At the start of every acting career, there's a small role in a TV pilot or an extra part in an unknown movie, like when I was "the tree" in the school play because the teacher decided I wouldn't be able to remember my lines.
So we looked past the most successful movies of this year's Best Actress nominees at the Oscars and scrolled down in their filmography for a little nostalgia-filled session, punctuated by a few "oh my god look at how cute she was!" moments:
Brie Larson – 'Room'
The 26-year old actress, who was nominated for her phenomenal performance in Room, started her feature film career as a member of a Mean Girls-type of school gang in 13 Going on 30 (2004).
Charlotte Rampling – '45 Years'
Charlotte Rampling's career is the longest in this list, and it started when she was 19 years old with her role as Sara Capell in Rotten to the Core (1965).
Cate Blanchett – 'Carol'
Cate Blanchett, who already won an Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in Blue Jasmine (2013), started her filmography at 28 with Paradise Road (1997), in which she played a character named Rosie. You can spot her at 1:09.
Saoirse Ronan – 'Brooklyn'
Before getting her breakthrough role in Atonement, Saoirse Ronan, now 21 years old, played Michelle Pfeiffer's daughter in I Could Never Be Your Woman alongside Paul Rudd.
Jennifer Lawrence – 'Joy'
Even though her first movie role was as Tiff in Garden Party (2008), technically Jennifer Lawrence's first ever role was in the TV series Monk, where she played... a mascot.
Who's your favourite actress?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter