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Anna Paquin – ‘The Piano’ (1993) – 11 years old

The second youngest ever Oscar winner after Tatum O’Neal, Anna Paquin didn’t rest on her laurels after bagging her gong as a kid. The Canadian-born New Zealander’s résumé boasts plenty of big movies including: Jane Eyre, Fly Away Home, the X-Men series, Amistad and Almost Famous. She played the improbably-named Sookie Stackhouse in HBO’s wildly successful vampire series, ‘True Blood’, and her next show Flack will air this year.