Meet StarCentral Magazine’s Top 10 Most Promising Actresses Of The Month – April 2021 Edition

Achieving any form of success in the entertainment industry is extremely difficult, but these 10 inspiring individuals have definitely earned bragging rights.

Some of these actors have taken big risks to build their brands but now they’re reaping what they sowed. But who are they? So without further ado let’s get to know these 10 most promising actors who had to claw their way to the top.

Anthea Murfet

Anthea Murfet is a known personality in the Philippines. She represented the Philippines along with two other beauties for Asia’s Super Model Competition in 2009 and she has made several guest appearances in various local TV shows in the Philippines. Together with the other 4 co-hosts, she hosted a TV show in the Philippines which was shown on the TFC channel. In her first feature film, Chasing Fire, she played the lead role of “Kristine” – this indie film went on to win an award during the Barcelona, Spain Film Festival. She also played another lead role in “So Much Pain” and “So In Love.” Furthermore, she co-produced Trafficked and worked behind the scenes in building the character of various artists during 2013.

She has modelled for several high-profile brands such as Bench, Guess, and Kasheica. She has also appeared in various TV commercials such as Royal Thai Airways, Splenda Sweetener, NIVEA cream, Fit & Right Delmonte, Nestle Products, HSBC bank, BDO bank, Lucky Me pancit canton, Coffee Mate, Skechers Shape-Ups, Hush Puppies, Coca Cola, Marlboro, and several others. She’s also the image model for Dr. Jart’s BB Cream campaign.

She has appeared in catalogs for Sundance, Tupperware, Natasha, Boardwalk, Oroton, SM Catalogue, and Zalora and during the year 2018 to 2020, she became the brand ambassadress of Shangri La Hotel, Anchorland, and Okada Casino and Resorts. 

Akasha Collins

Akasha Collins is an actor and model who hails from Melbourne, Australia. Having worked professionally since the age of 15, she is most well known for playing series regular Stella in the critically acclaimed LGBTQ+ drama series ‘Flunk’, with over 40 Million views on YouTube. Akasha has also worked on various short films, music videos, art projects, and commercials in her time as both a freelance and represented actress and model. In her spare time, she also writes poetry and is working on a debut music project.

Rosemary Ochtman

Rosemary is a 22-year-old actor and dancer based in Melbourne, Australia. She has recently graduated with a Bachelor of Theatre and Performance from the University of New England and participated in a Screen Acting intensive with NIDA. Rosemary intends to continue her actor training through undertaking her Honours in Theatre – which will include producing and performing in a stage play. Having danced since the age of 4, and recently performed in multiple stage plays including “Blackrock”, “Some Explicit Polaroids”, and “Love and Information”, Rosemary is very passionate about performance and has a focus on combining dance-based movement with spoken word Theatre – which she is exploring through her involvement in independent Australian Theatre, dance training, and further actor training. When she is not performing, Rosemary enjoys painting, drawing, reading novels, and eating brownies!’

Brie Jurss

Brie Jurss is an Australian actor, producer, and voice actor who is passionate about connection and story. Brie has worked all over Australia. performing and teaching young people for The Grin & Tonic Theatre Troupe & Mashed Theatre. In 2019, Brie produced and performed in ‘FLOOD’ by Chris Isaacs which was an award-winning production a part of Anywhere Theatre Festival in Brisbane. Her array of skills helped get her selected by La Boite Theatre Company to perform a rehearsed reading in September, developing new Australian work – ‘Motive’ by Emily Burton & Steve Pirie.

Off the screen and stage, Brie loans out her voice to companies such as Suncorp and Queensland Writers Centre for their individual campaigns as a freelance voiceover artist. In 2020, Brie and her husband launched their own production company. Imperfect Creatives is designed to provide quality content for creatives at affordable prices. Brie is a proud member of M.E.A.A and currently sits on the Actors Equity branch council.

Vanessa Davis

Vanessa Davis entered the entertainment industry at the young age of sixteen. Her passion for performing has earned her numerous roles in film and television over the years. She has also studied at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) where she got her degree in Musical Theatre. Soon after Vanessa realised her love was acting and begun studying at Actors Pulse Sydney which lead to her landing her first television role. Vanessa is best known for her role in the much-celebrated Logie award-winning Australian TV series franchise ‘Housos’.

During the 2020 pandemic, Vanessa revisited her role on Housos to launch their latest series ‘Housos Vs the Virus’ that aired last October on 7MATE. She has recently wrapped filming on her series “Don’t Tell My Wife” and is looking forward to starting working with the cast and crew on ‘Our Friend Flint’ and her other upcoming projects for 2021. Vanessa lives in Sydney and is proudly represented by power agency GTE | GLOBAL TALENT ENTERPRISE.

Danni Shepherd

Danni Shepherd is a freelance model and actress who hails from West Yorkshire in England. She has been working in the acting/film industry for 12 years and she has been modelling since 2016. She’s currently being represented by the agency Y2K Promotions based in Nottingham and she has recently starred in a feature film called Flower Boy on Amazon Prime as well as gotten featured in a small role for a comedy sit-com “Keeping Wood” on Amazon Prime as well.

Rupanty Akid

Rupanty Akid is a Sydney-based actress and model. Her acting agent is PG’s, and modelling agent is Royalle Modelling. Although residing in Australia, she’s filmed several notable works overseas consisting of TV shows and telefilms, such as ‘Hello Bangladesh’. In Australia, she is currently filming for Marvel’s next Thor movie which is set to release in 2022.’

Catherine Morvell

Australian actor Catherine Morvell has appeared in several productions all across Melbourne, having a love for both theatre and film. She began her training at 16th Street Actors Studio, working with renowned teachers from across Melbourne and worldwide including The Actors Studio Moderator Elizabeth Kemp and Meisner Repetition teacher Justin Lehmann. Here she learned the nature of truthful acting, which she aspires to emulate in all her work. Currently, you can catch her starring in the revenge thriller, “What Goes Around,” as Erin, the timid college student with a deadly crush, available to stream on Amazon Prime. Her next project is a Melbourne production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s gut-wrenching play Rabbit Hole, directed by The Actors Studio lifetime member Bronwen Coleman.

Nicole Pastor

Nicole is a Film and Television Actress who was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is currently working as the Lead Actress on Director Alex Proyas (Gods of Egypt, I Robot, The Crow) latest short film “Box” and will star in the upcoming Australian Feature Film “Ruby’s Choice” alongside the legendary Jane Seymour and Jacqueline McKenzie and “Water Horse” starring Lauren Grimson, Socratis Otto, and Jessica Tovey. All due for release in 2021. Apart from Film and TV, Nicole has worked on various commercials, music videos, and print campaigns as both an actor and model. Nicole identifies as gay and holds a strong connection with the LGBTQ+ storytelling community”.

Jessica Holmlund

Jessica Holmlund is an actress based in Sydney, Australia. She has appeared in a number of Australian and International film and theatre roles and will make her first lead role Feature Film appearance in Sydney-based horror film ‘Lady Ifrita’ produced by Seven Film Production. In 2019, Jessica spent 4 months touring Australia and New Zealand with comedy act ‘Superwog’ and, though finding herself more commonly in Drama and Horror roles, has a special affection for Comedy and considers herself a “comedy buff”. Jessica is also currently in pre-production for the thriller short film, ‘The Role Of A Lifetime’ and science-fiction film ‘Age of A.I.’ Jessica is originally from Lismore in Northern NSW, and moved to Sydney to pursue acting and modelling once completing high school. After moving to Sydney, Jessica trained in acting at Screenwise, NIDA, TAFTA and the University of Sydney, completing further studies with Distinction in English Literature, Academic Writing, Performance Studies and Psychology. Jessica is a classically trained singer, pianist and avid writer and is currently writing her own Web Series, ‘The Cleanup Crew’. Jessica has hand to hand combat and weapons training and when time permits, enjoys horseriding and practicing her music. Aside from acting, Jessica works as a Model and tutors tertiary students in English Literature, Academic Writing, Performance Studies and Psychology at the University of Sydney.

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