It’s sweet seventeen for Elle Fanning! The ‘Maleficent’ actress turns 17 today, April 9. Let’s celebrate by looking back at her year of great accomplishments!
It’s been a busy year for Elle Fanning. Elle starred opposite Angelina Jolie in Maleficient, voiced a little girl who befriends some odd underground creatures in The Boxtrolls — and seriously upped her fashion game along the way. Elle is stepping out of her sister Dakota‘s shadow and becoming a bonafide starlet — all at 17!
Elle Fanning Birthday — ‘Maleficent’ Actress Turns 17 On April 9
To call Elle a rising star is a bit of an understatement. Just in the last year, the younger Fanning starred in four acclaimed films, gaining rave reviews and making a definite name for herself as Princess Aurora in Maleficient. Becoming a bonafide Disney Princess isn’t a small feat in itself, and Elle managed to look royally gorgeous and hold her own against Angelina at the same time.
She gained herself a little bit of romantic experience acting opposite Nicholas Hoult in Bad Land: Road to Fury (originally titled Young Ones) — which she told us was just as great as you’d imagine. Play-marrying a bad-boy version of Nicholas and having dinner with him every night after work? Sign us up!
She also tried her hand at the world of animation, voicing one of the main characters in the star-studded stop animation flick The Boxtrolls. Filming Low Down alongside Glenn Close, Lena Heady and Peter Dinklage, is nothing to sneeze at either.
An Even Better Year To Come
She’s got an even better year ahead of her, if the number of high-profile projects in Elle’s future is any indication. In 2015, Elle has two films due to drop — and a staggering seven films planned for 2016. Give this girl a round of applause!
Whether she’s honing her acting chops, or making bold, beautiful choices in her style — that brunette hair looked gorgeous on you, girl — Elle made more out of being 16 than most of us could say.
Let’s hope that being 17 is just as sweet!
HollywoodLifers, help us wish Elle a happy birthday on her big day!
— Samantha Wilson