Age: 20
Best projects: Skins (2007 – 2010, E4), Wuthering Heights (2011)

Hollywood executives love mining for fresh female talents from overseas markets, so it’s only a matter of time before Kaya Scodelario gets the call to pack her bags for Tinsel Town. Blessed with the kind of natural good looks that casting directors love, the British model/actress supports her physical prowess with some really fierce acting skills.

On the BAFTA Award-winning teen drama series Skins, which MTV disastrously tried to adapt for American audiences last year, Scodelario earned rave reviews as the show’s resident “bad girl” Effy Stonem, a troublemaker who ignited love triangles, had meaningless sex, and battled through psychotic episodes of depression.

As long as stateside filmmakers don’t abandon her edgier experience for soft-batch teen comedy roles, Scodelario could tear through Hollywood if given the opportunity.