They fly just under the radar, but any one of these ingenues could be fashion’s next big thing.
Channeling: Cameron Diaz
Major makeover: Boston-raised, blue-ribbon horse jumper-turned-surfer-chick for “Blue Crush.” Gained 10 pounds for the part.
Arm candy: Surfer dude, until she heads to Princeton in 2003.
Fashion? Definitely. Pictured here front and center at the Giorgio Armani show in Milan yesterday.
Upcoming: “The Rules of Attraction” opening this Friday.
Channeling: Jodie Foster. Squeezes in American Lit. classes at Santa Monica College.
Keeping Score: Beat out 400 actresses for role in “White Oleander.”
Fan Club: Sean Penn can’t stop raving about her.
Fashion? Antifashion. No hairdresser, no stylist. Her publicist claims she could care less.
Upcoming: Ridley Scott’s “Matchstick Men” with Nicolas Cage and Sam Rockwell.
Channeling: Christina Ricci
Destiny’s Child: Muse of Larry Clark (“Kids”). Met him while searching for one of his photos in SoHo and stars in his latest, “Ken Park.”
Arts and Letters: Screenwriter and an accomplished photographer whose work has appeared in V and Numero.
Background Check: Ford model at age 14. A Lauryn Hill back up dancer at 15. Now she hangs at NYC’s Sway on Sunday nights.
Fashion? Vintage: Ossie Clark, Giorgio Sant Angelo, Paco Rabanne.
Channeling: Chloë Sevigny
Vice: Oysters, champagne and cigarettes (lots of ’em).
History lesson: Columbia and Harvard Westlake grad, beat Jessica Capshaw out of high-school drama roles.
All in the family: Just finished her first script. Let writer/producer mom Naomi Foner read it, then put it in the closet.
Starring in: “Secretary,” “Adaptation,” and “Mona Lisa Smile.”s.
Channeling: Ashley Judd
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Discovery Channel: Next modeling agency scouted the Bronx native while she was attending Yale on scholarship through an Oprah Winfrey-supported charity.
Best Accessory: Doesn’t leave home without her pit bull, Nana.
Fashion? Prefers Christian Dior frills and sexy Roberto Cavalli looks.
Upcoming: Stars opposite Denzel Washington in his directorial debut, “Antwone Fisher.”
Channeling: Penelope Cruz
Family Dynamics: Dad’s a bullfighter, sister is a flamenco dancer.
Inhibitions: None that we know of. Former lingerie model may not require nudity clauses after her steamy scenes in the erotic Spanish film “Sex and Lucia,” for which she won a Best New Actress Goya.
Next in: Pedro Almodovar’s “Hable con Ella” (Talk to Her), the French film “Novo,” with Anna Mouglalis, and “Carmen,” directed by Vicente Aranda.
Channeling: Jennifer Aniston
Blessing or Burden: Hollywood royalty — mother Kate Capshaw, and stepdad, Steven Spielberg.
Vice: Jimmy Choos.
Low brow indulgence: $16 mani pedi at Lani Nails on 3rd Street
Upcoming: “View From the Top” with Gwyneth Paltrow, ABC’s “The Practice.”
Channeling: Natalie Portman.
Lucky break: Former model traded in NYU for the
WB’s “Gilmore Girls.”
Surprise, surprise: English is her second language. Argentinian/Mexican heritage.
Vice: Marc Jacobs and 99 cent chicken nuggets at Wendy’s.
Upcoming: “Tuck Everlasting” opening Oct. 11.
Channeling: Sarah Jessica Parker
Fashion? She may not have landed the big roles but
she knows how to work a vintage look.
Arm Candy: Rocker Coby Brown of
the Coby Brown Group.
Secret Crush: James Gandolfini
Steady diet: Luna Bars.
Next in: TV pilot “Couples.”