are not 30 years old yet.
Top young actresses under 30
1. Margot Robbie
Having started her professional career on Australian television, Margot Robbie moved to America a few years later and starred in “The Wolf of Wall Street” of Martin Scorsese. This role made people pay attention to this one of the most gorgeous young blonde actresses, but her fame went up after she got the main role in the movie “The Legend of Tarzan” and Harley Quinn in the comic blockbuster “Squad of Suicides”. The first of these films barely paid off last year, but the second one became a blockbuster, largely thanks to Harley of Robbie. Last year, the actress could be seen in the film «I, Tonya» and “Goodbye Christopher Robin”. In 2018, we will see Margot in a historical drama “Mary Queen of Scots” with Robbie in the role of the British Queen Elizabeth I and so far an unknown number of blockbusters continuing the story of Harley Quinn.
2. Daisy Ridley
A native of London, Daisy Ridley just made her debut in a feature-length movie two years ago and immediately after that, she appeared in the main premiere of the year. Not everyone liked her character Rey from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, but no one criticized the Englishwoman for the way she played the new central character of Star Wars. Let’s see if Ridley can stay on the Olympus when the age of Rey comes to an end. Last year, we could see Ridley not only in the new series of “Star Wars”, but also in “Murder on the Orient Express”, and “Ophelia”. In 2019, we will see the fantastic thriller “Chaos Walking”, based on the popular series.
3. Dakota Johnson
When you have a dad who is Nash Bridges, it’s weird not to film in the movies. Dakota is a daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, and a granddaughter of Tippi Hedren. So, she continues the acting dynasty. Her acting debut took place in 1999, in the film of her stepfather (who is also a famous actor) “Crazy in Alabama”, where her mother played the main role. Then there was a break that lasted 10 years. The girl graduated from school and went for the filmmaking industry. Small roles in the “Social Network”, “Beastly”, “Need for Speed” and here is the jackpot – the role of Anastasia Steele in the movie “50 Shades of Grey” for which several dozen actresses from Emilia Clarke to Alicia Vikander were considered. But Johnson won. Thus, she became one of the hottest young actresses of our time.
4. Jennifer Lawrence
She is the most favorite and one of the most magnificent young blonde actresses under 30 in Hollywood. The other girls on our list can hardly compete with the Oscar owner, whose name has long been the key to box office success and audience adoration. She succeeds in everything – in the role of fatal beauties, housewives, and role models for teenagers, advertising campaigns of fashion houses, affairs and breakups with colleagues. We can only admire the career of Lawrence. No one can say something bad about her.
5. Sasha Lane
Sasha Lane was born in Texas, but her family origins are from all over the world – from Europe to New Zealand. Therefore, it is not easy to determine her race from the photos. In 2016, she made her debut in the road drama of British director Andrea Arnold “American Honey”. It was awarded a jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Critics especially marked the talent of Lane and predicted a glorious future for her. After a series of works in art-house films, Sasha is now preparing to debut in the “big Hollywood”. She was taken for one of the main roles in the new version of “Hellboy”, which is now being prepared by Briton Neal Marshall.
6. Ana de Armas
The next girl is one of the most magnificent young Latina actresses. She was born and raised in Cuba. There she received a professional education. When Ana became interested in Spanish directors, she moved overseas and started working in Spain – mostly in films, but also in television series. In 2015, de Armas debuted in Hollywood in the horror thriller of Eli Rota “Knock Knock”. Then she played in the thriller “The Daughter of God”, the film “Hands of stone”, the criminal comedy “War Dogs” and the criminal action movie “Overdrive”. De Armas reached a new career level when she starred in a key role in the fantastic blockbuster “Blade Runner 2049”. Let’s see where this film will lead her. Now the actress is preparing for the premiere of the criminal drama “Three Seconds”.
7. Zoe Kravitz
Zoe is one of the most famous young African-American actresses. The girl is a daughter of famous parents. However, unfortunately, her parents divorced long ago. Since 2005, Zoe has a “new” father – Jason Momoa. It’s hard to stay away from show business with such a family. So, Zoe started acting a decade ago. The last few years have become most successful: the actress played in “X-Men. First Class”, she has one of the main roles in the film “Divergent”, and yet she was the wife of Undying Joe in the latest “Mad Max”.
8. Shailene Woodley
Her career began with TV – she starred in the famous series as a 15-year-old girl who discovers she is pregnant. For this role, she was nominated for the Teen Choice Awards 5 times but never won it. The debut on the big screen was the drama “Descendants” of Alexander Payne. It was nominated for “Golden Globe”, but here Shailene lost as well. Another failure of Shailene was that all of her scenes from the sequel to the “New Spider-Man” were cut. But then she was lucky – she got an invitation to the main role in “Divergent”. And these franchise films still popular all around the world. She is one of the most gorgeous young brunette actresses. In parallel, she played in the film adaptation of John Green’s novel “The Fault in Our Stars” about a girl who has cancer. Also, we can see Shailene in “Snowden” with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the main roles.
9. Naomi Scott
British by father and Ugandan Indian by mother, Naomi Scott was born and raised in London, in a pastoral family. From childhood, Naomi sang in a church choir and participated in musical productions. She professionally recorded several singles, but became famous in Britain thanks to the English Disney sits “Life Bites” that came out in the late 2000s. In 2011, she won a big role in the fantastic series “Terra Nova”, but this show lasted only a year. Switching to the movies, Scott played a small role in the “Martian” and won a major role in the film “Power Rangers” in 2017. Like “Terra Nova”, this film didn’t become a hit, but Scott’s career didn’t suffer from this. Recently, the actress won the role of Princess Jasmine in the upcoming Disney adaptation of Aladdin.
10. Florence Pugh
The next girl is also among hot young actresses. Florence Pugh is the native of Oxford. She spent part of her childhood in Spain but mostly grew up in England. In 2014, she debuted in the teenage British drama “The Falling”, and in 2016, attracted the attention of critics, starring in “Lady Macbeth” – an English film adaptation of Nikolai Leskov “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District”. This role has brought her several awards in the category of “breakthrough of the year”. The last role was in international thriller “The Commuter”. Now she is working on the tragicomedy about women’s professional wrestling “Fighting My Family” and a historical film “Outlaw King” that will tell about the Scots medieval struggle for independence from England. In this film, Pugh will play the wife of the Scottish King Robert Bruce.
11. Anya Taylor-Joy
Anya Taylor-Joy was born in Miami, spent her childhood in Argentina and grew up in London. Her origin is even more confusing – she has Scots and Africans blood. Officially, she is considered one of the best young British actresses, but is shot mostly in American films. After an episodic debut in the “Vampire Academy”, Taylor-Joy played the leading roles in the horror “The Witch” and “Morgan” in 2016, and then starred in the recent international horror hit “Split”. Next year, we will see her in one of the main roles in the comic blockbuster “New mutants” based on the epic “X-Men”. In her plans, there is a fantastic thriller “Glass” – the sequel to “Split” and “Invulnerable”.
12. Olivia Cooke
A native of Manchester, Olivia Cooke was dreaming of becoming a theater actress but didn’t enter the prestigious London Academy of RADA, as she failed in the last round of auditions. Without giving up, the girl started working in the British television series. Soon she was invited to America, to play the role in the horror drama “Motel Bates”. In parallel with the work on this famous drama, Cooke began to play in Hollywood cinema – in several horrors and in the popular art-house film of 2015 “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”. Next year, we will see Cooke in the main female role in the fantastic thriller of Steven Spielberg “The First Player to Be Prepared”.
13. Emma Stone
While most viewers know Emma as the girlfriend of a Spiderman, we are sure that she has many interesting roles except this one. With an interesting appearance, a low voice and a charming smile, she may well become the new Kirsten Dunst. The main thing is to keep a balance between comic books and correct dramatic works like her role as a novice writer concerned with social problems in the film “The Help”. Great luck for the girl was the Oscar-winning “Birdman” directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, for the role in which Emma received a well-deserved nomination for one of the most beautiful young actresses.
14. Lea Seydoux
She is almost the most famous French Woman in Hollywood. After the success of the drama “Life of Adele” in Cannes, she also became one of the best dramatic actresses. Seydoux is a “chameleon” – she easily plays cruel killers (“Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”), charming shop assistants (“Midnight in Paris”), and fatal beauties (“Goodbye, My Queen”). In 2015, she played the girl of Bond in the “007: Spectre”. So, these girls are young, full of strength, confidence, and talent. For young people, each of them can serve as an example, and for the older generation – they are pride and hope for a great future.