Birth Name: Q'orianka Kilcher
Birth Place: Germany
With only one small role in a major motion picture under her belt, Kilcher was unexpectedly cast in the lead role of legendary Native American princess, Pocahontas, in Terrence Malick's ambitious "New World" (2005). After a casting call that used 13 casting directors worldwide auditioning over 800 actresses, Kilcher, who was right under the noses in Los Angeles, eventually got the part. Though wary of her young age-she was only 14 at the time of auditions-the filmmakers were impressed with Kilcher's maturity and discipline atop her considerable skills-qualities that will have assured the actress a considerable future in Hollywood. Part Quechua/Hunchipaire Indian and part Swiss, Kilcher was...