Meryl Streep is over. Just kidding. Don't hurt us! Truce! But really though, she can't win everything. Eventually, she'll get tired, want to settle down somewhere along the Santa Barbara coast, and give up her spot on the Academy Award stage to a bright-eyed newbie who's been practicing her acceptance speech in front of a mirror since she was a kid—which, as it turns out wasn't that long ago. And it's not like that newbie is undeserving either.
There's a crop of talent in Hollywood who are well-deserving of the praise Cate Blanchett, Audrey Hepburn, Halle Berry, and every other storied star they look up to gets. They're full of ability and have proven themselves in quality roles that reveal much about their future potential.
These are all of the young women gunning for that coveted Oscar gold. These are the 25 best actresses in their 20s.
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