Blake Lively

Blake Lively

We took a look at British actresses to keep an eye on this year earlier this week but there is also international talent that will be on the rise in 2011.

So here at FemaleFirst we take a look at the actresses from overseas that you should also be keeping an eye out for.

- Blake Lively

Blake Lively may have made her name in Gossip Girl but it was her performance in The Town last year that really made everyone sit up and take note.

And she is back on the big screen this summer with GReen Lantern, which sees her team up with Ryan Reynolds.

The role of Carol Ferris sees Lively step into the big budget blockbuster for the very first time.

She is currently filming Hick, which also stars Chloe Moretz, as well as having Savages and Oz: The Great and Powerful in the pipeline.

- Rooney Mara

2010 was a busy year for the actress as she moved from horror and A Nightmare on Elm Street to award winning drama The Social Network.

The Social Network proved to be a great stepping stone for Mara but The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo will be her ticket to the big time.

She is set to take on the role of Lisbeth Salander as David Fincher adapts the popular novel.

The role of Lisbeth looks set to shoot her to stardom - much like Noomi Rapace when she took on the role last year.

- Elizabeth Olsen

The younger sister of Kate and Ashley, Elizabeth is striking out on her own to forge a film career.

Martha Marcy May Marlene and Silent House are on the card for 2011 - which she has also completed work on Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, which also stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Chace Crawford.

Red Lights, which is the new movie from Rodrigo Cortes, who brought us the fantastic Buried last year, is currently in post production and teams the actress up with Robert De Niro and Cillian Murphy.

- Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence has already been the toast of Hollywood this year as she picked up an Oscar nomination for her central role in Winter's Bone.

And she has a whole host of projects in the pipeline - including summer blockbuster X-Men: First Class.

Directed by Matthew Vaughn the movie sees her take on the role of Mystique as Vaughn takes the franchise right back to the beginning.

She has also completed House at the End of the Street and has just been cast as Katniss Everdeen in the big screen adaptation of The Hunger Games.

- Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld is another actress who has also seen 2011 be her breakthrough year as she made her debut with True Grit.

Directed by the Coen brothers the movie starred Matt Damon and Jeff Bridges but the teenager held her own against her more experienced co-stars to earn herself a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination.

Her next movie project will see her take on the role of Juliet in a remake of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

- Mia Wasikowska

But not all the acting talent to keep an eye on comes from the U.S. as Mia Wasikowska is continuing a long tradition of fine Australian actresses.

Alice and Wonderland and The Kids Are All Right but her on the map twelve months ago and she looks set to continue that fine work with a whole host of projects.

Later this year she will take on the role of Jane Eyre alongside Michael Fassbender in a new adaptation of the Bronte novel for the big screen - I have a sneaky suspicion that this one is going to be great.

She has already completed work on Restless and Stainless Steel while Albert Nobbs, which also stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Aaron Johnson are in post production.

- Astrid Berges-Frisbey

Astrid Berges-Frisbey is set to make her big budget blockbuster debut this summer as she takes on the role of Syrena (a mermaid) in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

The fourth Pirates film is only the third English speaking movie for the Spanish actress - but, like Keira Knightley before her it looks set to make her a star.

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw


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