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Hometown: Hampshire, England
Channeling: Charlize Theron. Egerton’s willowy frame and blonde locks pair with an on-screen persona that is both wide-eyed and knowing.
Known For: Egerton appeared in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s musical production of “The Secret Garden” as a child; in the American miniseries “The Mists of Avalon” as a teen, and in the cult favorite “St. Trinian’s” and its sequel.
Sundance Moment: In Michael Winterbottom’s “The Look of Love,” she plays Fiona Richmond, the mistress of Soho strip club owner-turned-tycoon Paul Raymond (played by Steve Coogan). “I dyed my hair red and put on a few pounds because women were curvier in the Sixties and Seventies,” said Egerton, a former model who stands nearly 5 feet, 11 inches.
Up Next: Roland Joffe’s futuristic love story “Singularity,” in which she stars opposite beau Josh Hartnett, and the thriller “Grand Piano” with Elijah Wood and John Cusack.