In 2005, Belle starred in three very different independent features. She garnered acclaim for her work opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in The Ballad of Jack and Rose, directed by Rebecca Miller. She joined the ensemble cast of The Chumscrubber, also including Ralph Fiennes, Glenn Close, Jamie Bell, Allison Janney and Carrie-Anne Moss. She then starred with Elisha Cuthbert and Edie Falco in The Quiet, which premiered at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival.
Belle has also made quite a splash on the fashion scene. Her sophisticated style has been lauded by some of the top fashion magazines in the world; including being named one of Vogue's best dressed of 2006. She was previously the face of Vera Wang's Princess fragrance campaign, as well as Miu Miu's Spring 2006 collection, alongside Kim Basinger.
Born in California, Camilla (pronounced Ca-MEE-la) Belle speaks several languages fluently, including Spanish and Portuguese. Her mother hails from Brazil, a country that embraces the young actress as one of its own. With her strikingly exotic features, Belle appeared in her first print ad at only nine months old. She progressed to commercials and then began acting in television and cable movies, starting with Trapped Beneath the Earth, starring Kris Kristofferson.
She went on to appear in the long form television projects Empty Cradle; Deconstructing Sarah; and Annie: A Royal Adventure, before making her feature film debut in Alfonso Cuaron's acclaimed retelling of the classic Shirley Temple film A Little Princess. She followed with the feature Poison Ivy II, with Alyssa Milano, and the telefilm Marshal Law, starring Jimmy Smits.
In 1997, Belle landed a role in Steven Spielberg's blockbuster hit sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park. The next year, she co-starred with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman in Griffin Dunne's hit Practical Magic, earning a nomination for a Young Artist Award. Belle's additional credits include the features The Patriot, opposite Steven Seagal; Secret of the Andes; The Invisible Circus, opposite Cameron Diaz; and Back to the Secret Garden. She also starred in the telefilms Replacing Dad and Rip Girls, earning Young Artist Award nominations for both.
In 2002, Belle attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, where she performed scenes from such plays as The Crucible and 12 Angry Men. Belle resides in Los Angeles.
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Camilla Belle Facts
|Birth Name||Camilla Belle Routh|
|Birthday||October 2, 1986 (33)|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Height||5' 8" (1m73) How tall is Camilla Belle compared to you?|
|Father of Invention|
|When A Stranger Calls|
|From Prada To Nada|
|Poison Ivy 2|