Show business is always looking for the next big thing. The entertainment world is constantly evolving, and we are somehow expected to keep up with the talent. From models to actors and singers, there is always someone who is close to shattering that glass ceiling and making a name for themselves. Every year without fail, new young fresh talent comes forth in hopes of rising to the top and becoming a household name. Some of these fresh faces land incredibly groundbreaking roles, catapulting them to fame while others slowly become a faded and distant memory.
The following fifteen ladies are not only killing it on social media, they are killing it with their careers. From box offices hits to number one hits on the radio, the next fifteen ladies are working their butts off to be able to achieve their dreams. This is a list of the fifteen girls who are going to become huge in the next year. Some of you may recognize them while others may not, but we at TheRichest can promise you one thing, sooner or later you will know exactly who each and every one of these ladies is!
So sit back and enjoy the 15 up and coming stars in the entertainment industry.
15. Tessa Thompson
Although this actress has appeared in several successful shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Veronica Mars, and War on Everyone, it was not until last year that people began paying attention to this talent. Tessa Thompson is a stunning thirty-three-year-old who made her first big splash in the movie industry when she landed a role in the oscar nominated film Creed. Thompson, who is half Panamanian half Mexican was born and raised in Los Angeles, which was perfect seeing how she was born for show business. This hard working and talented actress has several upcoming projects that are bound to increase her fame such as Salt Water, and Annihilation both of which are currently in post-production and Thor: Ragnarok, which she is currently filming. Thompson has a huge career in front of her and we can’t wait to see what comes next for this beauty!
14. Pyper America Smith
Pyper America Smith is a model, bass player and Instagram sensation who is preparing to dominate the industry. Her retro style, classic features, and raw talent is what makes this girl one to watch. Her band “The Atomics” has been gaining recognition throughout the music industry and Smith herself is becoming a brand of her own.
A lot of people do not realize it at first but “The Atomics” is a family band including her siblings Lucky, Starlie, and Daisy. The gorgeous Pyper America Smith is still a teenager, at only seventeen, but she has a huge career in front of her. With undeniable talent, beauty, style and grace, she is ahead of her time and wise beyond her years. It makes it easy to understand why we at TheRichest are loving her so much. Keep an eye out for this one!
13. Lottie Tomlinson
Our next star to watch is One Direction member Louis Tomlinson’s sister, Lottie. While most siblings are fighting at the dinner table, this duo is living the dream. Lottie Tomlinson is a social media diva, with over 2 million followers (yes, that’s right), she is clearly making her mark on the world one post at a time. Her beautiful features, awesome style, and lavish lifestyle explain why people on Instagram are drawn to following her. Tomlinson however, is more than just a pretty face. The blonde bombshell is the owner of her own cosmetics company. She is also an awesome YouTuber that uploads a lot of makeup tutorials which is perfect for all the ladies. She is young, unique, ambitious and fierce which is why we at TheRichest love her so much.
12. Aurora James
Aurora James has what many would consider a dream job. The creative director for Brother Vellies is truly making a name for herself. James told Vogue Paris that she inherited her bohemian and dream-like style from her mother. Through her label, she pays a lot of homage to her roots. A lot of the pieces are interpretation and spin-off versions of tradition African garments. James is currently based in Brooklyn New York and her artistic mind is constantly being challenged in New York, which is filled with inspiration. Not only in James fiercely talented, she is also incredibly beautiful with an incredible fashion style. She also has over thirty thousand followers on Instagram and we are sure that those numbers are going to continue to increase. James is clearly on her way to creating an empire. Her ambition is inspirational and her motivation is what makes her an incredible role model.
11. Adwoa Aboah
Adwoa Aboah is a brave and beautiful model who is definitely on the rise. Most of you may recognize her from her Calvin Klein campaign which she did alongside Kendall Jenner. Aboah is undeniably stunning, however, what we do not see on the outside is the pain that she has felt. Recently, she opened up about her struggles with depression. This was a brave and bold move for her to do, and it earned her an immense respect in the industry. Aboah was saying things that many people think, but are too afraid to verbalize. She opened up in an interview with Vogue saying “I think if you don’t like being in your skin, it doesn’t matter how many times people say you’re beautiful, how many jobs you get, or whatever it is – I just didn’t want to be Adwoa, losing out on jobs and being judged on your appearance. I definitely grew a second skin and got used to it but more so now I realize that it definitely contributed to a lot of the things I feel about myself.” This feeling is what inspired her to start Gurl Talk Project, which is an open space where girls can express themselves and talk about their struggles without judgment.
10. Julia Garner
Julia Garner is a cheeky 22-year-old actress who has only just began her rise to stardom. The adorable Garner made her first big, memorable splash in the industry when she appeared in the film Perks of Being a Wallflower in 2012. You also may recognize her from the show The Americans and the film Good Kids. This up and coming year is going to be huge for the young starlet with big projects in post-production such as Tomato Red, Everything Beautiful is Far Away, You Can’t Win and One Percent More Humid. We are sure that we here at TheRichest are not the only ones who cannot wait to see her performances. Garner is talented, full of personality and she possesses a unique and fresh look. However, do not be fooled by her innocent exterior, this New York City native grew up in the Bronx and knows how to stand up for herself!
9. Amandla Stenberg
Most of you probably recognize our next starlet from her role as Rue in The Hunger Games. Stenberg is a talented actress whose passion for activism are admirable. This year, she appeared in the film As You Are which she did an incredible performance. Her acting career is taking off fast and in 2017 she is said to be appearing in some major projects such as The Darkest Minds, Everything, Everything and Where Hands Touch. Not only does this gorgeous talent have a passion for acting, she also is hoping to one day add “director” to her list of accomplishments. Stenberg is a great role model who has been open about big issues in her life, including her bisexuality, saying “It’s a really, really hard thing to be silenced and it’s deeply bruising to fight against your identity and to mold yourself into shapes that you just shouldn’t in,” however, her coming out demonstrated her strength which made her even more lovable.
8. Brianna Hildebrand
Hildebrand is without a doubt one of the talents to keep a close eye on in the future. A lot of you probably recognize her from Deadpool where she made her big screen debut. This may have been the first time you noticed this young starlet but we at TheRichest promise, it will not be your last. She also appeared in the film The First Girl I Ever Loved and will be appearing in Tragedy Girls which will be out in 2017 and stars Josh Hutchenson (who, like our above candidate, you probably know from The Hunger Games!). Do not let her inexperience fool you, this actress is oozing talent at the seams. She is brilliant and beautiful and her future is so bright it is almost scary. Keep an eye on this talent, she is one that is going to be a huge star.
7. Anya Taylor-Joy
Remember that creepy movie The Witch and that other creepy movie Morgan? Well that is where you recognize our next starlet from. Anya Taylor-Joy is an insanely talented twenty-year-old who has an astonishingly bright future ahead of her. Currently, two of her projects are in post-production Marrowbone and Thoroughbred which we are looking forward to seeing. Her quirky personality is shown on her Instagram, where she posts daily pictures for her thirty-three thousand followers to see. She is badass, talented and unique which is why she is making such an impact on the industry. This believer in the supernatural loves being part of scary movies. When asked why she was interested in these type of roles, she responded “I have always believed in magic. I used to run into the woods as a little kid looking for witches. But I’m not superstitious because I m not afraid of it. I see it as something really beautiful, and I wouldn’t want to live in a world without magic.”
6. Melanie Martinez
Melanie Martinez had her first break in the industry when she was chosen by Team Adam on the show the voice with her cool rendition of the song “Toxic”. Although she did not win the competition, the show gave her the exposure she needed to launch her career. This singer-songwriter is the definition of being an individual with her unique sound, and even more unique look gained her quite a large fan base. With over 3 million followers, this singer is well on her way to greatness. Her songs “Dollhouse” and “Pity Party” were also huge successes, but sorry if her songs are now stuck in your head! Martinez is born and raised in Astoria in Queens is one of those people who was made to be a star. Just remember, when Martinez becomes a platinum-selling that we at TheRichest were the first to let you know!
Martinez is born and raised in Astoria in Queens is one of those people who was made to be a star. Just remember when Martinez becomes a platinum-selling that we at TheRichest were the first to let you know!
5. Lana Condor
Lana Condor is not only alluring and beautiful, but she is one of the most honest and hardworking talents in Hollywood. Condor is definitely a star on the rise and one of Hollywood’s up and coming talents in today’s industry. This year, she made her first big feature film debut when she appeared in X-Men: Apocalypse. She is currently working on some other projects like Patriots Day which is in post-production and Alita: Battle Angel which she is currently filming. This talented diva has over thirty thousand followers on social media and you can understand why her popularity is only continuing to grow. Her passion for her craft is evident through her work. Condor has a bright future ahead of her as long as she continues booking these amazing films. Her beauty, talent, wicked style and sweet disposition are what is going to make her a star!
4. Natalie Dormer
Natalie Dormer is best known for her role on HBO’s iconic television series Game of Thrones where she played Margaery Tyrell. Game of Thrones gave this actress the right amount of exposure to launch her career and in 2017, we at TheRichest are positive that she will become a household name. With major movies coming out like In Darkness, Patient Zero, Official Secrets, The God Four and The Professor and the Madam she is sure to leave a lasting impression. Her characters death was shocking to many, but for anyone who watches the show, we know not to get too attached to the characters. Dormer grew up in England and never dreamed of being on a show as successful as Game of Thrones. Her raw talent and intensity will take her far in the industry and we can’t wait to see what is in store for her.
3. Lily Rose Depp
With a last name like Depp, it is no surprise that Lily Rose is an incredible talent in the acting world. The daughter of legendary actor Johnny Depp is an actress and model who has been putting all her energy into breaking through the industry without her dad’s help. The seventeen-year-old is a perfect combination of both her parents, her father, an iconic actor in the industry and her mother Vanessa Paradis is one of the most recognized models on the planet. For this young star, this upcoming year is going to be filled with adventure. Her film Planetarium, which she stars in alongside Natalie Portman is a must see. The film is about two sisters (Lily Ross and Portman) who have the ability to speak to the dead and is set in pre-war France. The film has generated a lot of positive buzz especially surrounding the young Lily-Rose Depp and her mature talent.
2. Brianne Howey
Brianne Howey is a perfect mix between sweet and sexy. The gorgeous actress has a girl next door look with a vixens attitude. Many of you may recognize her from her roles in projects like Viral, Horrible Bosses 2, Scream Queens and Netflix’s original series XOXO. She also appeared on the television show The Exorcist and is set to appear in Little Bitches, Synkhole, and I’m Dying up Here. Her beautiful looks, adorable personality and big talent are reasons why we at TheRichest think she is going to have a huge career. Howey is also the Global Ambassador for the cosmetics like Wet and Wild and has made an appearance in Maxim Magazine. Howey is also not a stereotypical “dumb blonde” trying to get famous, she studied acting at NYU and is a real talent to look out for.
1. Billie Lourd
Billie Lourd has major potential to be Hollywoods next real it-girl. Lourd is gorgeous, stylish, talented and has an enviable Instagram account that is bound to make you cringe with jealousy and her 380,000 followers will agree. Her mother Carrie Fisher is one of the coolest women in the industry, which is where she gets her “it” factor from. Most of you probably recognize Lourd from her role as Chanel #3 on the hit television show Scream Queens or possibly from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Currently, many fans are anxiously awaiting the film Billionaire Boys Club which is said to be outstanding. There is a reason why Lourd is at the top of out list, as Lourd has an undisputed star quality which she exudes everywhere she goes. This artist knows how much potential she has and she is using it to her advantage as she continues to grow as an actress.