- Lily Cole, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, 2007. Never good at picking actresses, director Terry Gilliam voted in the flame-haired model (promised to the Devil at 16) over Mia, Gemma Arterton, Abbie Cornish, Romola Garai, Jena Malone and Mia - a TV stand-out in In Treatment and Tim Burton’s future and memorable Alice In Wonderland.
- Rooney Mara, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, 2010.
- Emma Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man, 2010.
- Emily Browning, Sleeping Beauty, 2010. Gopod one to miss... Mia split for Jane Eyre and the Australian redhead took over the fairy tale reboot influenced, said debuting Australian director Julia Leigh, by Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist. Despite Emily's continual nudity, paint dried quicker than this film moved. Even the ellipses were slow.
- Elisabeth Olsen, Oldboy, 2012. Lily Collins and Rooney Mara also passed on the leading lady when Spike Lee took over from Steven Spielberg as helmer of the re-tread of Park Chan-wook’s 2003 Korean study on vengeance.
- Natalie Portman, Knight of Cups, 2012. A tarot card title for Terrence Malick’s second movie with Christian Bale (plus Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara).
- Jena Malone, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2013.