How Margot Robbie won Hollywood
Cate Blanchett may have won the Golden Globe this week, but it was her compatriot Margot Robbie who won Hollywood.
Two years ago she was just another pretty face on Neighbours, but this week the former Gold Coast beauty cemented herself as one of the hottest properties in showbiz.
Indeed, the 23-year-old's rise in tinsel town reads like A Starlet's Guide To Fame 101.
Robbie has had the pre-requisite Vanity Fair photoshoot in which she bore a striking resemblance to the late Grace Kelly; stole the red carpet at the Golden Globes on Monday; was seated next to Martin Scorsese at his 70th birthday party a couple of months ago as some of Hollywood's most powerful players, including Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis, were relegated to far-off tables, and now has her The Wolf of Wall Street co-star (and rumoured former paramour) Leonardo DiCaprio on speed dial.
This week the American mainstream media went wild for Robbie, from talk-show appearances where she talked about growing up in regional Queensland to declaring her crush on Joaquin Phoenix. New York Magazine published an interview which said Robbie "was the first to point out that she's not quite there yet".
Robbie telling the publication: "If someone's gonna pick between me and Emma Stone, they're gonna pick Emma Stone. So I still have to work my ass off to convince them that they want to cast me over Emma Stone."
But by Tuesday, national newspapers such as USA Today declared that "for a relatively unknown actress, Margot Robbie got people talking at Sunday's Golden Globes". Indeed she did, go get 'em Margot!
Sydney Morning Herald