Who? Better known as Serena van der Woodsen in TV drama Gossip Girl, Lively has spent the last few years slowly building an impressive film resume, culminating in an honest and vulnerable performance in Ben Affleck’s The Town.
Why So Hot? One of TV’s most popular actresses, she's finally making the succesful transition to the big screen, with her name regularly popping up on casting shortlists, from Oz: The Great And Powerful to The Silver Linings Playbook.
She recently wrapped on Hick, the story of a teenager (Chloe Moretz) who gets more than she expected when she leaves her small town for Las Vegas, and is currently filming Savages, Oliver Stone’s highly anticipated book adaptation.
What’s Next? Lively can currently be seen in your local cinema as Ryan Reynolds' love interest in Green Lantern, and once the Savages shoot wraps, it’s back to the Upper East Side for Gossip Girl’s fifth season.