Bella Heathcote

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Bella Heathcote
Bella Heathcote.jpg
Bella Heathcote in November 2012
Born Isabella Heathcote
(1987-05-27) 27 May 1987 (age 29)
Melbourne, Australia[1]
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2008–present

Isabella "Bella" Heathcote (born 27 May 1987) is an Australian actress. 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 played Victoria Winters in Tim Burton's film adaptation of Dark Shadows, Jane Bennett in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Gigi in The Neon Demon. She plays Nicole Becker in The Man in the High Castle and appeared in the film Fifty Shades Darker as Leila Williams.

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 February 2016, Heathcote was cast as Leila Williams in the upcoming 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 Becker, a Berlin-born filmmaker.[13] In October, it was announced Heathcote had been cast in the 2017 biographical film Professor Marston & The Wonder Women as Olive Byrne.[14]


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Acolytes Petra
2010 Glenn Owen Dodds Julie Short film
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 & The Wonder Women Olive Byrne Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Neighbours Amanda Fowler Recurring role
8 episodes
2016 The Man in the High Castle Nicole Dörmer Series regular


  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". Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Fleming, Mike (14 December 2010). "Bella Heathcote Lands 'Twylight Zones'". 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". 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'". Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  14. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (7 October 2016). "Biopic 'Professor Marston & The Wonder Women' Acquired By Sony". Retrieved 8 October 2016. 

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