Q’Orianka Kilcher

  1. Zoe Saldana, Avatar, 2008.     For his second $2bn box-office champ (after Titanic), director James Cameron first wanted Germany’s teenage Kilcher as his blue heroine, Neytiri. Because she was the live-action part of his inspiration – due to her Pocahontas (at age 14) in The New World. As for the rest, Cameron had also been turned on by Disney’s Pocahontas, 1994.

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