Great Beauty: 15 Hottest Young Starlets

Young Stunners
ESSENCE.COM Mar, 30, 2011

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This former “America’s Next Top Model” finalist has appeared on “All My Children,” “Ugly Betty,” and last year she landed a key role in the Oscar-nominated film, “The Kids are All Right.” Gorgeous!

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In 2010, the L.A. Times and The Independent both named this British singer/songwriter/model/producer an artist to watch. We adore her retro bangs and flawless eye makeup!

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This half-Liberian, half-Russian triple threat stars as Bonnie Bennett in The CW’s “Vampire Diaries.” With her bright lips and quirky eyeshadow, she’s already considered quite the beauty icon.

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In 2010, stunning natural beauty and aspiring actress Mavis Spencer was named Miss Golden Globe. The 20 year-old Columbia University student also happens to be Alfre Woodard’s daughter!

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Eddie Murphy’s daughter, 21 year-old Bria, was just named the new face of Dark and Lovely. With her superstar lineage, we expect great things from this gorgeous model/actress!

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Thompson got her big break playing Jackie Cook on the TV series “Veronica Mars,” but she’s already made her mark on films, co-starring in “For Colored Girls.”

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We first noticed this Texas-born former model when she played Layla Williamson on “One Life to Live,” and we love her as Raina Thorpe on “Gossip Girl.” How chic is her gold-shadow-and-neutral-lip combo?

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Born in Barbados, this 17-year-old singer is signed to Universal Motown and spent most of last year touring with Justin Bieber. Her fuchsia lip gloss and perky curls are too cute!

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This vivacious child star became one of the Disney Channel’s brightest stars with “That’s So Raven.” All grown up and gorgeous, she dazzled in last year’s “Revenge of the Bridesmaids” (2010).

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A former member of the English Soul/R&B duo Floetry, this emerald-eyed British beauty released her first solo album “Late Nights & Early Mornings” on March 1, 2011.

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Born in 1983 in Oxford, England, this ravishing natural beauty starred as Samantha Bloom in last year’s JJ Abrams TV series “Undercovers.” We can’t wait to see what she does next.

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This Canadian beauty and star of ABC and Global Canada’s hit drama “Rookie Blue” will soon be seen in “Larry Crowne” with Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks.

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This London-born Nigerian model, DJ and actress is causing quite a stir in fashion circles as a muse to Vivienne Westwood. We loved her in “Last Chance Harvey” with Dustin Hoffman!

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This jazz bassist and singer just won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist! With her golden skin and glorious fro, she’s already a beauty and hair icon.

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The actress daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet plays Pearl on Showtime’s “Californication,” and will appear as Angel Salvadore in “X-Men: First Class.” Love the red lips!