Ever wondered who's going to be the next Drew Barrymore or Cate Blanchett? A new book by Michael Kors and photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank has captured some of the hottest up-and-comers in the Hollywood Hills. Want to know who we've got our eye on? Read on...
192 000 (Twitter followers)
7 (age she began acting)
Wait, wasn’t she in? Yep, The Hunger Games as District 2’s psychotic Clove (she’s now an expert knife thrower) and she was the spooky pigtailed kid in The Orphan who’s still giving us nightmares. Next? A lead role opposite Samuel L Jackson in new Stephen King thriller Cell. On she side: She’s written a short film called Happenstance and directed three music videos for her singer sister Madeline. “One day I hope to write and direct my own feature film” she says. In a nutshell: Think the beyond-her-years maturity of Dakota Fanning with added knife throwing skills.
This lady has talent, just ask her co-stars: Steve Coogan said working with her made him ‘pull [his] socks up’ while James McAvoy calls her ‘a god’. Her shining hour: Playing Paul Raymond’s complex drug-addict daughter Debbie in The Look of Love. We’re excited about: Her starring role next year in Wes Anderson production Squirrel to the Nuts with Jennifer Aniston. Fun fact: like Orlando Bloom her career began on Casualty. She’s a ‘live for the moment’ girl: “You really don’t know how long you’ve got [in Hollywood]” she says “at the end it would be lovely to have felt in some way that I did it the way I wanted to.”
0 (Twitter followers, she’s a proud luddite)
22 (number of films so far)
Ireland Basinger Baldwin
The surname will be familiar: She’s the daughter of Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin. She and Mum are even signed to the same modelling agency IMG. She’s loved up: currently in a relationship with rapper Angel Haze (the pair even have matching tattoos) She’s also a budding presenter: Baldwin has interviewed celebs as a special entertainment correspondent for E News. She’s not settling for one career path: “I grew up on sets watching my parents perform... I want to be a successful writer, filmmaker, actress, model and one badass grandma one day!”
164 995 (instagram followers)
6’2” (her height)
She’s had some cool TV cameos: Luccardi’s debut was as a hilariously foul-mouthed teenager in Girls. She also appeared as a prisoner called Jennifer in Orange Is The New Black. Next up? A role in upcoming indie drama Like Sunday, Like Rain with Leighton Meester, and as Dakota Fanning’s sidekick in a new (as yet untitled) eighties road trip movie. She’s funny. “When I was a child I used to lie a lot” she deadpans “eventually that ‘talent’ led me to acting.” She’s also arty: Luccardi curates and produces a quarterly arts event in New York called The QAs mixing fashion, film, music and art.
12 (number of expletives in her 40 second Girls cameo)
306 (Twitter followers. We expect this to rocket soon)
She’s musical royalty: The grand daughter of Elvis Presley, daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and former step daughter of both Michael Jackson and Nicholas Cage. “My childhood was far from ordinary”, she concedes. She’s a fashion industry darling too: Keough is pals with the Dolce boys, regularly hits the FROW and has modelled for Miss Dior and Victoria’s Secret. Her breakthrough role: with Kristen Stewart in The Runaways. What’s going on now? She’s wrapped filming on Mad Max: Fury Road out next year and will star in upcoming indie drama The Greens are Gone.
13 (age she began modelling)
5 (number of hair colours she’s had, including pink)
If you recognise her... it’s probably as Ellen Page’s wisecracking best pal in Juno. But she’s more than a sidekick: After a string of supporting roles she’s now set to star in noir thriller The White Orchid, as a social services worker who gets caught up in a murder case. She’s bisexual: And has campaigned for more openness on the subject. Acting is not the only plan: “I’d love to pursue health and wellness; philosophy; religion; physics and design...” she says, “rarely a day passes without the fantasy of returning to some kind of formal education.”
21 (number of films she’s starred in to date)
2006 (the year she made her film debut in United 93)
Want to know what it takes to be the next Jennifer Lawrence? We asked Michael Kors to tell us exactly what he thinks makes a Hollywood star:
"They have a very independent spirit. They’re not following any one track or listening to any rules. Many of them are not even strictly actresses—they’re also behind the scenes, they’re directors, they’re producers, they’re writers. They are determined to write their own scripts, in the movies and in life."
Go behind the scenes to the making of the book in this video:
All images are taken from Young Hollywood, a new book of portraits by photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank, with a foreword by the designer Michael Kors.
By Lucy Pavia / @lucypavia