The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) depicted the real-life tale of Jordan Belfort, a multimillionaire yet morally bankrupt stockbroker. Leonardo DiCaprio played a man who had everything; an extravagant yacht, expensive clothes and the trophy, drop-dead gorgeous girlfriend.
Australian actress Margot Robbie was chosen to star opposite DiCaprio, playing the sharp-tongued Naomi Lapaglia, Belfort's love interest. Robbie's performance not only thrust her into the higher echelons of the Hollywood elite, it also cemented her place as one of the industry's most alluring sex symbols.
At the age of 25, Robbie has already collaborated with some of the biggest names in cinema, and formed onscreen relationships to remember. This year alone, she's participating in her own rumble in the Jungle in The Legend of Tarzan, and starting a sociopathic love triangle in Suicide Squad.
Below is the finest collection of Robbie's onscreen relationship portfolio you're likely to find anywhere on the web. Really, it's that good:
1. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
As mentioned above, this was the role that left people asking: "Wait, who was that girl?" for her highly charged, overtly sexual and scantily clad performance as Naomi. Coming from a background that focused previously on the small screen, Robbie proved she could pack a punch — on and off the screen.
During her audition, she became so engrossed in the role she slapped DiCaprio in the face. Ouch. Her excessive performance was ideal for the character though, and she got the role, teaming up with DiCaprio in the impassioned and erratic relationship.
2. Focus (2015)
Her breakout act was succeeded by starring opposite Will Smith in Focus, as a seductive con artist, Jess Barrett. Her natural charm and ability to hold her own (and steal scenes) while expressing her sexual magnetism cemented her place as one of the most in demand actresses of her generation.
3. The Big Short (2015)
While not a relationship as such, Robbie's quickly crafted reputation was illustrated by her cameo appearance in the Oscar-nominated comedy drama. It takes most actors a number of decades before they can become credited as themselves, yet it took Robbie a couple of years. I'll drink to that.
4. The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)
This year's updated telling of the classic tale stars Robbie as Tarzan's long-term love interest, Jane. From what we've seen so far, plus behind-the-scenes stories, I'm going to branch out and say this performance to be one of her steamiest yet.
While filming one particular sex scene, Robbie was so engrossed in her animalistic copulation she landed a blow on co-star Andrew Skarsgård so hard it left a bruise. Director David Yates said:
“They’re doing this love scene together, and I said [to Robbie], ‘Just slap Alex while you’re making love, just kind of give him a punch. It was sort of an earthy, sensual moment of her enjoying sex with Alex, and the only bruise he picked up during the entire shoot was probably that punch from Margot. Which says a lot about her feistiness.”
The Legend of Tarzan is released on July 1.
5. Suicide Squad (2016)
Robbie is one of the hottest properties in Hollywood, proven by starring in two of this year's biggest blockbusters. Her furore into comic book movies begins with her portrayal of the hugely iconic DC villain, Harley Quinn.
Robbie's toughness and charm make her perfect for the role. Plus, let's not forget that trademark seduction: It looks like she'll be tied up in a love triangle between Jared Leto's Joker, and Focus love interest Will Smith, who will be playing Deadshot.
Suicide Squad is released on August 5.