Antje Traue, 32, is about to catapult to our attention playing Faora in Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder's re-imagination of Superman, Warner Bros. Man of Steel (out tomorrow).
Traue displays an effortless and timeless beauty - reminiscent somewhat of the likes of Marion Cotillard. She was born in East Germany, a world apart from her life in California today. In Vanity Fair's July Issue, she recalls being sneaked oranges from West Germany, musing that the smell and taste of oranges would always bring back memories of her childhood.
Traue ended up in the theatre after too many falls as a gymnast, and a stint playing the guitar. She was cast in her first English speaking film in 2008 - Pandorum - English is her third language. Auditioning for the part of Faora she taped herself at home in Berlin and received a call a week later asking her to fly to LA.
With hauntingly blue eyes, a flawless complexion and a strong sense of self, her intelligence and graceful talent promises more than the average Hollywood actress. We look forward to seeing more from Antje Traue. Be sure to keep an eye out for her next film, Seventh Son in which she stars alongside Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges.