Making a career in the entertainment industry is tough no matter which way you look at it. There is always loads of competition to deal with from other hopefuls who are just as hungry for fame and fortune. It helps if you know people in the business but the right connections can sometimes take years to make.
A fair dose of pluck is required to make yourself stand out from the rest and a little sprinkling of luck is always welcome. Think of Emma Watson, a girl whose only former acting experience before Harry Potter, was school plays. Sure she had the skill, but landing the very first film role she auditioned for? That's lucky!
Sometimes all it takes is just being in the right place at the right time like Charlize Theron. She was spotted by a talent agent in a bank after she threw a tantrum about an uncashed cheque. He ended up introducing her to a few agents and getting her into an acting school. Just one year later she landed her first acting gig and now she's an Academy Award-winning actress.
All these young starlets have what it takes to become the next big thing. Today we want you to rate them and at the end, we'll guess who your favorite is!
Elle Fanning, an actress and model, is the younger sister of Dakota Fanning. She made her first film appearance when she played the younger version of Dakota's character in the 2001 film I am Sam. How would you rate this young starlet?
2Chloë Grace Moretz
You'll remember Chloe from her earlier roles in movies like The Amityville Horror and The Poker House, and from her breakout role as Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass and its 2013 sequel Kick-Ass 2. What rating would you give this up and coming actress?
You'll know Brie from her work on shows like Community, GLOW, and Mad Men, and films like Scream 4, Get Hard, and The Disaster Artist. She is also the voice of Diane Nguyen in the animated show Bojack Horseman.
Lizzy's TV credits include The Class, True Blood, Party Down, and Masters of Sex. You will also remember her from movies like Mean Girls, Cloverfield, The Interview, and Now You See Me 2. How would you rate this young actress?
Katherine's acting resume might not be that impressive just yet, but this up and coming star is only 22 years old. She's best known for playing Hannah Baker in 13 Reasons Why, a role which earned her Golden Globe Award nomination. How would you rate this rising star?
Sasha Pieterse is a South African-born actress who is best known for her role as Alison DiLaurentis in the hit show Pretty Little Liars. She's also appeared in movies like Geek Charming and Coin Heist. How would rate this young starlet?
Lucy first rose to fame when she was among the winners of American Juniors. She's best known for her role as Aria Montgomery on the show Pretty Little Liars. She is also a talented singer with an album called Road Between.
Kaley has appeared in shows such as 8 Simple Rules and Charmed but most of you will know her as Penny from The Big Bang Theory. She's also worked in film, including movies like Hop and Authors Anonymous. How would you rate her?
Emmy is best known for her role as Fiona Gallagher in Shameless but this talented young lady is also a talented singer and songwriter. She's also appeared in movies like The Day After Tomorrow, The Phantom of the Opera, and Beautiful Creatures.
Summer is best known for her roles in sci-fi/fantasy shows such as Firefly (where she plated River Tam) and it's spin-off movie Serenity. Her other TV credits include shows such as The 4400, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Dollhouse, and Arrow.
Claire is best known for her role as Rebekah Mikaelson in The Vampire Diaries and The Originals and was nominated for the 2014 Teen Choice Award for TV Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy. She's also appeared in Pretty Little Liars and H2O: Just Add Water, as well as the horror flick 47 Meters Down.
Emma Roberts is the niece of veteran actress Julia Roberts and she's well on her way to achieving the same kind of stardom. You'll know her from her Scream Queens and recurring roles on American Horror Story. How would you rate this rising star?
Taissa is the younger sister of Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel and The Conjuring film series). You'll remember her from the first season of American Horror Story where she played the role of Violet Harmon. How would you rate her?
Gorgeous Kate Upton is clearly one of the most beautiful women on the planet but she's not just a pretty face. As well as appearing on magazine covers and runways she's also appeared in films like Tower Heist, The Other Woman, and The Layover.
Maisie first rose to prominence when she landed her first professional acting gig; playing the feisty Arya Stark in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. Her breakout performance netted her a number of nominations and awards including the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor.
She can act, she can sing, and boy can she dance! Zendaya is a star on the rise. This Disney channel sweetheart has just recently moved into films playing Michelle "MJ" Jones in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Anne in The Greatest Showman. How would you rate her?
Sierra's acting credits mainly include roles on shows like Supernatural (as Lillith), Hannah Montana (guest star), and A.N.T. Farm. She's also had small roles in films like Ramona and Beezus, A Nanny for Christmas, and most recently, a starring role in the horror flick Some Kind of Hate.
Her vocal range has been compared to that of Mariah Carey so it's clear that this talented young lady has a bright future ahead of her. She's already received four Grammy nominations so it's only a matter of time before she'll be taking one home!
Bille (the daughter of the late Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher) is making a name for herself in the entertainment world with performances in shows like Scream Queens and American Horror Story and movies like Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Believe it or not this actress turned down the chance to audition for the role of Bella Swan in Twilight, even though she was author Stephanie Meyer's first choice for the part. You'll remember her from movies like The Uninvited, Sucker Punch, and A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Tomlinson starred as Lady Isabel in the TV series The White Queen and has also made appearances on shows such as Poldark and The Sarah Jane Adventures. Her film credits include The Illusionist (as Young Sophie) and Princess Isabelle in Jack the Giant Slayer. How would you rate this starlet?
Nina first appeared on the small screen playing the role of Mia in Degrassi: The Next Generation before going on to play Elena in The Vampire Diaries. Her films credits include titles such as The Final Girls, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, and Flatliners (2017).
Vanessa Hudgens debut role was that of Noel in the 2003 film Thirteen. She then landed the role of Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical film series which helped her become a household name. She's also appeared in movies like Machete Kills and Sucker Punch and released two studio albums.
As well as hitting the runway for fashion houses like Chanel, Mulberry, and Dolce & Gabbana, Cara is also breaking out into the world of acting. Her most successful roles thus far have been as Margo Roth Spiegelman in Paper Towns and the Enchantress in Suicide Squad. How would you rate her?
Sophie, who has been acting since the age of 3, was encouraged by her drama teacher to audition for the role of Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones. She landed the role which helped her become famous almost overnight. Do you see a bright future for her?
26Harley Quinn Smith
Harley's father is filmmaker Kevin Smith (Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Dogma, Mallrats) and although she's only 18 she's already appeared in a number of movies including Tusk and Yoga Hosers (both made by her dad).
Isabelle is best known for her role as 2009 horror film Orphan and for playing Clove in The Hunger Games. Her other film credits include Salvation Boulevard, All the Wilderness, and Cell. How would you rate this up and coming young starlet?
Rose's film credits include performances in The Last Witch Hunter and Sticky Notes but most people remember her as Ygritte from Game of Thrones or Gwen from Downton Abby. She currently stars in the legal TV series The Good Fight.
Olivia started her acting career as many do, with TV commercials. She was then picked by Disney and went on to feature in shows like Kickin' It and I Didn't Do It. Her film credits so far include Girl vs. Monster and Same Kind of Different as Me. How would you rate her?
Katie Chang received high praise for her portrayal of heist ringleader Rebecca Ahn in the 2013 film The Bling Ring. Her other film credits include a starring role in A Birder's Guide to Everything and appearances in movies like Anesthesia and The Outcasts.
Alexandra has appeared in TV shows such as It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, True Detective, New Girl and American Horror Story but she's best known for her role as Annabeth in the Percy Jackson film series. How would you rate this indigo-eyed beauty?
Sara has been acting since a young age, enjoying minor roles in films like Summerland, Aquamarine, and Superhero Movie, but it was her role as Mari Collingwood in the 2008 horror flick The Last House on the Left that put her on the map. Do you think she'll go far?
British actress Natalie Dormer rose to prominence when she played Anne Boleyn in the TV series The Tudors but most people know her best from her role as Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones. She also appeared in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and 2 and starred in the 2016 film The Forest.
If you want to be in the world of entertainment it helps when your dad is one of Hollywood's biggest stars and your mom is a supermodel! Lily-Rose Depp is making waves but do you think she has what it takes to find the same type of success?
Hinson began appearing in commercials at the age of 6 and by the time she was 14 she landed her first major role. She made her movie debut as Katelin Kingsford in the Disney Channel Original Movie Go Figure. How would you rate this young starlet?