It’s no surprise that Hollywood is full of young talent. Many of these celebrities are in their twenties and have already achieved great success on both the big and small screen. From starring roles in blockbuster movies to box office hits, it seems like these actresses can do it all. But what does it take to make it as a celebrity in Hollywood at such a young age?
The success of many celebrity actresses in their 20s comes from hard work, dedication, and an immense amount of talent. These women put in long hours studying scripts, practicing lines, perfecting their performances, and attending auditions—all while balancing a hectic lifestyle with personal obligations. Moreover, they must have the ability to stand out in a competitive industry.
In addition to hard work and talent, these young stars must also have the right attitude and a positive outlook. It’s not only important for them to stay humble in their journey, but also to be confident in themselves.
Ultimately, having self-belief is key when working towards building a successful career in Hollywood. And that is exactly what we will be highlighting in this article, as we look at some of the hottest names in the world of Hollywood and entertainment, who are still in their 20s.
20 of Hollywood’s Greatest Female Celebrities in their 20’s
These actresses must also be able to handle the pressure of fame and public scrutiny. Not only do they have to deal with fans who may adore them or criticize them harshly, but they must also manage the paparazzi’s constant presence while still focusing on their craft.
Furthermore, it helps if they can remain levelheaded and true to themselves despite all of the attention – something that is not always easy to do. Now, let’s take a look at such a list of women.
Zendaya – Born on September 1, 1996
This 26-year-old actress is best known for her roles in films such as Spiderman: Homecoming, The Greatest Showman, and Euphoria. Zendaya has also become an iconic figure within the fashion industry due to her bold and daring style choices.
Hailee Steinfeld – Born on December 11, 1996
This dynamic young actress has been working since she was a child and starred in some major Hollywood films like True Grit, Bumblebee, and Edge of Seventeen. At just 26 years old, Hailee has already earned numerous awards including an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Anya Taylor-Joy – Born on April 26, 1996
Anya Taylor-Joy made waves when she first appeared onscreen in the horror film The Witch. Since then, Anya has continued to take on challenging roles in films like Emma, The New Mutants and Last Night in Soho.
Chloe Grace Moretz – Born on February 10, 1997
This 25-year-old actress first appeared onscreen when she was just 7 years old in the remake of The Amityville Horror. Chloe Grace Moretz has gone on to star in major films such as Kick-Ass, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs.
Florence Pugh – Born on January 3, 1996
Florence Pugh is only 27 years old but already has an impressive list of credits under her belt which includes Lady Macbeth and Little Women for which she earned Oscar nominations for Best Actress and Supporting Actress respectively.
Dove Cameron – Born on January 15, 1996
This 26-year-old multi-hyphenate has been delighting audiences for years with her roles in Disney Channel’s Descendants and the hit sitcom Liv & Maddie. In addition to acting, Dove is also a successful singer and songwriter.
Elle Fanning – Born on April 9, 1998
Elle Fanning began her career as a child actress appearing alongside her older sister Dakota in films like Babel and I Am Sam. Now at 24 years old, Elle has become an iconic figure in Hollywood having starred in films such as Maleficent and The Neon Demon.
Dakota Fanning – Born on February 23, 1994
Older sister of Elle, this 28 year old actress first appeared onscreen when she was just 5 years old in I Am Sam. Dakota has gone on to star in major films like War of the Worlds, The Runaways, and Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.
Bella Thorne – Born on Octover 8, 1997
This 25-year-old actress first rose to fame appearing on Disney Channel show Shake It Up before going on to take on roles in films such as Blended and Midnight Sun. Bella is also an accomplished singer/songwriter who has released several singles over the years.
Sophie Turner – Born on February 1, 1996
This 26-year-old star rose to fame playing Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones. She has also made appearances in films such as X-Men: Apocalypse, Dark Phoenix, and Josie. In 2019, she married musician Joe Jonas and recently welcomed their first child, Willa. Sophie is an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness and has become a fashion icon due to her edgy aesthetic.
Lily-Rose Depp – Born on May 7, 1999
Lily Rose is the daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis. At 23 years old, she already has appeared in several popular films such as The Dancer, Planetarium, and The King. She is also a successful model who has graced the cover of many magazines including Vogue Paris and CR Fashion Book. In addition to modeling and acting, Lily-Rose is an advocate for human rights and environmental issues.
Maddie Ziegler – Born on September 30, 2002
At just 20 years old Maddie Ziegler has already achieved a great deal in the entertainment industry. She first rose to fame appearing on Dance Moms when she was 8 years old before going on to appear on shows such as So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Got Talent. Her latest endeavor saw her starring in Sia’s music video for “Chandelier” which earned her an MTV Video Music Award.
Maisie Williams – Born on April 5, 1997
Maisie is best known for her role as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones for which she earned five Emmy award nominations. More recently, she has appeared in IFC’s Two Weeks to Live and starred in the 2019 film The New Mutants. In addition to acting, Maisie is a vocal advocate for environmental issues such as deforestation, climate change and sustainable fashion.
Lili Reinhart – Born on September 13, 1906
Lili Reinhart rose to fame playing Betty Cooper on The CW’s Riverdale. She has since gone on to appear in several films such as Chemical Hearts, Hustlers and most recently, The Stand-In. Aside from acting, Lili is also a passionate advocate for mental health awareness, body positivity and self-love.
Ariel Winter – Born on January 28, 1998
Ariel Winter first gained recognition in her role as Alex Dunphy on Modern Family which earned her four Emmy nominations. She has since appeared in films such as The Chaperone and Dog Years alongside Burt Reynolds. This 25-year-old is also an outspoken advocate for women’s rights and body positivity. She even launched a clothing line aimed at supporting body acceptance and self-love called Always For Me.
Zoey Deutch – Born on November 10, 1994
This 28-year-old actress has starred in films such as Why Him? and Vampire Academy, as well as television series like The Politician. Zoey is also an advocate for mental health awareness, having recently co-founded a mental health organization called ‘Project Grounded’.
Sadie Sink – Born on April 16, 2002
This 20-year-old rising star is best known for her roles in the Netflix drama Stranger Things and the movie Dumplin’. Sadie often uses her platform to promote body positivity, LGBTQ+ rights, and environmentalism.
Jenna Ortega – Born on September 27, 2002
At 20 years of age, Jenna has already had a remarkable career on both the big and small screen in projects such as Jane the Virgin, Iron Man 3, and You. Jenna uses her influence to speak up for young people, particularly Latinx communities.
Sydney Sweeney – Born on September 12, 1997
This 25-year-old actress is best known for her roles in The Handmaid’s Tale, Sharp Objects, and Euphoria. Sydney’s creativity has also led her to producing projects like a web series called Empathy Inc.
Willow Smith – Born on October 31, 2000
As the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Willow had a lot to live up to but she certainly has made a name for herself over the past few years. At just 22 years old, Willow is already an accomplished singer and songwriter with two studio albums under her belt. She has also become a prominent figure in the fashion world and is an advocate for mental health awareness.
Powerful Women in the World of Movies, Music and Acting
At the end of the day, it takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and talent for celebrity actresses in their 20s to make it in Hollywood. But with enough focus and determination, these young stars can achieve great success and become one of the most famous names in showbiz.
With a positive attitude, unshakeable self-belief and ability to handle pressure, anything is possible – no matter how young you are!
If you enjoyed this list of successful and powerful women in Hollywood, be sure to also check out our list of leading ladies in their 30s as well!