With the new year approaching, it’s the perfect time to take a moment and reflect on the hottest on-the-rise actresses of 2016. We’ve seen several of these fresh faces pop up on popular television series, whether it’s the smash-hit Stranger Things or lavish period drama The Crown. Want to know who will be the next Jennifer Lawrence or Emma Stone? Read on for Savoir Flair’s predictions.
Millie Bobby Brown
Best known for her breakout role as Eleven in Netflix’s smash-hit series Stranger Things, this twelve-year-old actress quickly captured the world’s heart after only one season. As a result, the young star recently attended New York Fashion Week, sitting front row at the Coach show, as well as appearing on multiple talk shows and collecting a casual 1.9 million die-hard followers on Instagram.
Actress Claire Foy first garnered attention for her portrayal of Anne Boleyn in the BBC’s Wolf Hall before starring as Queen Elizabeth II on Netflix’s The Crown. Her performance has already received plenty of critical acclaim, and she’s expected to earn more recognition during the upcoming awards season for her work in the breakthrough ten-part series.
Best known for her role as Maeby on the popular comedy series Arrested Development, Shawkat returns to television with her new venture, Search Party. In this dark comedy series, she plays a self-absorbed 20-something woman from Brooklyn.
You may remember actress Haley Bennett from the recent blockbuster drama Girl on a Train, in which she held her own playing opposite Emily Blunt. However, she got her Hollywood debut in the romantic comedy Music and Lyrics starring heavyweight A-listers Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore.
Often compared to a young Keira Knightley, Daisy Ridley beat out hundreds of actresses to star in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She will continue her role as Rey in Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is set to be released in 2017 – and we have a hunch that this is just the start of a long and successful career for the young British starlet.