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Female Breakout Stars 2014

Dec 05, 2014

Watch out Hollywood leading ladies, there's a whole new crew of young actresses and performers ready to steal the scene this year - find out who in Breakout Stars 2014!

Kaya Scodelario

Although she's no newcomer to acting, having previously been on British TV, stunner Kaya Scodelario broke into the mainstream this year in the sci-fi dystopian novel-turned-movie The Maze Runner, alongside hottie Dylan O'Brien.

Kaya Scodelario was Teresa in The Maze RunnerKaya Scodelario was Teresa in The Maze Runner

Kiernan Shipka

Kiernan has been well-known to older audiences for playing Sally Draper on Mad Men, but her starring role in the gothic coming-of-age TV Movie Flowers in the Attic (based on the V.C. Andrews novel) introduced to the rest of the world.

Cutie Kiernan ShipkaCutie Kiernan Shipka

Fifth Harmony

Who knew this girl group that started on a season of The X Factor would be setting up to take over the airwaves with their beautiful harmonies, and their debut studio album Reflection drops in 2015 - and if the singles "Sledgehammer" and "Bo$$" are anything to go by, it's gonna be good!

There's at least 5 reasons to love these girlsThere's at least 5 reasons to love these girls

Zoey Deutch

Going to school really bites - especially when it's at Vampire Academy! If you think you've seen Zoey before, then you're probably a fan of The Suite Life with Zack and Cody. Needless to say, her VA role as Rosemary Hathaway is a little more grown up.

Vampire Academy starlet Zoey DeutchVampire Academy starlet Zoey Deutch

Becky G

Becky G is a true rags to riches success story - when her family was experiencing hard times, she set her sites on fame and this year she danced and sang her way up the Billbaord charts.

Becky G makes us want to sing in the shower!Becky G makes us want to sing in the shower!

Iggy Azalea

When every other song on the radio is one of yours, you know you've made it big. This Aussie rapper took over the music scene this year, and we're expecting big things in 2015.

Iggy Azalea is No Mediocre, that's for sureIggy Azalea is No Mediocre, that's for sureCourtesy of Billboard

Odeya Rush

Odeya Rush starred in the long-awaited dystopian teen novel-turned movie The Giver, and her absolute sweetness on screen stole viewers hearts. 

Odeya Rush starred in The GiverOdeya Rush starred in The Giver

Maia Mitchell

The Fosters is all about major drama, and Aussie actress Maia Mitchell really knows how to tug on our heartstrings - she turned it into overdrive for Season 2!

Maia Mitchell makes us love The FostersMaia Mitchell makes us love The Fosters


For anyone who was worried Shake it Off would be the end of Zendaya - think again! She's come back better than ever, releasing an album, writing a book, and she's all set to premiere a new show in January 2015 - K.C. Undercover.

Zendaya books, music, TV - Zendaya does it allZendaya books, music, TV - Zendaya does it all

Cara Delevigne

This English model seemed to be on every magazine page and on every runway this year, and guess what - she can act too! Watch out for her on the big screen in 2015 - she's cast as a mermaid in Pan.

Model/actress Cara Delevigne Model/actress Cara Delevigne

Have Your Say

Which stars do you think are "the ones to watch" for next year? Let us know in the comments secton below.