1. - Clare Danes, Little Women, 1994. Aussie director Gillian Armstrong wanted the second youngest Oscar-winner (for Australia’s The Piano, 1993) as the littlest woman, the ailing Beth. Anna preferred to wait for Hollywood... and, sure enough, Steven Spielberg called her up for Queen Isabella II in Amistad, 1997.
2. - Tina Majorino, Waterworld, 1995. The Oscared tot could have been a granny by the time the shooting wrapped! The role was Enola - alone backwards. Or then again, half the name of the plane dropping the Hiroshima A-bomb.
3. - Dominique Swain, Tart, 2001. The second Lolita took over the lead in Melanie Griffith's production when the down-under star preferred to be the psychic Rougec, aka Marie D'Ancanto, in X-Men, 1999-2005.