5. FREIDA PINTO AS DIA IN YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER (2010)

In 2008, Freida Pinto found a great deal of success in Slumdog Millionaire. Hot on the heels of that massive hit, she smartly teamed up with Woody Allen on You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger and was introduced to a whole new audience. The Indian model-turned-actress has since become a sensation and has begun popping up more frequently in high profile films.

Much like Woody Allen has done for so many other young stars, Pinto’s performance was hailed by critics and fans as they began to take notice of her exotic beauty and raw talent. As is often the case, whenever a young actress breaks out, Allen is not far behind.