Margot Robbie is the blonde bombshell taking Hollywood by storm, but first she was Australia’s sweet heart with a regular spot on Neighbours. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is Robbie’s newest film, starring alongside comedian Tina Fey, and to celebrate its release on May 12 we look at Margot Robbie’s rising star.
D.O.B: 2 July 1990
Years Active: 2007 – Present
Robbie, 25, has been acting since 2007 when, after moving from the Gold Coast to Melbourne, she starred in two feature films, Vigilante (2008) and I.C.U. (2009). She also acted in television commercials and had guest roles in The Elephant Princess and City Homicide.
Robbie began appearing as Donna Freedman on the beloved soap-opera Neighbours in 2008. Initially a guest role, she quickly became a regular and joined other Aussie stars who began on Ramsay St. Those include the likes of Kylie Minogue, Russel Crowe, Liam and Chris Hemsworth, Delta Goodrem, and Caitlin Stacey. Robbie won two Logie Award nominations for her role and had to leave in 2011 to pursue a Hollywood career. Doesn’t she look different!
Pan Am (2011-12)
After originally auditioning for a new series of Charlie’s Angels, Robbie instead landed a role on the ABC series Pan Am: a period drama about the pilots and flight attendants who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly. Robbie had the role of Laura Cameron, a newly trained flight attendant and is an absolute babe in her uniform! Pan Am was cancelled after only one season, and if that’s the reason why she moved on to bigger and better things, then we’re not sorry!
About Time (2013)
Robbie then landed a role in the British rom-com About Time, alongside Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Rachel McAdams, and Bill Nighy. Tim (Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think. Robbie is his ultimately unattainable teenage love interest with a cute British accent.
In 2012 Robbie joined the cast of the romantic comedy/drama About Time, alongside to Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy. The film is a whimsical tale about a man who can travel back through his life and grows up in the process. Time travelling plot holes aside, Robbie played an unattainable love interest to Gleeson and had a British accent to match.
Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
From unattainable love interest to absolute sex icon in the same year, not bad Robbie… Not bad at all. Beating Olivia Wilde for the part of Jordan Belfort’s second wife Naomi Lapaglia, Robbie’s career skyrocketed after this film’s release as she became a well-known name in cinema. Sporting a Brooklyn accent and leaving Leonardo DiCaprio wanting more, Robbie helped Wolf of Wall Street become an immense success.
In the midst of veteran con man Nicky’s latest scheme, a woman from his past – now an accomplished femme fatale – shows up and throws his plans for a loop. Robbie stars in Focus with Will Smith as a (at first terrible) master con woman with eyes for expensive things. This is one of Robbie’s standout performances and proves she isn’t a woman to be messed with.
The Big Short (2016)
Four men in the world of high-finance predict the Great Financial Crisis of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight. With the film’s concepts flying high over most people’s heads, Robbie was enlisted in cameo style to explain difficult phrases from her luxury bath.
Suicide Squad (2016)
A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency. This is one of Robbie’s most exciting roles as she takes on the crazed Harley Quinn in a ‘SKWAD’ alongside Will Smith, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, supermodel Cara Delevigne and Australia’s Jai Courtney. Sporting Quinn’s famous blue and red ensemble and a heavy Queens accent, we don’t want to mess with Robbie in this one.
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment. Robbie joins Hollywood hunk Alexander Skarsgård as his partner Jane, and comes highly recommended by director David Yates. “If you enter the jungle with anybody, you want to go with Margot Robbie,” Yates says. “She’s practical, and she’s smart, and she’s resourceful. And she can take care of herself.”
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
When reporter Kim Barker’s (Tina Fey) life needs something more, she decides to ‘shake it all up’ by taking an assignment in a war zone. You know, like any normal person. There, in the midst of chaos, she finds the strength she never knew she had. Sometimes it takes saying ‘WTF’ to find the life you were always destined to have – amen! The frustratingly beautiful Robbie plays a British correspondent with a knack for men; starring alongside Summer Bay’s Stephen Peacocke, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina and Billy Bob Thornton. Keep an eye out for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot as it flies into cinemas on May 12.