Bella Heathcote

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Bella Heathcote
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Heathcote at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con International
Isabella Heathcote

(1987-05-27) 27 May 1987 (age 34)
Melbourne, Australia[1]
OccupationActress, model
Years active2008–present
Richard Stampton
(m. 2019)

Isabella Heathcote (born 27 May 1987) is an Australian actress and model. She began her acting career in 2008. The following year, she had a recurring role as Amanda Fowler on the television soap opera Neighbours.

Heathcote has since portrayed governess Victoria Winters in Tim Burton's film adaptation of Dark Shadows, Jane Bennett in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, model Gigi in The Neon Demon, Nicole Dörmer in the dystopian alternate history thriller series The Man in the High Castle, Leila Williams, a deranged ex-lover of Christian Grey, in Fifty Shades Darker and Olive Byrne in Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.

Early life[edit]

Heathcote was born in Melbourne, Australia. Her father was a lawyer.[2] She attended Korowa Anglican Girls' School. She began her career in 2008. In May 2010, she was a recipient of a Heath Ledger Scholarship.[3]


In December 2010, Heathcote was cast in David Chase's film Not Fade Away.[4] In February 2011, Tim Burton selected Heathcote to play Victoria Winters and Josette du Pres in his film adaptation of Dark Shadows, starring opposite Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Helena Bonham Carter.[5][6] She was later cast in Nicolas Winding Refn's thriller film The Neon Demon, which was released in 2016.[7][8]

Heathcote was named as one of the 10 Actors to Watch: Breakthrough Performances of 2012 at the 20th Hamptons International Film Festival.[9] The following year, she starred alongside Max Minghella in The Killers' music video for "Shot at the Night".[10] Heathcote was part of the Spring/Summer 2014 campaign for Miu Miu alongside fellow actresses Lupita Nyong'o, Elle Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen.[11]

In 2017, Heathcote played Leila Williams in the film Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey.[12] She also joined the season 2 cast of television drama The Man in the High Castle, as Nicole Dörmer, a Berlin-born filmmaker.[13] Heathcote starred as Olive Byrne, partner of psychologists and comic book authors William Moulton Marston and Elizabeth Holloway Marston, in the 2017 biographical film Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.[14]

Heathcote played Susan Parsons in the CBS All Access drama Strange Angel. The show is an adaptation of George Pendle's novel Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons.[15] The series was cancelled after two seasons in November 2019.[16] Heathcote appears in the second season of Australian web television series Bloom as a younger incarnation of Loris Webb, played by Anne Charleston.[17]

Heathcote appeared in the independent drama Relic, alongside Emily Mortimer and Robyn Nevin. The film follows a daughter, a mother and a grandmother who are "haunted by a manifestation of dementia that consumes their family's home". The movie was produced by AGBO Films, the Russo Brothers production company and Jake Gyllenhaal, while co-written and directed by Natalia Erika James.[18] In February 2020, it was announced that Heathcote will star alongside Toni Collette in the upcoming Netflix thriller series Pieces of Her, which is adapted from the Karin Slaughter novel of the same name.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Heathcote was previously engaged to film director Andrew Dominik.[20]

She married architect Richard Stampton in January 2019.[21]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Acolytes Petra
2010 Beneath Hill 60 Marjorie Waddell Credited as Isabella Heathcote
2011 In Time Michele Weis
2012 Dark Shadows Maggie Evans / Victoria Winters / Josette du Pres
2012 Not Fade Away Grace Dietz
2014 The Rewrite Karen
2015 The Curse of Downers Grove Chrissie Swanson
2016 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Jane Bennett
2016 The Neon Demon Gigi
2017 Fifty Shades Darker Leila Williams
2017 Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Olive Byrne
2020 Relic Sam
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Neighbours Amanda Fowler Recurring role, 8 episodes
2016–2018 The Man in the High Castle Nicole Dörmer Main role (seasons 2–3)
2018–2019 Strange Angel Susan Parsons Main role
2020 Bloom Young Loris Main role (season 2)
2020 Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens Joey season 1 episode 10
2021 Pieces of Her Andy Oliver Main role


  1. ^ Manelis, Michelle (5 May 2012). "Bella Heathcote admits kissing Johnny Depp but says she never slept with Brad Pitt". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  2. ^ Kaufman, Amy (6 November 2012). "Young Hollywood: Breaking the news that acting is your calling". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Peter (14 May 2010). "Young Aussie stars shining in Hollywood". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  4. ^ Fleming, Mike (14 December 2010). "Bella Heathcote Lands 'Twylight Zones'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  5. ^ Swerdloff, Alexis (20 May 2012). "Bella Heathcote on Her Upcoming Role in Dark Shadows". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  6. ^ Fleming, Mike (2 February 2011). "Jackie Earle Haley And Bella Heathcoate In 'Dark Shadows' Talks". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  7. ^ Squires, John (5 February 2015). "Keanu Reeves and Christina Hendricks Grab Hold of Nicolas Refn's Neon Demon". Dread Central. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  8. ^ Squires, John (2 February 2011). "Filming Begins on The Neon Demon; Official Plot Synopsis". Dread Central. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  9. ^ Kilday, Gregg (7 October 2012). "'Silver Linings Playbook' Wins Audience Award at Hamptons Film Fest". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  10. ^ Coulehan, Erin (27 September 2013). "The Killers Give Lovers a Chance in 'Shot at the Night'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  11. ^ Smith, Lauren (10 January 2014). "There's an Olsen in the new Miu Miu ad campaign". Glamour. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  12. ^ Kroll, Justin (5 February 2016). "'Fifty Shades Darker' Adds Bella Heathcote as Christian Grey's Ex". Variety. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  13. ^ Petski, Denise (6 April 2016). "Bella Heathcote Joins 'Man in the High Castle'; Warren Christie In 'Eyewitness'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  14. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (7 October 2016). "Biopic 'Professor Marston & The Wonder Women' Acquired By Sony". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (13 February 2018). "'Strange Angel': Bella Heathcote Cast As Female Lead in CBS All Access Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  16. ^ Petski, Denise (26 November 2019). "'Strange Angel' Canceled By CBS All Access After Two Seasons". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  17. ^ "A berry bad rebirth". TV Soap. No. 9. 27 April 2020. pp. 26–28.
  18. ^ McNary, Dave (2 October 2018). "Emily Mortimer, Robyn Nevin, Bella Heathcote to Star in Jake Gyllenhaal-Backed 'Relic'". Variety. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  19. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (26 February 2020). "Bella Heathcote To Star In 'Pieces of Her' Netflix Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  20. ^ "Bella Heathcote Is Engaged". The Hollywood Reporter. 20 March 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  21. ^ Heathcote, Bella (18 January 2020). "never thought I'd find myself quoting Sound of Music on our one year wedding anniversary". Instagram. Archived from the original on 24 December 2021. Retrieved 29 February 2020.

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