Notable Role: Ginger in Ginger & Rosa (2012)

At 14, kids are usually starting their first year of high school and trudging through puberty. Not Elle Fanning. Like her elder sister Dakota, the actress, who's turning 15 in April, seemed to have skipped the typical teen awkward phase and shot straight to the front cover of prestigious magazines (just check out her beautifully styled New York feature) and the posters of the most buzzed about indie dramas, namely Sophia Coppola's Somewhere and Andrea Arnold's Ginger & Rosa. Up next on her impressive slate? A starring role as Princess Aurora in the Angelina Jolie-led Maleficent.