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Margot Robbie

Australian Actress and Producer

London, United Kingdom

Margot Elise Robbie was born on July 2, 1990 in Dalby, Queensland, Australia. She was surrounded by extraordinary tropical scenery on the Gold Coast. Her mom was a physiotherapist. While she inherited her good looks from her parents, she didn't necessarily grow up in a theatrical household. In fact, the farming lifestyle is quite different than the glitz and glam of Hollywood. However, Margot Robbie did have ambition to go into the arts and she attended Somerset College after high school. It was not long after that that she landed a starring in a role on the Australian soap "Neighbors" in 2008. For this, she was nominated for several Logie awards.

Margot Robbie then moved to the big city of Melbourne. Aash Aaron recognized her talent and put her in his films "Vigilante" (2008) and "I.C.U." (2009). Although these films were good opportunities, as well as "Neighbors", she left her role on the soap in 2010 Hollywood bound. Hollywood quickly scooped her up to star as Lauren Cameron in the ABC drama "Pan Am" (2011).

Margot Robbie continued to prove that she is an actress in her own right. She stormed upon the scene in "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013) starring alongside Leonardo DiCaprio as the female lead. She played the morally bankrupt Naomi Lapaglia, who cared more about money than her husband's drug taking and clearly shady business dealings. And since then, she's never been shy about playing nefarious characters. Her role alongside Will Smith in "Focus" (2015). Here two con artists, named Nicky and Jess, play unlikable characters who truly deserve only each other.

Margot Robbie is classically beautiful with that edge that makes her more than just conventionally magnificent. Only Robbie can make Harley Quinn, with her gaudy makeup and outfits, look marginally attractive. And even though "Suicide Squad" (2016) was a risk from her status quo characters, it was probably one of her more personable roles as she worked with a secret government agency to save the world.

Others might argue that Robbie's big break was starring in the rom-com "About Time" in 2013. It is only fitting though that a tribute written in Scorsese's words was made to Robbie, as he did mastermind "The Wolf of Wall Street", giving her the part after her first addition. His belief in Robbie's talents has not been misplaced as the world adores her as an icon.

Martin Scorsese in his article for 100 Times Most Influential People reckons her to be little like Carole Lombard, Joan Crawford, and Ida Lupino. Scorsese says that Robbie will "astound us forever".

(By Biopage writers. Photo credit Gage Skidmore and Ashton 29. Please contact Biopage for inaccuracy)

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