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Hollywood's New Leading Ladies

See which young actresses are poised to take over Tinseltown.

Mia Wasikowska
Wasikowska followed up her roles in last year's hits The Kids Are All Right and Alice in Wonderland by taking on Charlotte Bronte's iconic heroine Jane Eyre. The Aussie actress, who's currently filming The Wettest County in the World with Shia LaBeouf, also has Gus Van Sant's Restless; Stainless Steel; Albert Nobbs and an adaptation of Arthur Miller's play, A View from the Bridge, lined up.

Saoirse Ronan
Ronan, whose action thriller Hanna opens this weekend, is this close to joining Peter Jackson's return to Middle Earth with a role in The Hobbit. "Hopefully they'll have a part for me," the actress, who first worked with Jackson on his 2009 film The Lovely Bones, said. Next she'll star in Geoffrey Fletcher's directorial debut Violet & Daisy later this year.

Jennifer Lawrence
Her Oscar-nominated performance in Winter's Bone put Lawrence on the map, and the actress' career has been going full-speed ahead ever since. Lawrence just nabbed the lead role in the upcoming The Hunger Games trilogy, playing heroine Katniss, and this summer she'll be seen in X-Men: First Class as Mystique.

Elizabeth Olsen
Olsen -- who is the little sister of those other Olsens, Mary-Kate and Ashley -- was a Sundance Film Festival breakout star with her role in Martha Marcy May Marlene. Next, she has horror film Silent House and the comedy Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding coming out this year. She's also been cast in Rodrigo Cortes' Red Lights alongside Robert De Niro and Sigourney Weaver, and will team with Josh Radnor in the indie Liberal Arts next year.

Amanda Seyfried
With headlining turns in Letters to Juliet and Dear John last year, Seyfried has established herself as a bonafide box office star. Next, the Red Riding Hood actress will appear later this year in Andrew Niccol's sci-fi Now, and she was recently tapped to star in the Summit Entertainment thriller Gone, which is slated for a 2012 release.

Emma Roberts
With a Hollywood pedigree like hers (Julia Roberts is Emma's aunt), it's no surprise the actress possesses the star-making acting chops needed to become a household name of her own. And appearing in Wes Craven's sure-to-be-big horror film Scream 4 (out April 15) can only speed up the process.

Juno Temple
This year Temple will go from "indie actress to watch" to major-movie star playing Queen Anne in Summit's 3D retelling of The Three Musketeers. And though she's also been cast in next summer's Batman release, The Dark Knight Rises, Temple hasn't gone totally mainstream. In January she made waves in Little Birds, which premiered at Sundance, and is starring in Bradley Rust Gray's indie Jack and Diane.

Elle Fanning
Last year, Fanning stepped out of big sister, Dakota's shadow and into the limelight. This year, the Somewhere star has four films slated for release: Francis Ford Coppola's Twixt Now and Sunrise, J.J. Abrams' thriller Super 8, an Antonio Vivaldi biopic and Cameron Crowe's buzzy We Bought a Zoo.

Emma Stone
After turning heads as a spunky high school student in Easy A, Stone (who also hosted Saturday Night Live last October) has been busy picking up projects. She'll star in Tate Taylor's adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's novel The Help this summer, and was tapped to play Andrew Garfield's love interest in The Amazing Spider-Man, out next year.

Emma Watson
Watson has been a regular on the big screen since childhood, playing Hermione in the Harry Potter film franchise (the last of which, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, premieres July 15). The actress was, until recently, attending Brown University, but announced her plans to leave the school to focus on acting projects in March. Next, she'll be seen opposite Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn, and will start filming The Perks of Being a Wallflower in Pittsburg next month.

Kristen Stewart
The Twilight Saga. Enough said. But, on top of the actress' leading role in the mega hit vampire flicks (Part One of the final installment Breaking Dawn will hit theaters this November), Stewart recently nabbed the title part in Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman. She'll also be seen opposite Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley as Marylou later this year in the screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On the Road.

Rooney Mara
Mara, who only appeared in a few scenes of David Fincher's The Social Network, made such an impression on the director that he all but insisted she play the lead character in his American remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. And, if all goes well, there's at least two more sequels on deck from the Swedish series.

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