Time's Most Influential People in the World

Slideshow posted in Entertainment News | Thursday, April 21, 2011

8 of 14: Australian actress Mia Wasikowska, 21, seemingly came out of nowhere when she was cast in Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland.' She has since appeared in the Oscar-nominated 'The Kids Are All Right' and in the most recent adaptation of Jane Eyre. She currently has another five films in production.

"Her gaze was open and direct, although her smile was shy and sweet. I found her instantly intriguing," actress Glenn Close wrote of Waikowska. "Mia is a sun, not a satellite. She generates her own energy. She's seductive because she's not compelled to reveal everything. Her shyness has made her an acute observer."

(Pictured: Mia Wasikowska appears in a still from her 2010 film, 'The Kids Are All Right.') ( Photo / Focus Features / Suzanna Tenner)

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