Few actresses working today have had a meteoric rise to stardom quite like Margot Robbie’s. Indeed, the Oscar nominee – once a mainstay of Australian TV show Neighbours – has virtually taken Hollywood by storm with her performances in the likes of I, Tonya, Suicide Squad and The Wolf of Wall Street. And it was the latter motion picture that really propelled her to new heights, thanks to her stellar portrayal of manipulative femme fatale Naomi Lapaglia. That film, of course, saw Robbie decide to completely disrobe for one of its scenes. But do you know why she insisted on doing so? Well, as it turns out, it was for good reason.
There must be something about Australian soap opera Neighbours that turns its actors into global superstars; household names like Russell Crowe and Chris Hemsworth are among the show’s alumni, for instance. It’s Margot Robbie who has recently emerged as the popular soap’s hottest commodity, however.
But the blonde bombshell wasn’t always a huge name. And, in fact, she was born pretty far from Hollywood, in Dalby, Australia, back in June 1990. Robbie was the daughter of a physiotherapist and a farmer, but it was mainly her mother who brought her up, along with one sister and two brothers.