Don’t look now! But there is another fair-skinned, blond-haired beauty from Australia ready to conquer Hollywood in Elizabeth Debicki.
Debicki, a twenty-something native of Melbourne, Australia was born in Paris before settling down under and an early life of ballet before switching to theater. After graduating from the University of Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts in 2010, Debicki made her acting debut in the 2011 Australian-British comedy film, A Few Best Men before landing the breakthrough role of Jordan Baker in the Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle, The Great Gatsby.
Debicki would use her success in Gatsby as a proverbial springboard to win the Sydney Theatre Company’s Best Newcomer Award starring opposite Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett for her role as Madame in Jean Genet’s play ‘The Maids’
With her upcoming role as Victoria Vinciguerra in Guy Ritchie’s adaption of the 1960’s MGM American television series, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. alongside Armie Hammer(The Social Network), Henry Cavill (Batman vs. Superman: The Dawn Of Justice), Hugh Grant and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), Debicki’s name will be on the lips of Hollywood’s upper echelon.
While it is a bit of a reach to compare Debicki to the more-accomplished Blanchett, thanks to her combination of similar ethereal beauty, natural talent and penchant for period film, such future comparisons may not seem so far-fetched.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. opens in theaters August 14th