Bella Heathcote is a 29-year-old actress from Melbourne, Australia. She made her on-screen debut in 2008, playing Petra in the film Acolytes. Bella’s first television appearance was a solid one, as she landed a recurring role as Amanda Fowler in the soap opera Neighbours (2009).
Bella would make the jump to American projects in 2011, taking on the role of Michele Weis in the film In Time. Some of Bella’s most notable film performances over her career have been as Victoria Winters / Josette DuPres in Dark Shawdows (2012), Grace Dietz in Not Fade Away (2012), Karen in The Rewrite (2014), Jane Bennet in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016), and Gigi in The Neon Demon (2016). In 2016, Bella would also nab a series regular gig as Nicole Dörmer in The Man in the High Castle.
But as impressive as Bella’s résumé is, this post was written in honor of her work in Fifty Shades Darker. Bella plays Leila Williams in the second film of the Fifty Shades trilogy, which will hit theaters everywhere in the U.S. on Friday, February 10, 2017. If the producers were looking for someone to crank up the thermostat, they most definitely went to the right place.