Australian actress Margot Robbie is the latest in a long line of soap stars to cross the pacific to build a career in America – and she’s well on the way to being a genuine Hollywood star.

Following in the footsteps of Chris Hemsworth, Isla Fisher, Melissa George and Guy Pearce, Margot started her career playing Donna Freedman on Neighbours.

She bagged roles in ill fated Christina Ricci air stewardess TV show Pan Am and Richard Curtis rom-com About Time, but it was her performance in Oscar nominated 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street that brought her to international attention.

This year she’s shortlisted for BAFTA’s Rising Star award – which is voted for by the public – but will she win? Here’s everything you need to know about Margot Robbie.

Selected Filmography

Margot Robbie ( Getty)

  • Suicide Squad – Harley Quinn – 2016 (pre-production)
  • Tarzan – Jane Porter – 2016 (filming)
  • Focus – Jess Barrett – 2015
  • Z for Zachariah – Ann Burden – 2015
  • The Wolf of Wall Street – Naomi Lapaglia – 2013
  • About Time – Charlotte – 2013
  • Pan Am – Laura Cameron – 2011-12 (TV)
  • Neighbours – Donna Freedman – 2008-11 (TV)


“When you look at movies, the lead girl is always gorgeous and thin. There is a stereotype that you need to look a certain way and when you get in the business you really feel the pressure.”

“The ’60s are my favorite decade – with the Cold War, the women’s movement. And then there’s the music, the fashion, the clothes, the hair.”

“I kind of left everyone behind in Australia – all my friends and my family and I had to break up with my boyfriend.”

“Every time I see a piano, I have this urge to play it.”


Margot Robbie attends the Harpers Bazaar Women of the Year awards at Claridge’s Hotel ( WireImage)

Margot Robbie is nomninated for the Rising Star Award at this year’s BAFTA awards – the only award voted for by the public.