Why we think the Brazilian actress could be the next big thing
WHAT SHE’S DONE:
The striking Brazilian (whose name is pronounced Ah-LEE-see) first opened eyes as the femme fatale in 2003’s City of God.
HOW SHE’S DOING IT:
With startlingly raw and fearless physicality.
WHEN SHE’LL BREAK BIG:
Currently steaming up art houses in the love-triangle drama Lower City, Braga will make her English-language film debut this fall, alongside Mos Def and Brendan Fraser, in Journey to the End of the Night.
WHY YOU SHOULD ROOT FOR HER:
The 23-year-old is the niece of legendary Latin sex symbol Sonia Braga yet still asks her mother’s advice on the college courses she’s taking.