Margot Robbie has cemented her place as one of the industry’s hottest rising stars after scoring a spot on the cover of Vanity Fair’s 20th annual Hollywood issue.
The blonde bombshell has had an Australian fan base since she played Donna Freeman on Neighbours, however she’s a relative newcomer to the international film scene.
But the 23-year-old has now earned global fame for her compelling performance opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the Oscar nominated The Wolf of Wall Street.
Margot looks the part in an elegant strapless ivory gown, her blonde hair coiffed to the side in a retro Hollywood style.
A bold red lip completes the glamorous look, reminiscent of an old Hollywood screen star.
Her break-out role as criminal stock broker Jordan Belfort’s trophy wife – which included several nude scenes – has seen her placed alongside acting heavyweights including Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba and George Clooney for Vanity Fair’s annual celebration of the film industry.
Roberts pairs a black tuxedo jacket with fishnet stockings as she throws her legs over the lap of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom star Idris Elba. Her hand rests on the shoulder of a dapper looking Chiwetel Ejiofor, who is nominated for 12 Years A Slave.
Nearby George Clooney stands with his arms crossed, looking as handsome as ever in a tuxedo.
On the second page Best Supporting Actor nominee Jared Leto crouches low as he stares at the camera with a penetrating gaze. Awards season darling Lupita Nyong’o shows off her sculpted arms in a sleeveless gold dress.
Surrounding Margot are stunning newcomers Naomie Harris, Brie Larson and Lea Seydoux. The women were joined by actor Chadwick Boseman, who starred in last year’s baseball film 42.
Some old photos of a 17-year-old Margot that emerged this week show just how far the beautiful young star has come.
In the photo shoot taken just before she found fame on Neighbours, the slightly awkward looking actress wears a series of girl next door outfits such as a white cotton singlet and denim shorts.
But her Australian soap days seem well and truly behind Robbie, who has several US film projects in the works including Z for Zachariah, a science fiction film in which she plays a teen who survives a nuclear war in a small American town.