Fanning inspires look at 5 great child actresses
This publicity photo released by A24 Films shows Elle Fanning as Ginger in a scene from the film, "Ginger and Rosa," directed by Sally Potter. (AP Photo/A24 Film, Nicola Dove)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elle Fanning does some incredible work as a teenager caught up in the anti-nukes activism of 1960s London in the new coming-of age drama "Ginger & Rosa."
FILE - In this undated file publicity photo, actress Shirley Temple is shown as she appeared in "Wee Willie Winkie" in 1937. Ms. Temple, who was born in 1928 and began acting at the age of three, received an honorary Academy Award in 1934 for her contributions as a child film star. (AP Photo, File)
This latest, greatest performance is part of a career she's carved out for herself at only age 14, with previous impressive roles in films including "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," ''Super 8" and "Somewhere." (Must be in the DNA: Her older sister, Dakota Fanning, is also talented and experienced well beyond her 19 years with an eclectic mix of films ranging from "War of the Worlds" and the "Twilight" movies to "Hounddog" and "The Runaways.")
FILE - This file photo shows young actress Elizabeth Taylor playing a girl who wins a horse in a raffle in "National Velvet," 1944. (AP Photo, File)
So in a year in which "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhane Wallis became the youngest-ever best-actress nominee at the Academy Awards at only 9, here's a look at five great child actresses: